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Margaret Thatcher Becomes the First Female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Lesson Plan

Details of the Lesson

This lesson is designed for high school students studying history. It will cover the topic of Margaret Thatcher becoming the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the background and political climate that led to Margaret Thatcher becoming the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Understand the impact of Margaret Thatcher's leadership on the United Kingdom and the world.
  • Can analyze primary sources related to Margaret Thatcher's leadership.

Methodology

This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, class discussion, and primary source analysis. Students will be encouraged to participate in class discussion and ask questions throughout the lesson.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook or online resources on Margaret Thatcher and the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
  • Primary sources related to Margaret Thatcher's leadership, such as speeches and news articles.
  • Whiteboard and markers.
  • Projector and screen.

Activities

  • Introduction: The teacher will introduce the topic of Margaret Thatcher becoming the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and provide some background information on the political climate of the time.
  • Lecture: The teacher will give a brief lecture on Margaret Thatcher's leadership and the impact it had on the United Kingdom and the world.
  • Primary Source Analysis: Students will work in small groups to analyze primary sources related to Margaret Thatcher's leadership. They will be asked to identify key themes and ideas in the sources and discuss their significance.
  • Class Discussion: The teacher will lead a class discussion on the primary sources and the impact of Margaret Thatcher's leadership.
  • Conclusion: The teacher will summarize the key points of the lesson and encourage students to ask any remaining questions.

Assessment

Assessment for this lesson will be based on class participation, group work, and a short written reflection on the impact of Margaret Thatcher's leadership.

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12 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the standards set by the Common Core State Standards Initiative for History/Social Studies.

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