Civic Footprint Research Paper

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Lesson 8:
PACING LEARNING TASK MATERIALS AND SOURCES

40 minutes Research 22. Civic Footprint Worksheet
SUPPORTING QUESTION
CQ: Can maps be storytellers?
OBJECTIVE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Students will be able to identify different roles that individuals, groups and government play in the community in order to draft a letter to a community official about a social issue. This summarization strategy enables students to take a large selection of text and reduce it to the main points for more concise understanding.
ENGAGE – Capture students’ attention, activate students’ prior knowledge, connect to students’ lives DIFFERENTIATION and FACILITATION NOTES
1. Students will respond in writing to the following prompts:
• Who makes important decisions
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ANC Letter Brainstorm Graphic Organizer

SUPPORTING QUESTION
CQ: Can maps be storytellers?
OBJECTIVE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Students will be able to analyze the context that contributes to their investment in their communities in order to draft a letter to a community official. The Three-Minute Pause is a chance for students to consolidate and clarify their emerging understanding, before you move on to teach more new ideas or concepts.
ENGAGE – Capture students’ attention, activate students’ prior knowledge, connect to students’ lives DIFFERENTIATION and FACILITATION NOTES
The teacher will explain to students that they are going to have a discussion called Stand and Declare. Explain how Stand and Declare works:
1. Read the statement.
2. After the statement is read, you should decide whether you strongly agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement.
3. You should then go to the sign that represents your stance.
4. After everyone’s chosen a corner, you’ll have a minute to discuss with the others in your corner why you’re there. You should also choose one
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potential barriers and suggested strategies for differentiation)
1. Students should discuss as a class why the different phrasing may cause some students to switch corners and what we know about how change may or may not be happening in our communities.
EXPLAIN – Clarify understanding through reading/discussion, speaking and listening with embedded UDL strategies
1. The teacher will explain the first step to being an active and engaged citizen is to be able to speak out on an issue that matters to you and to compel others to care about that issue. These issues then create the foundation for identifying an issue for their letter to address.
2. The key to selecting a good issue for the student to work on is to have students identify one that they both care about and can realistically tackle.
ELABORATE – Students apply new knowledge or skills, extending their understanding in student-centered task with embedded UDL strategies
1. Students should be given 23. ANC Letter Brainstorm Graphic Organizer document to begin generating their thoughts and ideas about which community issue they would like to focus on for their

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