Lesson Plan

Identifying the 5 freedoms listed in the 1st Amendment

6th grade students will identify the 5 Freedoms listed in the 1st Amendment
Alysabeth M.
Classroom teacher
Fairview Middle School
Fairview, PA
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to...

-reflect and remember the basic concepts of the previous day's lesson through using Kahoot!

​-identify each type the five freedoms using real-life examples through the use of QR codes

Social Studies
Grades 6
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Teacher Notes
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1 Bellringer/Attention Getter

Teacher will have a Kahoot review game set-up on the SmartBoard, so that students may login immediately when entering class. Once all students are in the game, the teacher will start the review game. Questions will be based on the previous day's lesson for review.

Student Instructions

Students will enter the Kahoot pin as they enter class. Once all students are in the game, they will answer questions on their iPad.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Conversing

The teacher will give an example on the board of a real-life situation that adheres to one of the five freedoms. One example may be, "A local newspaper reporter opens criticizes the town's mayor." The teacher will ask the students to raise their hand and call on a student to correctly identify which freedom that belongs to. 

Student Instructions

Students will try to figure out which freedom the example on the board exemplifies.

3 Guided Practice

Teacher will:

-have the students divide themselves into pairs or small group

-give each pair/small group an answer page, in which they must correctly write down their answers

-explain to students that they will be going on a mini-scavenger hunt around the room and in the hallway in which there are clues posted around in which they need to scan the QR codes in order to get the question. They then must figure out which freedom it is and write down the answer on  their key. They must scan the other code to get to the next location.

Student Instructions

Students will divide themselves up into pair or small groups. They will use their iPads to go on a scavenger hunt using the QR reader to give them their questions and clues.

4 Closure

Activity: Assessing

Once all students are finished, the teacher will go over the correct answers and answer any questions. The teacher will then throw a ball to random a few random students and ask them what they learned today as a brief formative assessment.

Student Instructions

Students will self-check their scavenger hunt answers and correct any mistakes.