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Lesson Plan #1

Grade: 1st Social Studies Strand: History

Submitted By: Vida Reljic

EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College Spring 2014 Instructor: Karen Powell

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B. Summary of the Lesson Plan:

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This social studies lesson is designed for 1st grade students to learn how family members respect one another by helping each other and the people in the neighborhood. This lesson uses the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook School and Family (p. 26-29). C. Basic Information: Grade Level: 1st grade Time to Complete this Lesson: approximately 30 minutes Groupings: direct instruction, discussion, independent for activity, assessment

D. Materials: Vocabulary list for each student (sample at the bottom of p. 29) Review/ main idea (sample at the bottom of TE 27 and 29)

(TE 27)

(TE 29)

Houghton Mifflin 1st Grade Social Studies Book: School and Family (TE 26 and TE 28)-for each student

(TE 26)

(TE 28)

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Paper, pencils, and crayons

E. Objectives: NV State Social Studies Standards H3.1.4: Demonstrate respect for each other and people in the neighborhood. I can explain how to show respect to others and their surroundings.

Student-Friendly Standards

F. Vocabulary Family- A group of people who care about each other. Neighbors- The people that live around you in your community. Respect- Being polite and showing you care about others feelings.

G. Procedure: 1. Refer to notes on TE 26- Build on What You Know. Introduce the word family, neighbors and respect Ask students Who are the people in your family? and How do you show respect to others? Call on students to share their answers.

2. As a class identify the pictures on p. 27 Ask each student -What does your family do together? 3. Discuss different ways families learn together and help each other-refer to TE 28. 4. Discuss different ways you respect your family members and neighbors? 5. Students should write their response to the question located on TE 29. (TE 29) What do you learn from your family? (TE 29) Tell about how people in a family can help each other? How can neighbors help each other?

6. Students should draw a picture of showing respect to their family members or neighbors.
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H. Assessment: What will I do to measure student understanding?

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I will have the students share their answers to the question located on TE 29: Tell about how people in your family help each other? How can people in your neighborhood help each other? Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. Students must Identify ways of showing respect to their family members and neighbors. Discuss and share at least 1 way of how their families help and respect each other, as well as share 1 way of how they respect their neighbors and help in their neighborhood? Also, draw a picture of showing respect to others. I. Closure: Describe in your own words what the words family, neighbors, and respect mean. First, share the results with a shoulder buddy and then with the teacher.

J. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think describing the vocabulary word family and respect will be the easiest to teach because I can share stories related to the topic. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I think the most challenging part to teach is what the students learn from their families because some students might have negative experiences with their family members, which can create a negative environment for the rest of the students. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? As an extension to the lesson, I would use Extend Lesson 2 (p. 41) about Making a Helping Hands Tree. 4. What can you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? For the students who dont understand the concepts in this lesson, I would use the Reading Skill diagram located on TE 26. We would work together to fill out the chart of details and main ideas from the text. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? I believe there should be more work such as charts or diagrams for students to fill out as we are going through each section of the lesson. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The most difficult part of writing this lesson plan was deciding how to incorporate positivity for those students who dont have good experiences with their families. Some students might come from foster homes where they havent interacted with
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their foster parents and havent had the opportunity to experience the beauty of having a family and helping each other out.

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EDEL 453 - Spring 2014

Karen Powell- Instructor

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