ED 155: Educational Psychology

Lesson Plan #3

 

I.               OVERVIEW OF THE LESSON

A.     February 21, 2011

B.     One 120-minute period

C.     Miss. Brundage

D.    Fifth Grade Social Studies

 

II.             GENERAL OBJECTIVES

A.     Students will understand and appreciate the United States Presidents on Presidents day with doing different President activities.

 

III.           BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES

A.     Given several different days of learning about Presidents, students will each become a different President and do research to explain facts to the class and the significance of the President they chose to be.

 

IV.            INSTRUCTION MATERIALS

A.     U.S. PresidentŐs pre-test

B.     Paper

C.     Pencil

D.    Costumes

E.     Presentation Rubric

F.     Cardboard box (students brought them in a few days ago)

G.     Small Sheet of Cardboard

H.    Hot Glue Gun

I.      Twigs

J.      Scissors

K.    Pebbles

L.     Construction Paper (Red, White, & Blue)

M.   A hole punch

N.    Push pins

O.    Markers and crayons

P.     Snacks and Drinks

Q.    Decorations

 

V.              MOTIVATION AND INTRODUCTION

A.     Welcome the class to Social Studies and take attendance

B.     Have the students arrange desks into a half circle facing the front of the classroom.

C.     The teacher will ready the following to the class:

ŇGeorge WashingtonŐs birthday is the official name designated to what many of us know as PresidentŐs day.  During the month of February the birthday of two of our greatest PresidentŐs takes place.  Both George Washington who was born on Feb. 22nd and Abraham Lincoln born on Feb. 12th.  Today we are going to honor 20 different Presidents of the United States.Ó

 

 

VI.            DEVELOPMENT

A.     Have each student take out a pencil and paper and read the PresidentŐs Pre-test to them (attached).  See how well each student knows the Presidents.  This test is not graded; it is just a fun way to begin class.  Go over the correct answers quickly.

B.     After the students have arranged their desks into a half circle, have them sit quietly and ask which student would like to go first.  Hand out a rubric to each student before each presentation.  The students will also evaluate each student, as long as the teacher. Students were to choose a President that they would like to describe and tell facts about.  They were also to dress up in a way that represents their President accordingly.  A rubric is attached that has information that each student needed to follow and incorporate into his or her speech.  Each speech should last approximately 7-10 minutes.  Each student should leave a minute or two for ask for questions.  (Make sure to ask questions if needed).  Keep students quiet while others speak.

C.     After each student has given his or her presentation split the students up into 2 different groups, 10 students per group.

D.    Each group is to go to one of the two stations.  The two stations are:  1.  Make a log cabin (directions are attached) 2. Make a pin- wheel (directions are attached)

E.     Give them enough time to complete the projects before switching stations.  At the end each student should have a pinwheel and a log cabin.

F.     Let the students get food.  While they are eating pass out the President Word Search that is attached for the students to work on to keep kind of quiet so they donŐt disturb the other classrooms.

G.     With a few minutes left before the students go to gym, make sure the room is completely cleaned up.  No scraps or food lying around.  The moms will take care of the food on the back table.

 

VII.          SUMMARY AND CLOSURE

A.  After the completion of the day, students will try and name as many presidents as possible in order from Washington to Obama.  See which student has the most knowledge of the order of the 44 Presidents.  I have pencils in my bottom drawer that can be given to the student who can name the most in the correct order.  Attached is the correct order of the Presidents from 1 to 44.

VIII.        ASSESMENT STRATEGY

A.     The presentation rubrics will be looked over and I will evaluate them to determine a grade for the students.  I hope for them to have appropriate attire, eye contact, no vocalized pauses, enthusiasm, completeness of content, fall under the correct time span, and appropriately facts of the presentation.

Enchanted Learning. (2009). Little log cabin craft. Retrieved from

            http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/dwelling/twighouse/

Enchanted Learning. (2009). Pinwheel craft. Retrieved from

            http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/pinwheel/

Patriotism. (2008).  Presidents day. Retrieved from

            http://www.patriotism.org/presidents_day/

Summers, Robert S. (2008). Presidents of the united states. Retrieved from

            http://www.ipl.org/div/potus

TCET. (2001). Oral Presentation Rubric. Retrieved from

            http://www.tcet.unt.edu/START/instruct/general/oral.htm

US presidentŐs facts quiz. (2009). Retrieved from

http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/serve.cgi/quiz/us/uspres2/html?question_hide

Alignment

The objective of this lesson is to have students understand Presidents and their significance in their importance of our country.  Since evaluating and factual thoughts are concepts, this objective falls within the Understand/Concepts cell of the Anderson/Krathwohl taxonomy.  The activity designed to meet this objective has students applying evaluations and facts to their presentations of the Presidents.  Since students need to understand the concepts before they can apply them, there is alignment between the objective and the activity.  U will access studentsŐ understanding of the concepts by examining their use of facts and evaluations in the presentations.  Since the assessment focuses on studentsŐ understanding of and ability to apply evaluating and factual clues to the presentations, it is in alignment with the activity and the objective.

 

 

US PRESIDENTS PRE-TEST

 

1.     Which US President was nicknamed ŇFather of His CountryÓ?

George Washington (1789-1797) was the 1st President and was nicknamed ŇFather of His CountryÓ.   He was the only US Presidents to not live in White House.

2.     Which US President wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) was the 3rd President and was nicknamed ŇMan of the PeopleÓ and ŇSage of MonticelloÓ.  He was George WashingtonŐs Secretary of State.

3.     Pictures of US Presidents appear on paper currency. Which US PresidentŐs picture appears on:

a.     $1 bills?

George Washington

b.     $2 bills?

Thomas Jefferson

c.      $5 bills?

