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Week 2: Focus on Maps

Lesson: Lets Dance Objective: At the end of this lesson, the students should remember all the names of the
7 continents and the 4 oceans.

Content Standards:
Social Studies California State Content Standards: A childes place in time and space 1.2 Students compare and contrast the absolute and relative locations of places and people and describe the physical and/or human characteristics of places. 1. Locate on maps and globes their local community, California, the United States, the 7 continents, and 4 oceans. 2. Compare the information that can be derived from a three-dimensional model to the information that can be derived from a picture of the same location. 3. Construct a simple map, using cardinal directions and map symbols. 4. Describe how location, weather, and physical environment affect the way people live, including the effects on their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation. Speaking and Listening: SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussion. SL2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. a. Give, re-state, and follow simple two-step directions. SL4: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas, and feelings clearly. a. Memorize and recite poems, rhymes and songs with expression. SL5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. SL6: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. Technology Standards Addressed you can find the technology standards on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Website ( Technology standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression. d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities. 2. Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of

others. a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works of solve problems. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. 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 collaborating, learning, and productivity. 6. Technology Operations and Concepts Student demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. a. Understood and use technology systems b. Select and use applications effectively and productively c. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

1. ELMO 2. 7 Continents song clip 3. iPads

Instructional Directions:
1. Have the students watch the 7 continent song clip again and check for understanding on if they have remembered the lyrics to the song. 2. Put the students in the same groups as for the sidewalk chalk activity and choose another student to be in charge of the iPad. That student is the only one who needs to check out an iPad. 3. Next, model for the students how they will make up a dance in collaboration for the song and that they will need to have a pose for each continent, like sign language to represent that continent and every time the song says that continent they will all do that pose. 4. The student who has the iPad will use the iPad to play the song on and repeat the song as necessary. Make sure to have the clip uploaded on the iPads and show the students how to replay and pause the clip. 5. Give the students 20 to 30 minutes to complete their dances. 6. Then go around to each group and when their dances are complete, film them with their iPad. Make sure to share the video to your email so that the dances can be shared with the classroom at the end of the lesson as well as uploaded onto the classroom blog for the parents to see. 7. In closing, share with the whole class each groups dances.