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Lesson Idea Name: US land features


Content Area: Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 4th Grade
Content Standard Addressed:
SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States.
a. Locate major physical features of the United States: the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Great
Plains, the Continental Divide, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River, and the Great
Lakes.
Technology Standard Addressed:
Knowledge Constructor
3a: Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their
intellectual or creative pursuits.
Selected Technology Tool:
Narrated PowerPoint
URL(s) to support the lesson (if applicable):

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level(s):


☒ Remembering ☒ Understanding ☒ Applying ☐ Analyzing ☐ Evaluating ☐ Creating

Levels of Technology Integration (LoTi Level):


☐ Level 1: Awareness ☐ Level 2: Exploration ☐ Level 3: Infusion ☒ Level 4: Integration
☐ Level 5: Expansion ☐ Level 6: Refinement

Universal Design for Learning (UDL):


Students will use the computer lab 3-4 times and spend a week rotating use of iPads and computers in order
to gather information, facts, and to put PowerPoint presentation together. Doing this will allow students to
spend time doing research on their own with the assistance of the teacher when needed.
Lesson idea implementation:
For this activity to meet the standards presented in the narrated PowerPoint, the students will first go
through content being taught by the instructor. After that, the instructor will assign the students to small
groups of 3. In the groups, the students will spend time daily working on the project for about a week and a
half to two weeks. Students will use the computer lab, iPads and classroom computers in order to research
information about the parts of the US being taught. Then they will create a PowerPoint presentation in their
groups. They will include definitions, descriptions, 5 fun facts and any relevant information for each location.

For this activity, the teacher will be there to monitor the classroom, walking around and helping any students
in need of it. Students will work in their groups putting together the presentation and presenting it to the
class when they’re done. Student learning will be assessed based off of their presentation and the content
within it. With this activity, students learning can be expended by using more technology to have a
technology rich environment and presenting outside the classroom. This lesson will be concluded by watching
educational video on the content and being quizzed on the content as a whole. And feedback can be
conducted both verbally at the end of their presentation and with their grade.

Reflective Practice:
I feel that with this activity, students will be engaged in the subject and will be able to have a slight freedom
of self-teaching them the subject by doing research and presenting their findings.to further extend this

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lesson, I believe that students could use learning games and simulations. This will both extended the lesson
and enhance their project by incorporating learning games into the activity.

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