Abraham Lincoln

d.     $20 bills?

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) was the 7th President and was nicknamed ŇOld HickoryÓ. 

e.     $50 bills?

Ulysses S. Grant

f.      $500 bills?

William McKinley

4.     Which US President had the shortest term in office?

William Henry Harrison (1841) was the 9th US President. He served office for only 1 month. William Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Harding and Franklin Roosevelt died in office of natural causes.

5.     Which US Presidents signed the Fugitive Slave Law?

Millard Fillmore (1850-1861) was the 13th US President and was nicknamed ŇThe American Louis PhilippeÓ.

6.     Which US President was the only one who never married?

James Buchanan (1857-1869) was the 15th US President.

7.     Who is the only US President to serve non-consecutive terms?

Grover S. Cleveland (1885-1889 and 1893-1897) was the 22nd and 24th US President.

8.     Which US President was in office when the ÔGreat DepressionŐ started with the crash of the stock markets in 1929?

Herbert Clark Hoover (1929-1933) was the 31st US President and the first President to be born west of the Mississippi River.

 

THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

George Washington

1789-1797

John Adams

1797-1801

Thomas Jefferson

1801-1809

James Madison

1809-1817

James Monroe

1817-1825

John Quincy Adams

1825-1829

Andrew Jackson

1829-1837

Martin Van Buren

1837-1841

William Henry Harrison

1841

John Tyler

1841-1845

James Knox Polk

1845-1849

Zachary Tyler

1849-1859

Millard Fillmore

1850-1853

Franklin Pierce

1853-1857

James Buchanan

1857-1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861-1865

Andrew Jackson

1865-1869

Ulysses Simpson Grant

1869-1877

Rutherford Birchard Hayes

1877-1881

James Abram Garfield

1881

Chester Alan Arthur

1881-1885

Grover Cleveland

1885-1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889-1893

Grover Cleveland

1893-1897

William McKinley

1897-1901

Theodore Roosevelt

1901-1909

William Howard Taft

1909-1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913-1921

Warren Gamaliel Harding

1921-1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923-1929

Herbert Clark Hoover

1929-1933

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1933-1945

Harry S. Truman

1945-1953

Dwight David Eisenhower

1953-1961

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1961-1963

Lyndon Baines Johnson

1963-1969

Richard Milhous Nixon

1969-1974

Gerald Rudolph Ford

1974-1977

James Earl Carter, Jr.

1977-1981

Ronald Wilson Reagan

1981-1989

George Herbert Walker Bush

1989-1993

William Jefferson Clinton

1993-2001

George Walker Bush

2001-2009

Barack Hussein Obama

2009-current

           


PRESIDENTAL PRESENTATION RUBRIC

PresenterŐs Name__________________________________________________

President Chosen______________________________________________________

CRITERIA

0

1

2

3

Eye Contact

Does not attempt to look at audience at all, reads notes the entire time

Only focuses attention to one particular part of the class, does not scan audience

Occasionally looks at someone or some groups during the presentation

Constantly looks at someone or some groups at all times

Attire

DidnŐt dress in character at all or wore inappropriate clothing

Wore only one thing to dress the part, but demonstrated no understanding of the character

Wore appropriate clothing to dress the part, but only demonstrated some understanding

Dressed in character attire completely

Enthusiasm

Shows absolutely no interest in topic presented

Shows some negativity toward topic presented

Occasionally shows positive feelings about topics

Demonstrates a strong positive feeling about topic during entire presentation

Vocalized Pauses (uh, well uh, um)

10 or more are noticed

6-9 are noticed

1-5 are noticed

Not vocalized pauses noticed

Topic Announced

Audience has no idea what the report is on

 

Vaguely tells audience what report is over

Clearly explains what the report is covering

Time Frame

(7-10 minutes)

Presentation is less than minimum time

Presentation is more than maximum

 

Presentation falls within required time

Completeness of Content

One or more points left out

Majority of points glossed over

Majority of points covered in depth, some points glossed over

Thoroughly explains all points

Professionalism of Presentation

Mumbles, audience has difficulty hearing, confusing

Thoughts donŐt flow, not clear, does not engage audience

Thoughts articulated clearly, though does not engage audience

Presentation is organized and the interest level of the audience is maintained

Listening to other Presentations

Failed to pay attention to any other presentations

Interrupts other presentations frequently

Interrupts one or two times during other presentation

Complete focus during other presentations

 

Comments: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Score     ____ / 27 = ________%


PresidentŐs Day is Monday, February 21, 2011.  And due to the amount of snowstorms we have we are now scheduled to have school on that day.  We are going to celebrate Presidents day with each student choosing a different President (please clarify with me, so we donŐt have doubles).  You are going to present your president to the class with different facts including:

á      Name

á      Nickname(s)

á      Time in office

á      Birthday and death (if known)

á      Other government positions

á      Vice President at the time

á      Political Party

á      Some Notable Events during his reign in office

á      Education

á      Other Occupations

á      Any other interesting facts

Your presentation should last approximately 7-10 minutes along with dressing the part.  Please find out what was worn during his reign and something that he was notable for wearing.  Please make sure to dress the part, which it will be a major part of your presentation.  Attached is the rubric that will be used during your presentation. 

After the presentation, we will do a few activities to honor our 44 Presidents and have a party.  We need our parents help to send in food for our party.  Also, we need everyone to bring in a shoebox, if possible, to perform some of the activities.  Please cut at the dotted line telling me the president you will research and the food you will be bringing in for the day of our festivities.  Parents are more than welcome to come as well.  

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StudentŐs Name______________________________________________

President______________________________________________________

What food will you be bringing for the party? ___________________________________________

How many family members will be attending our PresidentsŐ Day festivities__________

 

              

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