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Lesson Plan United States Regions Mr. Brian/ D4 Objectives: Students will present lecture/ presentation to class over a four day period. Students will research U.S. state information using the Internet. Students will retrieve information about specific topics (The Plains and Great Lakes Regions of the US) using technology resources. Standards English 4.2 The student will make and listen to oral presentations and reports. 4.9 The student will use information resources to research a topic. Geography • G 3.6 The student will interpret geographic information from maps, tables, graphs, and charts. Technology • C/T8.2 the student will communicate through network telecommunication (internet). • C/T8.4The student will process, store, retrieve and transmit electronic information. • C/T 8.1 The student will communicate through application software. Technology/ Media Components: • Software- PowerPoint (with pre-arranged templates for each Mountain state) Hardware- computer, Printer http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ Home.html- Includes a variety of information regarding United States Regions and states. Student Materials: • Per Student: Each student will require access to a computer with Internet access and Power Point software. Teacher Preparation and Resources: Teacher prep information: 1. Teacher will design a Power Point template (slide show) including CLOZE sentences is _____________. c. The date that (ex. Colorado) became a state is _________________. Three interesting facts about the state are______________________, __________________, ___________. Resource URL:________________________ _____. 2. A blank Power point Page will also be created for each state and will include a space for importing a map of the state. 3. Teacher will ensure that EnchantedLearning.com is available for student research. 4. The teacher will secure a computer lab for the class period. 5. Create a file on the shared file (Mountain States) and a sub-file for each individual state. Resources: • computer lab Enchantedlearning.com PowerPoint program, templates and notes pages List of Activities/ Tasks (for both teacher and students): DAY ONE state for a research project and present the format on the class monitor. Students will receive blank “research sheets” (from Power Point slides). 2. The teacher will discuss the project including the use of Power Point, the Internet and proper use of technology and equipment. 3. Instruct students on the use of Power Point, Copying and Pasting, Importing images and saving work to each students class file. 4. Student will follow teachers direct instruction to learn how to properly use the internet, Power Point and online resources. Day TWO regarding their designated state. Each student will copy the needed information (for the close sentences) and paste the information onto their Power Point page. paste three interesting facts about their designated state (including largest city, highest/lowest point, exports, population, etc.). 7. Students will save their work to their individual files. Day Three 8. Students will copy a map of their state and save it to their blank state page. that was found on the internet. The students will also discuss ideas regarding where they may find more information regarding their designated state. The class will computer their notes pages with the submitted information. Day Four 10. All students will present their state project and take notes. Assessment/ Evaluation: Formative Students will be monitored while working on their state projects. Students project pages will be checked before each student begins the presentation. Summative Student presentation will be checked for all required information. Student notes will be checked for completion, and graded upon work completion and participation.
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