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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 2
Description: The lesson will focus on observing and creating timelines.  Teacher will show students example timelines.  Students will state things that they notice from the sample timelines.  Teacher will read American Symbols: The Lincoln Memorial by Terri DeGezelle.  Teacher and students will work together to create a timeline based on American Symbols: The Lincoln Memorial by Terri DeGezelle.  Finally, students will break into groups and work to create a timeline with other American Symbols books. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 4
Description: This lesson will focus on creating timelines. Students will use important dates from their lives to create a personal 5 event timeline. Students will use rulers to measure equal spaces for their timelines. This lesson will require two 1 hour sessions. The first lesson will include the lesson introduction, work on timelines and time for formative assessments as students work. The second session will be used to complete timelines, share projects, and complete exit tickets.   Sample of completed timeline:   Video sample of completed timeline: https://goo.gl/1JwF0I   This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.  


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 3
Description: The lesson will focus on creating a timeline. The teacher and students will work together to collect data from teachers around the school. Using this data, students will work to complete a class timeline and formulate questions to ask others about their completed timeline. This lesson will require four 30-45 minute sessions to complete. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Time After Time:  How Can We Use Timelines to Reconstruct the Past? Part 1 
Description: The lesson will focus on ordering common events by times, days, months, steps, or events.  Students will work collaboratively in groups to organize five child-focused events, steps, or times.   These titles, events, steps, days, and times will be cut apart so that students need to organize them into a logical sequence. Groups will rotate through the five events to practice daily schedules, holidays, school schedules, weekly events, and procedural texts. Groups may take a picture of completed events as a digital copy or the teacher may check each group for formative assessment. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Social Studies (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Biography Project: Exploring the Past in 21st Century Ways
Description: Through this project-based lesson, students will do research on and create an oral presentation based on the life of an influential Famous American. Students will utilize various means to glean information, from online databases, various websites, and age-appropriate biographical literature to prepare for the final product: a "Living Wax Museum." Students will determine the most relevant information to write a script presented in the form of an oral presentation. The presentations will also be recorded and published as a podcast for sharing on the teacher's website.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Language Arts
Title: Packing the Pilgrim's Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom      Add Bookmark
Description: Students make personal connections between their lives and those of Pilgrim children by following the Pilgrims' move to the New World, their daily lives and struggles and their first Thanksgiving.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Let's Build a Snowman      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, students use both fiction and nonfiction texts, the Internet, and a K-W-L chart to learn about how animals survive the winter.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Educational Technology,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Sodbusters!      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students examine photographs of sod houses, build a model sod house, and picture themselves living in a '' soddie'' to gain a firsthand perspective on the frontier period of American history. After completing the activities in this lesson, students will be able to identify where and when American settlers lived and describe how settlers used available materials to build sod houses. They will also be able to explain how sod houses helped settlers adapt to the environment of the plains and compare living in a sod house with life in a typical home today.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2



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