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Appendix 1

LESSON PLAN
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

LESSON ORGANISATION
Year Level:
Lesson)

Time: 30 min (60min Normal


Date: 24/02/15

Students Prior Knowledge:

Learning Area: Society and Environment


Strand/Topic the Australian Curriculum

History: Depth Study- The Black Death

General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)


Critical and
Literacy
Numeracy
ICT
competence

creative thinking

Basic historic inquiry (Using both primary and


secondary sources
Suggest reason for change and continuity over
time
Identify and select a range of sources and
locate, compare and use information to answer
inquiry questions.
Describe the effects of change on societies,
individuals and groups.
Sequence events and developments within a
chronological framework, using dating
conventions to represent and measure time.
Ability to understand and follow instructions
Basic ICT knowledge

Ethical
behaviour

Personal and
Social
competence

Intercultural
understanding

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
histories and cultures
Proficiencies:(Mathematics only) N/A

Asia and Australias engagement with Asia

Sustainability

Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
Understand the origins of the black death
Understand the spread of the black death
List the causes of the black death
List signs and symptoms of the black death
Identify the significant dates of the black death
Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation:
- Check that all computers work and they are connected to
the internet
- All students are able to access Weebly
- Prezi and activities are uploaded onto Weebly
- Discussion Questions placed under chairs

Provision for students at educational risk:


N/A

LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)


Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:
To complete after lesson


Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:
To complete after lesson

[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:


To complete after lesson


LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)
Time
8:30am

Motivation and Introduction:


-

Introduce presenters (Anthony, Christian, Ella),


topic (The Black Death) and year level (year 8.)

Get students (fellow class members) to open up


the Black Death Weebly, and open up lesson 1
page.

Presenters to open Prezi on the Black Plague


through Weebly

Instruct class to open prezi

Discussion Question: What do we already know


about the Black Death?

Brief Introduction of the Black Death via Youtube


clip

8:35am

https://learnit.nd.edu.au/
http://year8se.weebly.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZy6XilXDZQ

Play introduction Youtube Clip on Prezi.

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key


Questions):
(Please note: If this lesson was actually taught to a year 8
class it would run over a 50-60 minute scheduled lesson.
-

8:55am

Resources/References
Align these with the segment where they will be
introduced.

https://prezi.com/z9tnii8tb8yc/theblack-death/#

All students to follow prezi with teacher.


Teacher to read and expand on the points of the
prezi (Anthony, Christian and Ella to take turns)

Key Teaching Points


i.
Misconceptions and Origin of the Black
Death (Christian)
ii.
Spread of the Black Death (Ella)
iii.
Causes of the Black Death (Anthony)
iv.
Symptoms of the Black Death (Anthony)
ICT Activity (Class Instructions)
- Students to open Weebly to lesson 1
- Teacher directs students to follow instructions on
the Weebly in order to complete the first ICT
activity. (Answering questions on survey monkey
based on timeline)
- Teacher to walk around and ask students if they
need help
- Teacher to gain students attention and direct
students to follow instructions on the Weebly in
order to complete the second ICT activity.
(Students to answer questions using the interactive
map, questions on survey monkey.)
- Teacher to walk around and ask if students require
any help.
Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

http://edsitement.neh.gov/sites/edsitement.
neh.gov/files/Black_Death.swf

-Teacher to review what has been taught in the lesson


(Please note: The next part of the lesson is at university


level.)
-

9:10am

Instruct class member to get in groups of two to


talk about the discussion question under their
keyboard.
Instruct class members to share answers with the
presenters and other class member. (Feedback on
ICT)

Discussion Questions placed under key


boards

Discussion Questions
1. Did you find this lesson engaging?
2. Did you find the ICT used appropriate to the
structure and content of the lesson?
3. Would you consider using this ICT as part of
your lesson plan when teaching your particular
subject area?
4. What would you change about our lesson
structure?
5. What were the advantages of the ICT used?
6. What were the disadvantages of the ICT used?
7. Is this ICT appropriate for a year 8 class? If not
what year level would you use it? Would you
use it at all?
8. Please name 3 things you learnt today
9. Have you seen this type of ICT before? Are
you familiar with it? Was it easy to use?
10. If you could change or add one thing to the
lesson what would it be?
Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next
lesson?)
(Please note: This section of the lesson plan would be
completed if teaching a year 8 class.)

Teachers
own
Time

- Give overview of next lesson; Living conditions in Europe


in the 14th Century.
- Give out homework: Students to go home and write three
key points that they learnt about the Black Death
Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will
these be judged?)
Please note: This section of the lesson plan would be
completed if teaching a year 8 class.)
- Teacher to check students understanding and knowledge
of the learning objectives by checking answers of the
survey monkey