I completed my fall work sample during my practicum teaching experience in a 7th grade social studies classroom. I taught 12 lessons, plus gave a pre- and post-test, on the topic "Christianity and Islam." Throughout my lesson planning I focused on student-centered teaching methods that challenged my students to think critically about the role that religion plays in history and in the world today. Throughout the unit I focused heavily on respecting diversity, including teaching about respectful language during discussions, activities that compared and contrasted Christianity and Islam, and a lesson devoted to debunking stereotypes. Please see the full work sample here.
I developed this unit plan for the class "Planning and Implementing ESOL Methods and Materials." The lessons were developed for a 5th grade social studies unit about the Stamp Act, with a focus on colonial resistance to taxation without representation." The content-area unit was designed using SIOP elements to make it accessible to ELLs taught in the mainstream classroom. A variety of learning strategies and language objectives cater to the unique needs of ELLs. Download the PDF here.