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Concept Formation Lesson Plan: Understanding "Protest"

After analyzing both examples and non-examples of a variety of protests conducted by ethnic groups in Seattle and the state of Washington during the twentieth century, your class members will work to identify the key ideas and components of a protest. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Concept formation, which involves students analyzing examples and non-examples of concepts in order to identify them (rather than immediately providing a definition that must be memorized) is an excellent teaching strategy that can be used throughout your teaching practice 
Classroom Considerations

  • The data retrieval chart immediately offers features to attribute to each of the types of protest. Consider having pupils offer their own ideas of similarities and differences before handing out this graphic organizer

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  • Activity materials can be downloaded as a Word document and edited
  • Provides suggested extension activities

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Included Materials

  • Data Retrieval Chart
  • Packet of Protest Examples
  • Packet of Non-Examples