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Lesson

Social Programs Intro

Subject/Gra
de Level

Social- 9

Unit

Social Programs

Date
Time
Duratio
n
Teache
r

March , 2015
45 min
Mr. Anderson

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General
Learning
Outcomes:

9.2 Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of


how economic decision making in Canada and the United States
impacts quality of life, citizenship and identity.

Specific
Learning
Outcomes:

9.2.5Assess,critically,therelationshipbetweenconsumerismand

qualityoflifeinCanadaandtheUnitedStatesbyexploringand
reflectinguponthefollowingquestionsandissues:Social
Programs

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will:
1. List various social programs
2. Discuss benefits and disadvantages to social programs
3. Discuss health care as advantageous or detrimental

LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED


Issues For Canadians text
POS

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

PROCEDURE
Prior to lesson
Attention Grabber
Assessment of
Prior Knowledge
Expectations for
Learning and
Behaviour
Advance
Organizer/Agenda

Transition to Body
Learning Activity
#1
Teacher Notes:
Assessments/
Differentiation

Learning Activity
#2

Introduction
If we focus I have a fun game for us to play at the end!

Time

Who has heard of a social program before?


Im looking today to see good discussion and everyone
involved in the discussion not just 2 or 3 people.

5 min

So

Discover social programs


List some programs
Discuss benefits and disadvantages to programs
Play game if we have time
what is a social program?
Body
What is a social program?
Explain what a social program is.
Why would these be important in a society?

Time
5 min

Check for understanding: thumbs up, ask to repeat


List social programs

10 min

Teacher Notes:
Assessments/
Differentiation

Learning Activity
#3

Teacher Notes:
Assessments/
Differentiation

What are some social programs that you are aware of?
o Health care
o Income assistance
o Pension
Have you or someone in your family ever benefited from a
social program?

Ask students to explain the different social programs


Discuss health care
What is the difference between Canadian health care and
American health care?
o Do you think our doctors or other professionals get
paid the same then?
Split class into two groups: one will be for Public Health
Care and the other Opposed to it
o Give them 5 minutes to come up with good points
for/against and let them debate
Questions show understanding
Closure

Consolidation of
Learning:
Feedback From
Students:
Feedback To
Students
Transition To Next
Lesson
Sponge
Activity/Activities

15 min

Time

What is the definition of a social program again?


Do we feel we know a little bit more about social programs?

5 min

Thanks for your discussion today and participation


Next class we will go a little more in depth with these
programs
States and capitals

Reflections from
the lesson