Sample Hybrid Instruction UNIT

Teaching the Concept of Revolution

This is a sample UNIT that I developed with a colleague as an example of what my version of a hybrid instruction (or blended instruction) unit looks like. I have included all the MI Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) and the Common Core Standards for Reading and Social Studies to indicate how easy it is to implement state standards and use rational technology tools to engage students in their own learning.

This World History Unit is broken down in a series of classroom experiences based on the Understanding by Design model and students do an in depth study of the concept of REVOLUTION

This unit is designed to explore the overarching concept of revolution in human societies–the events, ideas and technologies that lead to paradigm shifts in civilizations, and the impact of globalization on the spread of “revolutionary” ideas. Students will study three major revolutions as examples–the French Revolution (political), the British Industrial Revolution (economic) and Women’s Suffrage (a global social movement over time). Students will analyze causes and outcomes of multiple revolutions, using these lenses: cause-effect, first-person narratives and perspectives, the role of media, data analysis and the students’ personal experience with revolution. Students will demonstrate an understanding of “revolution” by creating a digital museum exhibit around one revolution (either political, economic or social–selected by student teams) and writing a reflection tying the concept of revolution to their own lives. The unit would be most useful before in-depth study of political, economic and social revolutions occurs in the scope of world history content.

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