Monday, February 8, 2010

574-Project 1

Curriculum Connection:
I could easily fit this project into any of my grade levels but for my two examples I chose 2nd grade and 4th grade.

The standards that I chose for 2nd grade are:
1.1.4: Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.1.6: Read, review and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning.

My 2nd graders would be asked to choose a wild animal that they would want to learn more about.  They can search the internet and find websites that will answer their questions.  I have taught them that websites with a lot of advertisments are probably ones they want to stay away from and that they should look for ones that are sponsored by organizations or zoos.  They will be able to watch the videos on some websites or listen to soundbits as another way to answer their questions in addition to reading the information.  They would write their questions and answers on a piece of paper as evidence that they completed the assignment.

For my 4th graders, I chose the following standard:
2.1.6: Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and techology skills to create products that express new understandings.

The 4th graders are very good at creating PowerPoints so once they complete the same steps as the 2nd graders, they can take the information that they learned and create a visually stimulating and information packed PPT to share with their classmates.  They would have slide design, trasistions, and images as well as the questions and answers about their animal on the slides.  Since they are 4th graders, I would probably require a minimum of 6 questions and 8 slides.

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