Mini Lesson 2
Drew Elrod
FRIT 7234– Information Fluency and Inquiry
Georgia Southern University
Spring 2014
Georgia Performance Standards
SSUSH11 : The student will describe the economic, social, and geographic
impact of the growt...
ISTE-NETS Standards
• 1. Creativity and Innovation • 2. Communication and
Collaboration
– Students demonstrate
– Students ...
ISTE-NETS Standards
• 3. Research and
Information Fluency
– Students apply digital tools
to gather, evaluate, and
use info...
ISTE-NETS Standards
• 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
– Students demonstrate a sound
understanding of technology con...
Essential Questions
• How did the emergence of the railroad impact the
American West?
• Which industries benefited from th...
Understanding
Learning Goals
•

Students will demonstrate knowledge of how the railroad helped
shape the economic growth o...
Performance
• Each student will select a topic based upon the
GPS SSUSH11. The topic must be approved by
the teacher.
• Th...
Assessment
Category
Topic
Relevant Information
Infographic Tool
Text
Visuals
Video Link
Design Theme

Sources (6)
MLA Form...
Technology
• Each student will create an infographic using one of the
options listed in the link:
– http://www.creativeblo...
Citizenship
– Each student must have 6 credible resources. The student
will use MLA format for the citation of sources and...
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  1. 1. Mini Lesson 2 Drew Elrod FRIT 7234– Information Fluency and Inquiry Georgia Southern University Spring 2014
  2. 2. Georgia Performance Standards SSUSH11 : The student will describe the economic, social, and geographic impact of the growth of big business and technological innovations after Reconstruction. a. Explain the impact of the railroads on other industries, such as steel, and on the organization of big business. b. Describe the impact of the railroads in the development of the West; include the transcontinental railroad, and the use of Chinese labor. c. Identify John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company and the rise of trusts and monopolies d. Describe the inventions of Thomas Edison; include the electric light bulb, motion pictures, and the phonograph, and their impact on American life
  3. 3. ISTE-NETS Standards • 1. Creativity and Innovation • 2. Communication and Collaboration – Students demonstrate – Students use digital media and creative thinking, environments to communicate construct knowledge, and and work collaboratively, including develop innovative at a distance, to support products and processes individual learning and contribute using technology. to the learning of others. • a. Interact, collaborate, and • b. Create original publish with peers, experts, or works as a means of others employing a variety of personal or group digital environments and expression. media • b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  4. 4. ISTE-NETS Standards • 3. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. • b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media • c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks • 5. Digital Citizenship – Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. • b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
  5. 5. ISTE-NETS Standards • 6. Technology Operations and Concepts – Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. • a. Understand and use technology systems • b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
  6. 6. Essential Questions • How did the emergence of the railroad impact the American West? • Which industries benefited from the railroad? Why? • How did Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller accumulate their wealth through monopolies and trusts? • How did inventions by Thomas Edison impact American life?
  7. 7. Understanding Learning Goals • Students will demonstrate knowledge of how the railroad helped shape the economic growth of the United States following Reconstruction. • Students will learn how and why Chinese and Irish immigrants were chiefly responsible for the labor force in building the railroads. • Students will demonstrate knowledge of how new technology would impact American society. • Students will successfully create an infographic using a Web 2.0 tool based upon their topic of study. • Students will successfully post their infographic link to Twitter using the appropriate hashtag. • Students will successfully attach and send their Work Cited page through email.
  8. 8. Performance • Each student will select a topic based upon the GPS SSUSH11. The topic must be approved by the teacher. • The focus of the infographic is to demonstrate knowledge of the topic as it relates to the standard. – Information must be relevant and appropriate to the topic of study. – The presentation must include text, visuals, video (link or clip), and a overall design theme. – Students must post the link to their infographic to Twitter: #USHcolonel
  9. 9. Assessment Category Topic Relevant Information Infographic Tool Text Visuals Video Link Design Theme Sources (6) MLA Format Emailed Sources Twitter Post of Link NO YES
  10. 10. Technology • Each student will create an infographic using one of the options listed in the link: – http://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971 – Students will include text, visuals, video link(s), and an overall design theme. – Students will email the teacher the Work Cited page: drew.elrod@bartow.k12.ga.us – https://www.smore.com/7sxpv • Curated list of resources to assist and guide students in their research. – Students will post the link to their infographic to Twitter: #USHcolonel
  11. 11. Citizenship – Each student must have 6 credible resources. The student will use MLA format for the citation of sources and submit it through email. • Sources must be credible--- Wikipedia is NOT a credible source! Use the link below to help you check the validity of your sources. – http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/web-eval-sites.htm • Use our media center page for databases and other resources. – http://www.bartow.k12.ga.us/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=1 172&sc_id=1169234155

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