Instructional Goal and Objectives Given various instructional materials ( textbook, atlas, online resources) students will illustrate through a visual presentation by use of powerpoint , the causes of the American Revolution and the Reasons why America won the American revolution in spite of being at a disadvantage. Students will illustrate within 75% accuracy Intended Audience: General Education 5th grade Students. Objectives Students will determine in miles the distance between Colonial Massachussetts and England within an 80 % accuracy measurement ( 2 45 minute block) Given a list of events from the time period of 1757 to 1776 students will create and label a timeline of causes of the American Revolution and accurately place each event in the correct chronological order(45 mn ) Given historical research materials students will create a list of 5 – 6 advantages that each side has in the American revolution and determine has the overall advantage ( 3 45 minute blocks) Given a textbook and a list of dates and major battles students will determine and label the battle that began the war, the battle that was a turning point and the battle that ended the war. ( 3 45 minute blocks) Given online resources and various instructional material students will list four reasons why the United States was victorious in the American Revolution within 75% accuracy (2 45 minute block)
Objective #1 Students will determine in miles the distance between Colonial Massachussetts and England within an 80 % accuracy measurement. Tech resources: Smartboard , Computer, Projector, internet access “No More Kings - Schoolhouse Rock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OI7itQJpfE Find the continents on the map - http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/graphics1920x1080/1920-world- blank.jpg Match and Memory game : symbols from a map http://www.maps4kids.com/cgame_ms.html Activity Sheet: Measurements on a map. Assesment : Quiz Hand out measurement and label the symbols Emphasis on this objective about how far England is from the colonies, giving theColonies home field advantage and how help from other European nations ( France)was also essential to the Patriot cause.
Objective 2 Given a list of events from the time period of 1757 to 1776 students will create and label a timeline of causes of the American Revolution and accurately place each event in the correct chronological order. Tech resources: Smartboard , Computer Lab, Projector, internet resources American Revolution Timeline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3J8bs2Rufw Students will create two timelines in the website: http://www.teach- nology.com/web_tools/materials/timeline/ Activities: Students will line up in groups of five according to their birthdays In ascending order. Utilizing Flash cards student will be given cards with events that take place during the school year ( Christmas break, Thanksgiving, winter recess , First day of Spring, etc) with no dates and students will arrange the cards in the correct chronological order to the best of their ability working in groups. Online timelines created utilizing the above link Assessment: Project work Two timelines poster board( Personal and Historical) Project work utilizing the given rubric. Emphasis on this objective is to show how the events that led to the American revolution gave the colonist Reasons to believe in the cause they were fighting for promoting Patriotism
Objective 3 Given historical research materials students will create a list of 5 – 6 advantages that each side has in the American revolution and determine which side has the overall advantage. Tech resources: Smartboard , Computer, lab, Powerpoint software Projector, internet access Short Story: David and Goliath: http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/david_and_goliath.html Youtube schoolhouse rock video song. “Shot heard round the world” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZMmPWTwTHc http://quizlet.com/7514337/patriot-and-british-advantages-and-disadvantages-flash- cards/ Students will play the game Activity : _ Teacher will present and highlight points from the webpage: http://www.ushistory.org/us/11a.asp Students will play the game from the above quizlet website Students will create two powerpoint slides One slide will depict the advantages of the British . The second slide will depict the Patriot advantages . Assessment: Students will write an essay and express which side has the advantage at the onset of the war and give at least 3 reasons explaining why that side has the advantage. Emphasis on this objective is to show how the events that led to the American revolution gave the colonist Reasons to believe in the cause they were fighting for promoting Patriotism and how help from the French was essential in the Patriot cause.
Objective 4 Given a textbook and a list of dates and major battles students will determine and label the battle that began the war, the battle that was a turning point and the battle that ended the war. Tech resources: Smartboard , Computer, Projector, internet access Motivational : Intro to Battles of Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe0HhcigQmY Poetry recitation: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20276 Activity Students are to take a blank map and utilizing the website http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles.aspx Students are to create a legend that depicts the battles of the American revolution http://www.communitywalk.com Students can create a mash up map with Markers of major American revolution battles. Assesment: Students are given three days to create a poster board display board with illustrations and information and create an attractive poster board display of the beginning, turning point and deciding points (all three battles ) of the American revolution. Emphasis on this objective is how leadership was evident in the American Revolution. Battles are not won without proper leadership and how the turning point battle gave the ameriacans crucial Foreign help.
Objective 5 Given online resources and various instructional material students will list four reasons why the United States was victorious in the American Revolution within 75% accuracyTech resources: Smartboard , Computer, Projector, Powerpoint softwareActivities with technology: emphasis on Geography: Journal writinghttp://maldonadojc.edublogs.org/2012/12/12/journal-entry-having-the-advantage-of-geography/ Teacher will guide and lecture on leadership with the use of the webpage: emphasis on leadership (George Washington)Leadership Activities for Elementary Classrooms | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_7835315_leadership-activities-elementary-classrooms.html#ixzz2EoT9TeZy Students will answer question from handout regarding Patriotism. emphasis on Patriotism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6nZBESR0gI Students will read and teacher will lead guided discussion on the essay. http://www.bookrags.com/essay-2005/2/13/123549/526/emphasis on foreign help from FranceAssesment : Students will create a powerpoint presentation with four slidesAnd give a presentation of the four reasons why America won based on a givenrubric.
Bronze...3 pts Silver...4 pts Gold...5 pts ScoreRubric for Powerpoint PresentationInformation Some questions answered. All questions answered and All questions answered additional, pertinent information given Well organized with goodOrganization Organization is lacking Well organized supporting details Worked well together, used Did not get along, Worked well togetherCollaboration time wisely, and encouraged wasted time and used time wisely each other Very clearly presented with Clearly presented withPresentation Confusing, poor visuals several descriptive, detailed descriptive visual visualsComments Total Score
Reflection Challenges: Focusing on the perspective outside of the content. The Teacher in me wants to instruct and is very content- centric. Diversity with each objective Coming up with individual activities was easy. Tying it all together was challenging. The hope for a tomorrow. An alternative option Upon further reflection a well designed project Needs to incorporate more non-technology dependent activities and more opportunities for differentiation.
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