If you want to know what The New Bing is all about, look at what is said when I asked the question; The new Bing is a revolutionary product that uses advanced AI technology to deliver better search, more complete answers, a new chat experience, and the ability to create and share content with others. The new Bing is also integrated with the new Edge browser, which offers many features and benefits for users.
My first thought was, what would be the best way for me to use The new Bing, apart from searching for a new Airfryer? (It did provide me with good answers there, by the way.
So naturally, I asked The new Bing the following questions;
Here is the result. Let me know what you think.
Lesson Plan: Scottish History and Politics
Subject: Social Studies Grade: 10 Duration: 60 minutes Objectives:
- Students will be able to identify and describe key events and periods in Scottish history
- Students will be able to explain the political system of Scotland and its relationship with UK
- Students will be able to analyze the causes and consequences of the Scottish referendum in 2016, Brexit and the recent resignation of Nicola Sturgeon
- Handout: Scottish History and Politics
- Quiz: Scottish History and Politics, provided below
- Essay topics: Scottish History and Politics, provided below.
- Rubric: Essay Writing also provided below.
- Introduction (10 minutes):
- Instruction (20 minutes):
- Distribute the handout to students and ask them to read it silently
- Check for understanding by asking questions throughout the presentation and inviting students to share their opinions or questions
- Practice (15 minutes):
- Distribute the quiz to students and ask them to complete it individually
- Review the answers with students and provide feedback
- Application (10 minutes):
- Distribute the essay topics to students and ask them to choose one topic to write an essay on
- Explain the expectations and criteria for writing an essay using the rubric
- Closure (5 minutes):
- Summarize the main points of the lesson
- Ask students to reflect on what they learned and how it relates to their own lives or experiences
- Assign homework: write an essay on chosen topic using reliable sources
- Formative assessment: quiz on Scottish history and politics
- Summative assessment: essay on chosen topic related to Scottish history and politics.
Here are some facts about Scottish history and politics:
- Scotland has a rich and complex history that spans from the Roman invasion in the 1st century to the present day12.
- Scotland was an independent kingdom until 1707, when it joined with England to form Great Britain under the Acts of Union12.
- Scotland has its own legal system, education system, church, banknotes and devolved parliament that can make laws on some domestic matters1.
- In 2014, Scotland held a referendum on whether to become an independent country again, but the majority of voters (55%) chose to remain part of the UK3.
- In 2016, another referendum was held on whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union (EU), but while most Scots (62%) voted to remain, the UK as a whole voted to leave (52%)4.
- This created a new tension between Scotland and the rest of the UK, as many Scots felt their democratic will was ignored and their interests were harmed by Brexit567.
- The Scottish National Party (SNP), which supports independence and EU membership, won a majority of seats in Scotland in both the 2017 and 2019 UK general elections7.
- The SNP also won a fourth consecutive term in power in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, but fell one seat short of an outright majority7.
- The SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second independence referendum before 2023, arguing that Brexit has changed the circumstances since 20147. However, she resigned on February 28th 2023 after being accused of misleading a parliamentary inquiry into her handling of sexual harassment allegations against her predecessor Alex Salmond[^14].
Here are some questions you can use to check for understanding:
- When did Scotland join with England to form Great Britain?
- When did Scotland and England unite under one monarch for the first time?
- What is the name of Scotland’s devolved parliament?
- What is the name of the party that supports Scottish independence from the UK?
- What was the result of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum?
- How did Scotland vote in the 2016 EU membership referendum?
- What is the name of the political party that supports Scottish independence and EU membership?
- Who was the leader and First Minister of Scotland until February 28th 2023?
- Why did she resign from her position?
- When does she want to hold a second independence referendum?
- What are some of the arguments for and against Scottish independence?
- How do you think Brexit has affected Scotland’s relationship with England?
- Why did Scotland compare itself to Norway in the 2014 referendum?
Here are When did Scotland join with England to form Great Britain with links.
Here are some essay topics you can assign:
- Compare and contrast Scotland’s history and culture with England’s.
- Analyze how Brexit has impacted Scotland’s economy, society and environment.
- Evaluate Nicola Sturgeon’s leadership style and legacy as First Minister.
Here are some reliable links you can provide for further research:
Here is a rubric you can use to grade your students’ essays: