Alexander the Great (Hellenistic Culture) Name: Katherine Yaksich Section ADO 594 #: 5 Time: Wed. 12:30 Educational Task: The students will explore and learn about the conquests of Alexander the Great and how his influence allowed for the creation of a Hellenistic Culture. Grade Level, approximate number of students, types of students: * 9th grade Global Studies classes * Approximately 17-20 students Materials and Sources: World History text, Elmo Projector, handouts, Power Point Presentation NYS Performance Indicator(s): Key Ideas: SS2.1, SS2.2, SS2.3, ELA2. LR1 Performance Objectives: 1. Students will be able to define key vocabulary terms by putting them in a three-column journal. 2. Students will be able to understand how Alexander the Great had an impact on Greek cultural diffusion by filling out handout with PowerPoint presentation. 3. Students will be able to improve their writing skills by completing a journal entry with a critical thinking question. 4. Students will be able to explain why Alexander the Great’s conquests had great importance and connections to modern day times by participating in a class debate/discussion. Safety Precautions: N/A Part of Lesson Teacher and Student Actions Questions. These can repeat for different parts of the lesson if appropriate. Include both lower order and higher order questions for each lesson. Include questions that indicate you have checked for understanding for both procedures and content. Launch/Anticipatory Teacher Actions: 1. Can anyone tell me what we are going to Set/Before * Go over key review questions from be doing today? previous lessons. * Teacher will go over what the lesson 2. What are some of the topics or themes activities will include. that we have discussed in this unit so * Hand out 3-Coulumn Journal far? * Make sure students understand the key vocabulary terms. 3. Does anyone remember how to use the 3-Column Journal? Student Actions: * Students will respond to prompts given 4. What is cultural diffusion? by teacher. * Students will repeat what we are going to be doing that day. Explore/During Teacher Actions: 1. Am I going to fast? * Teacher will give students the Power Point presentation with room for them 2. Why was Alexander so successful in to write notes. Battle? * Begin Power Point and direct the class in a meaningful discussion. 3. Did the people Alexander conquered accept him with open arms? Student Actions: * Students will take notes in whatever way is most comfortable to them on the power point sheets * Students will participate in class lecture and discussion when prompted by questions from the teachers or comments by the other students. Summary/Closure/After Teacher Actions: 1. How did Alexander the Great assist in * Bring the class together and review the cultural diffusion? key points about Alexander the Great. * The teacher will ask the students to 2. What do you think was Alexander the write in their journal’s about which Great’s most important conquest or idea? conquest or event during Alexander the Great’s lifetime do you believe was 3. What is the Hellenistic Culture? the most important. And also if this event has relevance to a modern 4. Why did so many cities name themselves example. after Alexander? Student Actions: 5. What contributions did Alexander have * Students will make sure they have the besides military contributions. key points of Alexander’s life written down. * Students will write a journal entry? Assessment * The students will receive a certain amount of points for each of the worksheets that they receive. These worksheets will be directly related to the learning objectives stated at the beginning of the lesson. Homework will be weighted more heavily than class work because it requires more creativity/higher level thinking questions and concepts. * Students will receive participation and class discussion grades. * The student’s journal articles will also be handed in at the end of this class period to check for understanding of content and themes. Modification for These students could have the option to make the journal entry into an essay. They could Advanced Learners do this and receive a free homework or some other incentive so that they would try to push themselves further. Modifications for two * Sight impaired types of disabilities- - These students will receive the information in audio form so that they can listen to the state the name of the material and be able to orally prove that they comprehend the content and the main disability here. You ideas. may include a * ADD/ADHD modification for ELL. - These students will be given partially filled out Power Point notes so that they have more direction and focus to where the class discussion is being directed.
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