Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network, Cathryn Chellis
Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric, Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
7, 8
Tags:
Multimedia, Research, Values, Writing
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs, Video

Education Standards (15)

Students' Values & Communication by J. Beck & K. Smith (44.WCS)

Students' Values & Communication by J. Beck & K. Smith (44.WCS)

Overview

This module explores modern day apathy, specifically in middle schools. This PBL challenges students to be introspective and reflect on

  • What they value

  • What they are concerned with

  • What they are passionate about

and then see how it can be changed.

Students collaborate with oneother to discover shared ideas, research their value or issue, and develop a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to communicate what they want to improve. In a culminating activity, students participate in a gallery/exhibition to share their PSAs.

Standards:

CCSS English Language Arts (Grade 8)
Ohio Standards for Technology