1. Topic-
Citizen Heroes
2. Content-
Working for Lasting Peace
(textbook p. 94-95)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
To show students the importance of building citizenship through caring.
4. Objectives-
Identify the accomplishments of notable individuals.
5. Materials and Aids-
Growth of a Nation student text
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.To activate prior knowledge, have students describe a time when they or another person were treated unfairly.
2. Ask them if they took any action to stop this mistreatment, and if so, have them describe it.

B. Development-

1. Build student background by telling the students the following:
*Williams was born on October 9, 1950.
*Williams was awarded degrees at the University of Vermont and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
*Williams has held jobs as Deputy Director of Medical Aid for El Salvador and has taught in Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C.
2.Read text p. 94-95 orally together.
3. Ask questions to ensure comprehension of text.

C. Practice-

1. What point was Jody Williams trying to make in the quote in yellow on p. 94?
2. Why did landmines prevent farmers from farming their land in Central America?
3. How does the ICBL propose to solve the problem of landmines around the world?

D. Independent Practice-

1. Provide students with information about landmines.
2. Have them write a letter they would send to leaders of countries around the world to make them aware of the dangers of the buried landmines.
3. Students should include ideas about how the leaders could help eliminate landmines now and in the future.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Work in groups of two to write their letters.

F. Checking for understanding-

Each group will share their letters to the class.

G. Closure-

Solving problems in the community as Jody Williams has done helps us as citizens to see the importance of caring for each other.
7. Evaluation-
Have students research the problem they want to solve in their community and present information to the class.

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