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Working for Peace, working for Justice
7, 8, 9, 10
Media Construction of Peace
Unit 1: Introduction
Slide Lesson: Working for Peace, Working for Justice
Grade/subject area: 7 – 10/U.S. History
Students will learn about five peacemakers in U.S. Dekanawidah – the Great Peacemaker, Henry David Thoreau, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr. and Dolored Huerta.
Students will learn to analyze media documents for key media literacy concepts relating to audience, authorship, message and representation.
Students will reflect on how efforts for peace and for social justice have intersected in U.S. antiwar movements.
Great Peacemaker, Dekanawidah, Iroquois Confederacy, Great Law of Peace, Haudenosaunee, Jiawatha Belt, wampum, Henry David Thoreau, civil disobedience, abolition, Mexican War, Mohandas Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker movement, United Farm Workers, Delano grape strike, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Montgomery Improvement Association, bus boycott campaign, “Beyond Vietnam” speech, Iraq War, Barack Obama
Book illustration, wampum belt, book cover, poster, painting, calendar, newspaper front page, mural, Web page
PowerPoint Slide Show with 12 slides http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/Books_Peace/Unit 1/Lesson 1/U1_Lesson 1.ppt
22-page Teacher Guide
Two-page Student Reading
One-page Student Assessment
Lesson Procedures: All Materials available at www.ProjectLookSharp.org
- 1. Review How To Use These Materials in the Introduction to the Kit
- 2. Have students read the two-page Student Reading in class or for homework
- 3. Introduce the lesson using information in the Teacher Guide.
- 4. Using the Background Information and Questions in the Teacher Guide, lead students through decoding the slide documents. The Teacher Guide includes Possible Answers to model student application of key knowledge through evidence- based analysis. For more information on leading a decoding lesson, see the kit Introduction
- 5. Add Additional Information and Further Questions where appropriate
- 6. Administer the Student Assessment
Lesson Plan Source: Project Look Sharp a media literacy initiative at Ithaca College