The Right Question Institute invited two teachers to develop lesson plans using the QFT which feature archival materials from EBSCO’s TIME Magazine Archive Database as Question Focuses. Each lesson plan is designed for high school students.
English Language Arts Lesson Plan: Affecting Our Communities
By Lauren Carlton | Foxborough, MA
What does it mean to be a part of a community, what do we “owe” our community, how can we contribute to our community, what power do we have to affect our community in both positive and negative ways? We study the way in which individuals can affect their communities and vice versa in texts like The Crucible and The Great Gatsby. This lesson will follow the study of those two core texts, so the students will be well-versed in the idea of community already. It will fall directly before they begin their final unit of study, which is more Project Based Learning; they will research individuals in their own community (in the school and town) and find an individual who affected (or is affecting) change in the community.
AP Government Lesson Plan: Miranda v. Arizona
By Danny Delgado | Bogart, GA
This lesson introduces a unit that explores the judicial branch and how its design protects the Supreme Court’s independence as a branch of government. This lesson highlights the practice of judicial review and how it remains a powerful judicial practice today. By using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) to learn about a high-profile case, we hope students will generate questions that lead them to discovering the roles and significance of the judicial branch.