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W hat do YOU want to learn today?. Overview. Explanation of what strategies we’ll learn, why strategies are important and when to use them: Multiple Intelligences applied to PowerPoint Vocabulary Mini-lecture Daily Practice Class Rules Lesson Review (see also student samples folder)

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What do YOU want

to learn today?


  • Explanation of what strategies we’ll learn, why strategies are important and when to use them:

  • Multiple Intelligences applied to PowerPoint

  • Vocabulary

  • Mini-lecture

  • Daily Practice

  • Class Rules

  • Lesson Review (see also student samples folder)

    2. Model strategies using actual content, have pairs share strategy works and when it should be used:

  • Sample: Ice-Breaker (digital photography)

  • Sample: Federalists vs. Republicans (streaming video)

    3. Pairs are observed practicing strategy, demonstrate applications, engage in discussions and provide feedback

    a. Brainstorm mini-lecture

    4. As a group, assess and plan for future


Ms. Gibson, I did my homework. I can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about indentured servants and the contracts they signed. I’ve got just one question for you: why should I care about all of this political contract stuff?

Because, Raulie, you signed a contract too!

You were born into a society. By remaining a member of this society, you have tacitly agreed to a contract.

Add this to your Vocabulary sheet:

Social Contract: A voluntary agreement you enter into with other members of the society by which you give up some freedoms in order to enjoy certain protections.

Living Circumstances for

Serfs and Indentured Servants

Compare & Contrast Categories

Comparing Serfs and Indentured Servants

Indentured Servants


Obligation to work


For period of three to six years, 10 to 15 yr olds had to work until they were 21. Borrowed cost of his passage by signing a contract to work for a master.

Bound to work for lord for life. Had to support manor.

Living conditions

Had to give fruits of labor to lord, little education, never left manor.

Voyage to colonies was terrible, contracts could be bought and sold, servants whipped, little food, for both men and women. Accepted situation because some were working off debts from home.


When wealthy land owners contacted servant labor to grow tobacco they received additional land (50 acres) for each person whose passage they paid.

Lords dependent on labor of serfs. Oversaw all aspects of their lives.

Ask students to bring pictures of found-math and grammar mistakes

Pineapples are examples of Fibonacci numbers! See the clockwise and counterclockwise spirals? There are 13 spirals that turn clockwise and 21 curving counterclockwise. I also saw this on some sunflowers, where the petals were always consecutive Fibonacci numbers like 21 and 34 or 55 and 34.

Found Grammar (Mistakes)

On many a garment bag: To avoid suffocation, keep away from children.

On a California freeway: Fine For Littering.

In a restaurant: Half baked chicken


In the window of a Kentucky appliance store: Don 't kill your wife. Let our washing machines do the dirty work.

Taped to a cash register in a convenience store:No Checks Excepted!No Acceptions!

Can it be a mistake that stressed is desserts spelled backwards?

Ask students to bring you images to inspire their free-write and journal responses

"Satire, kids, is your sacred duty as Americans. Be funny. Poke them cows and make them moo." - Garrison Keillor

Why we don’t chew gum in Ms. Gibson’s class….

Chewing chewing chewing doesn’t make you look very smart….

…It also wears down your teeth and often “appears” under desks….

…and you’ll earn a detention every time you chew gum during class….

Respect other’s creativity. Have zero tolerance for rude people or time-wasters.




Forms of Protest

Royal Decree



















What does it feel like to be at a

Revival ?

The Crisis of Democracy

Problems worsen

Hopelessness Spreads

A Cycle of Disengagement

Cultural & Structural barriers grow

More people disengage

Public life becomes more repellent

What do you think is happening here?

How do you think these people are related to each other?

What would it feel like to be part of this scene?

Who would you most like to be in this scene? Sketch the character and draw some speech bubbles of what this person might say to the others.

Living Democracy

Look at Sugaring Off by Grandma Ma Moses.

To Note: Are any of these people more important or more powerful than the others?

Could this activity be completed by one person or by one family?

This is a painting of Bacon’s Rebellion. What’s happening here?

In groups, read pages 82-83 and then make up a tableau to explain what happened in Bacon’s rebellion

Ender’s Game

A novel by Orson Scott Card

Picture of students modeling reflective reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Acknowledging when you’re distracted reading and not thinking, reading but multi-thinking, (thinking about something else) affective filter-emotions

  • Background

  • Camera

  • Vary your reading speed-in order to comprehend-too slow=less comprehension don’t be afraid to read faster but don’t forget to slow down for new concepts, ideas, vocab.

  • Questions clarification or rhetorical

  • Predictions

  • Expressing opinions

  • Epiphanies

  • Rereading

  • Summarizing/backtracking while reading

  • Define relevance to whole or parts of story (make connections)

Imagine you need to teach a comparison

Federalists (Hamilton)

  • Favored strong, centralized government

  • Horrified by bloodiness and excesses of the French Revolution

  • Created a national bank

  • Promoted industry and manufacturing

Republicans (Jefferson)

  • Favored limited federal government

  • Refused to abandon the cause of liberty and stayed sympathetic to France

  • Supported states’ rights

  • Emphasized agricultural society

What were the three branches of government again?

Can you imagine what Congress might look like as they work together to pass a bill?

