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SocialStudiesShortRangePlan

UnitTitle:FunctionoftheGovernmentObeythelawandhowtosharewithothers

GradeLevel:
Kindergarten
UnitTimeFrame
:Twoweeksfor60minutes

Unitsummary:

Inthisunit,studentswilllearnthebasicfoundationandfunctionofgovernmentbylearningtheessentialpurpose
ofobeying/followingtherulesonthecampus,houses,andthepublicsites.Studentswillbelearningabout
appropriatebehaviorsinschoolversushouseenvironment.Inaddition,theywillbelearningabouthowtherules
areintendedtokeepthecommunitysafe.Inaddition,Studentswilldevelopabetterunderstandingofhowto
transfertheircomprehensionofwhattheyhavebeenlearningfortwoweekstoASLvideoreflectionassignment
totheprincipalaftertheunitiscompleted.

StateStandards
ContentStandard:PoliticalScience
1.0.A.1a
Identifyreasonsforclassroomandschoolrules,suchasmaintainingorderandkeepingthecommunity
safe
.
1.0.A.1b
Recognizeruleshelppromotefairness,responsiblebehavior,andprivacy

1.0.C.1
Describetheroles,rights,andresponsibilitiesoffamilymembers(1.a)
Describe the roles of members of the school, such as principal, crossing guard, bus drivers,andteachers
(1.b)
Identifyanddescriberights,andresponsibilitiesintheclassroomandfamily(1.c)

ContentStandard:PeopleoftheNationandWorld
2.0.C.1a
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills, such as listening to thespeaker,takingturns,
settlingdisagreements,andreachingcompromiseathomeandinschool

ContentStandard:SocialSkillsandProcess:
6.0.A.1a
Acquireandapplynewvocabularythroughinvestigating,listening,independentreadinganddiscussinga
varietyofprintandnonprintsources
6.0.A.1b
Discusswordsandwordmeaningsastheyareencounteredintexts,instruction,andconversation
6.0.A.2c
Makeconnectionstothetextusingpriorknowledgeandexperiences
6.0.A.3a
Recallanddiscusswhattheyunderstand
6.0.A.3f
Askandanswerquestionsaboutthetext
1


6.0.E.1c
Displayinformationonvarioustypesofgraphicorganizersandcharts.

ContentStandard:PerceivingandResponding:AestheticEducation
1.0.2.a
Describe
the
subjectmatter
ofvarious
worksofart

ContentStandard:Historical,Cultural,andSocialContext
2.0.2b

Identifyanddemonstrateaudiencebehaviorsappropriateforformalandinformaltheatricalpresentations.

ContentStandard:GeneralReadingProcesses
4.0.A.2a
Writetoexpresspersonalideasusingdrawings,symbols,letters,orwords.
4.0.A.6
Usewordlistsasasourceofinformationinwriting

Instructional Objective(s):

Studentswillbeableto:
1. Recognizewhystudentsshouldobeythelaw
2. Recalltheinformationfromthebookortopic
3. Identifyreasonsforclassroomandschoolrules
4. Describetheroles,rights,andresponsibilitiesoffamilymembers
5. Describetherolesofthememberwithinschoolcommunity
6. Identifyanddescriberightswithininschoolcommunityandfamily
7. Acquireandapplynewvocabularythroughoutthelessons
8. Discussaboutwordswiththeirpeers
9. Recallwhattheyunderstoodaboutthetopicofobeyingthelaw
10. Askquestionsrelatedtothetopic
11. Displaytheirinformationontheirgraphicorganizer/chart.
12. DemonstrateaudiencebehaviorforformalASLvideopresentation
13. Writetoexpresstheirpersonalexperiencesorthoughtsthroughthebooklet
14. Usewordlistsasasource

Materials, Resources and Technology:


ClarktheSharkBook
TeachersPowerPointpresentation
SchoolRulesforRockCreekElementary
HomeRulesonstudentspapers
SchoolverseHomeRulesworksheet
Followingtherulesbooklet
WordwallfromClarktheSharkbook
Papers
Indexcards(forwordwall)
2

Crayons
ClarktheSharkPicture
HousePicture
ApartmentPicture
Strings
Computer
Projector
DocumentViewer
Internetconnection
SmartBoard
ParentsNotification/PermissionPaper(ASLvideoassignment)
ClarktheSharkDarestoShareActivities(Adapationsorextenstions)

Week
One:

Week
Two:

Monday
Introduction
Teacherwillask
studentsaboutthe
classroomrules
Also,askstudents
toseewhatdoesit
meantofollowa
ruleatschoolor
home
Lesson Focus
Teacherspower
pointrelatedto
classroomrules
andtoengagea
classdiscussion
abouttheirhome
rules
Activity
Writeordrawor
signabouttheir
understandingof
classroomruleson
theirbooklet
Closure
Askstudentsto
seeiftheydo
understandthe
differencebetween
schoolandhome
rules?

