Technology Instructional Planning


Lesson Title: Exploring the History of the United States Teacher’s Name: Mr. Bob Jarabeck
Grade: High School (9th grade) Content Area: History
Lesson Length:4 weeks Goal: Illustrate the importance of historical locations across the United States as they apply to current American society and culture.

 

Standards and Objectives


Curriculum Standards
 
 

8.1. Historical Analysis and Skills Development
8.1.9.B
Compare the interpretation of historical events and sources, considering the use of fact versus opinion, multiple perspectives, and cause and effect relationships.
8.1.9.C
Construct research on a historical topic demonstrating the use of appropriate primary and secondary sources.
(Reference RWSL Standard 1.8.8 Research)

8.3. United States History
8.3.9.A
Compare the role that groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development of the U.S.
8.3.9.B
Compare the impact of historical documents, artifacts, and places which are critical to
the U.S.
8.3.9.C
Analyze how continuity and change have impacted the United States.

  • Belief systems and religions
  • Commerce and industry
  • Technology
  • Politics and government
  • Physical and human geography
  • Social organizations
 

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Students will create visual media illustrating the relevance of various landmarks located across the United States in terms of their significance to U.S. history.
  • Students will outline the importance of the relationship between various individuals/groups and historical landmark for which they are associated.
  • Students will produce examples of the impact of various aspects of American society that include, but are not limited to: belief systems and religions, commerce and industry, technology, politics and government, physical and human geography, and social organizations.
  • Students will differentiate between facts and opinions of historical events when researching multiple knowledge sources. (Internet publications, magazines, newspaper articles, video documentaries, etc.)
  • Students will utilize proper citing methods for both primary and secondary sources when researching historical information.

 

 

Goals, Technology, Media, and  Materials

 

Lesson Goals:

Illustrate the importance of historical locations across the United States as they apply to current American society and culture.

The use of technology throughout this project will offer relevant applications of the material covered while striving to prepare students to become well rounded, educationally equipped members of society.  Specifically, students will reach this goal by: 

  • Creating brochures using Microsoft Publisher that detail historical landmarks located across the United States.
  • Developing a virtual tour with Google Maps that focuses on each student’s individually planned historical route and establishes the necessary research to complete other assignments of this project.
  • Establishing the essential knowledge base needed to satisfy the requirements of the project using the SMART Response PE Interactive Response System in the form of an interactive game called Click to Win: United States History.
  • Collaborating to produce a group based history documentary which highlights various historical locations across the United States while integrating multimedia elements including video cameras, digital cameras, audio, graphics and video clips.
  • Mastering the final assessment of United States history by defending their answers on the Electronic United States History Exam.
 

 

Technology and Media

  Type How will it be used effectively  
 
Desktop/Laptop Computers
  • 906-323-4119Do research of historical events and locations using the Internet/digital encyclopedia for upcoming “Publisher Brochure” assignment.
    • Click here to view the guidelines and recommended websites students will be encouraged to follow and use throughout the project.
  • 713-477-5133Create a Publisher Brochure detailing historical landmarks located across the United States.
    • Click here to view a sample demonstration of how to create a Publisher document.
  • (952) 479-0278torch singerGenerate a Word document of recommended changes for peer review of preliminary version of the Publisher Brochure assignment.
    • Click here to view a sample demonstration of how each student should conduct the peer review assignment.
    • Click here to view the template for the peer review assignment.
  • Virtual U.S. History TourPlot a course across the United States using Google Maps/Microsoft Word.
    • (819) 645-4158 to view the guidelines for Virtual U.S. History Tour.
  • Group History DocumentaryParticipate in a group history documentary.
    • Click here to view an overview of the group history assignment.
  • world-portioningUse GIMP/Photoshop software to create and edit digital media for Publisher Brochure/Group History Documentary.
    • Click here to view a list of tutorials that aid in the photo/graphic manipulation process.
  • United States History WikiUse online Wiki as central learning point to answer discussion questions. 
    • drilling machine to view the Wiki featuring links to the discussion questions.
SMART Response PE Interactive Response System
  • (315) 228-2032Practice for final exam by participating in a classroom game that covers essential topics/information pertinent to United States history. Students will try to be the first to correctly answer the questions.
    • Click here to view a list of the questions that will be covered as well as the general rules of the game
Digital Camera
  • Take pictures for use in group documentary project.
Digital Flip Camcorder
  • Record group documentaries and create video clip using the Windows MovieMaker software

 

 

Activities & Technology

  What activities will engage students and form knowledge:  
 
  • Peer Review Template314-545-6333Publisher DemoPublisher Brochure
    • Create a Publisher Brochure detailing historical landmarks located across the United States. 
      (706) 686-1889 to view a sample demonstration of how to create a Publisher document.

