Lesson Plan – 3rd Grade – Native Americans in Michigan
W = Help the students know Where the unit is going and What is expected? Help the teacher know Where the students are coming from (prior knowledge, interests)? Prior knowledge will come from first part of lesson where students say what they think they know about Native Americans/Indians. Will tell students in beginning where lesson is going by hooking it to their prior lesson.
H = Hook all students and Hold their interest? Students will have plenty of opportunity to participate. Students will create their own primary source. Another hook will be using the older pictures. Also, this class likes discussing/talking.
E = Equip all students, help them Experience the key ideas and Explore the issues? Students will have worksheets to create their own primary source. Students will have pictures and small plus large group discussion to experience the key ideas and explore the issues.
R = Provide opportunities to Rethink and Revise their understandings and work? Students will have opportunity to rethink and revise their small group understandings when we have the large group discussion.
E = Allow students to Evaluate their work and its implications? This will come later in the unit.
T = Be Tailored (personalized) to the different needs, interests, and abilities of learners? Classroom and student teacher will monitor and support group discussions as well as preparation of their primary sources. Also will give examples for another season so students will understand how to create their own. Students can choose to write a paragraph, list examples or draw a picture to create their primary source. Teacher will wear a microphone to do lecture.
O = Be Organized to maximize initial and sustained engagement as well as effective learning?
Resources: Sheets for creating primary sources. PowerPoint slides with historical photographs from Library of Congress Picturing America collection. Deck of cards to divide class into groups. KLEW chart.
Technology: Projector, digital recorder to convert later to MP3 for class wiki, microphone.