Reflection: Standards Alignment Discussing the Topic of Equality - Section 3: Discussion


At first glance, this lesson may seem well aligned to SL1; it features preparation for discussion and a discussion in which all students are expected to participate. However, alignment to me is more than just completing an activity. Alignment means I ask my class to focus on the skill for the skill's sake, intentionally asking them to practice and improve. I didn't do that today; instead, I asked students to focus on the content. The end result for me? A lesson which utilizes but does not necessarily feature a standard. There is a difference.

  Is This Really Aligned?
  Standards Alignment: Is This Really Aligned?
Loading resource...

Discussing the Topic of Equality

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 1 of 17

Objective: SWBAT access prior knowledge by discussing equality as they currently understand it.

Big Idea: Equality--what is it? How do we know? Why does it matter?

  Print Lesson
Add this lesson to your favorites
English / Language Arts, equality (American Govt), discussions, equality, analyze details, comparison, historical background
  30 minutes
Similar Lessons
Introduction to Identity
11th Grade ELA » Exploring Identity
Big Idea: Identifying the details that truly make up who we are helps students understand the concept of identity
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
Martha Soto
Gatsby's Review: Themes, Dreams, and Schemes
11th Grade ELA » The Great Gatsby
Big Idea: Boats against the current: Delving into The Great Gatsby to glean theme.
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
Julie Ferreira
Beowulf Meets Crazy Horse
12th Grade ELA » Beowulf
Big Idea: What constitutes literature? Why are some stories written down? Why do cultures create epics?
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
Caitlin  Chiller
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload