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USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (F 2014) Miss Hester

Grade Level Being Taught: 5th Subject/Content: Social Studies


(9/11)
Group Size:
whole (12)
Date of Lesson: 9/10/2014

Lesson Content
What Standards (national or
state) relate to this lesson?
(You should include ALL applicable
standards. Rarely do teachers use
just one: theyd never get through
them all.)

SS.5.C.2.5
Identify ways good citizens go beyond basic civic and political responsibilities to improve government and
society.



Essential Understanding
(What is the big idea or essential
question that you want students to
come away with? In other words,
what, aside from the standard and
our objective, will students
understand when they finish this
lesson?)





EQ: What is the importance of remembering September 11
th
? (Social studies)

EQ: In what ways can you go above and beyond as a citizen? (Social studies)

EQ: What is the format of a letter? (writing)
Objectives- What are you
teaching?
(Student-centered: What will
students know and be able to do
after this lesson? Include the
ABCDs of objectives: action,
behavior, condition, and degree of
mastery, i.e., "C: Given a sentence
written in the past or present tense,
A: the student B: will be able to re-
write the sentence in future tense D:
with no errors in tense or tense
contradiction (i.e., I will see her
yesterday.)."
Note: Degree of mastery does not
need to be a percentage.)
Student-centered: What will students know and be able to do after this lesson? Include the ABCDs of
objectives: action, behavior, condition, and degree of mastery.




Given a video of 9/11 and graphic organizers to write a letter students will be able to interview
caretakers about 9/11 with their schema and write a letter to extraordinary, American citizens. D: with no
errors in writing the letter format.







USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (F 2014) Miss Hester
Grade Level Being Taught: 5th Subject/Content: Social Studies
(9/11)
Group Size:
whole (12)
Date of Lesson: 9/10/2014

Rationale
Address the following questions:

Why are you teaching this
objective?

Where does this lesson fit
within a larger plan?

Why are you teaching it this
way?

Why is it important for
students to learn this concept?


Why are you teaching this objective?
-I am teaching this objective to teach my class how to write a letter and American heros in a very
important day of history.

Where does this lesson fit within a larger plan?
-This lesson fits within a larger plan because throughout the year we will be writing letters in
cursive.

Why are you teaching it this way?
-I am teaching this way because the Brain POP video is a great way to introduce a scary day in
American history to children who are hearing it for the first time. I am passing out graphic
organizers to help with their thinking and writing.

Why is it important for students to learn this concept?
-It is important for students to learn this concept so they remember 9/11, inspire to be a suburb
citizen, and understanding letter formats for when they are learning cursive.

Evaluation Plan- How will you
know students have mastered
your objectives?

Address the following:

What formative evidence will
you use to document student
learning during this lesson?

What summative evidence will
you collect, either during this
lesson or in upcoming lessons?




What formative evidence will you use to document student learning during this lesson?

-I will be checking students as they are writing to make sure they are on ask and that the are
understanding the importance of being a great citizen and how to write a letter.

What summative evidence will you collect, either during this lesson or in upcoming
lessons?

-Upcoming lessons there will be a letter writing performance task.

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (F 2014) Miss Hester
Grade Level Being Taught: 5th Subject/Content: Social Studies
(9/11)
Group Size:
whole (12)
Date of Lesson: 9/10/2014

What Content Knowledge is
necessary for a teacher to teach
this material?








Content Knowledge that is necessary for a teacher to teach this material includes knowing how to write a
letter, definition of terrorist, hijack, hero, citizen, and background knowledge on the events which
occurred on 9/11.






What background knowledge is
necessary for a student to
successfully meet these
objectives?

How will you ensure students
have this previous knowledge?
Who are your learners?
What do you know about them?
What do you know about their
readiness for this content?

Background knowledge of who is a citizen, writing organization and conventions, is necessary for
students to successfully meet these objectives

How will you ensure students have this previous knowledge?
-By having a class discussion after the Brain POP video by asking vocab words and who they infer
a great citizen would be.

Who are your learners?
-1 ELL, 4 girls, 8 boys, need for brain breaks.

What do you know about them?
-need follow along with notes, be able to see the board, like to dance, love Legos and going outside

What do you know about their readiness for this content?
-I hope they know about 9/11 but I am expecting they will not.

What misconceptions might
students have about this content?










Different writing instructions for a letter from previous teachers and their own definition of September
11
th
.

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (F 2014) Miss Hester
Grade Level Being Taught: 5th Subject/Content: Social Studies
(9/11)
Group Size:
whole (12)
Date of Lesson: 9/10/2014



Lesson Implementation
Teaching Methods
(What teaching method(s) will you
use during this lesson? Examples
include guided release, 5 Es, direct
instruction, lecture, demonstration,
partner word, etc.)












Step-by-Step Plan
(What exactly do you plan to do in
teaching this lesson? Be thorough.
Act as if you needed a substitute to
carry out the lesson for you.)

Where applicable, be sure to
address the following:
What Higher Order Thinking
(H.O.T.) questions will you ask?
How will materials be
distributed?
Who will work together in
groups and how will you
determine the grouping?
How will students transition
between activities?
What will you as the teacher do?
What will the students do?
What student data will be
Time

Who is
responsible
(Teacher or
Students)?
Each content area may require a different step-by-step format. Use whichever
plan is appropriate for the content taught in this lesson. For example, in science,
you would detail the 5 Es here (Engage/Encountering the Idea; Exploring the
Idea; Explanation/Organizing the Idea; Extend/Applying the Idea; Evaluation).







USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (F 2014) Miss Hester
Grade Level Being Taught: 5th Subject/Content: Social Studies
(9/11)
Group Size:
whole (12)
Date of Lesson: 9/10/2014

collected during each phase?
What are other adults in the
room doing? How are they
supporting students learning?
What model of co-teaching are
you using?
What will you do if


a student struggles with the content?




What will you do if

a student masters the content quickly?




Meeting your students needs as
people and as learners
If applicable, how does this lesson connect to the interests and cultural backgrounds of your
students?
If family or friends were connected to the attacks on September 11
th
.
If applicable, how does this lesson connect to/reflect the local community?
-Teaches very recent history that college plus age people of the community can relate to. Also, students
will be giving an interview to connect 9/11 with their caretakers.
How will you differentiate instruction for students who need additional challenge during this
lesson (enrichment)?
-Computer time (BLOG), continue to challenge their writing by asking for more edits.

How will you differentiate instruction for students who need additional language support?
***See Below
Accommodations (If needed)
(What students need specific
accommodation? List individual
students (initials), and then explain
AM*ELL

Captions during the Brain POP video
Spanish-English dictionary
USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (F 2014) Miss Hester
Grade Level Being Taught: 5th Subject/Content: Social Studies
(9/11)
Group Size:
whole (12)
Date of Lesson: 9/10/2014

the accommodation(s) you will
implement for these unique
learners.)

Materials
(What materials will you use? Why
did you choose these materials?
Include any resources you used.
This can also include people!)

Brain POP- To show a kid friendly video of what happened on September 11
,
2001
- http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/september11th/

Graphic Organizers- To help students brainstorm before they write, learn letter format, and
conduct interviews with their caretakers to make a real world connection when remembering
September 11
th
.