Athens & Sparta Name: Katherine Yaksich Section ADO 595 #: 2 Time: Wed. 12:30 Educational Task: The will study and be able to compare and contrast between the two city-states of Athens and Sparta. 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, story, assignment instructions NYS Performance Indicator(s): Key Ideas: SS2.1, SS2.2, SS2.3, ELA2. LR1, ELA3.SW2 Performance Objectives: 1. The students will be able to locate and identify city-states in Greece by completing accompanying handout. 2. Students will be able to improve reading and listening skills by following online story and the character worksheet. 3. Students will be able to distinguish between Athens and Sparta by completing the T-Chart graphic organizer. 4. The students will be able to organize their ideas and improve writing skills by developing a compare and contrast essay. 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 * Teac her will review key concepts from be doing today? the previous lesson. * Teac her will preview the lesson 2. What are some of the topics or themes activities. that we have discussed in this unit so * Hand out the map and information far? handout about each city-state * Teac her will present information about 3. How do we use the Elmo projector? city-states via the websites over the Elmo projector. 4. Who can tell me what city is farthest * This is a gradual note taking skill, and North?South?East?West? this step is still basically holding the students hand in note taking. 5. Who can tell me what basic note taking skills involve? Student Actions: * Students will respond to prompts given by teacher. * Students will repeat what we are going to be doing that day. * students will take brief notes on all city- states. * students will directed the teacher at what speed they are comfortable at proceeding. Explore/During Teacher Actions: 1. Can anyone tell me why we use a T- * Teac her will hand out the Athens and Chart? Sparta story and the character worksheets. 2. Why do we do many smaller activities * Teac her will lead the class in a read within a lesson? aloud of the story. * Hand out the T-Charts for Athens and 3. What are some of the differences Sparta & discuss directions via the between Athens and Sparta? PowerPoint. * Talk to the students about how all of 4. What did you find most interesting about the work we do in each lessons build these two city-states. on one anot her for higher order thinking skills. 5. Do you think the way Spartan children * Break students into strengt h based were rais ed was a good thing or a bad pairs. thing? * Walk around the class to make sure everyone is working and participating. Student Actions: * students will participate in a read aloud, about the citizens of Athens and Sparta. * students will fill out character worksheets with information about the roles of people on both city-states. * students will begin to fill out T-Charts form the not es that they have gather so far in class. Summary/Closure/After Teacher Actions: 1. Can anyone ans wer me what the 6 key * Bring the class back together for a points of note taking are and relate them to review session. the T-Chart that you have just creat ed? * Talk about the similarities and differences bet ween Athens and 2. Can you defend your position about Sparta. which city-state was better than the ot her? * Hand out the assignment and go over it together. 3. Can anyone repeat to me what the directions for the assignment are? Student Actions: * Students will come back to the whole 4. Does anyone have any questions about class focus and go over many of the today’s lesson? similarities and differences bet ween Athens & Sparta. * Students will receive assignment and go over it with the teacher. Asse ssment * The students will receive a certain amount of points for each of the worksheets that they receive. Thes e worksheets will be directly relat ed to the learning objectives stated at the beginning of the lesson. Homework will be weighted more heavily than class work becaus e it requires more creativity/higher level thinking questions and concepts. * Students will receive participation points for class that day. * Sparta & Athens were the main city-states in Ancient Greece and they were very different from each other, the compare and contrast essay will refl ect whether or not the students understand this concept. * The student’s notebooks are checked weekly to make sure that all work is done and accounted for. * The T-Charts will be able to tell me if the students are improving on their note-taking skills. Modification for These students would write their compare and contrast essay using the cities of Megara, Advanced Learners Corinth, and Argos. This would require them to do more outside research than the information given during the class notes. The students will also add in one paragraph concerning a comparison to Athens and Sparta. Modifications for two * ADD/ADHD type s of di sabilities- - These students will be given specific tasks while working in pairs or groups because it state the name of the will make them accountable to the whole operation. These students will have a sense disability here. You of value and focus if the know other people are depending on them. may include a * ELL modification for ELL. - These students would receive information already given to them from the website because we may be going to quickly in class to fully understand all of the material on the website. This will give them a head start on the types of information we are looking for.