mel hathorn

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I teach to remove ignorance, both in myself and in others.
 
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By mel hathorn
If you have ever gone to lunch with coworkers you probably have experienced the prisoner’s dilemma. How did you split the check? Suppose everyone had agreed to split the check equally. If everyone ordered the same amount of food there is no problem.
Subjects:
Business, Economics (University), Political Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
CCSS:
SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d
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American Political Culture Almost all Americans in spite of a diversity of races, classes, religions, ethnicities, or occupations hold to a common set of core values and beliefs. This course/unit explores six core beliefs of American political
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Simulations
CCSS:
RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.6, RH.11-12.7, RH.11-12.9
$5.00
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Common Core Standards: RL.11-12.3 RL.11-12.4 RL.11-12.5 RL.11-12.7 RL.11-12.10 Almost every great story ever written, told or passed down from generation to generation has had one or more of a few common structures. These structures create the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Psychology, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.7, RL.11-12.10
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Writing is how one presents oneself to the world. One’s writing can make one look powerful and professional or foolish and incompetent. It can sell ideas, open doors and present oneself as an influential person. Unfortunately, many students have
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Mini-Course
CCSS:
W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5
$5.00
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3.5
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By mel hathorn
Introducing the Government Involvement Chart! Clear! Easy to use! This perfect complement to a Social Studies, government, or political philosophy course will have students understand terms like liberal, conservative, populist, and
Subjects:
Government, Political Science, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
3 ratings
3.8
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By mel hathorn
Although I have taught Critical Thinking as a stand-alone course for several years, it was during my teaching of the Communication and Mass Media course at Albertus Magnus College that I first combined the two concepts of Critical Thinking, and Mass
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Critical Thinking, Psychology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Mini-Course
CCSS:
RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.6, RH.11-12.9, RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.4, RST.11-12.6, RST.11-12.8
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Supreme Court Simulation This project offers an examination of the nation’s highest court, The Supreme Court of the United States and the court’s structure, practices and procedures. Students will also write a writ of Certiorari and present an oral
Subjects:
Government, Law, Political Science
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Games, Simulations
CCSS:
SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.6
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One of the most confusing concepts for U.S. history students to grasp is the concept of federalism. Federalism is a system of government where the powers of government are either divided between the states and the national government or are shared
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.6, RH.11-12.7, RH.11-12.9
$5.00
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By mel hathorn
Broken Puzzles Broken Puzzles is a game where teams work to solve a puzzle. The solution to solving the puzzles requires cooperation with others. It is impossible to solve the problem without such cooperation. Our culture fosters competition and a
Subjects:
Business, Economics (University), Political Science
Grades:
10th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d
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By mel hathorn
This unit includes the complete second edition of the novel, The Prisoner’s Dilemma and a 27-page learning and discussion guide. It is suitable for social studies, business, ethics and political science classes and it will engage readers and
Subjects:
U.S. History, Economics (University), Critical Thinking
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Other, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.7
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The Influence of Political Parties on Elections and Elected Officials explores not only the current state of our political structure, but also how we got to this point. The student will learn that throughout American History two opposing beliefs
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.9, RH.9-10.9, RH.9-10.10
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Spanking Plato: The Classical Age The Classical Age is the opportunity to obtain Sets 1 and 2 of Spanking Plato at a reduced cost. Both are included in one unit: The Classical Age. Set 1 is the story of the Oracle of Delphi, known as Pythias, and
Subjects:
Comparative Literature, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Mini-Course, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$6.38
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By mel hathorn
Spanking Plato The Renaissance and Reformation set is the opportunity to obtain Sets 4, 5 and 6 of Spanking Plato at a reduced cost. Both are included in one unit: The Renaissance and Reformation. Set 4 is the story of the Martin Luther and John
Subjects:
World History, Philosophy, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Other, Unit Plans, Mini-Course
$14.99
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Introduction Alfred North Whitehead, a famous thinker, once said, “All of western thought is a footnote to Plato.” But imagine that western thought is a person. How would he or she feel? Behave? How would you feel if someone listened to what you
