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  • 1. Lisa M. Wilson<br />EDUC 533, Lesson Makeover<br />Lesson Original Plans<br />Pioneer Day is a unit that we complete in 4th grade. It has evolved over the past three years, changing each year. I have incorporated technology into the version we used this past school year. Originally we would pass out several different information papers, have the students research, and then put on a Pioneer Day character exhibit.<br />I have chosen to create a PowerPoint presentation to help guide the step by step process of this unit. I plan on using this to give my students the main points of each section. This presentation would not be used in one day, I will be spreading it out over the course of our unit. <br />I have also never used a graphic organizer with this project. I plan on adding it into the rubric for next year. I liked the idea of having my students connect on a more personal basis with how they are similar to their pioneers. I felt like including it in the PowerPoint would help guide their thinking by doing one activity together.<br />I have copied a variety of handouts that I would generally pass out over the course of this unit. For timesaving purposes, I have included them all in this file.4th Grade Pioneer Project<br />We will be beginning our pioneer project during the last week of February. Our class is celebrating the pioneers who settled in our great state. Each student was assigned characters from a pioneer village. They will be researching their lives and write reports from the pioneer’s point of view. We will share our reports and share a meal that might have been typical of the time.<br />On Pioneer Day we will be having our own wax museum. Each student is encouraged to come with props, costumes, drawings, diagrams, etc….to add interest to your character.<br />Although we are not beginning to work on our project for a few weeks, we wanted to give you an idea of what will be taking place. If you find any information prior to the start of our project, please send it in to help your child as they research their pioneer.<br />My character is <br />_________________________________________________<br />4th Grade Pioneer Project<br />My pioneer is ________________________________________________________<br />Please choose from the table below, the project you would like to create with your pioneer information. All projects will need to include the same information. Please see the back of this page for the rubric.<br />
    • Create a web collageIn the middle of your collage put your pioneer. Have at least five parts stemming from your pioneer. Use the information your researched to design.Design and perform a puppet show-You will need to include information from your research. You may video tape your puppet show, or ask other classmates to read lines.Write a reader’s theater-You may choose to have classmates read each of the lines or video tape at home.Create the words for a TV advertisement-When presenting to the class, try and “sell” your pioneer. Write a speechMake a mobileMake a dioramaCreate a brochure
    No matter which project you choose, you will need to follow the rubric. Please see your teacher with any questions.<br />You will have two days in the computer lab, as well as three days in class to work on this project.<br />Boy Pioneer Choices<br />Please have your top 3 choices written down on a separate sheet of paper. Please DO NOT write on this paper!<br />Doctor<br />Soldier<br />Blacksmith<br />Millwright<br />Abraham Lincoln<br />Daniel Boone<br />Davy Crockett<br />Buffalo Bill<br />Sheriff<br />Pioneer Boy<br />Meriweather Lewis<br />William Clark<br />Jonathan Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)<br />Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835 - 1910) Perhaps the most known author in the west. He had a humoristic twang to his stories. <br />Levi Strauss (1829 - 1902)Started by selling Levi's to California Gold Miners.<br />James Bowie ("the Bowie knife inventor")<br />Joseph F. Glidden (1813 - 1906)The inventor of the barbed wire widely used in the west.<br />Joseph L. Meek (1810 - 1875)Trapper and Mountain Man, later became Oregon's Federal Marshal.<br />Oliver Otis Howard (1830 - 1909)Made peace with Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise and made efforts to distribute land to African-Americans.<br />Girl Pioneer Choices<br />Please have your top 3 choices written down on a separate sheet of paper. Please DO NOT write on this paper!<br />Teacher<br />Pioneer Girl<br />Sacagawea<br />Laura Ingalls Wilder<br />Doctor<br />Mary Ann Shadd Cary<br /> HYPERLINK "http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/adam-abi.htm" Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) - Wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States and mother of John Quincy Adams, 6th President. Known for her letters and opinions on society. <br />Jane Addams (1860-1935) - Social Activist, founder of Hull House, charter member of the NAACP, Nobel Peace Prize winner and labor union organizer.<br />Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) - Seamstress, servant, teacher, Civil War nurse, and finally, author and novelist.<br />Ida B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931) - African-American educator, newspaperwoman, anti-lynching campaigner, founder NAACP.<br />Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross.<br />Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown (1867-1932) - Titanic survivor <br />Martha Jane "Calamity Jane" Cannary (1852-1903) - A lone woman in the wilds of the Rocky Mountain west<br />Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) - Aviatrix.<br />Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) - Wife of President Abraham Lincoln, misrepresented by popular history and maligned by her peers.<br />Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) - Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.<br />Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) - Prisoner of war during the Civil War, writer, doctor, fashion trend-setter and the only female to receive the Medal of Honor.<br />Project:<br />Student gave at least 5 different examples of things they researched for their pioneer? <br />(25 points)__________<br />Which of the following did student include?<br />
    • What chores/ daily tasks does pioneer perform?
    • 2. What are their hobbies?
    • 3. Where do they get their food from?
    • 4. What do they eat?
    • 5. What time period was pioneer alive?
    • 6. What were they famous for?
    • 7. Other
    • 8. Project shows the setting of the time period. (5 points) ___________
    • 9. If using colors, they are muted tones. Pictures are relevant to time period.
    • 10. If writing, using language that may have been used during the 1800’s
    • 11. Student shows a general knowledge of the pioneer. (10 points) ____________________
    • 12. Able to answer questions appropriately.
    • 13. Student showed effort during class time to find information on their pioneer. (5 points) _______
    • 14. Did student bring in books to help during research time.
    • 15. Used time wisely.
    • 16. Pioneer project was turned in on time. (5 points) _______________
    • 17. Pioneer project showed effort and neatness. (10 points) ____________________
    Presentation:<br />
    • Did the student speak in a loud clear voice? (5 points) ___________
    • 18. No giggling
    • 19. Did not talk about other topics not related
    • 20. Was student prepared? (5 points) ______________
    Pioneer Day:<br />
    • Did student show effort to create a realistic costume? (5 points) _______________
    • 21. Was student respectful throughout the day? (5 points) _____________
    • 22. No goofing off with other classmates.
    • 23. Student was not talking unnecessarily during museum times.
    • 24. Exhibit sign (5 points) ________________
    • 25. Name of pioneer
    • 26. Dates
    • 27. Any other important information
    Total (85 points) ____________________________<br />