Lesson Plan

Family History: Those with Lofty Ideals

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Would you stand up for your beliefs, no matter the cost? Scholars investigate their own families to uncover examples of how and when someone stood up for their ideals. Using video clips, interviews, and eulogies, they come to understand how people have changed lives by doing what they believed to be right. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a guest speaker to come in and have the class ask questions about how the person stood up for their ideals
  • As discussion prompts, post photos around the room of times where people demonstrated against authority
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider the family/living situations of individual class members and tailor questions and lesson accordingly
  • The first installment of a three-part series 
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  • Speech or Eulogy Planner included for classroom use
  • Video clips available to assist with understanding the interview process 
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