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Brain Targeted Teaching Learning Unit : Government. Group C: Rachel Amstulz, Adele Dinerstein, Diana McGowan, Kelly Gardner. Brain-Targeted Teaching Unit. Maryland VSC Social Studies, Grade 5, 1- Political Science Standard 1.0

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brain targeted teaching learning unit government

Brain Targeted Teaching Learning Unit : Government

Group C:

Rachel Amstulz, Adele Dinerstein, Diana McGowan, Kelly Gardner

brain targeted teaching unit
Brain-Targeted Teaching Unit

Maryland VSC Social Studies, Grade 5, 1- Political ScienceStandard 1.0

  • Students will describe the three branches of government and their individual powers and responsibilities
  • Analyze how individuals’ roles and perspectives shape the American political system
  • Analyze the importance of civic participation as a citizen of the United States
  • Compare ways people can participate in the political process including voting, petitioning elected officials, and volunteering
  • Describe individual rights and responsibilities in the United States
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Brain-Targeted Teaching Unit

Maryland VSC Reading/Language Arts Grade 5, 4.0 Writing:

  • Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas, inform and persuade.
  • Compose to express personal ideas by experimenting with a variety of forms and techniques suited to topic, audience, and purpose.
  • Describe in prose and/or poetic forms to clarify, extend, or elaborate on ideas by using vivid language such as Imagery and figurative language
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Brain-Targeted Teaching Unit

Maryland VSC Reading/Language Arts Grade 5, 4.0 Writing:

  • Compose to persuade using significant reasons and relevant support to agree or disagree with an idea
  • Compose texts using the revising and editing strategies of effective writers and speakers
  • Prepare the final product for presentation to an audience
  • Identify how language choices in writing and speaking affect thoughts and feelings
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Brain-Targeted Teaching Unit

National Standards for Arts Education:

Music, Grades 5-8 Content Standard 1:

Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

A. Singing

“The history of a people is found in it’s songs.”

- George Jellinek

B. Interdisciplinary Focus

Students describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music.

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  • Learning Goals:
  • Students will understand the purpose, functions, roles and branched of government.
  • Students will identify and describe the role of a responsible citizen within society.
  • Main Concepts:
  • Government
  • Citizen
  • Definition of government
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Process of government
  • Rights and responsibilities of citizens

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  • Activities:
  • High Level Concept Map
  • Think- Pair- Share Activity
  • Personal Learning Goals
    • Concept Maps
    • KWL Charts

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brain target 4 teaching for declarative procedural knowledge
Brain Target 4: Teaching for Declarative & Procedural Knowledge

Learning

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  • Students will refine and demonstrate their knowledge of the three branches of government.
  • Group Work:
  • Bill of Rights:
    • Choice and Article
    • Create a PowerPoint
  • Branch of Government
    • Write a script
    • Write Songs

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Brain Target 5: Teaching for Extension & Application of Knowledge

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  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of the US Government system by creating their own government.
  • Mock Government- Group Work:
  • School related issue
    • Snack offered at lunchtime
    • Gain a voice
  • Concept Map
    • Determined methods to affect change

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Benefits of Role Play: www.peo.gov.au/teachers/diy.html

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Benefits of Role Play: www.peo.gov.au/teachers/diy.html

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Brain Target 5: Teaching for Extension & Application of Knowledge

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  • Community Work Independent Project:
  • ID- issue within your community
  • Determined changes needed
  • Plan of Action
  • Student Government Election
  • Daily journal
  • Compose a persuasive speech
  • Film a PSA- Public Services Announcements
  • Performance of script
  • Image: www.cvs.k12.mi.us/.../5th_grade_curriculum.htm

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Brain Target 6: Evaluation of Learning

Learning

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  • Evaluating Leaning:
  • Independent KWL-
    • Pre-Assessment
  • Statues- Frozen In Time-
    • Collaboration
  • Rubric
    • Debate, play, song, PSA
  • Podcast
    • What is Government to You?
  • Statues- Frozen in Time
    • Audience participation

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Brain Target 1: Setting the Emotional Climate for Learning

Learning

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  • Emotional Climate:
  • It is imperative for educator to help purposefully evoke strong emotions during all learning
  • Strategies:
  • Engaged and alert
  • Multiple ways for challenge/supported
  • positive interactions/feedback
  • greetings at the door
  • student to student interactions
  • effective management/discipline
  • routines/rituals
  • mutual respect

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Brain Target 1: Setting the Emotional Climate for Learning

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  • Empowering students to be part of the decision making process.
  • Using student input to establish classroom government.
  • Spaces and opportunities provided for arts integration.
  • “A positive emotional climate paves the way for higher levels of learning.”
  • -Hardiman, p25

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Brain Target 1: Creating the Physical Learning Environment

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  • Strategies:
  • clean & organized
  • engaging
  • space used well
  • aesthetically pleasing
  • up-to-date boards
  • class identify
  • age appropriate
  • space for individuals
  • small groups and whole group
  • positive tone
  • manners being modeled

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Brain Target 1: Creating the Physical Learning Environment

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  • Playing patriotic music
  • Post quotes and affirmations about government throughout the room.
  • Using “fake” parchment paper

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www.explorehoward.com/.../

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Brain Target 1: Creating the Physical Learning Environment

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Branches of Government- Role Play: www.peo.gov.au/teachers/diy.html

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Learning

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Brain Target 1: Creating the Physical Learning Environment

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Frozen in Time: Statues

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freepeoplefreeminds.wordpress.com/.../

brain target teaching unit
Brain Target Teaching Unit

BRAIN TARGETED TEACHING MODEL

Emotional

Climate

Evaluation

Of Learning

Physical

Environment

Extension

& Application

Of Knowledge

Learning

Outcomes

Declarative

& Procedural

Knowledge