Ancient Greece Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan Grade 6 Created by Lori Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org Objective: During this lesson students will: • Research a Greek history topic and a god or goddess • Summarize their research into their own words • Cite their online resources using the Warsaw Middle School standards • Create a HyperStudio slideshow on the topic selected • Present using technology (projector, slideshow, and computer) Materials Needed: • List of Greek Topics and gods/goddess to choose from • Computers (preferably one for each student) with HyperStudio software • Handouts/organizer for note taking and bibliography • Assessment/rubric for point choice • Internet Access (www.portaportal.com – guest access stevenswms6) • HyperStudio cheat sheet • Digital camera • LCD projector Lesson: The teacher will introduce the unit/project. The teacher will then hand out to the students a score sheet/rubric that will allow them to choose how they can earn their points for the project. He/she will go over the sheet to explain the requirements/choices for each section. Next, the students will draw their topics from a basket. If they do not like their topic or feel that it may be too difficult then they can negotiate with the teacher for a different topic that has not been chosen. After the topics have been chosen, students will record their topic on the note taking sheet. At this point, the teacher will review how to cite their online resources using the handout that was included in the note taking packet. The teacher will demonstrate some examples to help students locate the information that is required to cite their resources. (The teacher should also take the time to remind them about the portaportal site. The guest access for my site is stevenswms6. My portaportal site has a variety of reading levels to help meet the needs of all students.) Students can then begin their research. While students are researching on their own, this will allow the teacher to help students on a more individual basis who may need extra help. Once the majority of students have completed their research, the teacher should introduce the basics of HyperStudio to the class. (I give them a “cheat sheet” to help them when they begin working on their slideshows.) All students are required to place their text on their cards before working on any of the other pieces of their slideshow. Students then can choose the order in which they want to work on their slideshows. Students who have not finished their research at this point will have time to continue to work on it. Once the majority of students have completed their slideshows, the teacher should discuss what elements make a good presentation. Next, the grading requirements for their presentations should be clarified. Students will then begin the presentations and at the end of each presentation, other students may ask questions about the topic covered. Students who have not completed their slideshow will have the option of presenting last so that they may have extra time to work on their project. Tiered Process/Product: • Research is tiered by complexity of topic and amount of research the student chooses to complete. Research is also tiered by level of resources used/given. • Product is tiered by demonstration of “basic skills” vs. more “advanced skills” when creating the slideshow. Students are given the choice to pick the amount of points that they want to earn under each of the categories. • Time requirements are varied for individual student needs. Length of Lesson: • Students will have approximately two to three weeks to complete their research. The amount of time will need to be adjusted based on the students that are in the class. • Students will have approximately three weeks to complete their HyperStudio slideshows. • Presentations usually take about one week. • It should be noted that classes only meet 4 times a week for 50 minutes a period. Ancient Greece Choose from the sections below to earn your points. You can earn up to 80 points by self selection and the last 20 points (no choice points) are assessed by the teacher. Research/Cards 40 points 30 well written facts on your topic 10 well written facts on your god/goddess 4 quality web sites with the proper bibliographic format 25 Cards (title card, dedication card, table of contents card, 20 fact cards, bibliography card, and biography card). Each card must have 2 text boxes (one title box and one fact box) 30 points 25 well written facts on your topic 8 well written facts on your god/goddess 3 quality web sites with the proper bibliographic format 20 Cards (title card, dedication card, table of contents card, 15 fact cards, bibliography card, and biography card). Each card must have 2 text boxes (one title box and one fact box) 20 points 20 well written facts on your topic 5 well written facts on your god/goddess 3 quality web sites with the proper bibliographic format 15 Cards (title card, dedication card, table of contents card, 10 fact cards, bibliography card, and biography card). Each card must have 2 text boxes (one title box and one fact box) Backgrounds 10 points Cards must have a variety of backgrounds that include graphics, gradients, and drawn. 7 points Card backgrounds use at least 3 different styles of backgrounds. 