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$4.99
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Exploring the McCarthy Era through Film Have you ever been falsely accused? If so, you know how helpless and demoralized you feel. And yet American history as well as human history is filled with examples of those in government abusing their power
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans
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Alfred North Whitehead, a famous thinker, once said, “All of western thought is a footnote to Plato.” But imagine that western thought is a person. How would he or she feel? Behave? In Spanking Plato, a satirical, funny, and irreverent story that
Subjects:
History, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
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To Kill a Mockingbird and The Hero’s Journey This lesson plan interprets Harper Lee’s wonderful book, To Kill a Mockingbird, through the lens of The Hero’s Journey and is meant to be used as enrichment to your unit. To Kill a Mockingbird received
Subjects:
English, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5
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Spanking Plato Project Overview Alfred North Whitehead, a famous thinker, once said that all of western thought is a footnote to Plato. But imagine that western thought is a person. What would this individual think? How would he or she behave?
Subjects:
Comparative Literature, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Mini-Course, Literature Circles
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By mel hathorn
Alfred North Whitehead, a famous thinker, once said, “All of western thought is a footnote to Plato.” But imagine that western thought is a person. How would he or she feel? Behave? How would you feel if someone listened to what you had to say and
Subjects:
Comparative Literature, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Mini-Course, Literature Circles
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By mel hathorn
THE IMPORTANCE OF CLASSROOM RUBRICS Have you ever studied for an exam and after it was over forgotten everything you crammed into your head? I have. Testing is one of the most inaccurate ways of assessing students, yet it is the one we most depend
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Rubrics
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught Communications and Mass Media, Speech Communications, Business Ethics, Contemporary History, Humanities, Government, and Political Philosophy as well as other courses for working adults for Albertus Magnus College. Developed Critical Thinking Course for students and working adults Directed staff development program, Long Lane School, a juvenile justice correctional facility under CT Department of Children and Families, Middletown, CT Consulted with administrators, department heads, and managers regarding supervision and training needs. Designed and implemented curriculumat Long Lane in: Group Facilitation Skills; Ethics In The Workplace; Supervisory courses such as Teambuilding and Communication for Supervisors; Time management; Leadership and Delegation for Supervisors; Problem Solving; Personal Goal Setting; Stress Management; and, Cultural Diversi¬ty. Developed system-wide needs assessments.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I usually follow the 4Mat learning style as designed by AboutLearning.com and follow the philosophy of David Kolb a well. My teaching is highly experiential with a lot of small group work and individual activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Selected from a national list to participate in the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy pilot program, Implementing Training into Practice. Chosen by the same for Regional Field Coordinator for the Northeast Region of the US for three years. CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS, AND MISC. Chairperson of the Board of Directors, New Hope Manor, a residential treatment program for adolescent women. Certified in Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) by the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy, August, 1993. Certified in the 4MAT Teaching System by the About Learning Corporation, July, 1997. Recipient of the Neal Willemse Achievement award for outstanding contributions to the field of Juvenile Justice Training, October, 1996. Certificate of Appreciation from the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy for three years service as a Regional Field Coordinator, October, 1994.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

PRESENTATIONS: Creative Training Techniques for Whole Brain Learning. The 2nd Joint Conference on Juvenile Detention & Correctional Services, Cleveland, OH - October, 1996. Critical Thinking and Decision- Making. American Correctional Association 126th Congress, Nashville, TN - August, 1996. Critical Thinking. The Mid-Atlantic States Correctional Confer¬ence, Ocean City, MD - June, 1992. Critical Thinking in the Criminal Justice Community. The Seventh Internation¬al Criminal Justice Trainers Conference, Seattle, WA - October, 1991. Experiential Values Development in the Classroom. Special Education Resource Center, Hartford, CT - June and August, 1986. Short Term Objectives and Long Term Goals. Tolland Region, Department of Mental Retardation, Tolland, CT - October, 1982.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Melvin Charles Hathorn was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He is currently an instructor at Albertus Magnus College and is a historic Interpreter at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. His career included teaching on a variety of levels from elementary school through college. As a former training officer for the State of Connecticut, he has developed several training courses for juvenile correction staff. His publications are many, including three novels, as well as several short stories and articles that are on his website, www.authorsden.com/mel.

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