Lesson #14
Home Up Essay



Background and Rationale: 

This lesson is first part of a two-part conclusion of a unit which examines coerced Irish migration to Iowa for a grade 10-12 advanced placement, American Studies class. This lesson is designed as a Capstone.  

Why? Assessment of knowledge gained provides necessary feedback to ensure learning.

Objectives and Procedures: 

(50 minute class period)

Given the following activities, the students will:

Complete one of three essays on immigration

Teaching strategies:

Writing to Learn: completion of an essay


Sequence of Events:

Minutes 1 through 5:
Administrative functions (attendance)

Minutes 5 through 10:
Introduction of the essay/hand out materials

Minutes 10 through 15:
Essay Examination/check progress

Minutes 15 through 20:
Essay Examination/check progress

Minutes 20 through 25:
Completion of essay
Minutes 25 through 30:
Preparation for presentations

Minutes 30 through 35:
Individual project presentations

Minutes 35 to 40:
Individual project presentations

Minutes 40 through 45:
Individual project presentations

Minutes 45 through 50:


Writing to Learn: Immigration essay

How will I know this is working?

            a) Prompt completion of essay
            b) Enthusiastic presentations

Associated projects: Essay; presentation of individual projects

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