Contributor’s Name: Bill Chemnick
For our Foundation Cycle, we will explore the Iranian revolution (reading Persepolis) and compare it to our American revolution and a revolution that students will explore for themselves (using the New York Time Revolt! Unit Plan). We will then segue into a study of our founding documents including the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, ending with the Mars Simulation Constitution Project where students will create and negotiate a new constitution for people who have been stranded on a colony on Mars based on our American Constitution.
Geared Towards eighth,ninth
Curriculum: Curriculum – English,Curriculum – Social Studies
Tags: Social Studies,Middle School
Kick off: Revisit the Classroom Constitution
Seminar Title: Preamble, by Mike Wilkins (painting); Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (broken up by chapters) etc.
Group Initiative: Air Traffic Controller
Project: Mars Simulation Constitution Project
Discussion Topics: Revolution; Civics and Government; Conflict; Change; Intent versus Impact
Outside Opportunity: We will visit NOAA’s headquarters and learn about how our government protects our water ways
Social Studies,Middle School