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Lesson Title: oral history

Teacher: Miss. Jenna Roberge
Subject: TABE reading/ social studies Grade Level: pre GED
Time Required: five 45min blocks
Topic: Oral History and Windows movie maker

Essential Question: How to create a creative engaging oral history using a flip cam and windows movie
maker?

Prerequisites (Prior knowledge)
The students will need to know the basics of a computer and a pc operating system. It is unnecessary for
the students to already know how to use a flip cam or windows movie maker although it would be a plus.

Stage 1 – Desired Results
Content Area Standard(s) (include complete standard, not just standard #)

English Language Arts Learning Standards

Standard 1d 1

Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.

As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas, discover relationships,
concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically
produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language to acquire,
interpret, apply, and transmit information.

Standard 3

Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.

As listeners and readers, students will analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues
presented by others using a variety of established criteria. As speakers and writers, they will
present, in oral and written language and from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and
judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues.

Standard 4

Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.

Students will use oral and written language for effective social communication with a wide variety
of people. As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich
their understanding of people and their views.
Intended Learning Outcome (Should define what students will know and be able to do and at what level of
mastery they should be able to do it.)

Students will know… Student will be able to…
1. How to properly use and maintain a flip 1. Use and maintain a flip cam for a short time.
cam. 2. Properly shoot an oral history.
2. How to properly shoot an oral history. 3. Properly interview a family member about
3. How to properly interview a family his/her past.
member on his/her past. 4. Use windows movie maker to edit and add
4. How to use windows movie maker to edit to his/her oral history.
and add to their oral history films. 5. Effectively and appropriately critique
5. How to effectively and appropriately his/her peers work.
critique their peers work.
Stage 2 – Assessment Evidence
Students will demonstrate their learning/understanding in the following way(s):

Teacher-Created Assessments
Pre-test: the pre-test will consist of a survey. The teacher will begin the unit by handing out a survey for
the students to complete telling the teacher what experience they have had with computers, windows
movie maker, and flip cams.

Post-test: The post test will consist of the teacher giving out a similar survey as the pre-test. The survey
will ask the students what they have learned about the new technology. It will also ask the students
opinions about how easy the technology was to use and how much fun it was to use.

(Performance Assessments: )
The students will be graded on their original use of the flip cam to film his/her oral history. The second
piece of the project that will be graded is the finished edited version of the oral history. The students
must use windows movie maker to edit and add to their oral history.

(Other Assessments: Peer, Self)
While the students are presenting his/her oral history their peers will be filling out peer review forms. All
students will need to fill out one form per student presentation.

(Assessment Adaptations)
These assessments will not need to be adapted because the students will be given plenty of time to work
on his/her projects with the teacher. The students with IEP’s stating that they need extra time will have
the time they need to complete his/her project. If the student is struggling too much the teacher will pair
the student up with another student familiar with the technology.
Stage 3 – Learning Plan
Learning Activities
Instructional Strategies/Learning Activities:

The teacher will use the strategy of modeling to show the students how to properly use and maintain the
flip cameras. The teacher will also use modeling when giving the students a tutorial on how to use windows
movie maker to edit and add to their oral history.

Small groups will only be used if a student has no family at all and needs a partner who has someone they
can interview or there is a student who is really struggling with the technology.

The strategy of using a survey will be used to tell the teacher what the students know about the
technology. It will also tell the teacher what the students will need help on before allowing them to use the
technology.

Introducing the lesson:
To capture the students’ attention the teacher will show the students the technology used for completing the
project. The students love technology so much that this small action will grab their attention. The teacher
will then hand out the survey to allow the students to tell the teacher what technology they have used and
what they know about it. This will activate background knowledge. Once the students have completed their
survey the teacher will then discuss what the technology is and what it will be used for.

Instructional Sequence:
(representing the content: teaching/learning activities, connecting to students’ prior knowledge, etc.)

Teacher activity (The teacher is doing….) Student activity (The student is doing…)

Day 1 Day 1

1. The teacher will begin the lesson by 1. The students will sit and listen to the
showing the students what technology they teacher.
will be using. 2. The students will fill out the pretest that the
2. Once the students have seen the technology teacher handed out to them.
the teacher will hand out the pre-test 3. After the students are complete they will
surveys. hand their pre-tests into the teacher.
3. Once the students are done with the 4. The students will sit and listen to the
surveys the teacher will collect the surveys. teacher explain what a flip cam is.
4. The teacher will then introduce the name 5. The students will ask questions about the
and use of the flip cam. flip cam and will tell the teacher what they
5. The teacher will allow the students a short already know about the technology. .
time to share what he/she knows about the 6. The students will listen to the teacher
technology and what they want to know answer their questions about the flip cam.
about it. 7. The students will sit and listen to the
6. The teacher will answer all questions the teacher explain what the project will be
students have about the flip cam. about and how they will use the flip cam to
7. The teacher will then begin the lesson by complete the project.
explaining what the students will be doing 8. The students will continue to listen to the
with the flip cam. teacher.
8. The teacher will let the students know that 9. The students will continue to listen to the
they will be creating an oral history of a teacher and think about who they will share
family member. They will use the flip cam to their flip cam with. The students will also
video tape the interview. Once the students need to think about what object the
have videotaped the family member they students will give the teacher as collateral.
will need to use windows movie maker to
create an edited version of the oral history.
9. The teacher will explain that the students
will be allowed to take the flip cam home
with them, but they will need to buddy up
with someone that lives nearby. The
students will need to meet with their
partner to trade off the flip cam over the
break. Each student will need to leave some
type of collateral to ensure that the camera
will be returned in working order. Any and
all damages will be taken from their student
pay.

