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Name: Maya Pitcher

Grade Level: 5th grade
Content Area: Social Studies
Basic Productivity Tool Used: PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
Standards Addressed: SS5H3 Explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of
millions of Americans.
c. Discuss important cultural elements of the 1930s; include Duke Ellington, Margaret
Mitchell, and Jesse Owens.
Blooms Level of Critical Thinking:
Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating
Description of how to implement in the class: Students will research the cultural elements listed
in the standard. As they research, the students will document their findings on Microsoft Word. The
word document will function as a rough draft and a place to put their idea about how they want to go
about making their presentation.
The students will take all of their research findings and put it into a PowerPoint. Their PowerPoint
presentation should include pictures, various transitions, and graphics. The students will present this
to the class. The student will learn to research topics and organize their findings to present to an
Level of Technology Implementation (LoTi): This activity is on level 2 of LoTi. The students are
using technology for content related activities, but they are quite on the high levels of Blooms
Description of the sample spreadsheet and graph/chart provided *: I have made an example of a
PowerPoint on Duke Ellington that fits the standard provided. There is a title slide with a picture to
display the subject of the project, the first slide describes who Duke Ellington was with a relevant
picture of him. The second slide has a description of his accomplishments during his lifetime and a
picture of him holding a few rewards he earned.
Other comments about your proposed spreadsheet/graph/chart activity: Information on Duke
Ellington retrieved from