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This is part of our final presentation on creating a TIP, or technology integration plan, model. I chose the Civil War. As of this date, April 30, the final work is unfinished (I just need to ...

This is part of our final presentation on creating a TIP, or technology integration plan, model. I chose the Civil War. As of this date, April 30, the final work is unfinished (I just need to include a few more activities and rubrics)



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  • Technology Integration Plan 5 th Grade- The Civil War By Andrew Firestone
  • Phase 1: Relative Advantage
    • I would like my students to be able to understand the events of the American Civil War to help 5 th graders better comprehend this period in history.
    • The Internet is full of interactive and informative sites, therefore my students will have greater access to materials.
  • Phase II- Objectives and Assessments
    • The objective is to provide an interactive experience on a 5 th -grade level focusing on battles, events, and soldiers of the Civil War.
    • During these lessons, students will:
      • Use online resources to gather specific information
      • Learn how to create and effectively use a timeline and understand the meaning of using one
      • Learn how to write a persuasive letter
      • Write descriptions of people, places, events, and experiences and place them in proper context
      • Create a newspaper headline with a supporting article and photograph
  • Phase III: Integration Strategies
    • The instructional method used for this series of lessons is a constructivist approach.
    • The activities in these lessons are designed to further students’ understanding of life during the American Civil War.
    • Students have been exposed to the Internet for researching information. They also have familiarity and comfort using many aspects of Microsoft Office, such Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Phase III: Integration Strategies, Cont
    • After these lessons are completed, students will be able to:
      • Create a timeline of the major events of the Civil War
      • Write a persuasive letter to a PenPal on the opposite side of the war
      • Write diary entries describing a soldier’s experience
      • Create a newspaper headline with an article on Lincoln’s two famous speeches during the war
        • Emancipation Proclamation
        • Gettysburg Address
  • Phase III: Integration Strategies, cont.
    • Students will begin the lessons by watching a video entitled “ The Causes of War: Abraham Lincoln Elected President ”
      • The movie goes through the election of Abraham in 1860, the secession of Southern states, and the reaction of families in the war
      • This video serves as a jumpstart to their first activity- creating a timeline
  • Activity #1: Timeline
    • My students now have a basic background of the start of the Civil War. They will now be able to research specific events of the Civil war to create an interactive timeline
      • Timeline should include: such as Lincoln’s election, secession, the major battles, the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, the surrender at Appomattox
    • The interactive timeline only allows descriptions of up to 175 characters.
      • Cannot be saved as you go
      • Recommend jotting them down on looseleaf before entering the information on the online timeline
  • Activity #1: Timeline, cont
    • Major Battles to be included:
      • Fort Sumter, Bull Run I and II, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Antietam
    • Websites will help guide this process:
      • Year-by-year overview of events
      • Chronological Order of Major Battles
      • Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox in 1865
  • Phase IV: Instructional Environment
    • For this series of lessons, every student will need the following:
      • Computer with internet connection and a working printer
        • The Internet should only open to approved websites on the activity sheet
      • Microsoft Publisher software installed
      • Online Activity sheets with websites
      • Paper and pencils
    • This web-based unit on the Civil War will take about two-three weeks to complete.
  • Phase V: Evaluate Integration Strategies
    • The best way to evaluate the strategies is having the students go through each activity, understand the goal of each activity, and follow the directions as I laid them out
    • The entire project will be evaluated on what the students have learned about the civil war.
    • All the sites were free which made them easy to access in the classroom