You are on page 1of 10

Teacher: Patti Herrington Grade: 5th Unit Framework: 3-4 Weeks Established Goals

:

Subject: Social Studies

Stage 1- Desired Results
Georgia Performance Standards SS5H9 The student will trace important developments in America since 1975. b. Explain the impact the development of the personal computer and the Internet has had on American life. SS5E1 The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events. f. Give examples of technological advancements and their impact on business productivity during the continuing development of the United States (such as the development of the personal computer and the internet). SS5E2 The student will describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy. a. Describe the household function in providing resources and consuming goods and services. b. Describe the private business function in producing goods and services. Common Core ELACC5RI1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. ELACC5RI9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. ALA Standards 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry. 2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning. 3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively. 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

Understandings:

Essential Questions:

The student will understand that new technology has many types of different consequences, depending on how people use that technology. The student will understand that handheld gadgets, personal computers, and the Internet have made an impact on society in the past 20 years. The student will develop an understanding of the types and uses of handheld gadgets. The student will understand how lives have changed as a result of handheld gadgets, personal computers, and the Internet. Student will know…. Who Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak are and their contribution to the “computer revolution.” Who Bill Gates is and his contribution to the “computer revolution.” Types of handheld devices and their functions. How to access and use Galileo as a research tool. How to use the following Web 2.0 tools. Mixed Book, Voki, Voice Thread, Animate, Sliderocket

How does technology change the way businesses produce their goods? How would your life be different without computers or the Internet? How have Americans’ lives changed as a result of the personal computer? How have Americans’ lives changed as a result of the Internet?

Student will be able to… Use Galileo to gather information on personal computers, the Internet, and types of handheld gadgets. Use a Web 2.0 tool as a presentation tool. Identify 3-5 types of handheld devices and explain their functions. State key people who are responsible for the “computer revolution.” Produce a document to support their opinion as to whether the personal computer and internet have had positive, negative, or a combination of both kinds of consequences on American life.

Stage 2- Assessment Evidence
Performance Tasks: In class and in the non-fiction book, Handheld Gadgets, by Neil Morris, you learned about several technological developments on American life since 1975. Some of the developments have been the invention of the computer and the creation of the Internet. G Do you believe that these two developments have had positive, negative, or a combination of both kinds of consequences on American life? R/A You are to use a Web 2.0 Tool, create an audio/visual presentation to support your opinion. (Cite your resources.) S This presentation will be presented to your classmates to make them aware of your opinion on the topic. Your presentation will be evaluated using the Computer/Internet Rubric. Using a web 2.0 tool such as Glogster, Mixed Book, etc., identify and research one type of handheld gadget. P Your presentation needs to include background information on the device and ways this device is or was used in American life. Be sure to review the requirements within the rubric. Self Reflection Journal Sheet: Create a Journal folder in Microsoft Word. After you have finished reading assigned books and articles, complete a journal reflection on each and save as a document in your Journal folder. Other Evidence, Summarized Teacher/Student led conferences Other Evidence: Quizzes: AR books read in class; types of handheld devices and their uses; Reading Assignments: Articles on Bill Gates, Steven Jobs/Stephen Wozinak, Computers, Internet, Computers – American Life. Self Reflection Journal Sheet: Create a Journal folder in Microsoft Word. After you have finished reading assigned books and articles, complete a journal reflection on each and save as a document in your Journal folder.

Stage 3 Learning Plan
Learning Activities: Videos Introduce Unit with the following videos Mr. Bean in the library. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwOrp6Q7kCE “It’s a Book” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhUNyzYzBX0 Books Read books and complete Journal Entries (prompts given) (Reflection) Modifications (read aloud, partner reading, ebooks) (Tailor) (Where and Why) Computers Then and Now by Rebecca Weber. (Equip), (Where and Why) Steven Jobs & Stephen Wozniak Creating the Apple Computer by Keith Elliot Greensberg (Equip), (Where and Why) The Incredible Story of Computers and the Internet by Greg Roza (Equip), (Where and Why) Bill Gates by Jonatha A Brown (Equip), (Where and Why) Who was Steve Jobs by Pamela Pollack and Meg Belviso (Equip), (Where and Why) Who is Bill Gates by Patricia Brennan Demuth and Ted Hammond (Equip), (Where and Why) Media Lessons in Computer Lab (Web 2.0 tools) Review on using Glogster (Equip) Introduce: Mixed Book, Voki, Voice Thread, Animate , Sliderocket (Equip) How to access and use Galileo (Equip) How to cite your resources (Equip)  Introduction of Fifth Grade Georgia Performance Standards and review of the goals and understanding to be obtained throughout study of the unit. (Where)  Book trailer to introduce the book Handheld Gadgets by Neil Morris  View videos Mr. Bean in the Library and It’s a Book (Hook)  Mini-lessons on selected Web 2.0 tools and how to use Galileo during computer rotation periods.  Storyboard or Graphic Organizer for actual performance (Organize)  Teacher/Media Specialist coverage during labs for assistance. (Revise

and Tailor)  Student led conferences with Teacher/Media Specialist (sign-up sheet) (Rethink and Reflect)  Personal journal entries (Reflect and Evaluate)

