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Lesson Plan

Marissa Weidner
Cooperating Teacher: Mrs. Stauffer
School: Tyson-Schoener Elementary School


Underground Railroad:Freedom

State Standard
8.1.3.A: Identify fact, opinion, multiple points of view, and primary sources as related to historical events;
8.3.3.B: Identify and describe historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to United States history;
8.3.3.D: Identify and describe how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have impacted the history and
development of the US
Lesson Objective(s)/Desired Result:

The students will be able to apply their knowledge and

understanding of the Underground Railroad through class
discussions and written work.

Assessment Evidence:
Formative: The teacher will use a checklist to check
student participation throughout the discussion.
Summative: No summative assessment for this

Getting Started:
____ Go over homework:
__x_ At board
__x_ Orally at seats
____ Collect
____ Teacher check at seats
__x_ Review concepts

Lesson Content

Review what the students have learned so far about the

Underground Railroad.
Have them explain what has happened so far on their journey
through the simulation.
New Lesson:
Tell the students that today, they are going to see what the slaves
Lesson Style:
went through as they were making their journey through the
____ Lecture / notes
Underground Railroad.
__x_ Demonstration
__x_ Class discussion
Go through the entire simulation, pausing to ask questions and to
__x_ Individual seatwork
explain concepts further to students.
____ Group seatwork
Have them whisper to a friend what they think is going on and share
____ Computer work
____ Read aloud in class
their opinions with each other.
____ Project
After the simulation, ask the students some questions about what
____ Share strategies or ideas
happened on the journey today. Have them tell you facts and write
____ Review activity
their responses on the whiteboard.
____ Quiz or test
____ Video/DVD
Go over their responses as a whole class.
____ Other
Give them some time to draw/write in their journals about todays
Online simulation
Whiteboard Marker
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For student F, who doesnt speak English, I will have a classroom assistant translate my instruction if he doesnt understand
what I am asking him to do

Did the students understand the concept I was teaching them?

Is there anything that I could have changed to make the lesson better?