    • Generate a Word document of recommended changes for peer review of preliminary version of the Publisher Brochure assignment.
      Click here to view a sample demonstration of how each student should conduct the peer review assignment.
      Click here
      to view the template for the peer review assignment.

  • Virtual U.S. History TourGoogle Maps: Virtual Tour of student planned historical route
    • Plot a course across the United States using Google Maps/ Microsoft Word.
      Click here
      to view the guidelines for Virtual U.S. History Tour.








  • ScolytidaeInteractive Game – Click to Win: United States History
    • Generate Practice for final exam using SMART Response PE interactive response system by participating in a classroom game that covers essential information pertinent to U.S. history. Students will try to correctly answer the questions.
      Click here to view a list of the questions that will be covered as well as the general rules of the game.





  • Group History DocumentaryGroup History Documentary
    • Develop documentary focusing on United States History using Microsoft Word, MovieMaker, the Internet, digital cameras, and video recorders.
      Click here
      to view an overview of the documentary assignment.







  • United States History WikiOnline Discussion Questions (Wiki)
    • Students will use the Internet & Wikispaces in the form of a classroom Wiki to answer teacher prepared questions and respond to their peers. Click here to visit the United States History Wiki.







  • beast epicElectronic United States History Exam
    • Develop documentary focusing on United States History using Microsoft Word, MovieMaker, the Internet, digital cameras, and video recorders.
      Click here
      to view an overview of the documentary assignment.






 
  Identification of instructional resources and materials  
 

Hardware:

  • Desktop/laptop computers
  • SMART Board/Slate
  • SMART Response PE interactive response system
  • Digital Camera
  • Digital Flip Camcorder

Software/Web Applications/Websites:

  • MovieMaker
  • Google Maps/ Google Earth Plug-in
  • Web Browser (Firefox/ Internet Explorer)
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • GIMP/Photoshop
  • Open Office
  • YouTube/TeacherTube
  • Examview software


 
  How will the available technology be managed  
   

 

Participation

  How, and to whom, will students publish, present or share their learning  
 

Publisher Brochure

  • Students will share their rough draft with another student for peer review.
  • Students will make their potential final version available for class critique for final submission.
  • Student will present their publisher brochure to the class as a whole.

Group History Documentary

  • Students will work in groups and present their documentary to the rest of the class.

Google Maps: Virtual Tour

  • Students will take turns presenting their virtual road trip to the class.

Interactive Game  Click to Win: U.S. History

  • Students will share their knowledge with their classmates by trying to answer the questions first correctly.
  • Students will receive individual feedback pertaining to the questions they need to study.

Electronic United States History Exam

  • Students will submit answers and receive individual feedback.


 
  Calendar of student activities  
 
  • 9513018515Students will complete 4 phases of classroom instruction totaling approximately 4 weeks.
    Click here to view the complete classroom schedule.
 

 

Assessment

  Formative Assessment  
 
  • Virtual U.S. History Tour (see rubric “Google Maps: Virtual Tour” below)
  • Digital research of historical events (see rubric “Digital Research of Historical Events” below)
  • Publisher Brochure: Peer Review (see rubric “Peer Review – Publisher Brochure”)
  • Interactive Game - Click to Win: U.S. History ( see rubric “Interactive Game - Click to Win” below)
  • Publisher Brochure (see rubric “Publisher Brochure” below)
  • Group History Documentary (see rubric “Group History Documentary” below)
  • Wiki Discussion Questions (see rubric “Wiki Discussion Questions” below)

 

 
  Summative Assessment  
 
  • Electronic United States History Exam (see rubric “Electronic United States History Exam” below)
 
  Rubrics  
 
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Google Maps: Virtual Tour

Publisher Brochure Rubric
Publisher Brochure

Peer Review Rubric
Peer Review – Publisher

(514) 972-8622
Group History Documentary

(902) 704-2118
Digital Research of Historical Events
Interactive Game Rubric
Interactive Game - Click to Win
(819) 789-4884
Electronic United States History Exam
Discussion Board Wiki Rubric
Wiki Discussion Questions