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Lesson Topic: Patriotism and Foreign Policy
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Teacher: Alice Chandler
School: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC
Grade Level: 12th Grade
Course: U.S. Government
Over three days, the lesson alternates between whole-class discussions, in which Ms. Chandler’s use of Socratic questioning is evident, and committee work, in which students determine what will be placed in the museum, using their particular art major as the basis for their choices. The conclusion of the lesson shows the student’s presentations, including dance, music, theatrical performances, and visualizations, along with rationales for their selections.
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