ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Native Americans: How Their Environment Affected Their Culture
Description: In this lesson, students will research one Native American group from each of the six main biomes in North America. Students will use their developing technology and language arts skills to find reliable sources on the internet, evaluate and integrate information from these texts, select a suitable digital platform to share their findings, and create a cohesive presentation showcasing their mastery of the learning outcomes. Students will discover the climate, landforms, water, and other natural resources available within each region and how they were used by the natives living there. Students will explore the relationships between the cultures found within each region and its resources.  This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Declaring Independence
Description: Students will develop an understanding of the purpose of the Declaration of Independence by synthesizing the grievances listed by the founding fathers.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Technology Timeline! Major Events and Battles of the American Revolution
Description: The students will be able to identify certain major events and battle of the American Revolutionary War. Creativity and collaboration are included when making timelines. The students should understand that events happen in chronological order and they can be represented using a timeline.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: A Step Into the Boston Massacre
Description: In this lesson, the students will learn about the Boston Massacre and how this event led to the American Revolution. The students will understand that when governments are unjust, sometimes people revolt. The students will compare and contrast the two sides of the American colonists in the 1770’s, “Colonists Should Fight the British for Independence” versus “Colonists Should Not Fight the British for Independence.” In addition, the students will create a web video on one event that led to the American Revolution. This lesson is designed to integrate technology, such as WeVideo, with social studies.