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How can I create a good and brief Social Studies demo lesson to address a specific ELA standard?

Jul 1, 2016 8:50am

I am a first year Social Studies teacher needing help with a demo lesson for an interview. I have 15 minutes to present a "full lesson" that addresses the standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1 B "Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed." I am struggling with how to address this is only 15 minutes. Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!

  • Social Studies
  • 9-12
  • Common Core / Engagement / New Teachers / Planning


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    • Aug 6, 2016 7:29am

      If I were to create this demo, I would be integrating student voice, as the predominat voice, into the classroom. I like to begin with a challenge that allows as the experience helping to craft these norms. 15 minutes is challenging so I am imagining you may not get to all pieces of the lesson. I am also thinking that it may be challening because this lesson would likely be done early in the school year. Is there a way to potentially modify this idea into something that works for your content: