Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Drug Resistance
  • English Language Arts
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Station Rotation
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    The Drug Resistant Disease Crisis - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.

    The Drug Resistant Disease Crisis - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.

    Overview

    In this problem-based learning module, students will work together collaboratively to establish questions and develop these questions into claims after being presented with the problem “How are today’s living standards contributing to the drug resistance disease crisis and what needs to be done to begin to reverse the effects of the contributing factors?”  The students will then work collaboratively to continue researching and will use the research to create a collaborative electronic public service announcement to go along with an individually written letter which will be sent to either a state representative, the FDA, lead community personnel, etc.

     

    Both products, the PSA and the letter will include their well defined claim, supported with evidence and backed up with reasoning.

    Prior to beginning module, please note: Module can be completed in isolation, or can be completed in conjunction with modules "Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Policy" (science) and/or Advancing Change through Public Awareness (social studies) as part of a full interdisciplinary unit between 8th grade social studies, language arts and science.  This would allow for students to have a wider array of questions to guide their claims and the students could build the PSA in social studies and write the letter in Language Arts.

    Section 1

    In this problem-based learning module, students will work together collaboratively to establish questions and develop these questions into claims after being presented with the problem “How are today’s living standards contributing to the drug resistance disease crisis and what needs to be done to begin to reverse the effects of the contributing factors?”  The students will then work collaboratively to continue researching and will use the research to create a collaborative electronic public service announcement to go along with an individually written letter which will be sent to either a state representative, the FDA, lead community personnel, etc.

     

    Both products, the PSA and the letter will include their well defined claim, supported with evidence and backed up with reasoning.

    Prior to beginning module, please note: Module can be completed in isolation, or can be completed in conjunction with modules "Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Policy" (science) and/or Advancing Change through Public Awareness (social studies) as part of a full interdisciplinary unit between 8th grade social studies, language arts and science.  This would allow for students to have a wider array of questions to guide their claims and the students could build the PSA in social studies and write the letter in Language Arts.