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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 3 :
3 ) Distinguish differences among major American Indian cultures in North America according to geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems.

•  Locating on a map American Indian nations according to geographic region
[ELA2015] (5) 12 :
12 ) Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. [RI.5.3]

[ELA2015] (5) 19 :
19 ) By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the Grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RI.5.10]

[ELA2015] (5) 23 :
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.5.2]

a. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.5.2a]

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. [W.5.2b]

c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially). [W.5.2c]

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. [W.5.2d]

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. [W.5.2e]

[DLIT] (5) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Compare and Contrast Native American Regions
Description:

There are many Native American regions throughout the United States. In this lesson students are given two different Native American regions to research and learn about their geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems. Students will then create a venn diagram that will allow them to see the similarities and differences in the two assigned regions.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

[SS2010] USS5 (5) 8 :
8 ) Identify major events of the American Revolution, including the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

•  Describing principles contained in the Declaration of Independence
•  Explaining contributions of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, George Washington, Haym Solomon, and supporters from other countries to the American Revolution
•  Explaining contributions of ordinary citizens, including African Americans and women, to the American Revolution
•  Describing efforts to mobilize support for the American Revolution by the Minutemen, Committees of Correspondence, First Continental Congress, Sons of Liberty, boycotts, and the Second Continental Congress
•  Locating on a map major battle sites of the American Revolution, including the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown
•  Recognizing reasons for colonial victory in the American Revolution
•  Explaining the effect of the Treaty of Paris of 1783 on the development of the United States
[DLIT] (5) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (5) 23 :
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Technology Timeline! Major Events and Battles of the American Revolution
Description:

The students will be able to identify certain major events and battle of the American Revolutionary War. Creativity and collaboration are included when making timelines. The students should understand that events happen in chronological order and they can be represented using a timeline.




ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 22 :
16) Conduct basic keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results, and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Use search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (4) 21 :
15) Conduct complex keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Searching and You!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-search/searching-and-you/
Description:

Learn to use internet search engines like a detective, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, this time with a guide to exploring the web using internet search engines. Sharing tactics that include verifying the authenticity of Web sites, and refining a search, Ruffman guides students in the responsible use of a twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played during a lesson on conducting basic keyword searches to produce valid appropriate results and evaluating results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (3) 22 :
16) Conduct basic keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results, and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Use search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (4) 21 :
15) Conduct complex keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Ask Ruff Ruffman: Poodle Edition
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-poodleqa/ask-ruff-poodle-edition/
Description:

Hear advice on how to use search engines responsibly from the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating this twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played during or to introduce a lesson on basic keyword searches to gather information.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (2) 18 :
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

[DLIT] (3) 22 :
16) Conduct basic keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results, and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Use search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (4) 21 :
15) Conduct complex keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2 - 5)
Title: RUFF RUFFMAN: Ask Ruff Ruffman: Squeaky Toy Edition
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruff14-pd-squeakqa/ask-ruff-squeaky-toy-edition/
Description:

Focusing on searching safely on the internet, the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman addresses some of the questions kids have about technology and media use, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating this twenty-first-century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection. This video can be played when introducing a lesson on basic keyword searches to gather information.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (6) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (7) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (8) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 8)
Title: Searching Strategies
URL: https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/9-search-strategies/
Description:

Welcome to Search Strategies! If you are like most people, it is very easy to get lost and spend hours trying to find the correct answer to your question while on the Internet. Never fear, because you are going to learn the best sites for doing your research and you will never again spend hours lost in the huge spiderweb of the Internet.  


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this activity you will:​

  1. know how to search for and evaluate information [Knowledge Constructor]

  2. know the best tools for doing research [Knowledge Constructor]

  3. know how to search safely [Knowledge Constructor]

  4. be able to properly cite resources [Knowledge Constructor]



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

[DLIT] (6) 11 :
5) Identify algorithms that make use of sequencing, selection or iteration.

Examples: Sequencing is doing steps in order (put on socks, put on shoes, tie laces); selection uses a Boolean condition to determine which of two parts of an algorithm are used (hair is dirty? True, wash hair; false, do not); iteration is the repetition of part of an algorithm until a condition is met (if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, when you're no longer happy you stop clapping).

[DLIT] (7) 9 :
3) Create algorithms that demonstrate sequencing, selection or iteration.

Examples: Debit card transactions are approved until the account balance is insufficient to fund the transaction = iteration, do until.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 7)
Title: Searching Algorithms
URL: https://classic.csunplugged.org/searching-algorithms/
Description:

Searching for a keyword or value is the basis of many computing applications, whether on an internet search engine or looking up a bank account balance.

This activity explores the main algorithms that are used as the basis for searching on computers, using different variations on the game of battleships.

Computers are often required to find information in large collections of data. They need to develop quick and efficient ways of doing this. This activity demonstrates three different search methods: linear searching, binary searching, and hashing.


ALEX Classroom Resources: 5

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