Day 2 Day 2

1. This will be the day that the teacher goes 1. The students will listen to teacher give a
over how to use windows movie maker. tutorial on how to use windows movie
2. The teacher will show the students what a maker.
story board is and how to use it on the 2. The students will listen and watch the
windows movie maker. tutorial on how to use windows movie
3. The teacher will show the students how to maker.
cut the video they filmed and then how to 3. The students will continue to listen to the
import and insert other pictures they might teacher. They will also be allowed to take
want to add to their story board and oral notes if they want to.
history. 4. The students will watch the teacher’s
4. After the teacher is done giving the tutorial student work model.
the teacher will show her example. 5. The students will explore windows movie
5. The teacher will then allow the students to maker.
play with the program for the remaining 6. Students will receive their flip cam and will
part of the class. make a time and place to meet their
6. The teacher will pass out the flip cams and partner.
take down the schedule for the flip cam
trade off among the partners.

There will be a two week break where the students There will be a two week break. The students will
are gone taking their video. When they return the use the flip cam to interview a family member.
teacher will continue with the lessons. When the students return they will learn how to
download the oral histories onto the student
computers.
Day 3 Day 3
1. When the students return the teacher will 1. The students will listen to the teacher give a
give a tutorial on how to download their tutorial on how to download their oral
movies onto the student computers. histories onto the computer.
2. The teacher will give the students time to
2. The students will download their videos
download their movies onto the computers. onto the computer.
The teacher will be assisting those students 3. The students will watch and listen to the
that need help during this time. teacher explain how to import the video
3. The teacher will then model how to import into windows movie maker.
the movie in windows movie maker. 4. The students will import their files into
4. The teacher will give the students time to
windows movie maker.
import their oral histories onto windows 5. The students will listen to the teacher giver
movie maker. The teacher will assist her refresher course on how to use window
struggling students during this time.
movie maker.
5. The teacher will then give a quick five to ten 6. The students will begin to edit their videos
minute refresher course on how to use and add picture to make their projects more
windows movie maker. creative.
6. The teacher will allow the students to work
on editing and adding to their oral history
for the rest of the period. While the
students are working the teacher will assist
struggling students with their projects.

Day 4 Day 4
1. The teacher will allow the students to work 1. The students will work on their projects all
for the entire period. While the students day. They will edit the parts out that they do
work the teacher will walk around and not want and they will also be able to add
monitor the students’ progress. She will also pictures if they want to make their project
aid struggling students. more creative.
Day 5 Day 5
1. The teacher will allow the students to 1. The students will present their projects.
present their projects. 2. The students will listen to the teachers
2. The teacher will instruct the students that instructions about how to fill out the
they will need to fill out a critique form critique forms.
while their peer presents his/her project. 3. The students will take the forms from the
This will count as part of their grade. teacher.
3. The teacher will pass out the critique forms 4. The students will present their projects.
and allow the students to ask any questions While their peers are presenting the
they might have. students will fill out their forms.
4. While the students present the teacher will 5. At the end of the presentations the students
critique and score the students will hand in their completed forms.
presentations. 6. The students will except the survey the
5. The teacher will collect all of the completed teacher is handing out and complete the
critique forms from the students. survey.
6. The teacher will then pass out the posttest 7. The students will hand in their completed
survey. posttest survey.
7. Once the students complete their survey
the teacher will collected the completed
ones.

*the teacher will not know how long the
presentations will be; therefore, the teacher will
plan for more than 45 min the last day of the unit.

Adaptations to the Instructional Sequence to Differentiate: There will be very few if any adaptions to the
instruction. The teacher will be available for any questions the students might have. If the student is
struggling and is becoming too frustrated they will be allowed to work with another advanced student. If for
some reason there is a student that has no one to interview that student will be allowed to work with a
partner as well.

Discussion and Assessment of Learning:
This lesson was created to show students the new technology that is in the world to make peoples jobs
easier. In the past the students had to use a hand held recorder to interview family members. When they were
done recording they then had to transcribe the entire interview. This is a long and tedious project. With the
use of flip cams the students no longer have to transcribe their interviews. They will now be able to show
people what the person looks likes and sounds like. Also using windows movie maker allows the students to
edit and add to their videos.

Closure:

Extensions for early finishers: If a student is finished before the others they will be allowed to scan
and input photos into their story boards. If the student does not have photos to scan then they will be
allowed to find pictures that will fit into their oral history story board.
Alternate strategies for struggling students or those who learn differently: The struggling students
will be able to work with the teacher closely during this project. If for some reason they are
struggling so much they become very frustrated they will be allowed to work with a partner.

Procedures:

Modeling, partner work, presentations, independent work.

Lesson Development Resources
Technology Tools and Materials:

 The teacher will need to use the computer lab.
 Windows movie maker
 About 15 to 20 flip cams
 All programs and cds that come with the camera
 A projector (for presentations)

(Parent/Community Resources)
Since the students live on campus there will be no need to ask for community help. The student will need
to reach out to a family member so that they will be able to interview them for their oral history project.

(Contact Information)