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Learning Latin America
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C.Am and Mexico
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Sample Lesson Plan
Title: Group topic broken up by sets of objectives (ie: ancient Caribbean history, Modern Central Am. Culture)
Objectives: Students will be able to...- (use an observable action, identify, define, build, create, summarize, act out, do not use learn or understand) which essential questions will each set of objectives answer?
Essential Questions- What are the 3-5 final overall concept questions the class should be able to answer that summarizes the most important facts from the research on your wiki. Please include the answers.
Activity: Break it down into steps of what the students and teachers will be doing to achieve the objectives in the amount of time allotted
Materials: Specific list based on the needs for the lesson. Give copies to be made to Ms. Skatz.
Assessment: Does not have to be a written test (verbal review, competition, graded paperwork) but should prove the students can answer the essential questions
3- describe your ideas on a code of ethics using the wiki space on the discussion board. You may write them if internet access is unavailable.
HW May 4
- Text book essential questions/answers- cover complete topic
HW May 9
- Other source essential questions/answers- at least one credible source per person with notes
Different than those from the textbook.
HW May 9
- MLA format of additional source for works cited- at least one credible
Source in correct format per person (alphabetical)
included in 10 point essential question grade
- Is fully engaged in other lessons and does not sleep, talk, or do work while others present. 5
Points a day to equal 60 Points
- each student will evaluate the other 3 group members based on participation on the discussion board, in the reaserch, on the editing, on the lesson plan, in the essential questions, decorum. Due after you teach, no later than June 6th.
2-5 overall ideas the students should take away from the lesson
answers are found throughout the wiki page. They should use facts to answer overall ideas, not
only ask for one word, recall answers. This grade will be evaluated by Ms. Skatz the day your
space is evaluated by the Spanish V students.
- typed plans that follow the sample lesson format. Plans should meet the objectives and provide students the tools to answer the essential questions Do not put on wiki but print out and hand in. (5 points for title; 15 points for specific, observable objectives; 20 points for relevant essential questions and answers; 30 points for detailed activity describing what each teacher and student is doing at each point and using which materials; 10 points for specific materials listed (helps Ms. Skatz prepare); 10 points describing exactly how you will test the students know the answers to the essential questions; 10 points for mechanics (grammar, following the provided format, easy to read) and creativity). Due Monday, May 14th.
- group knows topic and plan, students can answer essential questions
correct MLA format, at least one source per person (not including textbook) at least 1 book
at least one online source. Due the day you teach
Your group's wikispace will be evaluated using the following rubric.
to print this rubric.
Web Site Design : Learning Latin America Wikispace Project
The site has a well-stated clear purpose and theme that is carried out throughout the site.
The site has a clearly stated purpose and theme, but may have one or two elements that do not seem to be related to it.
The purpose and theme of the site is somewhat muddy or vague.
The site lacks a purpose and theme.
All information provided by the student on the Web site is accurate and all the requirements of the assignment have been met.
Almost all the information provided by the student on the Web site is accurate and all requirements of the assignment have been met.
Almost all of the information provided by the student on the Web site is accurate and almost all of the requirements have been met.
There are several inaccuracies in the content provided by the students OR many of the requirements were not met.
All links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.
Almost all links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.
Most links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.
Less than 3/4 of the links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.
Partners show respect for one another's ideas, divide the work fairly, and show a commitment to quality work and support for each other.
Partners show respect for one another's ideas and divide the work fairly. There is commitment by some members toward quality work and support of one another.
Partners show respect for one another's ideas and divide the work fairly. There is little evidence of a commitment toward quality work in the group.
Partners argue or are disrepectful of other's ideas and input. Criticism is not constructive nor is support offered. The work is mostly done by one or two people.
The author has made an exceptional attempt to make the content of this Web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended.
The author has tried to make the content of this Web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended.
The author has put lots of information in the Web site but there is little evidence that the person tried to present the information in an interesting way.
The author has provided only the minimum amount of information and has not transformed the information to make it more interesting to the audience (e.g., has only provided a list of links to the content of others).
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