Unit Topic or Theme: An introduction to more effective use of the
Lesson Topic or Theme: Pre-Assessment
Lesson Objectives: Students, after a 15-40 min. introduction to the
Internet, will be able to:
1. verbally describe at least one difference between information
found on the Internet and information found in a book.
2. demonstrate abilities in Internet navigation including forward-
backward, scrolling, selecting from bookmarks, & recognizing
3. verbally evaluate whether the Chihuahua Pharaoh website
presents truthful information.
Instructional Technique: Demonstration, WWW navigation, question
Instructional Materials: Computer with Internet access. Websites:
Pages through the Ages: Oak View Elementary
Kings and Queens Menu
Pyramids and Temples Menu (with Java map)
The Construction of the Pyramids
NOVA Online/Pyramids -- The Inside Story
Color Tour of Egypt
The Ancient Egypt Site
Ancient Egypt, government
NW Regional Ed Lab
The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
NM's Creative Impulse..Egypt
Egypt - Guardian's Egypt - Main Gate
Ancient Egypt Webquest
Theoretical Perspective: More and more schools are providing their
students access to the Internet. While some students have the skills
needed to manipulate this media, others are either not aware of or
need assistance in finding what is available on the Internet. Schools
must, therefore, help provide all students with the basic skills needed
to find and utilize information on the Internet. This pre-assessment
lesson is developed to help teachers better determine the Internet skill
level of each student as well as to provide time for each student to
learn basic computer skills need to use the Internet.
A. Introductory Activity (Set)
The teacher will ask students:
Who has heard of the Internet?
Does anyone know what the Internet is?
The teacher will describe in basic terms how the Internet is
made up of lots of computers from around the world talking
to each other over telephone wires.
The teacher will begin by showing the students the java map
of Egypt. Each student will have a chance to see and
verbalize how using this map is different than using regular
The teacher and students can then choose from the various
Egypt related websites listed and view what information is
available. Each student must have a chance to use the
mouse and “navigate” the World Wide Web to get more
comfortable with these skills. The teacher should ask
questions of students to point out how information on the
Internet can differ from that found in books.
The teacher will direct students to the Chihuahua Pharaoh
website. There, students are asked whether they believe this
site presents truthful information. The teacher and student
should discuss what is found.
The teacher will ask students questions about navigating the
Web. Also, the teacher will ask students if everything they
find on the Internet is always truthful.
D. Adaptations for different learners
Spend extra time with those students who have difficulty
achieving any of the three objectives for the lesson.
See procedure above.
The objectives will be met if each student is able to point out
differences between Internet and non-Internet information,
manipulate the Internet browser, and determine that not all
information found on the Internet is truthful.