Night Google Maps Lesson Plan

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Fun, interactive lesson plan to be used with the book "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

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Night Google Maps Lesson Plan

  1. 1. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Google Maps “Night” Lesson Plan
  2. 2. 90 minute lesson
  3. 3. 10.11. f) Use technology to access information, organize ideas, and develop writing.</li></ul>Cognitive Objectives<br /><ul><li>Students will create a list of relevant places from the book “Night”
  4. 4. Students will conduct group research on each location
  5. 5. Students will assemble a mental map of the various locations</li></ul>Materials<br /><ul><li>No materials necessary</li></ul>Teaching/Learning Sequence<br /><ul><li>Anticipatory Set – Begin with a short video clip from Elie Wiesel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcfZZR7_v0) followed by a short discussion of what he is trying to communicate (15 minutes)
  6. 6. Lesson Development
  7. 7. Lead the class in a formulation of a list of significant locations from “Night” (5-10 minutes)
  8. 8. Divide the class into groups and assign each group a location to research. Have students research relevant historical facts along with GPS coordinates to be used in constructing a class map of the book (35 minutes)
  9. 9. Have students make brief presentations to the class about their locations and what they found from their research (25 minutes) Presentations should address:
  10. 10. Name of location
  11. 11. Relevancy to the book
  12. 12. Overall historical relevancy to WWII
  13. 13. Interesting facts about the location
  14. 14. After the group presentations, I will lead the class in formulating a class Google Maps of the various locations which will include each group’s presentation for each location (10 minutes)
  15. 15. Closure – If we have finished the Google Map, I will run through it with the class so they can see what they have helped create. If the map is not finished, I will allow 10 minutes at the end of class to discuss the importance of remembering the Holocaust</li></ul>Homework<br /><ul><li>Students will be asked to read/prepare for the next lesson</li></ul>Assessment<br /><ul><li>Formative – students will be asked to participate during the discussion; I will also be monitoring the groups to make sure everyone is participating in the reserach
  16. 16. Summative – group presentations will serve as the primary summative assessment as well as the final class Google Map

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