The civil war technology integration plan


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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 include a few more activities and rubrics)

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The civil war technology integration plan

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