3 point Cards all have basic backgrounds Buttons 15 points Forward and Backward Buttons that are labeled correctly and have transitions and sounds (at least 20% are sound files from the Internet). 12 points Forward Buttons that are labeled correctly and have transitions and sounds. 9 points Buttons that allow the viewer to move to the next card Graphics 15 points Each card has at least one quality graphic and animation that directly relates to the information on the card. All graphics and animations must come from the internet. 10 points Each card has one quality graphic on each card that directly relates to the information on the card. 5 points 50% or more of the cards have a quality graphic that relates directly to the information on the card No Choice Points Presentation: 10 points Well presented – cards could easily be read - spoke clearly and used technology appropriately – 5 to 10 minutes in length 8 points Well presented –most cards could easily be read - spoke clearly and used technology appropriately – less than 5 minutes in length 7 points Well presented – most cards could easily be read - spoke clearly and used technology with help – less than 5 minutes in length Use of Class Time: 10 points Used class time effectively – worked at being an independent worker – demonstrated appropriate audience skills when other were presenting 8 points Used class time effectively most of the time – attempted to be an independent worker – demonstrated appropriate audience skills when other were presenting 7 points Class time could have been used more effectively but was not a distraction to others –showed little independent work skills– had to be reminded of appropriate audience skills when other were presenting Student Name: Homeroom: Choice Points Total: Non Choice Points Total: Total Points Earned/Grade: Comments: Ancient Greece Fact Sheet Name: __________________________________________ Homeroom: _______________________________________ Topic Chosen: _____________________________________ Number Greece Facts of Facts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Extra Space: Ancient Greece Gods/Goddess Fact Sheet Name: __________________________________________ Homeroom: _______________________________________ God/Goddess Chosen: _____________________________________ Number God/Goddess Facts of Facts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Extra Space: Ancient Greece Bibliography Information Last Name, First Name. “Section of the Website Used.” Name of the Entire Website. Date Visited Day Month Year. <Entire Website Address> Last Name, First Name. “Section of the Website Used.” Name of the Entire Website. Date Visited Day Month Year. <Entire Website Address> HyperStudio Cheat Sheet How do I change my card size? What size should they be? File…New Stack…..Card Size Width 900 Height 600 How do I get my tools and colors out so that I can use them? Click and drag What is the purpose of the hand tool? It lets you run your slideshow/buttons/special effects What is the purpose of the arrow tool? It let’s you edit/to make changes How do I write on my cards? What are the shortcut keys for this? Object….Add a text object Ctrl T Once you have placed a text object on your card, how can you make changes to it? Be sure you have selected the arrow tool and double click on the text box…under style you can make changes to the fonts How can I add another card to my stack? What are the shortcut keys for this? Edit…New Card Ctrl N How can I move from one card to another? What are the shortcut keys for this? Use the move menu Use the Ctrl and greater than and less than keys How can I add a background to my card? Select the paint bucket from the tools and then click on the color or pattern you want and then click on your card Are there other ways I can add backgrounds to my cards? Using the menu bar select Edit – Effects – Try out the choices available there You can use the tools as well to draw a background – Try out the choices available there How can I add a graphic/clip art? Do NOT copy and paste or it will become part of the background Using the menu bar select – Object – Add a Graphic Object or the shortcut key Ctrl G Disk File…..Clip Art…..Select the one you want and hit open……using the selection tool you must outline the graphic and then select OK…be sure to finish off the graphic or it will disappear When we are further along in our slideshows we will be adding graphics from the Internet. How do I add buttons? Using the menu bar select Object…Add a Button or Ctrl B Select our colors and fonts and name your button by where it is going Places to Go/Transitions and Things to Do This is also where you will add sounds to stack How do I add animations? These can be added to buttons Can be added by going to Objects…About This Card…Arriving at this card… Select and create the path by clicking and dragging Be sure to select the settings that you want and then select try it so you can see how it is going to play Disk library…animations – Eventually we will be adding animations from the internet I t will look like it disappear but when you return to the card when in the hand mode it will reappear Two very important things to remember…save everything into your folder on the desktop and save often and I mean often…..my suggestion is after each card…..CTRL S…is your friend!
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