ALEX Learning Activity

  

Making History with Glogster

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Shelby Howell
Organization:University of North Alabama
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1276
Title:
Making History with Glogster
Digital Tool/Resource:
Glogster
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

In this learning activity, students will create a digital poster about a notable person from the early 1900s with a digital tool called Glogster.  Glogster allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject by creating a digital poster, or glog, that illustrates the information they learned. Students create a personalized digital poster about their notable person with interactive elements such as video, images, and audio.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 6
United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
4 ) Identify cultural and economic developments in the United States from 1900 through the 1930s.

•  Describing the impact of various writers, musicians, and artists on American culture during the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age
Examples: Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Wyeth, Frederic Remington, W. C. Handy, Erskine Hawkins, George Gershwin, Zora Neale Hurston (Alabama)

•  Identifying contributions of turn-of-the-century inventors
Examples: George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Wilbur and Orville Wright (Alabama)

•  Describing the emergence of the modern woman during the early 1900s
Examples: Amelia Earhart, Zelda Fitzgerald, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Washington, suffragettes, suffragists, flappers (Alabama)

•  Identifying notable persons of the early 1900s
Examples: Babe Ruth, Charles A. Lindbergh, W. E. B. Du Bois, John T. Scopes (Alabama)

•  Comparing results of the economic policies of the Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover Administrations
Examples: higher wages, increase in consumer goods, collapse of farm economy, extension of personal credit, stock market crash, Immigration Act of 1924

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify cultural developments in the US from 1900 through the 1930s by describing the impact of various writers, musicians, and artists on American culture during the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age.
  • Identify contributions of turn-of-the century inventors.
  • Describe the emergence of the modern woman.
  • Identifying notable persons of the early 1900s.
  • Compare results of various administrative economic policies of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Jazz Age
  • suffragettes
  • suffragists
  • flappers
  • personal credit
  • stock market crash
  • Immigration Act of 1924
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The cultural and economic developments of the early 1900s.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Characterize the impact of notable people and events that shape our world.
  • Compare multiple points of view to explain economic policies.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Major cultural and economic changes took place in the US during the early 1900's.
Alabama Archives Resources:
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Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.6.4- Identify at least one or more inventions and inventors of the late 1800s and early 1900s, including Thomas Edison (practical light bulb), Alexander Graham Bell (telephone), George Washington Carver (uses for the peanut), Wright Brothers (airplane), and Henry Ford (affordable car); illustrate the cultural changes of the early 1900s presented by at least one or more individuals including, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, Helen Keller, Babe Ruth, W. C. Handy, and Charles Lindbergh.
SS.A


Learning Objectives:

The students will be able to identify notable persons of the early 1900s.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
During/Explore/Explain, After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

  • Students will research a notable person from the early 1900s.
  • They will create a digital poster, or glog, with interactive images, videos, audio, and text illustrating 4 key elements: a timeline of their life, accomplishments, biography, and lasting impact.
  • Students will each teach a mini-lesson on their notable person using their glog as a guiding tool. 
Assessment Strategies:

  • Students will be assessed through their inclusion of the key elements, as well as their overall presentation.
  • Students will be presented with a rubric before beginning the assignment.

Advanced Preparation:

  • Students will need access to the Internet to complete their research and glog.
  • The teacher should familiarize students with technology. 
Variation Tips (optional):

The topic of the research project can be adapted to fit any grade level or subject. 

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: George Washington Carver, Harlem Renaissance