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Lesson

#8

Date

November 27, 2014

Subject/Gra
de Level

Grade 1 Social Studies

Time
Duratio
n

60 minutes

Unit

Belonging in My World

Teacher

Michelle Osborne

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General
Learning
Outcomes:
Specific
Learning
Outcomes:

1.1 Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how identity and
self-esteem are enhanced by their sense of belonging in their world and how active
members in a community contribute to the well-being, growth and vitality of their
groups and communities.
1.1.3 Students will examine how they belong and are connected to their
world by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:
What different types of communities or groups do you belong to?
In what ways do we belong to more than one group or community at a
time?
1.1.5 Distinguish geographic features in their own community from other
communities by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for
inquiry:
Where is my community on a map or on a globe?
1.S.3 Develop skills of geographic thinking:
Understand that globes and maps are visual representations of the
world
Locate Canada on a globe or map
1.S.8 Students will demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:
Respond appropriately, verbally and in written forms, using language
respectful of human diversity
Listen to others in order to understand their point of view

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will:
1. Describe group(s) they belong to
2. Identify that they belong to more than one group at once
3. Recognize others points of view
4. Recognize that maps are visual representations of the world
5. Identify Canada on a map
6. Illustrate oral skills respectful of human diversity
7. Identify Lethbridge on a map

ASSESSMENTS
Observations:

Key Questions:
Products/Performan
ces:

Conversation about where we are in the world, and with the SMARTboard
presentation can students identify where Canada is in the world, Alberta is
in Canada and Lethbridge is in Alberta (5,7)
Do students listen to suggestions of others about where we are in the
world, and why we might be playing the game with the SMARTboard (3,4)
Who remembers what a map is? (4)
Circle project (1,2)
Marking rubric of presentation (1,6)

LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED


Social Studies Alberta Program of Studies

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT


SMARTboard presentation
Circle project sample and other circles
Papers to make the Groups in My World

circles (23 each)


Rubric for presentations
Soft ball to throw at SMARTboard
Rights and Responsibilities books (23)

PROCEDURE
Prior to lesson
Introduction
Consider:
Attention Grabber
Assessment of Prior

Knowledge
Expectations for
Learning and Behaviour
Advance
Organizer/Agenda
Transition to Body

Students come to the carpet.


We have a really fun game to play in a little bit, but first we
need to finish up our student presentations, and then finish
our circle project from last class.
Are there any more presentations from students?
Body

Consider:
Variety of Learning

Styles
Questioning throughout

Differentiation for
students
Focused formative
assessment

Who remembers what a map is? (Its a visual


representation of the world, like a picture)
Go quickly back over the SMARTboard presentation I
created, what is a map? (representation of land area, kind of
like a picture). What country do we live in? Where is it on
the map? What province do we live in? Where is it on the
map? What city do we live in? Where is it on the map?
Go over the symbols of Canada one last time maple leaf,
RCMP, Canada flag, beaver, Canada goose etc.
Finish the last circle for Canada. 3 different colours. Fill up
the whole circle. Very best work. Hand them out individually
along with their previous circles and they go back to their
desks to start.
As they finish, put another staple in them to put all the
circles together.
Do activity Students stay in their desks. Go through slide
10-14, start off with the world and its really big, then as we
get smaller we find our country Canada, and our province
Alberta, and our city Lethbridge and then theres us really
tiny. So we have a game to play now. One side of the room
versus the other. We are going to throw our squishy friend
at the SMARTboard, and try and aim for the us that is in
the middle of the world. The world is the easiest to hit
because its so big. Canada is a little harder because its just
a part of the world. Alberta is even a little bit harder
because its just a small part of Canada, and then
Lethbridge is just a tiny dot on Albertas map so its even
smaller. Then theres us in the very middle who take up a
very small part of the world, country, province, and city. If
you hit the person, its 20 points, if you hit our city its 15
points, if you hit our province its 10 points, it you hit our
country its 5 points, if you hit the world, its 1 point.

Time

12:55 pm
10
minutes

Time
1:05 pm
20
minutes

1:25 pm
20
minutes

Everyones going to get a try. We want to aim it at us in


the middle because that is what is worth the most points.
World is big and theres so many people on it its easy to hit
the target, and its really big, and the circles get smaller as
it gets smaller to get to you.


Consider:
Consolidation of

Learning
Feedback from
Students
Feedback to Students
Transition to Next
Lesson

Remember: If we dont win we just say oh well maybe next


time! Make a chart on the board to keep score.
Closure
What was I trying to show when we were playing that
game? We are just a small part in a big world. Biggest
world, then Canada, then Alberta, then Lethbridge, and
then us.
We belong to a really big group down to just us in the
center.
One by one they get ready for recess.

Time

1:45 pm
10
minutes

Sponge
Activity/Activities

Reflections from the


lesson

Have you ever seen a penguin out to tea, Take a look at me a penguin you
will see. Penguins attention (and put your hand to your forehead) and
penguins at ease (put your hand back to your side). Tap your right arm.
Second time tap your left and right arm. Third time tap your left then right
arm then left leg. Fourth time tap your left then right arm then left leg then
right leg. Then butt out then knees together then chin together then heads
up then in a circle.

Read the Rights and Responsibilities booklet in a circle on the carpet.