A City Grows Taller Unit 1 Extended Lesson 3Social Studies Lesson Plan
EDEL 453 - Spring 2011 Karen Powell- Instructor Submitted by: Margaret Gurn
The students will create their own comparison posters of a rural and an urbancommunity. They will draw one picture of a rural community and one picture of anurban area. They will need to show the different types of buildings in eachcommunity.
Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach?
I think this lesson will be relatively easy to me because I enjoy looking at these typesof historical changes. Because this is a follow up/extension lesson the concept willnot be new, but shown in a different way.
Which part will be most challenging for you to teach?
I think there might be some difficulty in teaching the concept of the rural and urbancommunity being the same city. Previous lessons compare different communities, butthis shows development of one city.
How will you follow up or extend this lesson?
By offering additional books of cities “Then and Now” the students will be ab
le toaccess these books to see how other cities have also developed.
What can you do for students who don’t grasp the concepts?
The additional books on different cities should be a good source for students who arestruggling with the development idea. I would also try to find Then and Now booksfrom cities that the students can personally relate to; if they lived in or visited a city or where their family originates from.
Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change?
I do not think any changes need to be made, just the addition of supplementalmaterials
When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part?
I found the most difficult part of this lesson plan to be “getting started”. I had some
difficulty wrapping my head around what to show the students, but once I got startedit was better.