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21st Century Sophomore Learners

Assignment for FRIT 7330 - A curation of lesson plans meant to help 10th graders develop the skills needed to be 21st Century Learners.

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Leadership

Leadership

This lesson plan takes a different approach to leadership, in that it challenges students to recognize that true leaders are those that continually seek opportunities to change, grow, and learn something new. It starts off with the nine-dot challenge, a problem I frequently use in my psychology classes during the unit on problem-solving. It then asks students to reflect on how they have learned from their mistakes, or how past obstacles have helped them become a better person. Next, they are asked to investigate a series of scenarios and find an out-of-the-box solution to the problem presented. Finally, the class discusses the true meaning of leadership. I like the intrapersonal aspect of the lesson, as it asks students to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and really consider what it means to be a true leader.

Wiley, J. (2008). Set of Sample Secondary School Lesson Plans. Retrieved June 9, 2019, from http://www.studentleadershipchallenge.com/Resource/resource-lesson-plan-1.aspx

Direct Link to Lesson: http://www.studentleadershipchallenge.com/UserFiles/5-ChallengetheProcess.pdf

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Communication

Communication

This simple yet effective lesson plan involves partnering students up and seating them back to back. Each student will be classified as "A" or "B". Student A will be given two minutes to draw a detailed picture of their choosing. When time is up, Student A will explain the drawing to Student B, who will try to replicate it on their own paper. Students will then compare papers, and switch for another turn. This silly game demonstrates the importance of active listening skills and asking the right questions. It can also easily be modified to include the use of technology.

Ford, R. (2002, May 10). Drawing Lesson Improves Communication Skills. Retrieved June 9, 2019, from https://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/02-1/lesson020.shtml

Direct Link: https://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/02-1/lesson020.shtml

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

This lesson plan asks students to share different aspects of their life with their peers (happiest time, saddest time, motivation, best friends, etc.). I like this lesson because it gives students the opportunity to share information about themselves that their peers may not know or understand, so they can better empathize with each other. It also helps provide perspective, and can explain the reasoning by some of the students' behavior, thus making their peers more accepting of their ways. I think this lesson is important for high school students because this age group tends to get caught up in what other people think and say about them, and this gives them the chance to express who they truly are.

Skills Converged. (2010, August 30). Team Building Exercise: If You Knew... Retrieved June 9, 2019, from https://www.skillsconverged.com/FreeTrainingMaterials/tabid/258/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/789/categoryId/132/Team-Building-Exercise-If-You-Knew.aspx

Direct Link: https://www.skillsconverged.com/FreeTrainingMaterials/tabid/258/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/789/categoryId/132/Team-Building-Exercise-If-You-Knew.aspx
Link to Other Activities: https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/emotional-intelligence-exercises/

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Christoph Winkler has designed an entire website and curriculum based on teaching high school students entrepreneurship. The lesson I chose is titled "Why Business Plans Fail", and it has students consider what practices lead to successful business ventures, and what can cause challenges and eventually failure. It is engaging and reflective, and demands the students use a variety of skills, including team work, critical thinking, problem-solving, and divergent thinking.

Winkler, C. (n.d.). A Better Entrepreneurship Curriculum. Retrieved June 9, 2019, from https://teachingentrepreneurship.org/exec/

Direct Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ECMBFQZ1w39ixeXEOH5g6cAXHGQAnbTdtbigpvrci4s/edit?usp=sharing

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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

This lesson plan includes a teacher manual, a student handbook, and a presentation to help students understand their role as global citizens. Through a series of pictures, videos, and discussions, students learn about the role they play in the world, and what it truly means to be a global citizen.

ACIS. (n.d.). Global Citizenship Workshop. Retrieved June 9, 2019, from http://pages.acis.com/ACIS-Global-Citizenship-Workshop-PPC-download.html?aliId=eyJpIjoiQUliV1M3c1YzRStMVEhCbSIsInQiOiJzaWVBY0M0WlZ4Z1hLZlB2K2RiWkRRPT0ifQ==

Downloaded Materials from: http://pages.acis.com/ACIS-Global-Citizenship-Workshop-PPC-download.html?aliId=eyJpIjoiQUliV1M3c1YzRStMVEhCbSIsInQiOiJzaWVBY0M0WlZ4Z1hLZlB2K2RiWkRRPT0ifQ%253D%253D

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Problem-Solving

Problem-Solving

In this lesson, students are asked to play the online game "Quandry", in which they are colonists on a remote planet that have to make decisions that will impact themselves and the other colonists. In groups, students work through a series of scenarios that test their cooperation, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills. Each choice they make can have a variety of consequences, so they must carefully consider the best course of action. I like this activity because it's disguised as something fun but it teaching crucial communication skills.

Problem Solving Lesson Plan: The Quandary Game. (n.d.). Retrieved June 9, 2019, from https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/quandary-problem-solving/

Direct Link: https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/quandary-problem-solving/

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Team Work

Team Work

This link includes a variety of team-building activities for high school students, each with a unique purpose. The first is "Make a Hamburger", which gives each student an ingredient of a hamburger taped to their back and they have to work together to arrange themselves in the correct order, calling for cooperation. The second activity is "Vocab Improv", in which each student thinks of a word and acts out that word, and their peers repeat it, until everyone has a unique word and you play rounds challenging people to remember their peer's word and movement or you are "out". This adds an element of hilarity and competition to the work of active listening. The other activities celebrate each students' uniqueness and demonstrates how everyone can contribute to group efforts.

Gal, V. (2019, January 01). Team-Building Activities for High School Students. Retrieved June 9, 2019, from https://www.sadlier.com/school/ela-blog/team-building-activities-for-high-school-students

Direct Link: https://www.sadlier.com/school/ela-blog/team-building-activities-for-high-school-students

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Education provides a series of lesson plans for digital literacy for all ages. I chose this one for 10th graders because I believe that at this age, most students know how to navigate the internet, but they are just beginning to understand the lack of authenticity in the online world. This lesson asks them to consider what they put out about themselves online, what they don't share online, how their "digital self" may be very different from their actual self, and how that is also true of other people.

Who Are You Online? (9-12). (2019, May 01). Retrieved June 9, 2019, from https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson/who-are-you-online-9-12

Lesson PDF: https://www.commonsense.org/education/system/files/uploads/classroom-curriculum/9-12-unit2-whoareyouonline.pdf?x=1