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Lesson Plans with the Internet by Gil Gorospe

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Creating lessons

Let's explore how to use the resources on the internet:


You do not want the internet to be just another textbook to fill out worksheets...

Think out of the box...be creative...wild...

 

Caution:

Web sites disappear and change
Check links before you do lesson
Have alternate sites
Ways to use the internet...
 
Accessing Information / Communication / Virtual Tours / Ready Made lessons
Guidelines to Engage the Student / Rubric
 

1. Researching sources


Written documents

Islam view of women: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/cmt/resources/Quran/004.Women

Civil Rights
http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec4/Unit_11/index.html

Civil War (Crossroads): http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec4/Unit_6/index.html


Artifacts:

Masks (Edsite): http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/masks_reveal.html

Museum of Mayan Artifacts: http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~ctennant/EthnoWeb/museum.htm

Art

Art comparison
The Artchive: http://www.artchive.com/core.html

Art History Resources
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

Symbolism in Art (ArtsEdNet):
http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/ArtsEdNet/Resources/Sampler/c-4.html

Poster Art of World War II (National Archives):
http://www.nara.gov/education/teaching/posters/poster.html

Collection of cartoons in the 1800's and 1900's:
http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/pc_intro.html

Manifest Destiny landscapes:
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~hhk6s/leutze.html

Architecture

Aztec Architecture: http://library.thinkquest.org/10098/aztec.htm#The


Music


American History music: http://www.contemplator.com/america/

Spirituals and Slavery: http://www.edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/spirituals.html


Statistics:

Stock Market game: http://www.smg2000.org/

WorldTime: http://www.worldtime.com

Price is Right Lesson (Gil)

Cost of Living Calculator: http://www.aier.org/colcalc.html
CPI Home page: http://stats.bls.gov/cpihome.htm
What is a dollar worth?: http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/economy/calc/cpihome.html

 

Videos

Apollo Mission: http://www.nasm.si.edu/apollo/AS11/a11av.htm


Speeches (audio)

History Channel: http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/index.html

Recitation of the Qu'ran: http://islamicity.com/multimedia/radio/ch100/

Learning to speak Chinese: http://icg.harvard.edu/~pinyin/

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2. Communcation


Keypals:
Immigrant Scrapbook: Gil's lesson

Immigration Process:   
http://www.internationalchannel.com/education/ellis/process.html

Immigrant Keypals:     http://www.epals.com/search/

Activity: Compare prices:   http://www.xe.net/ucc/

 

Collaborative lessons

Telecommunication and Telepresence
http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~jbharris/Virtual-Architecture/Telecollaboration/more-telecollaboration.html

Project center: http://www.eduplace.com/projects/
Example: The Day I was Born


Ask an expert

ASK ERIC Virtual Library www.askeric.org/Virtual
Teachers Helping Teachers (interact with other teachers) www.pacificnet.net/~mandel


Contact a government official

http://www.congresslink.org
http://thomas.loc.gov/

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3. Virtual Tours

Tour Palenque: http://www.virtualpalenque.com/tourhome.htm
Maya Ruins: http://www.mayaruins.com/

Virtual Field Trip: Mount Vernon   http://www.mountvernon.org

House in the year 1900: PBS

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4. Miscellaneous


Ready made lessons

PBS Lewis and Clark simulation:
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/into/index.html

Webquest examples: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html

Cold War Webquest

GeoGame: http://gsh.lightspan.com/project/gg/description.html
 
Create tests, crosswords, games

THE PUZZLE FACTORY.COM: www.thepuzzlefactory.com
Making Puzzles: http://www.puzzlemaker.com/

WORLDVILLAGE KIDZ: www.worldvillage.com/kidz
BLAKKAT.COM: GAMES DEPOT: www.blakkat.com/games.htm
BRAINBASHERS: www.brainbashers.com
THINKS.COM: www.thinks.com

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5. Student Presentations

Powerpoint

Hyperstudio

Web page

Create a Museum


 

Guidelines to engage the students

 

Bloom's Taxonomy

Find a site rich in information, or collect a few sites for students to research so they can ...

 


Howard Gardner's Modalities

 

Use the different modalities to engage the students with the website and lesson

 

a. Linguistic

b. Logical ­ Mathematical

c. Spatial - Visual

d. Bodily ­ Kinesthetic

e. Interpersonal

f. Intrapersonal

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Rubric

Use this Rubric from Ed's Oasis to evaluate your lesson or unit of practice.

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Misc.


The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site: www.holidayfestival.com

 

Oregon Trail (Edsite): http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/oregon_trail.html



Mapping the Past (Edsite): http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/mapping_past.html

 

Chinese Boycott (National Archives): http://www.nara.gov/education/cc/chinese.html