Professor Harold Blanco
CI 350 T-Th 9:30 a.m.
September 5, 2013
ASSURE Method Assignment
Analyze Learners: The learners consist of a group of 15 visually impaired students who just
arrived from Russia. These students will benefit most by doing hands on activities. While
teaching these students it is crucial to be simple yet vivid when explaining a concept.
State Objectives: The visually impaired Russian students will be told in simple terms what the
Fourth of July is. Students will grasp activities of the Fourth of July by using four senses:
touching, hearing, smelling and tasting. The students will touch felt material with their hands
making an American Flag, fireworks will be played to them on YouTube so they will be able to
hear what fireworks sound like, and students will be given the candy, Pop Rocks, to eat as a
demonstration of what fireworks do in the sky. The students will conceive popular activities that
take place on the Fourth of July by the end of the week. They will have a better understanding of
what the Fourth of July is and participate helping to understand some of the traditions that take
place in one week with 85% accuracy.
Select Methods, Media and Materials: While teaching this group of students YouTube and
crafts will give them a sense of activities that take place on the Fourth of July.
Utilize Media and Materials: The materials that will be used to teach these students are going
to be molded around the four senses mentioned in the objectives. By doing this it will create an
environment of experience. This is going to be effective because the students will be
experiencing the activities hands on.
Felt, beads, and stars will be used to demonstrate a model of the America flag, students will be
able to touch the flag. First, a rectangular piece of cloth will be given to each student. Next, with
beads, the instructor will place a backwards “L” in the top left corner of the cloth. Students will
be able to feel the area and then will be instructed to place the 50 starts that they will have in the
designated area that will represent the 50 states. Following, with beads again, the instructor will
make 14 lines which will be where students will then be putting the 13 pieces of thick long felt
that they will be given which will represent the 13 colonies. The finished product will be a model
of and American Flag.
YouTube will be used to play a video of fireworks being let off, so that students will be able to
hear the fireworks.
Before coming to school I will light a firework. Once the firework is no longer active and has
cooled down I will bring the firework in for students to smell what fireworks smell like. That
way students can make a connection, “I know what fireworks sound like from yesterday’s lesson
and now I know what they smell like.”
The last lesson while consist of cookout foods: hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, pop, and other
of July cookout foods.
Require Learner Participation: By teaching this group of students, lessons will be taught
through hands on activities. Creating an environment so that students may physically participate
is a must.
Evaluate and Revise: Each activity should be taught on a different day. This way I will be able
to monitor how well the students are grasping the concept. Since the goal is for students to
conceive popular activities that take place on the Fourth of July by the end of the week. Each
sense that is going to be focused on can be divided into days.
Monday: America’s Birthday
Tuesday: Touch - American Flag Activity
Wednesday: Hear - YouTube Fireworks Video
Thursday: Smell – Smell of Firecracker
Friday: Taste – Taste Traditional 4th
of July Cookout Foods