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Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part 2

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Author:Ann-Marie Sturdivant
System: Shelby County
School: Shelby County High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 9912


Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part 2


Working in groups of 4-5 students will use the information, pictures, diagrams, and narratives created in Part 1 to develop a brochure. The brochure will consist of guidelines for handicap accessible ramps, sample calculations and contact information. It must be suitable for distribution at city hall.
 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
TC2 (K-2)
7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories
  • Evaluating accuracy of digital content
  • Example: determining fact versus opinion
    TC2 (6-8)
    6. Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.
    Examples: spreadsheet for budgets, word processing software for essays, probes for data collection
    TC2 (6-8)
    8. Identify safe uses of social networking and electronic communication.
  • Recognizing dangers of online predators
  • Protecting personal information online
  • TC2 (6-8)
    11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.
    Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases
    collecting—probeware, graphing calculators
    organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets
    evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility
    synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software
    TC2 (6-8)
    12. Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
    Examples: instant messages, e-mail, blogs, wikis, collaborative authoring tools, online learning communities
  • Demonstrating digital file transfer
  • Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    6. Utilize advanced features of multimedia software, including image, video, and audio editing.
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    9. Practice ethical and legal use of technology systems and digital content.
  • Explaining consequences of illegal and unethical use of technology systems and digital content
  • Examples: cyberbullying, plagiarism
  • Interpreting copyright laws and policies with regard to ownership and use of digital content
  • Citing sources of digital content using a style manual
  • Examples: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA)
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    12. Use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content.
    Examples: Web page authoring software, coding software, wikis, blogs, podcasts

    Local/National Standards:

    NCTM Standards

    The student will organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication.

    The student will use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

    The student will apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    1. Explain how to calculate angle of elevation.

    2. Explain how to find the volume of a triangular prism (ramp).

    3. Create a descriptive brochure with a narrative, calculations, graphics, and photos.

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    Greater than 120 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    Calculations from Part I of "Ramp for Handicap Accessibility"

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Microsoft Publisher or other publishing software

    Digital Camera

    AlphaSmarts, Palms, or other handheld devices

    Microsoft Word or other word processing software


    Completion of activities in Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part I
    1.)The group must research on the internet (or other appropriate source) the federal guidelines for handicap accessible entrances. The location of this information must be included in the brochure.

    2.)The group must develop a set of guidelines for handicap entrances that meet the federal requirements and are based on the data gathered in the "Building a Ramp" project.

    3.)The group will create a brochure in Microsoft FrontPage that includes digital photos or graphics, a company logo, sample mathematical calculations, a response form, and a narrative. The response form must address the completeness of the information presented in the brochure. Contact information in case further help is needed must also be included in the brochure.

    4.)The group must have the brochure reviewed by the teacher prior to final submission.

    5.)The entire group works to correct the brochure and submit for evaluation.

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    Assessment Strategies

    Project will be graded using a rubric.

    A test may be given on the basic elements of Microsoft Publisher.





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    Presentation of Material Environment
    Time Demands Materials
    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.