Lesson PlanName: Carson HopeProgram:Early Childhood Special EducationCourse:ECH 232Lesson Topic/Title:Technology in Social Studies: “Writing a Friendly Letter to our E-Pals in Australia”Lesson Date:May 11, 2017Grade/Age:2ndGradeLearning Objectives (Targets): 1.The students will be able to construct a friendly letter via e-mail that includes the date, an appropriate salutation, body that contains at least one question about their community, and closing with their signature.2.The students will be able to access Google Earth and find their own location (Mallet Elementary School, Farmington, ME, USA) as well as the location of the school that their e-pal attends (Crestwood Public School, Sydney, Australia*).3.The students will be able to use the class digital camera to take a picture of the location in the community of their choice with their e-pal’s “Flat Person” and share the picture with their e-pal with at least one sentence that explains what the location is and why they choseto share that.*Schools chosen are used only as examples since this lesson will not be implemented.Standards: Maine Learning Results (MLRs):1.Social Studies, D1. Pre-K-2, b. Create visualrepresentations of the immediate neighborhood and community,2.Social Studies, D1. Pre-K-2, c. Use basic maps and globes to identify local and distant places and locations, directions (including N, S, E, and W), and basic physical, environmental, and cultural features. 3.Writing, Grade 2, 6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.4.Science and Technology, Pre-K-2, C2. Students recognize that people have always engaged in science and technology and that there is a difference between the natural and designed worlds.National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Curriculum Standards:5.Culture, 1. a. Explore and describe Standards Alignment & Justification: 1.Students will create visual representations of their community by taking digital photographs of at least one landmark. 2.Students will also use maps to identify their own location and the location of their e-pals’ school by using Google Earth.3.Students will work with me (the teacher in the classroom) to produce work by writing a friendly email to their e-pal. 4.Students will learn about Australian culture by being in email correspondence with their e-pal from Australia and asking their e-pal questions. 5.Students will compare their culture and lifestyle to the culture of their e-pals by sharing the emails they’ve each received from their e-pals and discussing them with the class, then creating a compare and contrast Venn diagram on the board all together.
similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
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- Leigh Ann Fish
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