Lesson Plan #2
Unit Name: Colonial
Lesson Theme: A Question
Prior Student Preparation:
Resource/Materials: The Public Concern
worksheet (one copy for each student)
|Students will identify why Roger
Williams and Anne Hutchinson were banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony.
|Students will recognize the effect
of this banishment as the start of the new colony of Rhode Island.
|Students will dramatize a modern
day role play based on a studentís script that focuses on difference, tolerance,
|Students will develop an understanding
and feeling for the importance of listening to a different opinion as well
as it is to question it.
|Students will demonstrate sensitivity
in drawing comparisons between the modern dilemma and the colonial issues
they just studied.
Order of the Lesson
Estimated Time Sequential Steps
Explain to students that listening to an opposing viewpoint and constructively
trying to deal with it, while not easy, is a worthy goal. Then reiterate
the similarities and differences between the Ryan White case and the Hutchinson/Rogers
will give overview, explain the activity, present the problem situation
(the Public Concern worksheet), and put students into jigsaw groups.
share, in partners of two, their possible solutions to the problem situation
and record their thoughts.
reconvene to their "home teams" and discuss their ideas and opinions.
"home team" constructs a role play involving Ryan White case and his dispute
with the PTA/Community leaders.
present role-plays to class and include an explanation of why they choose
will be asked to draw comparisons between the modern dilemma and the colonial
issues they just studied while the teacher facilitates a class discussion.
Closure / Clean Up / Final Instructions / Assignment
Assignment: Draw heads
and facial expressions representing the feelings of Anne Hutchinson, Roger
Williams, and the Puritan authorities after the banishment of these forward
thinking colonistsí. Make bubbles above the heads showing what each group
might be thinking.
Lesson Feed Back: Lesson Reflection: