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History Goes High-Tech with Educreations

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: TracyAnn Reece
System:St Clair County
School:Springville Elementary School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 893
Title:
History Goes High-Tech with Educreations
Digital Tool/Resource:
Educreations
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 4
Alabama Studies
8 ) Explain Alabama's economic and military role during the Civil War.

Examples: economic—production of iron products, munitions, textiles, and ships

military—provision of military supplies through the Port of Mobile, provision of an armament center at Selma

•  Recognizing military leaders from Alabama during the Civil War
•  Comparing roles of women on the home front and the battlefront during and after the Civil War
•  Explaining economic conditions as a result of the Civil War, including the collapse of the economic structure, destruction of the transportation infrastructure, and high casualty rates
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History
Course Title: Alabama Studies (Alabama)
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Explain Alabama's economic and military role during the Civil War and the economic conditions as a result of the Civil War.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • textiles
  • munitions
  • armament
  • casualties
  • infrastructure
  • economics
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Alabama made important economic contributions to the Civil War including production of iron products, munitions, textiles, and ships.
  • Alabama made important military contributions to the Civil War including provision of military supplies through the Port of Mobile and provision of an armament center at Selma.
  • Women made significant contributions to the war on the home front and on the battlefield.
  • There were several important military leaders of the Civil War.
  • The destruction of the transportation infrastructure, and high casualty rates during the Civil War caused Alabama's economic structure to collapse.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Analyze the significance of Alabama's economic and military role during the Civil War including the production of iron products, munitions, textiles, and ships, providing military supplies through the Port of Mobile, and providing an armament center at Selma.
  • Recognizing military leaders from Alabama during the Civil War.
  • Compare and contrast the roles of women on the home front and the battlefront during and after the Civil War.
  • Analyze how the collapse of the economic structure, destruction of the transportation infrastructure, and high casualty rates impacted Alabama's economic condition after the Civil War.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Alabama played a significant role in the South's effort during the Civil War.
  • The war caused catastrophic destruction in the South which devastated Alabama's economy.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.4.8- Identify the reasons for the Civil War and recognize the consequences of conflict within Alabama.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
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 guidelines.
  • 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: 4
12) Use basic features of digital tools to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use basic features of digital tools to communciate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital tools
  • communicate
  • key ideas
  • informs
  • persuades
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • digital tools are available that enable them to inform others.
  • digital tools are available that enable them to persuade others.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use basic features such as headings, text, and images to communicate key ideas that inform and/or persuade.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • digital tools can be used to communicate by informing and/or persuade others.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
13) Synthesize complex information from multiple sources in different ways to make it more useful and/or relevant.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • synthesize complex information from multiple sources in different ways to make it more useful and/or relevant.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • synthesize
  • relevant
  • timeline
  • flowcart
  • infographic
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information from multiple sources can be combined or synthesized.
  • there are multiple was to combine information to communicate with others.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • synthesize information from multilple sources in a variety of ways to make it more useful such as a flowchart, timeline, infographic, multimedia etc.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • information is obtained from multiple sources to better make sense of information.
  • information can be presented in different ways to make it more useful.
Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to identify events in the Civil War that were critical but often unnoticed.

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

Students will create a short presentation using Educreations that highlights events that occurred during the Civil War that were critical but unnoticed.  

Assessment Strategies:

The teacher should create a rubric to assess students' products.  Areas to be assessed would include content, creativity, syntax, and rate of speech.


Advanced Preparation:

Teachers should be familiar with how Educreations works.  For a tutorial video, CLICK HERE.

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