I
ntroduction
Recallhomeor
schoolrules
Lesson Focus
Purposeof
Sharing
Activity
ReadClarkthe
SharkShares
Closure
Askstudentswhat
isitliketoshare?
Developaclass
discussion

Tuesday
Introduction
Askstudentsabout
classroomrulesto
activatetheirprior
knowledge
Lesson Focus
ReadClarktheShark
bookandbooklet
Activity
Identifytherulesfrom
thebookanddiscuss
togetheranddotheir
bookletrelatedto
homerules.
Closure
Developthewordwall
fromClarktheshark
bookthattheylearned
fromthebook.Itwillbe
ontheliteracycenter
wall.

Wednesday
Introduction
Recallwhattheyremember
fromthebook.Askstudents
abouttheirfamilymember
rolesinthehouse.Develop
adiscussionabouttherights
outsideoftheirhome.
Lesson Focus
Takestudentsaroundthe
schooltoteachalesson
relatedtogeneralschool
policy.
Activity
Walkaroundtheschooland
askwhattypesofrulesthey
seethroughlibrary,
bathroom,cafeteria,orgym.
Closure
Askstudentswhyisit
importanttofollowrulesand
whattypesofconsequence
iftheydidnt?

Thursday
Introduction
Askstudentswhat
typeof
consequencesthey
rememberedifthey
donotfollowrules
atschool?
Lesson Focus
WriteorDrawon
theirindexcards
abouttheir
home/apartment
rulesthattheir
parentstaught
them.
Activity
Createapicture
andtheirworkona
wallabouthouse
rules
Closure
Studentscan
discussaboutwhat
theynoticedfrom
theirpeers
response.

Friday
Introduction
Informstudents
aboutClarkthe
Sharkwordwall
anddiscuss
further.
Lesson Focus
Schoolrules
Activity
Writeordrawtheir
understandingof
myclassroom
rules
Closure
Createapicture
wallandtheir
flashcardsonthe
literacycenter
wall.

Introduction
Recallthestoryand
developanewword
wallfromClarkthe
sharkshares
Lesson Focus
TeachersPowerPoint
ofexamplesofwhatis
itisliketosharewith
others
Activity
ImproviseSharing
skitanddiscusswhy
theypickthattypeof
sharing.
Closure

Introduction
RecallonSharingword
wall
Lesson Focus
Sharing
Activity
Sharingworksheet
Closure
Continueontheirworksheet

Introduction
Askstudentswhyis
itimportantto
followrules?Whyis
itgoodtoshare
withothers?
Lesson Focus
Interactivesharing
game
Activity
Playthesharing
game
Closure:
Askstudentswhat
theylikeordislike

Introduction
Informstudents
thattheywillbe
doinganASL
videosubmission
fortheprincipal
Lesson Focus
StarttodoaASL
videosubmission
totheprincipal
aboutwhatthey
havelearnedfor
pasttwoweeks
Closure
Sendthevideosto
theprincipaland

Wrapupon
PowerPointandask
studentswhich
picturestheylikethe
bestandwhy?

explaintothe
studentsthatthey
willfindouton
Mondayor
Tuesdayfromthe
principal.

Planning Matrix:
Studentswilllearnaboutcivicssuchasfollowingtherulesandhowtosharewithothers.

Formative Assessments:
Authentic:
Teachersobservation
Traditional:
Knowledgeofwordwalls

Summative Assessments:
Authentic:
observationofskillschecklist

Traditional:
ASLassignmentsubmission

Strategies/adaptations/differentiation
Asateacher,Iwillobservestudentslearningduringtheclassdiscussionandinteractionsthenassignstudentsto
oneofseveraldifferentactivitiesdependingoneachstudentsownlearningneeds.
1. Provideadditionaltimeforintelligentdisabilitystudentstocompletetheirassignments.
2. CreateasupportivelearningclimateforADHD/ADDorstrugglinglearners.
ThestudentswithADHDwillbesittingattheendofthehalfcirclewithateacherassistant.
Beforeclassbegins,Iwilldiscusswithateacherassistantandexplain:
1.Iplantoteachthepurposeofschoolandrulesandsharingwithothersisakeyofcitizenship.
2.IshowmyPowerPointofseveralexamplesaboutschool/homerulesandsharing.
3.Iwillgiveextrapapersforlearningdisabilitytodraworwritemoreabouttheirideasrelatedtothetopic.
4.TheteacherassistantwillensurethateverystudenthasequalaccesstosubmithisorherASLassignmenttotheprincipal.
Integration Contents
Reading:
Usevocabularyonthewall,readbooks
Visual Art:
Draworwritetheirresponseontheliteracywallrelatedtotheirtopicandperformthroughaskit/videobyusing
theircomprehensionofthetopic.

References
Hale,B.(2013).
ClarktheShark.
NewYork:HarperCollins.

Hale,B.(2013)
ClarktheSharkDarestoShares
.NewYork:HarperCollins

SchoolImprovementinMaryland.Statecurriculum:SocialStudiesGradeK.RetrievedonJuly20,2015from

http://www.mdk12.org/assessments/vsc/social_studies/bygrade/gradeK.htm

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HarperClassroom.(2015).HarperClassRoom:ResourcesforEducators.RetrievedonJuly20,2015from

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