ALEX Learning Activity

  

Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Kelly Watkins
System:Attalla City
School:Attalla Elementary School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 135
Title:
Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes
Digital Tool/Resource:
ToonDoo
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

ToonDoo is a digital comic creator that allows you to add backgrounds, characters, props and speech bubbles. You can tell a story through pictures.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 5
United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
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.

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Determine the 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.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • cause
  • effect
  • revolution
  • intolerable
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The effects of the French and Indian War.
  • The Stamp Act enraged the citizens of the colonies and was the origin of the phrase "No Taxation with Representation".
  • The Intolerable Acts were enacted to punish the Boston colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Massacre was a result of conflict between the British soldiers and angry colonists.
  • The Boston Tea Party was the colonists' response to taxes on tea.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Explain why colonies were engaged in the French and Indian War.
  • Describe and evaluate how colonists reacted to the Stamp Act.
  • Describe the effects of the Intolerable Acts.
  • Describe the Boston Massacre and analyze colonists response to the Boston Massacre.
  • Describe the Boston Tea Party and examine the effects of this event.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The causes and effects of events that lead to the American Revolution.
Alabama Archives Resources:
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Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.5.7a- Define revolution; recognize causes and events that led to the American Revolution including the Stamp Act and Boston Tea Party.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify ways to be safe using digital devices.
  • demonstate how to be safe when using digital devices.
  • apply strategies to be safe when using digital devices.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • personal safety
  • digital device
  • digital citizenship
  • personal information
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies to be safe while using digital devices.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create and use passwords which are only shared with their parents or teacher.
  • log off of digital device when no longer using it.
  • explain why you should not share personal information with others online.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • passwords are important to have and not share.
  • logging out of resources and devices protect your accounts and information.
  • you should never share personal information with others online.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA standards.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • using digital tools.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
16) Use advanced features of digital tools and media-rich resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use advanced features of digital tools and media
  • rich resources .
  • communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • key ideas
  • informs
  • persuades
  • entertains
  • media-rich
  • communicate
  • digital tools
  • collaborate
  • online environment
  • tutorial
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use advanced features of digital tools to inform, persuade, and/or entertain.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design communications using advanced features of various digital tools to informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
  • locate and follow directions or tutorials for working with digital tools.
  • use media-rich features such as audio and/or video.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • many digital tools are available to communicate key ideas and details.
  • directions or tutorials can be located online to assist with creation.
  • there are multiple ways to communicate the same information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • infographic
  • student created website
  • organized information
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information can be created and published in different ways to make it more useful, easier to understand, or relevant.
  • multiple ways to create and publish information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • organize and publish information in different ways such as infographics, student
  • created websites, digital books, audio, video, etc.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • information can be organized and published in different ways using images, text, inforgraphs, websites, digital books, etc.
Learning Objectives:

Students will identify the contributions of historical figures from the Revolutionary time period.

Students will create a cartoon highlighting the contributions of historical figures during the Revolutionary War.

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

Students will use ToonDoo to create a cartoon that highlights contributions of historical figures during the revolutionary war.

Assessment Strategies:

The cartoons will be the assessment tool. You will check that the content represents the characters historical importance.


Advanced Preparation:

Previous instruction on the historical figures that they will study. Provide articles or web links for research purposes. Make sure students can access ToonDoo.

Variation Tips (optional):

You could use this tool for discussing the events that lead to the Revolutionary War. This tool could be used for other historical time periods.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

You might want to consider setting up one ToonDoo account and allow your kids access. If students will have their own accounts they can email you a link to the cartoon.

Information and Rubric ideas from ToonDoo http://toondooguide.wordpress.com/toondoo-and-your-students/

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