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PattiKonschak

JimmyCarter
Lessonplanoverview:
Expectedduration:60min
SocialSciences:civics
Concepts:ThefocusofthislessonisaboutJimmyCarter.1.)Backgroundinformation
onJimmyCarter.2.)JimmyCarter'sPresidentialElection.3.)TheNobelPeacePrize.
Vocabulary:

NoblePeacePrize:Aprizeforoutstandingcontributionstochemistry,physics,
physiologyormedicine,literature,economics,andpeacethatmaybeawarded
annually.

Skills:

Listentothereadaloud.

FillintheblanksduringthePowerPointpresentation.

Writeatotaloffivefactsaboutyesterdayandtodayslesson.

Goals

UnderstandtheJimmyCarterelection.

Usethebackgroundknowledgeonvotingtoenrichtheunderstandingof
JimmyCartersElection.

Outline:
A.JimmyCarterbackground:

BornonOctober1,1924inPlains,Georgia

StudiedandgraduatedfromtheNavalAcademy.

Wasanavalofficerforsevenyears.

GovernorofGeorgia.

39thPresident19771987.

MarriedRosalynnSmith.

Hasthreesonsandonedaughter.

2002wonNobelPeaceprize.

VolunteersforHabitatforHumanity.

B.Election:

JimmyCartervs.GeraldFord

297electoralvotesto241

VicePresident:WalterMondale

C.NobelPeacePrize:

Established1901

Aprizeforoutstandingcontributionstochemistry,physics,physiologyor
medicine,literature,economics,andpeacethatmaybeawardedannually.

Hewasawardedthe2002NobelPeacePrizeforworktofindpeacefulsolutions
tointernationalconflicts,toadvancedemocracyandhumanrights,andtopromote
economicandsocialdevelopment.

Standards:
1.PDESASStandards

5.3.3.E:5.CivicsandGovernment.3.HowGovernmentWorks.Grade3.E.
Explainthepurposeforelections.

2.NCSSTHEMESANDSUBTHEMES
VI.Power,authority,andGovernance:B.explainthepurposeofgovernment
Lessonobjectives:

StudentswillshareatleastthreeimportantcomponentsaboutJimmyCarter
Election.

StudentswillconnectJimmyCarter'sElectiontoourpreviouslectureonvoting.

TeachingProcedures:
Anticipatoryset:

Beforethelessonbegins,passoutanoutlinetothestudentswithbackground
informationonJimmycarter.

Distributetheworksheetthatthestudentswillbeaskedtocomplete.

HandoutaNobelpeaceprizecutout.

IntroducethelessonbyreadinganarticlefromTimesMagazinefromduringthe
timeperiodoftheelection.

DuringthereadingIwillintroduceJimmyCarterandgooverkeyconceptsfrom
yesterday'svotinglesson.

Theseconceptsinclude:candidates,register,election,andballot.

LessonInput:

ThemaincomponentofthelessonwillbeaPowerPointpresentationand
sometimesetasideforgroupdiscussions.

Theworksheetwillbeanoutlinewithblanksthatwillbefilledoutduringthe
PowerPoint.

GuidedPractice:
TheclasswilldiscusstheconceptsonthePowerPoint.Duringthistheywillcheckthat
theyhavethesameanswersintheblanksfortheoutline.
IndependentPractice:

AfterlearningabouttheNobelPeacePrizeandJimmyCarter'sElectionthe
studentsaregoingtocreatetheirownNoblePeacePrize.Iwillgivethemacutout
ofaribbonthatsaysNobelpeaceprizeandtheywillhavetowritefivefacts.
Thesefactsmustincludetwofromourpreviouslessononvotingandthreeabout
JimmyCarter'sElection.Thentheywillcoloranddecoratetheribbon.

Differentiation:

IfthestudentneedstobemorechallengedIwillgivethemaworksheetthathas
keycomponents,buttheyhavetowriteimportantinformationfromtheslide.

IfastudentisstrugglingIwillgivethemhintsthroughoutthePowerPoint
presentationandmakesuretheyareuptospeedontheworksheet.

IfastudentisstrugglingIwillonlyhavethemwriteonefactfromyesterdays
lessonandtwofactsaboutJimmyCarterandtheelection.

Closure:

IwillhavestudentsgetintogroupstopresenttheirNoblePeacePrize.

ResourceTitleor
WebsiteAddress

Influence:

3+Characteristics

SI

Government Online
website
Easycontent
Great
resourceforall
presidents

4/5woulduseto
lookupbackground
ofotherpresidents.

http://dictionary.refer
ence.com/browse/nob
el+prize

SI

Detailed
definitions
Easytofind
thepublishersand
datesaccessed.
Includes
otherresource
suchas
thesauruses.

Online

4/5woulduseto
lookupother
definitionsand
encouragemy
studentstodosoas
well.

Basalschapter7
citizenship

MI

Reader
friendly
Goodideas
forteachers
Kidfriendly

readerfriendly

Online,
Bookstores,
Libraries

5/5woulduseto
teachotherpartsof
SocialStudies

http://www.whitehous
e.gov/1600/presidents
/jimmycarter

Accessibility

OverallRatingand
Suggestionsfor
current,futureuseof
resource

Formative/SummativeAssessment:

IwillcheckthatthestudentsworksheetsfromthePowerPointarecompleted.

Iwillobserveandmakesureeachstudentisparticipatinginthegroup
discussions.

IwillcheckthateachstudentcompletedtheNobelpeaceprizeactivityandscore
itbasedoffofarubric.

Materials:

Computer

Worksheet

NobelPeacePrizecutout

Writingmaterials

ArtMaterials:Markers,crayons,andcolorpencils

TimesMagazineArticle

Technology:

Accesstoacomputer

ReflectiononPlanning:
ThisismoreofanintroductorylessontotheconceptofJimmyCarterandhiselection.
Thebeginningofthelessonwentoverpreviouslylearnedmaterialwhileincorporating
newconcepts.ThenImadeitmoreteacherdirectedduringthelessoninputwiththe
followalongPowerPointpresentation.Afterthestudentsfinishedtheinteractive
PowerPointpresentationtheyusedthatnewinformationtocreatetheirownfactsheet
Nobelpeaceprize.IhadtoaddinoutsidesourceswiththetextbookbecauseIfeltsome
ofthecontentwasweak.Thislessonwouldbeafterthevotinglesson,sostudentscan
connectwithJimmyCartersElection.