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: Social Studies (8 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: European History Art Presentations
Description: The students are assigned an artist from the period of European history that the class is studying at the time of the assignment. The students will research their artist and write a one page paper giving the general background information on the artist. Additionally, the student will create a visual presentation of the artists' work and make a first person presentation to the class lasting not more than ten minutes.
Subject: English Language Arts (11), or English Language Arts (11), or Social Studies (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Research Project: American Heroes - Collaborative Education
Description: This lesson is designed to help students of all backgrounds learn to work together in groups to complete a research paper assignment. This is a collaborative based lesson plan that challenges students to work together to complete the assignment as a warm-up to the individual research paper required at the end of the term. It is a technology-based lesson with student presentations and student guided research. It is a cross curriculum based lesson with areas of history and technology integrated within the lesson's content.
Subject: Arts Education (6 - 12), or English Language Arts (10 - 11), or Social Studies (9 - 12)
Title: Design Storm
Description: This is a project that focuses on the practical application of the production concept. Students work in team of three (a director, a scenic designer, and a costume designer) to develop and illustrate their own production concept for a production of Romeo and Juliet. This is an advanced lesson intended to be used at the end of a basic theatre class or in an advanced class.
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