Reflection: Joy Discussing the Topic of Equality - Section 3: Discussion

 

The day after this lesson, I threw my lesson plan out the door. Why? I asked my students.

When our discussion ended the previous day, there were words left unsaid; I could see it on the frustrated faces leaving the room.

So I asked, "Do you want to continue the discussion?"

YES!

I thought, maybe another 10 minutes will do. Then, maybe 20. 30?

But no--they rolled with the discussion for the entire class period. And I'm not talking repeated responses, empty additions, and digressions. I'm talking quality discussion: varied perspectives, real-world examples, many voices. I watched closely from the sidelines for boredom, but everyone leaned forward, watched, contributed. It was a sight to see. They owned that conversation. I let it roll.

  When They Are On a Roll...Roll
  Joy: When They Are On a Roll...Roll
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
Standards:
Subject(s):
English / Language Arts, equality (American Govt), discussions, equality, analyze details, comparison, historical background
  30 minutes
images
 
1
2
3
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
  Favorites(22)
  Resources(14)
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.
  Favorites(16)
  Resources(12)
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?
  Favorites(8)
  Resources(13)
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
Caitlin  Chiller
 
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close