Daily Teaching Summary (2-19-2014)

American Government HeaderPERIOD 1 – American Government

TODAY’S TOPIC– Media Bias and Voter Behavior

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Student will understand how different news stations are biased in how they present information to the public and its impact on voter behavior by viewing video clips from the news and seeing voter data on various elections.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED – RH 11-12.5 – Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

LIFE CONNECTION – It is important to understand how the media can affect our opinions so that we can learn to make informed, unbiased decisions.

TEACHING AGENDA –

1st 15 Minutes – Review of new teaching format. Go over objectives for today. Prepare classwork.

2nd 15 Minutes– Students will see part of Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Then in pairs discuss the pros and cons of the speech. This will then be followed by a 3 minute video clip compiled of how MSNBC responded to the speech vs Fox News.

3rd 15 Minutes– Students will asked what they know about the “Occupy Wall Street Movement”. I will fill in any gaps of knowledge. Then as a class will look at our final example of media bias which will be a video clip compilation of how MSNBC vs Fox reacted to the movement.

4th 15 Minutes- Students will be examining voter behavior over the course of U.S. history. This topic will be introduced with a video clip and then supplemented with notes with graphed data.

5th 15 Minutes- Students will pass in work, graded papers will be passed back, one student will come up to laptop and write up today’s life connection for all students to see and agree with, the C.C.S.S. standard addressed, and  as a group we will identify a Student of the Day.

STUDENT RESOURCES –

YouTube Video – Michelle Obama Speech to DNC 2008

YouTube Video – Fox vs MSNBC: Michelle’s Speech

YouTube Video – Fox vs MSNBC: Occupy Wallstreet

YouTube Video – Voter Behavior 

Criminal Behavior HeaderPERIOD 2,3 – Criminal Behavior

TODAY’S TOPIC – Profiling Organized vs Disorganized Killers

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will develop basic profiling skills by analyzing a crime scene and using a chart to profile the killer.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED – RH 9-10.3 – Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

LIFE CONNECTION – It is important to practice skills learned in the classroom to better understand the material.

TEACHING AGENDA –

1st 15 Minutes – Review of new teaching format. Go over objectives for today. Prepare classwork.

2nd 15 Minutes– Students will receive their crime scene papers and be briefed on the background of the crime.

3rd 15 Minutes– Students will analyze the crime scene and profile the killer in pairs of 2.

4th 15 Minutes-  Students will pass in their papers. Papers will be shuffled and sent back out to random students with a six trait rubric. Students will be peer reviewing each others work. Students are not grading or touching the original paper. They are to mark only on the rubric.

5th 15 Minutes- Students will pass in work, graded papers will be passed back, one student will come up to laptop and write up today’s life connection for all students to see and agree with, the C.C.S.S. standard addressed, and  as a group we will identify a Student of the Day.

STUDENT RESOURCES – 

Chavez Writing Six Trait Rubric

Crime Scene Profiling Activity

Organized vs Disorganized Killers Chart

Offender Profiling – Paper Set Up