Sara Heck Bennett

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Sara Heck Bennett
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Included is an outline of a Bill of Rights project. Students choose an amendment and a corresponding Supreme Court case to present to the class. I included a quick reference guide to research with suggestions for students and a project/course
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This keeps my seniors engaged when they are about to graduate! This project includes a description/assignment sheet and list of disorders. I give students in-class research time and then they present the whole unit on their own! The rest of the
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How do you make interest groups interesting to high schoolers? Ask them to teach you about one that they are curious about! Students will be asked to teach their peers, and print some kind of propaganda/information pamphlet that we will distribute
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This is a good way to introduce students to our Supreme Court Justices! Essential questions for discussion are included. I usually assign this as out of class work, but you could easily to a webquest! We usually go over it in class together the
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This lesson is a great "opener" for my 11th grade Government class. I ask students who various celebrities are and how they impact their lives. Kids participate openly and get used to an interactive class environment off the bat. Then I ask students
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This is a quick and easy assessment to see what students know about Government & Civics. I usually do not grade it for accuracy, I just use it as a gauge of prior knowledge. Up to you! I let kids grade their own/check their own work.
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This can be used as a regular out of class assignment or a bonus opportunity. You can set your own point value for what you feel is appropriate. I usually recommend that they interview a veteran face to face. They ask the questions I provided, then
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This Hometown Project allows students to learn more about where they come from/where they grew up! Connecting to the community through interviews, research and peer to peer teaching is included in this great and easy to implement assignment. A
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Students learn more about public opinion polls by creating and implementing their own poll at school! They collect their own findings and report their data to the class 3-4 days later. Questions students have asked their peers include: What is your
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Students research a member of U.S. Congress and present to the class as that congressional member. They usually have one in class work day in the lab before the present. This takes about 2 days total, and they can dress up for bonus! I ask the kids
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This is an assignment I give to my seniors in the Spring. I have used it as an extra credit option and as a traditional assignment. This assignment and reflection allows for students to see the content we discuss throughout the year in action! Check
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Students are asked to create a voting handbook/brochurefor a new citizen! This is used in place of a traditional test for the chapters in the textbook connected to voting and elections. Who can vote, voting rights, how to vote and nominations are
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I like this for a quick easy way to collect information about my new students on the first or second day of school. I ask them to complete it outside of class, and then keep all of them in a binder throughout the year as quick reference guides.
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Student use link provided (or their textbook) to answer questions about this very important document! I usually give one day in the lab for this activity. This has been used in a grade 11 inclusion classroom and works well! Discussion questions are
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach at Teays Valley High School in Ashville, Ohio.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with high enthusiasm and high expectations. I encourage my students to think critically and act kindly. I work to create an interactive and fun learning environment!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I went to Lexington High School in North Central Ohio. I am an OU Bobcat! I went there for my undergraduate and graduate programs. I recently finished my Masters Program in Cultural Studies in Education.

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