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Lesson Plan A

Lesson Topic
Lesson Rationale

Standards

Social Studies- Political Systems


(Comparison between Political Systems in Great Britain and in the
United States)
Students will know the effective ways to enhance their
awareness of different political systems by complete the
task of comparison between political systems in Great
Britain and in the United States.
Students demonstrate an understanding of perspectives of
the political systems studied.
Students will understand the differences and similarities in
British and American political systems;
Students will understand the distinguishing major features
representing Great Britain and American political systems.
ISTE Technology Student Standard(s):
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.
Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or
others employing a variety of digital environments and
media;
Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple
audiences using a variety of media and formats;
Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by
engaging with learners of other cultures;
Contribute to project teams to produce original works or
solve problems.
3. Research and information fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use
information.
Plan strategies to guide inquiry;
Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and
ethically use information from a variety of sources and
media;
Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools
based on the appropriateness to specific tasks;
Process data and report results.
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.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant
questions for investigation;

b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or


complete a project;
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or
make informed decisions;
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to
explore alternative solutions.
Description of Learning/Teaching Teacher delivers a presentation (using NearPod, Keynote, or Haiku
Activities
Deck) introducing American and British political systems to
students.
Task Activity:
1. Students will use iPad search application such as Google
Search to screen and organize research information and
images on the internet;
2. Student will use iPad apps such as Trello and Lino to
conduct group communication and discussion so as to
understand and describe the distinguishing features of
political systems in Great Britain and the United States.
3. Students will use iPad apps such as Haiku Deck and
Keynote to create a presentation to help them introduce
their findings and decision to the rest of the class.
Apps Used, Brief Description and NearPod as a teacher presentation tool: For creation and
Reason for Selection
presentation; NearPod allows teachers to deliver content to
individual student in a very dynamic yet customized way.
Keynote, Haiku Deck as student presentation tools: For creation and
presentation; Keynote and Haiku Deck are very powerful and easyto-use presentation applications.
Google Search as a research tool: for searching internet resources;
Trello, Lino as note-taker and a center: for communication and
collaboration; Trello and Lino are both very easy-to-use
applications with intuitive user interface.
Other notes

Lesson Plan B
Lesson Topic
Lesson Rationale

Standards

Tour Designer
(Using Google Maps to explore Monterey, CA, and to design an
ideal tour of the day in Monterey)
Students will learn the effective ways to explore given
location by using Google Map in order to complete the task
of analyzing local history, information, and photos
regarding the assigned location so as to design an ideal oneday tour package for the class.
ISTE Technology Student Standard(s):
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.
Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or
others employing a variety of digital environments and
media;
Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple
audiences using a variety of media and formats;
Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by
engaging with learners of other cultures;
Contribute to project teams to produce original works or
solve problems.
3. Research and information fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use
information.
Plan strategies to guide inquiry;
Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and
ethically use information from a variety of sources and
media;
Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools
based on the appropriateness to specific tasks;
Process data and report results.
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.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant
questions for investigation;
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or
complete a project;
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or
make informed decisions;
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to
explore alternative solutions.

Description of Learning/Teaching Teacher delivers a presentation (using NearPod, Keynote, or Haiku


Activities
Deck) introducing Google Maps application and designate
assignment to students.
Task Activity:
1. Students will use iPad map application Google Maps as
well as search application such as Google Search to screen
and organize geographical and tourist information and
images with regard to given location.
2. Student will use iPad apps such as Trello or Lino to conduct
group communication and discussion so as to design the
most fun, time-efficient, and cost-efficient one-day tour
package.
3. Students will use iPad apps such as Haiku Deck and
Keynote to create a presentation to help them introduce
their findings and decision to the rest of the class.
Apps Used, Brief Description and NearPod as a teacher presentation tool: For creation and
Reason for Selection
presentation; NearPod allows teachers to deliver content to
individual student in a very dynamic yet customized way.
Keynote, Haiku Deck as student presentation tools: For creation and
presentation; Keynote and Haiku Deck are very powerful and easyto-use presentation applications.
Google Maps and Google Search as research tools: for searching
internet resources;
Trello, Lino as note-taker and a center: for communication and
collaboration; Trello and Lino are both very easy-to-use
applications with intuitive user interface.
Other notes

Lesson Plan C
World Language- Comprehensive Language Practicing
(Using LINE to text and engage audio/video calls with foreign
language native speakers for advancing comprehensive language
skills)
Lesson Rationale
Students will learn how to use effective ways and free yet
powerful application on iPad to communicate with native
speakers by using comprehensive language skills of
listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Standards
ISTE Technology Student Standard(s):
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.
Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or
others employing a variety of digital environments and
media;
Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple
audiences using a variety of media and formats;
Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by
engaging with learners of other cultures;
Contribute to project teams to produce original works or
solve problems.
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.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant
questions for investigation;
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or
complete a project;
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or
make informed decisions;
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to
explore alternative solutions.
Description of Learning/Teaching Teacher delivers a presentation (using NearPod, Keynote, or Haiko
Activities
Deck) introducing LINE application and designates assignment to
students.
Task Activity:
1. Students will use iPad map application LINE to engage
real-time texting, audio/video meeting with pre-arranged
foreign language native speakers/exchange students in
order to advance comprehensive language skills in listing,
speaking, reading and writing skills.
2. Students will use iPad apps such as Haiku Deck and
Keynote to create a presentation to help them introduce
Lesson Topic

their findings and decision to the rest of the class.


Apps Used, Brief Description and NearPod as a teacher presentation tool: For creation and
Reason for Selection
presentation; NearPod allows teachers to deliver content to
individual student in a very dynamic yet customized way.
Keynote, Haiku Deck as student presentation tools: For creation and
presentation; Keynote and Prezi are very powerful and easy-to-use
presentation applications.
LINE as a center and writing tool: for communication and
collaboration; LINE is a very powerful communication application
with easy-to-use and intuitive user interface. The most famous
feature of LINE is its wide collection of animated figure stickers.
Other notes