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Carlos RomeroNoella Fields Kasandra PiersonKayla SaintagneSandria Monroe EDF2130: Curriculum Evaluation Project100 pointsTitle of LessonWho Lives in the Everglades?Appropriate Age/GradeKindergartenSubjectSocial Studies, Language Arts Please address the following questions. Modifications for improvement of the lesson plan must be based on the content of our textbook and what youhave learned in class. You must be sure to discuss the concepts in terms of the theorists discussed both in class and in the textbook, as well as connecting it to your lesson plan modifications.A. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT1. How could this lesson be improved to foster more active construction of knowledge?a. Provide one example: This lesson plan could be improved to foster a more active construction of knowledge by allowing the students to group up in pairs and begin to discuss with each other about how all various types of animals and organisms need to adapt to their habitat in order to be able to survive. We can help by informing the students that animals essentially need adapting in order to be able to survive the climatic conditions of any given ecosystem, predators that lurk in the habitat, and even other species that compete for the same food and space they reside in. We can teach the students that adaptation in animals is essentially a modification or change in the animal’s body or behavior that helps it to survive in their environment. The more the students understand about the various climates andways that animals adapt to those environments, the more they will understand aboutthis lesson plan activity that has them inspecting a habitat and the animals that live within it.b.Theorist/Concept: The Theorist of Cognitive Development is Jean Piaget is one of the theorists that was able to figure out that children actually learn quite differently when compared to adults. Piaget believed that children are actively constructing theirunderstanding of the world as they grow, so that as their bodies grow, their minds grow as well. He thought that this form of learning actually happened in stages - Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. Children that are 0-2 years old are said to be in the sensorimotor stage where they learn through their senses such as eyes, smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch and tend to be very active during this stage. During 0-2 years of age there tends to be object permanence as well. When children are roughly 2-7 years of age, they tend to be in the preoperational part. During this
preoperational stage it is when children really start to develop and engage in pretendplay. At around 2 years of age children begin to learn how to talk and as they get older up to 7 or more years of age, they tend to notice that symbols and objects haveverbal meanings. Children that are the age of 7-11 years old, they tend to be in the concrete operational stage. During this stage, children are basically able to make mental and concrete operations. Children are also usually able to even more logically