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Lesson Plan #2: Collaboration

Grade: 1st Social Studies Strand: Citizenship
Submitted By: Rebecca Call Partner: Pietra Jerome
EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College – Spring 2014 Instructor: Karen Powell

Lesson Plan #2 - Citzenship
B. Summary of the Lesson Plan:

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This social studies lesson is designed for 1st grade students to learn about why it is important to respect their peers at school. This lesson also is designed to teach students how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. This lesson uses the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook “School and Family” (p. 36-39). C. Basic Information:    Grade Level: 1st grade Time to Complete this Lesson: approximately 50 minutes Groupings: whole group reading & discussion, partners for activity, and independent for assessment

D. Materials:  Vocabulary & Study Guide (Unit Resources p.6) for each student (sample at bottom of TE 39)

  Houghton Mifflin 1st grade Social Studies Book: School and Family (p. 36-39) for every student  Paper and pencils E. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards   o
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C13.2.3- Participate in class decision-making, i,e., individual responsibilities in the classroom. C13.2.4 Recognize the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Lesson Plan #2 - Citzenship
   F. Vocabulary  job – work that needs to be done

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I will be able to tell why it is important to respect others. I will be able to give examples of different classroom jobs. I will be able to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

G. Procedure: 1. Refer to notes on TE 36- “Get Set to Read” o o o o Explain the Study Guide students will complete as we read whole-class. Call students’ attention to the pictures on pages 36 & 37 Start a student-led discussion on how we can show each other we care in school and help with jobs in the classroom. Introduce vocabulary (job)

2. As a class read p. 36-39, stopping periodically to ask questions as indicated in the TE margins. 3. Students will be encouraged to take notes on a piece of paper and record information on their Study Guide as we read as a class. They will be able continue working on it when the reading is finished. 4. Ask the questions listed in the margins of the TE as a continual check for understanding. o o o (TE 37) What do children learn to do in class? (TE 37) What jobs are the helpers doing in the pictures on page 37? (TE 38) Why do people in our country say the Pledge of Allegiance?

H. Assessment:  What will you use to measure student understanding? Journal Entry: For the assessment students will write in their journals and answer the questions provided on page 39 of the TE. The questions will ask: 1. Why is it important to respect others? 2. What are examples of jobs in the classroom? 3. Recite the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. Students must answer these questions in their journal. They will then be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Their writings will show if the student understands what it
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Lesson Plan #2 - Citzenship

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means to help others and respect their peers by doing classroom jobs. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance will show if the student has mastered the skill. I. Closure:  Quick discussion over the three statements in the Review/Assess section of TE 39.

J. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think the easiest part to teach from the lesson will be the Pledge of Allegiance because it is a repetitive thing a student does every morning. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? The most challenging part for myself to teach will be why it is important for peers to respect one another. Respect can be a hard concept to teach kids who may not have learned it at home prior to the lesson. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? For an extension of this lesson I would use Extend Lesson 2 (p. 40-41) which is a Helping Hands Tree activity. 4. What can you do for students who don’t grasp the concepts? For the students that don’t grasp the concepts I would reteach the mini-lesson on TE 39. I will work with them on the graphic organizer to list ways they can show how they care in school. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? I do not think any of the lesson needs to be changed. I could think differently after physically doing the lesson though. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The most difficult part for me was deciding which standards we should put in the lesson plan. 7. Describe your experience collaborating on this lesson plan. I enjoyed working with a partner on this assignment. She made me think of things I had never thought about before when writing a lesson plan. I would definitely like to do it again.

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