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Week 3: Focus on Maps and Climate

Lesson: Stanley World Travel Slide Shows Objective: This is the final lesson of the unit and is a summative assessment of the
Journeys unit of constructing a map with a map key, identifying the 7 continents, and the total Flat Stanley project.

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. Writing: W1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state and opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. Language: L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. a. Print all upper- and lowercase letters b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns

c. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences f. Use frequently occurring adjectives g. Use frequently occurring conjunctions L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuations, and spelling when writing. a. Capitalize dates and names of people b. Use end punctuation for sentences c. Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series 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. 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. 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. ELMO Computers iPads Bedroom map worksheets Flat Stanley slide show clip

Instructional Directions:
1. Begin the lesson with the following slide show about Flat Stanleys adventures. 2. Today is the last day of the unit and the class will be doing activity centers: The first center will be at the computers where the students will be working with the teacher to create animoto slide shows of their Flat Stanley project which will include pictures of all the letters they wrote, the pictures of their Flat Stanley as well as the pictures of his adventures, the screen shot of the world map with the Flat Stanley location and climate. The student will be able to choose the style of the slide show and music, make sure to tell the students it will be similar to the slide show they saw at the beginning of the class. The second center will be playing a Flat Stanley game on the iPad which has to do with maps

3. The last rotation will be constructing a map of their bedroom and include a map key.

4. Have the students do each rotation for about 20 minutes or at least until all the animoto videos are created. 5. After all the students have done each center have the ELMO on and ready to show the class all the animoto slide shows. Remind the students that they will all be posted on the class blog. 6. In closing for the unit, lead a whole class discussion about the Flat Stanley project and learning about how big the earth is with the 7 continents and 4 oceans. Then play the 7 continent beach ball game to review the names of the 7 continents and 4 oceans.