ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Social Studies (7 - 12)
Title: Famous Failures
Description: The students are shown a video of "Famous Failures" which provides examples of famous people who failed many times, prior to becoming successful.The students are encouraged to discuss the different people in the video and are asked to think about the famous persons' contributions. Was Walt Disney's impact greater than Henry Ford's? The students then (teacher facilitated) list the ten famous people they would put on a “top ten list."
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (8), or English Language Arts (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Everyday Heroes
Description: Following a unit on Greek mythology and mythological heroes, students design and maintain a website that features everyday heroes. Students submit candidates based on their everyday encounters with people in the community.
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Social Studies (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Never, Ever Give Up!
Description: This lesson plan introduces the importance of perseverance.
Students will discover that success comes through perseverance. Students will also have the opportunity to research Abraham Lincoln on the Internet to document examples of perseverance.
Subject: Arts Education (4), or Character Education (K - 12)
Title: The History of Jazz - An African American Heritage Month Lesson
Description: Using the book Ben's Trumpet, by Rachel Isadora, early elementary students will learn the historical development of jazz music. This multidisciplinary unit will incorporate a variety of cultures that have impacted the arts.
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (7), or English Language Arts (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Examining the Lives of Black Alabamians: Do You Have What It Takes to Make a Difference?
Description: Students compare and contrast their lives and character traits with those of famous black Alabamians. Students use technology to conduct research and write an expository essay.
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