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Lesson Plan: Which is past and which is present?

Grade: Kindergarten Subject: Social Studies Pre-Assessment: The students will gather on the carpet and we will begin to talk about past and present. I will ask the students if they know and can tell me the definition of past or present? I will write their answers on the board. Then, we will look at some pictures and try to determine which is past and which is present. The students will help me to sort out the pictures on the chart paper and discuss why one picture is past and one picture is present? Objectives: The students will learn about the difference between past and present. Students will understand how everyday life is different from long ago. SOLs: Social Studies K. The student will describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recogni!e that things change overtime. Materials: "ur #orld, $et%s go& 'eading books, one per student, pictures of past and present children, dress, homes, etc, ( copy of past and present sort per student arrative !escription: Today will be an introductory activity looking at how things are different today than they were in the past. The students will each have their social studies book and we will read pages ) and * to learn the definitions and e+amples of pact and present. The students will each be given a copy of the past and present sort to cut out pictures and decide to put it in the past or present circle. !i""erentiation: Students have difficult with this concept can work with me in a small group to go over the meaning of past and present and a few more e+amples of past and present as well. Assessment: I will use the students% papers to assess whether they understand the basic concept of past and present. I will look to see if the students have grasped the difference between things in the past and things of today. #valuation: I will evaluate the students% papers for their understanding of the difference between past and present. This will help me to know where to go ne+t in this sub,ect area.

#vidence o" Student Wor$: -elow are pictures from our class activity of sorting the past and present pictures on the chart paper. #e are also learning about tally marks in math and counted our past and present pictures to see how many were in each column.

Lesson Plan: $ong .go /ames Grade: Kindergarten Subject: Social Studies Pre-Assessment: Today we will continue working on past and present. The students will begin by listening to a read aloud about past and present. The students will listen to hear about differences between now and then. #e will write those differences on the chart paper to determine which column they go in past or present. Objectives: The student will describe why and how something from the past is different from the present. The student will identify ob,ects from the past and from the present. SOLs: Social Studies K. The student will describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recogni!e that things change overtime 0.1. K.2 The student will participate for short periods of time in moderate3to3 vigorous physical activities that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration. K.4 The student will use appropriate behaviors and safe practices in physical activity settings. a5 demonstrate good listening skills when learning procedures and receiving instruction. b5 6emonstrate ability to share, and be cooperative and safe with others. Materials: tennis shoes, coats if cold outside, $ong .go /ames sheet with rules for games, beanbags, sidewalk chalk arrative !escription: #e will talk about what the students think kids a long time ago would play at recess or after school. 6o you think they played video games? 6id they watch T7? #e will discuss how things were different a long time ago and how technology was not the same as it is today. Then we will go outside to play three different games that children long ago would play at recess or after school. See attached sheet of 8$ong .go /ames9 for instructions on how to play games. #hen we return to the classroom we will make two columns on the chart paper and write the different games from long ago and today and determine which category the games belong in. Assessment%#valuation: The students will be assessed on their ability to describe the differences between games students would play long ago and those they play today. The

discussion about games will help me to see whether students understand the concept of past and present games.

Lesson Plan: :ow and Then in 0ictures Grade: Kindergarten Subject: Social Studies Pre-Assessment: #e will review what we did the day before learning about past and present and discussing what our timeline tells us about our schedule. I will take a few pieces of the schedules off and move around to see if students can tell me where the pieces go in our schedule. Objectives: The students will understand the difference between now and then and past and present. SOLs: Social Studies K. The student will describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recogni!e that things change over time. Materials: timeline from previous day, baby pictures from each student, writing paper, pencils arrative !escription: The students will each bring back pictures from when they were younger and we will use them to decide from the pictures, which is past and which is present. #e will work as a whole group and go around the circle to look at each person%s baby pictures and decide which is past and which is present. #e will also look to see if we were making a timeline, which picture would come first and which would come second? .fter this activity, I will tell the students that the ne+t step will be to scan the pictures and we will make a bulletin to display our pictures. The students will go back to their seats and write one or two sentences describing the pictures they brought to school. ;or e+ample 8In this picture I am years old. In this picture I am going to school for the first time.9 The pictures and the captions will be displayed on the bulletin board outside of the kindergarten rooms. The $earn and Serve grant has given the school the resources to have computer workstations e<uipped with scanners. The $earn and Serve grant provides the school with money to purchase the necessary resources to preserve the history of the school and community. The second part of the grant is to then serve the community using the resources they purchase to assist them in preserving the history. The third grade classes will then help the kindergartners to scan and upload their pictures to the computers as a part of the serving part of the grant. This lesson helps to teach the kindergartners about their history and the history of their community. It also provides a service opportunity for the third grade students to work with the kindergartners and learn about their history as well. -oth kindergarten classes and both third grade classes will be participating in this lesson. #e hope to have all of the parents come to see our special bulletin board filled with rich history through pictures&

Assessment: .ssessment for this lesson will be in many parts I will assess the students at the beginning to see if they can remember how to use a timeline, the purpose of a timeline, and the difference between past and present. Then, when we talk about the baby pictures, the students will have to tell me if the picture is of them in the past or in the present. This will show me if the students understand the difference between past and present. #valuation: ;rom this lesson, I will know if my children understand past and present from the rich discussion we will have throughout the lesson talking about past and present. The <uestions students ask and answer and their comments about the pictures will be evidence of their understanding of this concept. &losure: .s a closure to this lesson, we will talk about how we will display the pictures and the captions the following day on the kindergarten bulletin board. #'(# S)O : This lesson is being e+tended to work with third grade made possible for by the preserving history grant. This grant has provided the school with numerous computer workstations including scanners. The third graders have been trained to work with the scanners and will be working with the kindergartners over the course of a few days to get their pictures all scanned, saved, and printed. Then, they will help to put the pictures onto our bulletin board. The other kindergarten class will also be collaborating with us on this pro,ect.

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