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Lesson Plans

The two lessons in this section are meant to extend and reinforce the concepts presented in “Bringing Down a Dictator.” They were written for high school instruction in government, political science, history, sociology, and other social sciences.




Lesson I: The Role Images Play
by Allison Laskey and Ulric C. Berard

Alison Laskey was a senior at South Lakes High School in Fairfax County, Virginia when she co-wrote this lesson plan with Mr. Berard.

Ulric Berard was a teacher and curriculum developer for over thirty-two years. He taught Social Anthropology at W.T. Woodson High School and Twentieth Century Topics at South Lakes High School; both courses were part of the International Baccalaureate program in Fairfax County, Virginia. He had extensive overseas experience as a teaching fellow in several Middle Eastern countries and as a Peace Corps volunteer in East Malaysia. Mr. Berard was selected Teacher of the Year — 2002 by the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.

Lesson II: Symbolism and Otpor's Use of the Clenched Fist
by Ulric C. Berard and Raksha Vasudevan

Raksha Vasudevan was a senior at South Lakes High School in Fairfax County, Virginia when she co-wrote this lesson plan with Mr. Berard.

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 2