Monday, May 26, 2008

Sub plan for the McCain rally days

Thursday

1. 1st Period Advance Placement Comparative Government

a. Show news. End after the Newshour summary is over.

b. Give students the “How to write a bill” sheet. Give them the following websites

i. http://www.politics1.com/

ii. http://www.publicagenda.org/index.cfm

c. Take the kids to the library to start researching facts for their bills.

i. Tell them that bills are to be no longer than one full page (front and back allowed).

d. Tell kids to meet in the library tomorrow. They will be doing the same thing.

2. 2nd, 3rd, 5th Period- Economics

a. Show news. End after the Newshour summary is over.

b. Have the students divide up into groups of 3 or 4.

c. Hand out “Franchising Know-How” to each student and have them read over it in groups. Tell them that this information will be on the final.

d. Have each group then write down the advantages and disadvantages of the following franchises. 7-Eleven, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Intercontinental Hotels Group (very high class hotel), Ace Hardware, Jiffy Lube, Great Clips (haircuts), Super 8 Motels.

e. Each group is to then write down with franchise they would most likely invest in and why. This should take up the period.

f. If the students end early, show the “McDonald’s International” video (on tv cart).

3. 4th Period- International Studies:

a. Show news. End after the Newshour summary is over

b. Students are working on creating their own countries. Tell them that by Tuesday, the following is required:

i. A list of international organizations, entities, or other countries that you refuse to recognize and why. They can be real countries in modern day, or the other countries in class.

ii. A flag

iii. A national anthem

1. Extra credit if it is actually sung in class

iv. A country motto or slogan

Friday

1. 1st Period-Advanced Placement Comparative Government

a. No News

b. In library working on bills

2. 2nd, 3rd, 5th- Economics

a. No News

b. Students are back into their groups. This time, they attempt to create their own franchise. Have students make a list of the items that they would need to be included in all parts of the franchise contract. Be specific in estimating all necessary details. Give students about 30 minutes or so.

c. Have students from each group go and visit other groups. Have one member stay behind. The members of the groups will then introduce the franchise and the visiting student will either agree to buy it, or not. Groups are to keep track of how many people bought into their franchise.

d. Again, show McDonald’s International (if you haven’t done so) if you end early. Most likely, you won’t need to.

3. 4th Period-International Studies

a. No News

b. Students are working on creating their own countries. Tell them that by Tuesday, the following is required:

i. A list of international organizations, entities, or other countries that you refuse to recognize and why. They can be real countries in modern day, or the other countries in class.

ii. A flag

iii. A national anthem

1. Extra credit if it is actually sung in class

iv. A country motto or slogan

 

The usual stuff; bathroom, discipline, attendance items, are on a separate sheet.  This was left on the front student desk in plain view.  In fact, I was there and my students (who are very reliable) watched me put it there.  Can't go wrong, right?

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