Grades 6-8 Lesson Plans

(Re)Presenting Women

Civil Liberties and Rights, History
Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will research a civil liberties issue in women's history and create a mock museum exhibit.

Editor’s Pick

Role of Media
Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will make editorial decisions and present their findings.

Networking for Nonprofits

Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 7-8,9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Help students recognize the importance of networking and fundraising for businesses and non-profit organization.

Discover Your Inner Politician

Structure and Roles of Government
Trustees: Dan Gattis/Patrick Rose and Annette Strauss
Grade Level: 6-12
Time: 30-45 minutes
Description: Students will take a personality test to see for which government office they would be best suited.

A Country of Immigrants, More or Less

Civil Liberties and Rights, Diversity, History
Trustees: Amy Wong Mok and Bernard Rapoport
Grade Level: 6-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students compare and contrast notions of citizenship and non citizenship and examine patterns of immigration in the US.

Information on The Side

Role of Media
Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will identify ways of presenting print information while recognizing effects on audiences.

Tilting the Balance of Power

Structure and Roles of Government
Trustees: Dan Gattis/Patrick Rose and Amy Wong Mok
Grade Level: 5-12
Time: 45-55 minutes
Description: Students will create a visual of three branches of government and their respective responsibilities.

Are We All that Different?

Diversity
Trustees: Barney Flores and Amy Wong Mok
Grade: 7-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will explore the characteristics of a diverse community, develop a questionnaire, and poll their communities.

It’s All in the Head(lines)

Role of Media
Trustee: Craig Flournoy
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will distinguish between news of various scope and predict the main points of a news story.

Women’s Contributions

Civil Liberties and Rights, Diversity, History
Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 7-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will use textbooks to explore how women are presented in history.