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Secondary Lesson Plan Template

Use this lesson plan format and include supplementary materials (e.g. activities, handouts, lecture notes). Title: Genocide vs. Conflict & Beginning of 8 Stages Description (1-2 sentences): Discussion of basic similarities and differences with genocide and regional conflict. Independent research on Examples. Introduction to the 8 stages of genocide Subject: 20th Century History Instruction time: 80 Minutes Students level by grade: 9th Grade Standard(s) to be addressed: SS 9-12:4.4 - Summarize and Interpret how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance. Enduring Understandings/Essential Questions targeted in this lesson (for units created using the Understanding By Design framework only): What is it about the 20th Century that has led to co many instances of mass killing and Genocide? Learning Objectives for this lesson (Written using verbs from Blooms Taxonomy): Analyze examples of Genocide and Regional Conflict in order to discover their similarities and differences. Define Majority and Minority Groups as they pertain to crisis and conflict. Discuss the concept of Genocide and the behaviors at its root. Address how the act of Classification can lead down the path of Genocide. Identified student needs and plans for differentiation: Students in this class have a variety of ability levels and background knowledge. Because of this, students will work both individually and in groups to enhance understanding. There will be reading, writing, and speaking elements within the lessons so students will be able to emphasize their strengths. Further support will be given to students who are struggling with material. The direct instruction on the Genocide and regional conflict is very basic and a graphic organizer will be given to all students to help guide their learning. Additionally, complex terms will be fast mapped so that students can grasp the basics. Specific resources needed for this lesson: Internet or guided readings Genocide/Regional Conflict graphic organizer 8 Stages graphic Organizer YouTube 8 Stages Intro YouTube Triumph of the Will clip 8 stages powerpoint Instructional method(s) used in this lesson: Direct Instruction Independent research Class Discussion Quick Write

Lesson Sequence: Hook (How will you get students excited about learning/Introduce students to your objectives?) Beginning of Genocide Powerpoint gives statistics about the massive number of deaths as a part of Genocide throughout the past 100 years. The YouTube Video quickly cycles through the 8 Stages of Genocide with attention grabbing photos and music. (10 minutes) Direct instruction/Modeling PowerPoint of Stage 1 provides the explanation of Us vs. Them philosophy of Classification. Loop back to Rwanda and discuss the use of Classification there to create majority and minority groups. (10 minutes) Guided practice Conflict Research Project Students will look briefly at the Holocaust and the conflicts in both Israel and India-Pakistan. They will discuss who are the minority and majority groups as well as the causes and outcomes. Ten minutes will be taken for each conflict and then we will discuss as a large group. (45 minutes) Check(s) for understanding and scaffolding of student learning Review of vocabulary terms before moving on to Eight Stages. (5 minutes) This will ensure that connections can be made between the vocab and the process. I will also walk around during guided reading time. If most of the students are struggling with a single issue, I will focus attention to address mistakes. Assessment of/for learning Guided Reading serves as assessment Closure of the lesson YouTube Triumph of the Will will show the Us vs. Them concept in its extreme in Germany. Exit Slip will then wrap up by asking the essential question: What is it about the 20th Century that has led to co many instances of mass killing and Genocide? (10 minutes)