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Lesson Topic: The Cause and Effect
Model- Gunter, Chapter 9
Objectives: To empower classmates to use the cause and
effect approach to teaching and learning with their own students.
Each classmate will be
handed a card with a sticker on it which will indicate the group that they will
be in for the group activity.
Katrina will be our
timekeeper and she will let us know when our first 15 minutes are up.
We will boldly jump into
our topic with an example of how to use cause and effect in a classroom. We will go through the cause and effect
process using the World Trade Center catastrophe as the focal point of the discussion. Cathe will write Prior Causes, Causes, Topic
to Be Analyzed, Effects, and Subsequent Effects on the board and she will fill
in the “chart” as Amy facilitates the discussion. We will end with conclusions
and generalizations that you can make about the cause and effects of this event.(15
We will have some
emergency answers planted in the audience but hopefully we won’t have to use
Learning Activities/ Teaching Strategies:
The class will break into
groups according to the sticker on their cards, we will distribute a handout
including the process of cause and effect and give them a significant action,
event, condition or conflict to analyze using the cause and effect model. The five groups will be given one of the
following topics: Standards in the Schools, Poverty in Oregon, Sustained
Stress, Parking Permits at Willamette, Oil Drilling in Alaska’s Wildlife
Refuge. (10 min.) Cathe
Assessment/ Checks for Understanding:
Voluntary sharing of
experience- Did you like the process?
Did it help to generate a stimulating and thought provoking discussion
Have everyone take a
minute to write down how they might use the concept of cause and effect in
their different subjects, share some examples.
(10 min.) Amy
Refer to handout- general
overview of the concept including advantages and leave them with a few
additional suggestions about how to use cause and effect in the classroom.
(5 min.) Cathe
What makes you think that? Can you support that point?
Give support for your answer.
POVERTY IN OREGON
PARKING PERMITS AT WILLAMETTE
OIL DRILLING IN ALASKA’S WILDLIFE REFUGE
STANDARDS IN THE SCHOOLS
response, please use if class is dead!)
Religious Conflict, westernization of other parts of the world
George Bush in office (emergency response, please use if class is dead!)
Prior Causes: dishonest election, Jeb Bush, Kathryn
Harris, hanging chads
foreign Policy (emergency response, please use if class is dead!)
Unconditional support of Israel, U.S. military in the Middle East
in U.S. citizens (emergency response,
please use if class is dead!)
Country becomes even more insular- afraid to fly, afraid to travel
Economy negatively effected (emergency response, please use if class is
Lay-offs, recession, increase in crime due to desperation
Retaliation within our own country- on Middle Eastern Americans
Subsequent Effects: War abroad and at home- anthrax,
(emergency response, please use if class is dead!)
Immigration, temptation of freedom and democracy