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This lesson is dedicated to the 2016 Presidential election. However, it can be used any time during the year! The lesson does NOT deal directly with the Presidential election BUT instead teaches students the importance of Country unity! Using contemporary song lyrics and a visually stunning video (The One Voice Children's Choir), students address the idea of unity in a highly engaging, emotional, historical, and academically sophisticated way.
Links to necessary websites
Materials, preparation, and simplified teaching directions
Lyric Vocabulary Anchor Chart
Visual Images of Historical Importance Anchor Chart
Comprehension Anchor Chart
Cover for student materials
See, think, wonder chart (for lyrics and video)
Comprehension work written to a greater depth of knowledge
Illustration of the big idea with labels and a caption
Venn diagram (for post study)
Academic challenges (built directly into the student materials)
Bibliography citing research sources (in the event of further investigation)
This study encourages students to appreciate the sacrifices made for America... "Freedom Is NOT Free" AND to become respectful and responsible citizens. Student thinking will be forever changed.
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