ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Adventures in Time and Place by Viona Van Hoose ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS My name is Viona Van Hoose. I teach at Jefferson Middle School in Oceanside, California. I teach a Language Arts/Social Studies Core class. My web site is http://ctap295.ctaponline.org/~vvanhoo/ This is an introductory research project on Ancient Civilizations in which students look for artifacts on selected web sites in order to become familiar with the elements that make up a culture. ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS EXPECTATIONS •To put a lesson on the web site •To make the lesson standards based •To learn PowerPoint, Excel, and Netscape Composer •To teach students to use the web site lesson ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Outcomes I learned the following: •Create a web site in Netscape Composer •Graph using Excel •Link pages and projects •Downloading and uploading ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS SUCCESSES •Students excited •Students willing to complete work •High interest in topic •Lesson met standards •Students are more at ease using computers ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Shortcomings •Not enough available computers •Few internet access locations •Too much time needed for students to type •Lack of student knowledge of general computer skills ANCIENT CIVILIZATONS Student Performance 120 100 80 Points 60 40 20 0 Richa Mariel Lama Steve David Veron Jonat Cristi Quinc Lilia Luis Cody Tanya Billy Jamie Seth Jorge Bryce Ana rd len r n M. ica han na y Pre-Test 40 50 20 50 40 30 30 40 40 30 30 20 30 20 30 30 30 50 40 Post-Test 80 80 60 90 80 70 70 70 70 80 70 70 80 60 70 70 80 100 100 Improvement 40 30 40 40 40 40 40 30 30 50 40 50 50 40 40 40 50 50 60 Students improved from pretest to post-test significantly. ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Student Perform ance 120 100 80 Pre-Test 60 Post-Test Improvement 40 20 0 a e Ma d a an e a e Da n M. r ia is n y th e ina dy lly ma mi nn An rg e ar ny lle nic inc yc Lu Lil Se Bi th Co ev v id is t ch Ja Jo rie Ta La Ly Br ro Qu na St Cr Ri Ve Jo This line graph again shows my students’ success in using the web based lesson. ANCIENT CIVILIZATONS Summary- Reflections Completing this project helped me better understand multiple elements of technology in order to enhance the learning of my students. I found that middle school students easily engage with technology and that the learning is on both sides. As I taught my students, I learned alongside. Having the right equipment and excess to the internet is the key to using this form of teaching. Without ready support it can be frustrating. ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS I have learned a lot from this project, but can still learn a lot more. I hope to continue increasing my knowledge as I create future lessons. ANCIENT CIVILIZATONS The following slides will introduce you to the lesson. Enjoy. Can you imagine our world without… DEMOCRACY WHEELS ROADS PAPER SILK WRITING How did all these things come to be? LET’S DIG INTO THE PAST MESOPOTAMIA ANCIENT EGYPT ANCIENT INDIA ANCIENT CHINA ANCIENT GREECE ANCIENT ROME Exploring the past is one way to find out! ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Allows students to explore the internet Research artifacts Create a museum Present an informational tour Click here to view lesson.
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