Notes Additional articles on computers, the internet, Bill Gates, Steven Jobs, Stephen Wozniak, and hand held devices will be given to the students by their teacher for addition learning. Articles are to be based on individual reading levels of students. In addition, common core standards in language arts will be addressed. Students will be given the opportunity to work on performance tasks before/afterschool and during rotation times excluding computer lab and P.E. Selected computers in the media center will be reserved for this group of students.

Journal Assessment
(0-1 Points) (2-3 Points) (4-5 Points)

You r
Scor e
Response Student attempted to answer question(s). Written explanation did not support knowledge of content. Visual explanation did not support knowledge of content. Some errors in agreement, number, and/or tense. Grammar and Punctuation Many punctuation and/or case errors. Minimal use of key mathematical terminology is used in explanation. Appearance of paper is very messy. Writing is hard to read. Student answered question(s). Written explanation demonstrated minimal knowledge of content. Visual explanation demonstrated minimal knowledge of content. Minor errors in agreement, number, and/or tense. Minor errors in punctuation and/or case. Limited use of key mathematical terminology is used in explanation. Appearance of paper is somewhat messy. Writing is legible. Student answered question(s). Written explanation demonstrated complete knowledge of content. Visual explanation demonstrated complete knowledge of content. No errors in agreement, number, and/or tense. No punctuation or case errors.

/5

/5
Exclusive use of key mathematical terminology is used in explanation. Appearance of paper is neat. Writing is easy to read. Wellformed numbers and letters.

Vocabulary

/5 /5

Visual Appeal Handwriting

Your Total Score

/20

Audio/Video Production
(0-1 Points) (2-3 Points) (4-5 Points)

You r
Scor e
Script There is little evidence of planning. Script is not provided or is weak. Some key vocabulary is uses. Script contains mostly factual material and has many grammatical errors. A script was written for the audio/visual performance. Language used is good and some use of key points is included. Script contains factual material and has a few grammatical errors. A well written script was written for the audio/visual performance. Language used is interesting and uses key points. Script contains factual material and has no grammatical errors.

/5

Delivery

The audio/visual performance appears unrehearsed, the enunciation is muddled and not clear and the recitation lacks expression and enthusiasm The volume is poor for both music and voice, there is considerable background and other distracting noise, and there are several technical glitches. The group functioned fairly well, with most members contributing, sharing and supporting the others effort. They were sometimes on task.

The audio/visual performance is rehearsed, the enunciation is sometimes clear and intelligible, and there is some expression and enthusiasm in the recitation. The volume is good for both music and voice, there is little background or other distracting noise, and there are no technical glitches. The group functioned well, with all members contributing, sharing and supporting the others effort. They were almost always on task.

The audio/visual performance is rehearsed and delivered smoothly, the enunciation is clear and intelligible, and there is expression and enthusiasm in the recitation. The volume is good for both music and voice, there is no background or other distracting noise, and there are no technical glitches. The group functioned exceptionally well, with all members contributing, sharing and supporting the others effort. They were always on task.

/5

Audio/Technical

/5 /5

Group Work

Your Total Score
Adapted from Rayburn Elementary School Rubrics

/20

Non-Fiction Reading Response Journal Questions

Choose one or more of the following questions to guide you with your journal entries.
Copy a short passage that you found to be interesting. Explain what made it interesting for you. Write a summary of what you read in your book today. Explain some of the things that you have learned so far that you are not likely to forget in the near future. Write to inform us about the one of the key persons we are studying. Have other authors written about these individuals. What other articles and/or books has been written? Have you read any of the articles or books? If so, which one(s)? What ideas might you have for turning this work of nonfiction into a work of fiction? Give a brief summary of what your story might be like. Explain the basic information that is being presented in terms of the 5W's: Who? What? When? Where? Why? Questions taken or adapted from: http://www.dailyteachingtools.com/reader-responsequestions.html

Performance Task Rubric