Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Plato

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Sorry, Charlie. Scholars take a close look at Apology by Plato. Activities analyzing the text help pupils understand, make, organize, and write about claims. Learners work in groups, complete claim tools, and evaluate thinking by filling out a checklist.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Set up a mock trial for Socrates and discuss how making and providing evidence for claims relates to the court system
Classroom Considerations

  • Teachers must read part of text aloud
  • Follow instructional notes explicitly
  • Assign pairs and groups before beginning the unit

  • Includes all handouts and tools
  • Gives ideas for assessment opportunities

  • None