The learner will:
- respond to the experience of losing freedom to choose.
- respond to the text and others' interpretation of the text.
- write in a journal from the point of view of a Mayflower passenger or a person who chose to stay in England.
- recognize that having freedom is important.
- recognize that human rights and freedom to choose are the foundation of the forming of democracy.
- explain why Pilgrims wanted to be free.
- explain why the right to assemble is important—even when we personally don't agree with the reason for assembling.
- identify the words in the Mayflower Compact and the first Amendment of the Constitution that express the right to freedom of assembly.
- recognize and describe a loss of freedom.
- brainstorm ways to volunteer or communicate to reduce loss of freedom.
- choose a way to be a philanthropist and make a plan.
Since volunteering requires freedom of choice, the students will choose how they will volunteer or contribute to the common good by sharing time, talent or treasure.
In Lessons One and Two , assess student journal entries using the rubric in Lesson One: Assessment . Evaluate students' responses from discussions and in their writing.
“Copy-and-Paste” Class/School Newsletter Information Insert:
We learn from the Pilgrims that the formation of our government has its roots in seeking freedom. As we look at our country today with all its diversity, it is important for students to recognize that freedom is what many people seek when they come to this country. We will learn that people have these rights, even if ideas may conflict with our own. We will be looking at freedoms here at school, in our community and in a broader sense. Students will recognize that the freedom of choice is important in selecting how they will volunteer their time.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
Lessons Developed By:
L'Anse Area Schools
C.J. Sullivan Elementary School
201 N. 4th Street
L'Anse, MI 49946
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