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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Lesson Plan Template


TOPIC
Name
Subject
Grade Level
Date/Duration
Big Ideas

Essential
Questions

DETAILS
Cassie Szmyd
Social Studies
3rd Grade
April 6th, 2015 two 50 minute lessons
Each one of the fifty states has different characteristics
that make it unique.
The fifty states that make up the United States of
America are very important to the countrys history.

What are the unique characteristics of each state?


Why is it important to learn about the United States of
America?

PA/Common
Core/Standards

7.3.4.A. Identify the human characteristics of places


and regions using the following criteria:
Population
Culture
Settlement
Economic activities
Political activities

Objective

Bloom's
Taxonomy

Individually, students will research and examine


information on one of the fifty states 1 out of 1 times
(directly from resources).
Individually, students will create and design a brochure
that relates to one of the fifty states with 85% accuracy
(17/20).
Level 3 & 4 of DOK

Webb's Depth of
Knowledge
(DOK)
Formative &
Summative
Assessment
Evidence

ISTE Standards
for Students
Framework for
21st Century
Learning
Accommodation

Formative:
Working independently and asking questions about the
brochure
Presentation of brochure
Summative:
The brochure (look at/grade from direction sheet and
rubric)

Creativity and innovation


Research and information fluency
Initiative and Self-Direction (Manage Goals and Time,
Work Independently, Be Self-directed Learners)
Analyze Media
Apply Technology Effectively
Emotional/Behavioral:

CK

s, Modifications

Personalized goals and strategies


Seating near teacher/friend
Behavior contract/chart
Cue word/action so student knows he or she is
behaving inappropriately.

SUPERVISING
TEACHERS
SIGNATURE

Seton Hill University Lesson Plan Template Step-by-Step


Procedures
RATIONALE for
the Learning
Plan
Introduction

Explicit
Instructions

CK
Activating Prior Knowledge
Students will review all of the key information of
Pennsylvania that was introduced and taught to them
the day before (the lesson taught before this lesson)
The students will take what was completed about
Pennsylvania and apply it to this assignment on their
state.
Hook/Lead-In/Anticipatory Set
Students will chose the state that they want to make a
brochure of (cannot be Pennsylvania)
A Map of the United States will be projected on board.
As popsicle sticks are drawn, the students will listen for
their name. When their name is called, they will walk up
to the board and write their name in the state of their
choice (10 seconds to choose and every student has to
chose a different state).
Big Idea Statement
Each one of the fifty states has different characteristics
that make it unique.
The fifty states that make up the United States of
America are very important to the countrys history.
Essential Questions Statement
What are the unique characteristics of each state?
Why is it important to learn about the United States of
America?
Objective Statement
Individually, students will research and examine
information on one of the fifty states with 85% accuracy.
Individually, students will create and design a brochure
that relates to one of the fifty states with 85% accuracy.
Transition
Students work individually at their desks over the two
days.
Key Vocabulary

State
Governor
Senator
Population
Settlement
Industry
Lesson
PreAssessment of Students
Procedure
Activating Prior Knowledge
Modeling of the Concept
The students will be creating their own brochure on a
state of their choice. The students will first receive a
direction sheet and rubric that deal with the project and
show what they need to include about their state. The
students will listen as the direction sheet and rubric are
reviewed. Once the direction sheet and rubric are
reviewed and questions are answered, the students will
retrieve their iPad (or walk to their computer) and a
piece of paper to start the project. The students will
have two (2) days to complete the brochure.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79868593366924650/
Guiding the Practice
The students will follow along with the direction sheet
and rubric (attached at bottom).
The students will be able to ask questions at any time.
An example will be available if need be.
Providing the Independent Practice
The whole brochure-independent project
Transition
Students move from desks to board to pick their state
and then back to their desks
Students will work independently at their desks on the
brochure.
Reading
Smart board
Materials
Elmo
Technology
Popscile sticks
Equipment
Paper
Supplies
Pencils
Markers/Crayons
iPads/Computers

Evaluation of
Formal Evaluation
the
The brochure (look at/grade from direction sheet and
Learning/Master
rubric)
y of the
Informal Evaluation
Concept
Working independently and asking questions about the
brochure
Presentation of brochure
Closure
Summary & Review of the Learning

First day: Review directions of assignment again


Second day: Students will turn in their brochure at the
end of class. The following day, the class will spend the
first 15 minutes presenting their brochures using the
Elmo and microphone and then spend the rest of class
completing a fun writing prompt that deals with their
state.
Homework/Assignments
First night: Work on brochure at home and come
prepared tomorrow to work on the brochure again
Second night: None (brochure will be turned in by the
end of class)

Teacher
Self-reflection

The brochures will be hung outside of the classroom on the


bulletin board for everyone to see!

Direction Sheet and Rubric on next pages!!!


Direction Sheet:

My State!
For this assignment, you will create a brochure on the state of your choice. The
brochure can be folded into twos like a book or into threes; it is completely up to you.
You will be given one piece of paper but you can use more if need be. Be creative with
this brochure and make your state stand out!!
You will need to include the following in your brochure:
The state name, capital, flag, and flower
The state governor and senators
The population of the state
The settlement of the state (when it became a state)
Two (2) major industry of the state
Five (5) important or fun facts that were not already included about the state
Three (3) pictures that deal with the information located inside the brochure
(drawn or printed out)
Visit

these websites to gather all of the information on your state:


http://www.ducksters.com/geography/usgeography.php
http://www.factmonster.com/states.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/

You will be provided class time today and tomorrow to work on your brochure. At the
beginning of class on Thursday, everyone will share their brochures about their state!

Rubric: