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NAME: Ricardo Salgado

Lesson Title:

Discovering Facts Around the World!

Grade Level:

6th and 7th

Subject:

Social Studies

Description of Learning Goals, Standards, Objectives
CC/GPSs:

SS6G10
The student will explain the impact of location, climate, natural
resources, and population distribution on Europe.
a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of the
United Kingdom and Russia affect where people live and how they
trade.
b. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of
Germany and Italy affect where people live and how they trade.
SS7G1
The student will locate selected features of Africa.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara,
Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile
River, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari
Desert.
b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South
Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan.

National Technology
Standards:

Technology Productivity Tools
a. use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity,
and promote creativity

Long-Term Learning
Goal or Outcome:

By the end of this unit, students will be able to identify the major
locations, masses, information, and traditions of a given country or
region.

ABCD Objectives or
Outcomes:

Objective – Students will use the Speed Geography app to learn more
about their country of choice and apply that to a powerpoint
presentation of what they have learned about that country.
Objective – Students will use the Speed Geography app to see what
country interests them the most and use the knowledge from that
country to compare the language and culture to other countries.
Objective – Students will develop their use of technology with the
information they gain off the app and apply it to the presentation they
prepare.

Description of Assessment
Assessment Plan:

The students will prepare a powerpoint presentation that contains the
information they gained from research in the Speed Geography app. I
will then grade the students’ presentations based off content, accuracy,
and design of the powerpoint.

Description of Activities with Technology and Materials
Activity Design:

.
Class starter and lesson connection:

The students will be presented with the
opportunity to gain information from a source that
they don’t typically use, a smartphone
application.
I will use the resource of powerpoint to allow the
students to use the prior knowledge of
technology to make this assignment as
presentable as possible.

Teacher and student activities:
I will go around the classroom and offer to assist
any student while they use their smartphones to
access the application and gather up information
in class.
The students will use the application to do
research and decide which country they find
most interesting in the assigned region.

Technology Connection:

The students will present their powerpoint
presentations to the rest of the class and explain
the details of their country.
The students will use their own presentation skills
to get their information out to the rest of the
class.
The students will work on their own and make
their own presentations.
Show students a map with footnotes that helps
facilitate their ability to pick up the information.
They will use the Speed Geography app and a
smartphone to have access to the app.

Materials and Resources:

The Speed Geography app
A smartphone
A computer
Microsoft Powerpoint

Reflection on Lesson Design
Future Actions :

Answer the following questions:
I will incorporate technology into the lesson,
which students normally use for entertainment
purposes.
I would attempt to incorporate more technology
into my lessons and give students an alternative
choice to the typical classroom setting. By having

more technology available, the students will be
able to gain their attention more than a normal
classroom setting.
The application has tools and facts that students
will have the access to. It also has different
images and interactive material that allows the
students to have more than what is available in
their textbooks.