ASSURELesson Plan for ThursdayAnalyze Learners | State Objectives | Select Methods, Media, and MaterialsUtilize Media and Materials | Require Learner Participation | Evaluate and ReviseAnalyze LearnersGeneral CharacteristicsThis lesson plan is designed for fourth grade students to become familiar with WestVirginia History. The students vary in age from 9 to 10 years. There are 8 girls and11 boys in the class. 17 of the students are West Virginia natives. There is 1 deafstudent. Almost all of the students are from poor socioeconomic environments.Specific Entry CompetenciesAll students are aware of the state they live in and the capitol. None of them knowwhat county they live in or what a state symbol is. The majority of the students haveno knowledge of West Virginia history at all.Learning StylesThe students need to constantly be hands on in order to keep their full attention.There are a few students who are disruptive and have a difficult staying on taskwithout constant reminder. The students lose interest quickly when reading fromtheir textbooks. The students should be tested orally because they do not test wellon written assessments.State ObjectivesLearning OutcomesThe main objective for this lesson plan is for all students to become familiar withWest Virginia history. They should be able to explain how West Virginia became astate, identify the surrounding states, and recognize state symbols. Students shouldbe able to do this by day 5 with 100% accuracy.Conditions of PerformanceStudents will be able to illustrate all the elements on West Virginia’s state flag andexplain what everything symbolizes.Degree of Acceptable PerformanceStudents should be able to do this by the end of the day with 100% accuracy.
Select Methods, Media, and MaterialsMethodsThe method chosen for this lesson is whole class instruction.MediaThe media used for this lesson is computers. The programs that will be utilized onthe computer are YouTube, a digital storytelling resource website (such ashttp://www.zooburst.com/), and a Web 2.0, www.polleverywhere.com.MaterialsThere are no paper or pencil materials needed for this lesson, it will soley be doneby the use of computers.Utilize Media and MaterialsPreview the MaterialsTeacher will preview the given websites to make sure they are no technologicaldifficulties.
Prepare the Materials and EnvironmentThe teacher will make sure all computers are turned on and working properlybefore the class arrives. The students will be sitting at computers along the wall.Provide the Learning ExperienceStudents will be encouraged to add creativity to their videos. The students will beasked to take responsibility for the information needed to be learned.Require Learner ParticipationStudents will share their videos with the class at the end of the day. After eachstudent has showed their video, peers will be advised to use a Web 2.0. Studentswill log on to www.polleverywhere.com and answer the poll the teacher hascreated. The poll will ask which video had all elements correct.Evaluate and ReviseStudents will be given an option on how they chose to be assessed. They will begiven two choices. They can either show their knowledge of West Virginia’s stateflag by simply pointing to a flag and describing each element and what it symbolizeson a YouTube video. Or students could make their own digital story where they canhave more creative freedom. The only thing required is that they correctly identify
what each element of the flag symbolizes. The teacher will go over the poll resultsand explain why the answers or correct or incorrect.