If no one offers a suggestion that will guide students in the right
direction, suggest “Offer to help a classmate if they are having troublewith their work” or “Pick up trash on the floor even if it’s not mine.”
You are going to spend some time now brainstorming. I want you to think about the actions that we can take in Room 119
in response to JFK’s call. You are each going to get a piece of paper with a chart on it. I’d like you to talk in your table groups
for a few minutes about this, and write down as many ideas as you can. Each of youmust be writing on your own piece of paper.
Then, I’ll have you share your ideas withthe rest of the class and we’ll put all of our ideas on one big chart paper.
Do not worry about filling in the other side of the chart just yet.
Dismiss students to their desks.Small-Group Brainstorm and Share
(7 minutes)Students will work in their table groups to generate an initial list of actions. I willthen ask students to share their ideas with the rest of the class. As they do so, I will
write their ideas down on chart paper under either ‘Actions’
Group Brainstorm and Share for ‘Traits’
The other column on your worksheet is ‘traits.’ We have been talking a lot about
character traits over the past week and a half.
I’d like you to think for a minute about
the character traits of good citizens that we have talked about.What kind of people do you think JFK was hoping to inspire us to be with his famouswords?
Call on a few students. If they do not offer helpful ideas, suggest
Go back to working in your table group. Brainstorm a list of traits that you think JFK wants us to exemplify or uphold
.Students work in table groups to generate an initial list of traits. I will then ask students to share their ideas with the rest of the class. As they do so, I will write
their ideas down on chart paper under either ‘Traits.’
Close (2 minutes)Description of Personal Citizenship Pledge
ASSESSMENT OF THE GOALS/OBJECTIVES
Formal assessment will occur through the individual student worksheets. Iwill collect the worksheets at the end of the lesson.