Ancient Greece Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan Grade 6 by fvp12618

VIEWS: 363 PAGES: 13

									                                       Ancient Greece
                            Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan
                                           Grade 6
                                   Created by Lori Stevens
                            stevens@warsaw-ms.sad53.k12.me.us

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!

								
To top