Daily lesson # 1
By Sana Anwer
What is culture? What is an important aspect of your culture?
What is deculturalization? How would you define it in your own words?
Where do you stand in your community?
How do you see your community and what would you change about it?
Main Projects/Working Towards
Community Research. Working towards identifying hitorical and current issues affecting their community.
Key Terms/ Vocabulary
Deculturalization, racism, community, research, resistance, social justice
Needed Student Reminders
Before coming to class students will be required to know the history of their neighborhood/school through assigned research questions
Write down questions that can help them guide their interview process
Key Skills /Standards
Illinois Learning Standards
Express and interpret information and ideas.
Learn and contribute productively as individuals and as members of groups.
Common Core Standards
·Allow students to make connections to their community
·Students are able to formulate questions and answers
-Students will be able to comprehend concepts and use critical thinking.
Student Learning Activities
Students will (chronologically):
·Discuss their perception of their neighborhood.
·Watch interview on Gwendolyn Brooks (Students are informed to pay attention to how the interviewers are asking questions.)
·Students are given individual time to create questions that will guide peer interviews of their lives thus far or other subject
·Interview Peers (Will assess, not with a letter grade)
Participate in class discussion
Teachers will (chronologically):
·Begin class by asking the students what they know of their neighborhood.
·Give an overview history lesson on the area pointing out:
-It’s beginning in 1779 with the first Afro-American Migrant, introducing Jean Baptist Point Dusable
-African American Success
· Brief Lecture on Jean Baptist Point Dusable
·Lecture on Gwendolyn Brooks (African American Poet)
· Start Gwendolyn Brooks televised interview
·Direct students to create questions for peer interviews
-Guide students so they can conduct the interview to the elders in their community
Assessments of / for Learning
Students will be assessed with / by:
·Class discussions regarding their community research
-Completion of the material
·Use interview rubric and methods used in class to interview a person from their community
Computer, projector, speakers, internet, printed handouts