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Lesson Plan- Samurai Warrior Job Description

Samurai Job Application
· Name of the Lesson: Samurai Warrior Job Description
· Grade Level: 9th -12th grade Special Education
· Overview and Purpose: I teach a vocation/work skills class to students who will are not candidates for college but who will be important member of the work force. The goal of this class is to help students learn social and work skills, gain confidence in public speaking, learn how to write resumes and cover letters, and fill out job applications. Students will learn about Samurai Warriors and the qualities that are required for this type of work and create job descriptions for an advertisement.
· Educational Standard: ELA Standards, Writing, Grade 6, 2.6; Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Focusing on; d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
· Objectives: Students will read Tale of the Heike Warriors( Penguin Classics) By: Royall Tyler, Compare the role of the warriors to occupations they are familiar with, create job descriptions, write a relevant advertisement using appropriate vocabulary and language, and demonstrate understanding through oral presentation.
· Materials needed: Tale of the Heike Warriors (Penguin Classics) By: Royall Tyler, note cards, paper, colored pencils, and newspaper.
· Lesson: This lesson will be a multi-day lesson. With students in special education, it is difficult to give time limits on projects- sometimes students may need extended time.
Day 1- Students will use the newspaper and internet to research different jobs. We will discuss the different characteristics and skills that are needed for the different types of employment. After students have discussed the topic and worked in groups, we will read Tale of the Heike Warriors together, stopping for vocabulary, comprehension, and predictions. After we read the story, we will discuss the content.
Day 2- As a class, we will review from the day before and discuss the Tale of the Heike Warriors and how it relates to the jobs that students previously researched. Students will create job descriptions and advertisements seeking to hire those qualified for the job. Students will use adjectives and appropriate vocabulary in their advertisements. Students will use colored pencils to draw and portray a Heike Warrior.
Day 3- Students will present their advertisements to the class and promote the job that is available, using a persuasive speech format.

Assessment- Students will be graded using a standard rubric for this project. I also like to use what students have learned as we move forward and explore other topics. Another opportunity for students to demonstrate skills and knowledge in this area is by choosing different jobs from different countries and using this same format. For example, Japanese Banraku Theatre puppet masters, Chinese Emperor, etc.