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The students will be studying about the Three Branches of Government. The students will gain an understanding of the role of each branch. Using technology, the students will create a blog that summarizes an article about the Three Branches of Government.
7. Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and
enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working
effectively in teams locally and globally. Students:
b. use collaborative technologies to work with others, including
peers, experts or community members, to examine issues
and problems from multiple viewpoints
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Upon completion of the assignment, students will be able to:
Additional Learning Objective(s):
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Three Branches of Government printed article
Three Branches of Government printed song as needed
Technology Resources Needed:
WordPress student's blog, Personal Laptops,
Three Branches of Government video to introduce the Three Branches of Government: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EISWIY9bG8
Three Branches of Government song to help students remember the Three Branches of Government: http://www.totally3rdgrade.com/branches_of_government.html
The Three Branches of Government article that students will summarize on their blogs: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0774837.html
The students should be able to use WordPress effectively for blogging purposes.
Step 1- Launch
Step 2- Instruction
Step 3 - Independent Practice
Students will read the article independently and write a blog:
Students may refer to the song for additional help.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.