Daily Teaching Summary (2-20-2014)

American Government HeaderPERIOD 1 – American Government

LOCATION – Media Bias

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will understand the power of words when presenting a news story by choosing which words to use when reporting.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED – RH 11-12.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

LIFE CONNECTION – It is important to understand how the media affects our perceptions on politics and help prevent bias in our own decisions.

TEACHING AGENDA –

1st 15 Minutes – Students will be shown a brief PowerPoint Presentation about the Media and the current political spectrum in the United States.

2nd 15 Minutes– Brief discussion about the roles and responsibilities of the press.

3rd 15 Minutes– 1/2 the classroom will get a Canadian article from November 1916 entitled “Sir Sam Steps Down!” and the other 1/2 will get an article entitled “Hughes Fired From Cabinet”. Each side will be be given a few minutes to read through the article. Then I will have several students from both sides to share out what they know about Sam Hughes. Students should be able to see now that depending on the newspaper they read how they can have a completely different perspective on a topic.

4th 15 Minutes- Students will be given an article entitled “Humphrey’s Discounts Allegations or Drug Talk all Lies,” Snarls Humphrey”. In this article students will choose which words they want to use to write the article. Depending on the words they choose the article will read completely differently. Student volunteers will be asked for to share their articles before turning them in.

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 –

Humphreys Discounts Allegations – Word Choices

Media Bias Powerpoint by SuccessLink

Teaching Media Bias by MediaSmarts.com

Criminal Behavior HeaderPERIOD 2,3 – Criminal Behavior

TODAY’S TOPIC – Combining Profiling Organized vs Disorganized Killers with Mental Health Disorders Commonly Associated with Criminal Behavior

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will develop basic profiling skills by analyzing film clips from the 1960 film “Psycho”.

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 profiling skills in order to truly understand how complex the field of criminal profiling can be.

TEACHING AGENDA –

1st 15 Minutes – Students will be given the background of the film clips they are about to see.

2nd 15 Minutes– Students will prepare paper to take notes on the main character in the clips.

3rd 15 Minutes– Students will watch the first 10 minute clip and then we will have a brief discussion.

4th 15 Minutes- Students will watch the next 10 minute clip.

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.