A: Analyze Learners
My students are Russian kids and teenagers that have just arrived in the United States.
They speak English, but are unfamiliar with the culture. Their ages range from ten to
nineteen. There are fifteen in total: eight males and seven females. They are also all
mildly to severely visually impaired.
S: State Objectives
The Russian students will be the learners and the object of these efforts. They will
develop a greater understanding of the holiday traditions of the Fourth of July, which is a
strictly American holiday, and be able to describe the activities of what a normal Fourth
of July consists of. The students will carry out and be a part of multiple tasks and
activities that allow them to undergo the entire experience- using multiple sense that do
not necessarily have to involve seeing. They will listen to a few patriotic songs like “The
Star Spangled Banner,” “God Bless America,” and “My Country Tis of Thee” and,
afterwards, discuss and review what the meanings are behind them. They will be
presented with a few all-American kind of foods that could be seen at a cookout or
gathering where they will taste and get the feel of the atmosphere usually associated with
Fourth of July. Next, fireworks will be played for them to hear- the official symbol of
Fourth of July. These activities can take place over a number of hours or a day. It can be a
full days experience of the American holiday. By the end of the experience, the students
should have a full understanding of the holiday- 100%. If there are any
misunderstandings, questions can be raised and answered to make sure everyone is on the
S: Select the 3 M’s (Method, Media, Materials)
The methods used will encompass a variety of different learning techniques. There will be
hands on activities like the food tasting which involves multiple senses. Materials needed
will be willing attitudes, food, plates, forks, drinks, cups, etc. Listening to the songs and
fireworks can be used from playing the songs off the internet- pulled up from YouTube or
another music and video site. Internet is needed as well as working speakers.
U: Utilize Media and Materials
The students will be receiving the benefit of the media and materials. It isn’t anything too
involved, so it shouldn’t be too hard to incorporate in the lesson, while keeping discussion
open. I will get the materials and together and prepare, then teach the material. The
students listen, participate, and learn. The media and materials (internet and food
materials) will give a better experience than just talking at the students.
R: Require Learner Participation
The students can break up into groups of about 4 groups of 3 and come up with a couple
things that stand out to them about the Fourth of July, things that they like, etc. Then they
can share with the class.
E: Evaluate and Revise
Evaluation can be the group work, as well as participation, and a written or oral essay or