Hannah Sutter, Danielle Frost, Caila BishopCI 405Technology Lesson Plan Back to the FutureGrade Level: 3-5Subject: HistoryPrerequisite Knowledge: Students will need to know how to research events and people ontheir own. They will also need a basic knowledge of the Internet and how to maneuver around anew website. Students will need to know where to go for information like books, the internet,newspapers, online databases, etc. Students will have recently learned about the 20th centuryand will use this project as a final review.Approximate Time: 3 days of 1 hour each and a presentation day.Student Objectives: Students will learn how to use www.dipity.com to create a biographicaltimeline about a specific political event or leader. The students will practice using variousmediums to research information on their topic. Students will develop a timeline and use it as apresentation tool. The students will be able to present their information to the class.Illinois Standards:State Goal 16- Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history ofIllinois, the United States, and other nations.16.B.2d- Identify major political events and leaders within the United States historical eras sincethe adoption of the Constitution, including the westward expansion, Louisiana Purchase, CivilWar and 20th century wars as well as the roles of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.NETS:1. Creativity and Innovation-Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge,and develop innovative products and processes using technology.a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processesb. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression 3. Research and Information Fluency-Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from avariety of sources and media.c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness tospecific tasks.d. Process data and report results.4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Makingb. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.5. Digital Citizenship-Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related totechnology and practice legal and ethical behavior.a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning,and productivity.c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.6. Technology Operations and Concepts-Students demonstrate a sound understanding oftechnology concepts, systems, and operations.a. Understand and use technology systems.b. Select and use applications effectively and productively.c. Troubleshoot systems and applications.d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Materials/Resources/Technology:· Computer (Laptops for classroom if possible)· Projector (that connects with a computer)· Library· Pens/Pencils/Paper· Accessibility to online databases and internetImplementation/Procedure:-Teacher will explain to students that timelines are a way of helping people keep track of eventsand the dates on which they happened. In addition, timelines are a useful tool to visualize whenspecific events occurred.-The teacher will explain the project to the students. The teacher will use an example timelineto model how a student should present their work.-Show the students an example of a timeline created in Dipity. An example would be a timelineon John F. Kennedy.-Students will get into groups of 3-Students will select their own timeline topic that is about a person being the first to do/inventsomething eg. First person to walk on the moon, first person to invent the telephone etc…-Students will work together to research their topic using a variety of different materials includingbooks and the internet.-Once the students have researched and collected enough data to create a thoroughunderstanding of the person’s life, they will work together to develop a timeline using the web2.0application Dipity from the website http://www.dipity.com/ -Have each group of students present their timeline to the class-Discuss the differences among the timelines. Analyze how students used this web applicationin different ways.-Ask the students to write 3 things that they learned from hearing other groups’ presentations.Assessment Excellent (3 points) Good (2) Fair (2) 0Information provided for Information provided Minimal information is Not done oreach of the events. The but the information is provided. Events are not notevents are depicted in the not in the accurate depicted and are not in the acceptableappropriate places in the place on the timeline appropriate place on thetimeline. timelineAll group members Some of the Group One person created the Not done orparticipated in creating members participated dipity timeline with no input notthe dipity timeline. in creating the dipity or help from other group acceptable timeline. members.The dipity web 2.0 The dipity web 2.0 The dipity web 2.0 Not done orprogram was used program was used programs were used notaccurately for one major accurately it focused on inaccurately. It focused on acceptablepolitical event or leader. one event or leader numerous major politicalInformation is clear and in however there were events and leaders. Thechronological order minimal mistakes events were not in chronological order nor were they placed in the proper places.
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