1. Topic-
Constitution and Bill of Rights, Life, Ethnic Minorities, American Way of Life, Government Institutions, Political Process, Media
2. Content-
American life, culture, business and government.

Human rights, racism, corporate America, newsroom, green screen
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Identify human rights leaders in America by visiting Martin Luther King Jr Memorial and President Carter's library and museum.
2. Observe how democracy supports economic growth, free enterprise and contributes to American family life at the Coca-Cola factory and Georgia Aquarium.
3. Describe the inner workings of US media on the Inside CNN tour.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will distinguish the different approaches of human rights between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and identify Ghandi as a leader in nonviolence and President Carter as a leader for peace in the Middle East
2. Students explore the exhibits at the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca Cola through interactive activities and scientific exploration.
3. Students participate in a guided tour through CNN Headquarters comparing the methods of news accumulation and anti-bias measures to educate the public.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Arrange tour of Martin Luther birth home or Sweet Alabama tour with Ranger Marty Smith at MLK Memorial.(404-331-6922 ext 3600) Prepare for outdoor weather (sun/rain). Tour begins with movie at arrival and is approx. 20 min long. Meet in the new gift shop next to birth home for short discussion about racism/human rights.
a.President Carter library costs $6 per person with military ID. Doesn't accept govt cc.
2. Georgia Aquarium gives military discount with ID. Govt cc not accepted. Open at 10am and shark feedings at 1030. Look for penguin and otter exhibits as well as petting pools.
a. World of Coke requires a call ahead for large groups for free military tickets. Must show military ID at check in and all bags to be searched. Begins with short movie. May participate in 4D movie and several interactive exhibits including "Taste It" where samples of beverages from all over the world are available.
3. Lunch inside CNN center. Tours start every 20 min. Free for military with ID. Starts with short video display. No cameras, food or drink allowed.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Aquarium - Georgia's has the world's largest aquarium. Explain America's interest in rehabilitating animals or caring for those who couldn't live in the wild.
2. World of Coke hall of fame and Happiness Factory Video.
3. Inside CNN intro movie and ongoing discussion with tour guide. Encourage questions.
4. MLK Memorial is a place of respect, rest for the leader. Carter center garden for peace has been developed through donations from all over the world.

B. Development-

1. Attend live shark feeding exhibit, participate in penguin home exhibit, read about ocean environments
2. Lead students to exhibits and interactive machines. Encourage participation in 4D movie and taste it exhibit.
3. Guided tour of Inside CNN
4. MLK Memorial - Walk through museum exhibit before walking tour
5. Carter Library - intro movie about Carter's life and goals. Lead students into exhibits.

C. Practice-

1. Interactive modules, US escort circulates among different groups; touch pools
2. 4D movie, Taste it, commercials, international coke bottles
3. Guided tour of MLK birth home
4. Interactive modules in Carter library

D. Independent Practice-

1. Self-guided tours with photo opportunities
2. Scavenger Hunt for special items
3. volunteer to read script monitor
4. Walk the footprints of fame and freedom march in MLK museum, deliver speech in Presidential Hall or meet in the Oval office at Carter Library

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. CNN has transcripts in foreign languages
2.Identify seating areas and bathrooms
3. Allow for breaks and early meal times for families with children.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. What are the pros and cons of animal conservatories?
2. What allowed World of Coca Cola to go international and would it be possible in any other type of government?
3. How do other news sources in other countries present their news? Is newsmaking ever totally unbiased?
4. Americans place great pride in their freedoms. How did historical leaders use those freedoms (good and bad) to gain political ground for their causes?
4. In your assessment, what were the greatest accomplishments of President Carter during the 4 years of his presidency.

G. Closure-

1. Aquarium - group takeaways round robin
2. World of Coke - souvenir coke at end
3. CNN - video about journalism and international news
4. MLK- group discussion about racism, human rights and preventing future catastrophes
5. President Carter - interactive module with humanitarian passport exhibit
7. Evaluation-
1. Provide students with a survey to complete by the end of the trip where they can give anonymous feedback.
2. Ask for any personal questions or thoughts about the trip to share in the group over dinner

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