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Internet Search “Voyage to the Moon”
Curriculum Areas: Technology, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, American
Indian Language & Culture
Recommended Levels: 3rd – 4th Grade
Time Frame: 40 min.
Tribal Affiliation: Tewa (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Geographic Location: North Central New Mexico
Developed by: Jacqueline Sanchez
Email addresses of developers: Jackie_Sanchez@teachnet.edb.utexas.edu
Date lesson was developed: July 24, 2001
Goal: To use INTERNET web sites for research on a particular topic and to make
relevant connections with community-based cultural information
Behavioral Objectives: Students will
Brainstorm topics related lesson theme (the Moon)
Use the Internet to gain information under desired topic
Use word-processing skills in producing final draft for publication
Use the digital camera for photography
Print the digital photographs taken and include in final publication
American Indian Standards:
Language & Literacy 1, 2, 5
Earth & Space Science D2, D3
Social Studies 9
Prior Knowledge Needed: Students should have some prior experience with the
procedure in pursuing a search on the Web.
Materials and Resources Needed:
digital camera + printing access
student science journals
Culture Content and Strategies: Students will be encouraged when brainstorming to
include those of cultural relevance with community-based information and interest.
Community storyteller will be invited to share folklore and legends on our topic with the
students. This activity will take place culminating our lesson on “The Moon”.
Lesson Summary and Performance Tasks: Each student is to pursue a web search on a
selected topic identified under our subject the “Moon”.
Step 1. Brainstorm topics under our subject the “Moon”. The teacher should guide
and prompt when necessary.
Step 2. After list is determined in brainstorming, work with a partner. The teacher
will review the procedure in pursuing a search on the web.
a.) Log on entering given username and password.
b.) Go into Internet Explorer or Netscape, (whichever is on the computer).
c.) Enter the topic chosen from the list on the search blank and click enter, or
click on search button.
d.) Next select desired link from list that comes up by double clicking on the
e.) If that link doesn’t provide the information sought or needed, go back by
going up on the menu bar and clicking on the back button. This will take the
user back to the list of sites (links) under your desired topic in your search.
Step 3. Read and enter in your own words (summarize), the information of your
choice acquired from the site. Go on and pursue additional information in
other sites listed in your search.
Step 4. Continue to retrieve information; probably 5 items of new information on the
topic entering this into their SJ under today’s date.
Step 5. Use this information and write up a report.
Step 6. Edit the first draft, using the writing process for revising and editing.
Step 7. Word process final draft and prepare for publishing using desired font on the
title and Times New Roman or Arial for the body of the report.
Assessment: Scoring rubric includes content and organization criteria.
Technology Integration: Internet searches and digital photography taken during our
storytelling, along with the processing and printing of photos taken, will be part of the
tasks required in the lesson.
Enrichment/Remediation: Higher achieving students will be paired off with those
needing assistance in working with the Internet.
Students in need of challenge will be required to download 1 or 2 pictures from the web
and include these with their final report for publishing.
Teacher Reflections: (to be included in final notes after execution of lesson)