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Lesson Plan #6

Unit Name: Colonial America
Lesson Theme: Daughters of Liberty
Prior Student Preparation:

Instructional Objectives
Students will interpret and analyze Daughters of Liberty protest songs.
Students will demonstrate sensitivity through the use of a protest song the feelings/emotions of the Daughters of Liberty.
Students will construct their own song in support of a present day movement.
Students will develop an understanding and respect for the incredible lengths and dangers colonists has to experience to find freedom.
Students will stand up in front of the classroom and present their songs as if they were at "Showtime at the Apollo."
Resource/Materials: protest music (colonial and modern) / written lyrics / tape or CD player / Prize

Order of the Lesson

Estimated Time Sequential Steps
1. 5 min Teacher will give overview, explain the activity, put students into cooperative groups and distribute a Daughters of Liberty protest song to each group.
2. 10 min Students will interpret and analyze actual Daughters of Liberty protest song and explain to their group how these songs made they feel.
3. 20 min Students will construct lyrics to a modern day song in support of a present day movement they feel strongly about.
4. 10 min Students will present their songs as if they were on "Showtime at the Apollo"
5. 5 min  Lesson Closure / Clean Up / Final Instructions / Assignment

Lesson Closure: Explain to the students the significance of protest songs, making the connection between then and now.

Assignment: Think of a popular slogan (i.e. Donít Drink and Drive) and create a flyer or poster encouraging citizens to support the effort.

Lesson Feed Back: Lesson Reflection: