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Lesson Plan: Teaching the Lesson: Activity 1

Activity 1: Large-Group Discussion on Patriotism and Foreign Policy

This initial discussion should set the foundation for the lesson as well as review concepts that have been previously discussed. Stimulate a discussion with the following questions:

  • How would you define patriotism?
  • Which key ideas should guide the relationship--foreign policy--of the United States with other countries of the world?
  • How is patriotism reflected through the arts?
  • Which people and events best portray the key ideas that U.S. foreign policy should be based on?
  • How, if at all, does patriotism impact foreign policy?
  • How might the relationship(s) between patriotism and foreign policy be reflected in the creation of a foreign policy museum?

Use Socratic questioning (see Essential Readings) to help probe students’ understandings and challenge their assumptions, and to prompt them to fully explain their ideas.

Overview, Goals, and Planning    |     Activity 1
Activity 2     |     Activity 3     |     Activity 4     |     Activity 5     |     Scheduling and Adaptations


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