Change Begin with You! Task Analysis



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Change Begin with You!

Task Analysis:

TSW explore the rights and responsibilities they have as citizens in their classroom and community. (2-3 days)



  • Explore rights and responsibilities as students

  • Discuss the causes and effects of choices related to rights and responsibilities

  • Study Bill of Rights

  • Create Bill of Rights for classroom

TSW explain the issues associated with the Civil War (possibly utilizing a jigsaw) and how the issues caused the Civil War to happen.* (2 days)

  • Explore slavery through the eyes of a child (Read Meet Addy)

  • Causes of Civil War: slavery, lack of equality, state‚Äôs rights

TSW investigate the contributions of famous Americans from the Civil War Era (they will identify the problem being addressed and strategies used to effect change).* (3-4 days)

  • Use cause and effect charts and strategies to study what actions famous Americans took to fight injustices. What caused them to take action and what effect their actions had on their communities (their legacy).

  • Suggested Americans to study: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. lee, Ulysses S. grant, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass.

TSW identify changes caused by the Civil War. (1 day)

  • Slavery ends but inequality remains.

  • Students will study a brief look into Jim Crow laws.

TSW investigate the contributions of famous Americans from the Post War Era (they will identify the problem being addressed and strategies used to effect change). (3-4 days)

  • Suggested Americans to study: Susan B. Anthony, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez

TSW identify a community problem, its causes and plan feasible solutions to that problem. (2-3 days)

TSW design an artifact that addresses their Action Plan to solve a community problem. (1-2 days)

  • See rubric for details

*lessons provided with this Unit Plan

Unit Length: 14 - 19 days

Columinating Activity Objectives:

TSW identify a community problem, its causes and plan feasible solutions to that problem.

TSW design an artifact that addresses their Action Plan to solve a community problem.

Unit Outcome:

All people have certain rights as well as responsibilities as members of their community. We have recently been learning about the specific contributions of several famous Americans and how one person has the power to create change in their community.



As a citizen, you will identify a problem that affects your local community.

  • Create an Action Plan that identifies the possible causes and solutions of this problem. Your solutions must be something you or your peers can do.

  • Design an artifact, such as a brochure, commercial, flier, or advertisement, that supports your Action Plan.

  • Orally present your Action Plan and artifact to your peers.

You will use the rubrics provided to guide you in creating your project.


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