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Taliban Lesson Plan

Instructor: Mary Beth Burns

Mary Beth has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grade and has a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently an assistant principal.

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the Taliban. While reading an informational text, the students will discuss the topic with a peer. Students will use a graphic organizer to compare the Taliban with other government bodies.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze an informational text about the Taliban
  • Engage in discussion with peers about the Taliban
  • Compare and contrast the Taliban with the American government

Length

45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Materials

  • Copies of The Taliban
  • Copies of the quiz
  • Copies of blank Venn Diagrams, one per student
  • Blank paper

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