You see, cane-wielding Roger Griswold, a Federalist from Connecticut (and future chairman of Ways and Means) attacked Matthew Lyons of Vermont on the House floor.

Is this what you were expecting?

Remember how our revolution inspired theFrench to have one of their own too? W ell let’s just say theirs got a little out of control.Congress was debating how to respond toFrench impressment ofAmerican ships.

Enlightenment Thinking

And if God isn’t causing each thing to happen…then he didn’t pick the king! There isn’t any “divine right” ! We just agreed (through a social contact) that the king could rule us.

That means…if we don’t like the king…we don’t have to do what he says.

We can rebel against unfair laws!

  An insulting remark from Griswold drew retaliation from Lyon:  He spit a stream of tobacco juice in Griswold's face!

Congress was debating how to respond to French impressment of American ships.  

A month later, denied legal redress, a frustrated Griswold walked up behind Lyon and began beating him with a cane.  Lyon grabbed fire tons and flailed back.  The brawl threw the House into an uproar, vividly exposing the emotional pitch of partisan feeling in Congress in the 1790's.

The people can be trusted! Each state should be free to make laws that reflect the values of its’ citizens!

France is an example of what could happen without strong central government guiding us!

Now it’s your turn to make them talk!

People Hunt

Find people who can sign their names after each statement:

1. I am sometimes afraid of my older brother//sister.

Name: _______________

2. My older brother/sister once threatened to kill me (and I think he/she meant it!) Name:__________

3. I play an instrument (name:)______________

4. I know how to write in html or to create computer programs.

Name: __________________

5. I learned to read or add numbers at a really young age. Name:________________

6. I think bugs are gross. Name:_______________________

People Hunt

Find people who can sign their names after each statement:

1. I have a cool nickname ( write it here: ______________)

2. I know what a nuclear bomb mushroom cloud looks like.

Name: ________________

3. I am glad I don’t have to wear a uniform for school


4. I would like to go to a special school to learn about how to fight battles. Name:_______________

5. I can think of four mean names to call someone that mean “dumb”.Name: ______________

People Hunt

Find people who can sign their names after each statement:

1. I have played good guys/ bad guys games (like Cowboys and Indians) with my brothers and sisters. Name: _____________

2. I have seen machines that respond to voice commands. (phones you can tell “Dial Mom” etc.)


3. I have had to wear hand-me downs from an older sibling. Name:________________

4. I like playing video games, especially weird ones.

Name: __________________

5. I have punched a bully to make him leave me alone.

Name: _________________

6. I know how to shoot a (laser, game or real) gun.

Name: ___________________________________

People Hunt

Find people who can sign their names after each statement:

1. I People call me a name that is not my legal first name. (i.e. calling Roger Steven Thompson by “Steve” Name: _____________

2. I like playing on-line video games where my opponents are real people. Name: ______________

3. I like playing competitive games (volleyball, tennis, football, etc.) Name:__________________

4. I know someone who tortures animals, bugs, or other living things. Name:______________

5. I have been on a long airplane trip (across country, or to another country) Name: ________________

6. I like logic games. Name: _________________

People Hunt

Find people who can sign their names after each statement:

1. I would like to try floating in a zero gravity chamber.

Name: _______________

2. I think it’s important to be honest. Name: _____________

3. I’m good a doubling numbers, I can figure out the last number in this series quickly: 1+1+2, 2+2=4, 4+4=8, 8+8=16, 16+16=32, 32+32=64, 64+64= ?

Answer: _____ Name:______________

4. I know how to defend myself in a fight. Name: __________

5. My sister loves me an awful lot. Name: ___________

6. My parents are sometimes embarrassed by me. Name: __________

Tools you’ll need

  • A basic understanding of PowerPoint

  • A digital camera

  • A trial membership for Unitedstreaming.com (email (Who?) if you’d like the district to subscribe to this service.)

  • PowerPoint functional on your students’ laptops

  • An LCD projector

  • Appropriate music and visual aids

PowerPoint Can Be More Brain-Compatible

  • The Macintosh interface revolutionized computers as a more user-friendly format

  • PowerPoint need not be a lecture format.

  • Instead, it can be non-linear, interest-based and self-directed.

  • Hyperlinks create an interactive table of contents.

Students can Interact with the Show

  • Use student photos to re-enact conversations and “Ah-ha!” moments

  • Ask students to share prior knowledge by writing “through a slide” on the dry erase board

Use Multiple Intelligences

Draw: During a show, click ctrl “p” to write on slides

Logical/Spatial: Remind students of multiple perspectives through looking at images together or let students guide themselves through a photographic table of contents

Visual: Not only can PowerPoint be a self-teaching unit, but students can also create their own units. (See CD student samples)

Kinesthetic: Dance to act out moods or create frozen tableaus in front of images.

Auditory: Listen to lyrics and mood of songs to place them historically

You can make the simplest classroom rules memorable

  • Insert humor into basic rules to make them memorable

  • Combine found images from Google and animation.

  • Time your presentations to let the reader take in information in a relaxed manner.

  • Use visual cues to enforce ideas.

Jeopardy and Interactive Games

  • Show templates are easy to create and update

  • Let students make-up questions and games to play against each other for review

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