⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Witness the Unbelievable: 10 Must-See Videos That Defy Explanation

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Witness the Unbelievable: 10 Must-See Videos That Defy Explanation

Grade Level: 7-9

Objective: To critically analyze and evaluate videos that showcase extraordinary events, fostering media literacy, critical thinking, and skepticism while encouraging students to question and seek rational explanations for seemingly unbelievable phenomena.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

- Access to a curated collection of videos that depict extraordinary events (e.g., UFO sightings, supernatural occurrences, extreme sports, etc.)
- Worksheets for note-taking and reflection
- Devices with internet access for video viewing (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes)
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of skepticism and the importance of critical thinking when evaluating extraordinary claims or events.
- Ask students if they have ever seen videos that seemed unbelievable or defied explanation.
- Introduce the topic of 10 unbelievable videos that challenge our understanding and invite students to critically analyze and seek rational explanations.

2. Video Viewing and Note-Taking (30 minutes)
- Show selected videos that depict extraordinary events, one by one, or provide students with access to the curated collection for individual viewing.
- Instruct students to take notes while watching each video, identifying the main claims or events depicted and any evidence presented.

3. Analysis and Discussion (20 minutes)
- Facilitate a class discussion about each video, encouraging students to share their initial reactions and impressions.
- Encourage students to evaluate the claims made in the videos and discuss their skepticism or willingness to believe the events depicted.
- Guide the discussion to explore possible explanations or alternative perspectives that could account for the phenomena shown.

4. Individual Reflection (15 minutes)
- Distribute worksheets that require students to individually reflect on each video and provide their analysis and evaluation.
- Instruct students to write an informative/explanatory text discussing their thoughts on the videos, including their assessments of the claims made, the evidence presented, and the likelihood of the events being real or staged.

5. Peer Review and Feedback (10 minutes)
- Pair students up and have them exchange their written responses.
- Instruct students to provide constructive feedback on each other's analysis, suggesting ways to strengthen their arguments or consider additional perspectives.
- Emphasize the importance of respectful and thoughtful feedback.

6. Revision and Final Draft (15 minutes)
- Provide time for students to revise their written responses based on the feedback received.
- Encourage students to incorporate the suggestions and strengthen their analysis with additional details or counterarguments.
- Instruct students to create a final draft of their written responses.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes)
- Summarize the main points discussed in the lesson, highlighting the importance of critical thinking, skepticism, and seeking rational explanations.
- Encourage students to continue questioning and evaluating information they encounter, both online and offline.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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