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Lesson Plan #9

Unit Name: Colonial America
Lesson Theme: Colonial rules
Prior Student Preparation:

Instructional Objectives
Students will explain the colonial rules and develop a sincere idea of how the colonists felt.
Students will interpret the outcome of severe oppression, which usually leads to revolution.
Students will develop an understanding and feeling for the unfair and oppressive rules/actions imposed on the colonists.
Students will compare and contrast the oppressive classroom rules with the oppressive colonial rules.
Students will express ideas and opinions first with their groups and then with entire class.
Resource/Materials: Copies of Colonial Rules and Classroom Rules (one copy for each student)

Order of the Lesson

Estimated Time Sequential Steps
1. 5 min Teacher will impose very oppressive classroom and school rules to the students and distribute a copy of the rules to each student.
2. 15 min Students will argue against the oppressive rules and express their reaction to the situation while the teacher facilitates a class discussion. Students will then receive a list of all the colonial rules implemented before the revolution and get into cooperative groups and answer discussion questions.
3. 15 min Each group will compare and contrast the oppressive classroom rules with the oppressive colonial rules.
4. 10 min Students will discuss their conclusions with the class while the teacher facilitates a class discussion.
5. 5 min  Lesson Closure / Clean Up / Final Instructions / Assignment

Lesson Closure: Explain to students how the colonists experienced a great deal of strife and turmoil as a result of the demanding colonial rules imposed by England. Due to this oppression, the colonists revolted and the American Revolution occurs.

Assignment: Take home the new classroom rules, give them to your parents, watch their reaction and write a brief description detailing the experience.

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