First American Civilizations A Collaborative Unit of Study
First American Civilizations A Collaborative Unit of Study Connie Benavidez, Media Specialist West Melbourne School for Science This presentation and all student materials can be found on my website West Melbourne School website: Media,
Links http://novusites.admin.brevard.k12.fl.us/schools/ westmel/benavidez/links.html What was it? A Social Studies unit developed in collaboration between the media specialist and a fifth grade teacher. Integrated SS standards, information literacy skills and technology standards
Planning Textbook SS Standards Information Literacy Skills Technology Standards FUN! Thematic Planning Colonial America unit 2005-06 Summer planning session What were the skills we wanted to
teach? How could we incorporate technology? How could students present the information using technology? Technology Skills Fifth Grade I ntroduce the concepts and usability of spreadsheets through MS Excel . Develop several independent multimedia proj ects using the Microsof t
Suite to convey ideas to the class. I ntroduce the Mavis Beacon Typing program to advance the keyboard skills. I ntroduce the concepts of web design, the TV studio, digital video, electronic art and image creation.
Use Accelerated Reader f or reading comprehension. Use Math Facts in a Flash as a mathematics-learning tool. Gather inf ormation using electronic card catalog. (OPAC) Use the appropriate search engines effectively to locate inf ormation. Continue to develop online research Use Accelerated Math How did we incorporate technology? Research FINDS Florida Research Model
http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/finds/ Web quest Websites Procedure http://novusites.admin.brevard.k 12.fl.us/schools/westmel/benavid ez/links.html Criteria
Excellent Good Fair Poor Introductory Slide (1 slide)
Includes the title of the presentation, names of the group members and an interesting graphic that relates to the overall topic of the presentation. The introductory slide has the title and the group names.
The introductory slide is missing the title or the group names. There is no introductory slide. Informational Slides (6 slides)
The slideshow contains 6 slides, one on each topic with a minimum of three details for each topic. The slideshow contains four or five informational slides but is
missing one of the required elements. The slideshow contains some informational slides but is missing two or three of the required elements.
The slideshow contains some informational slides but is missing more than three of the required elements Content of Slides
All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors. Information is organized in a clear, logical way. Most of the content is accurate, and most information
is organized in a clear, logical way. The content is generally accurate, but one piece of information is clearly inaccurate. Some
information is logically sequenced. Content is typically confusing or has errors. There is no clear plan for the organization of information.
Presentation All presenters were well rehearsed and progressed smoothly through the presentation. All group members established eye contact and spoke clearly. All group members looked relaxed and confident.
All presenters were rehearsed and progressed through the presentation. All group members made an effort to establish eye contact and speak clearly.
One presenter didn't know the information and they got lost often. Diction and voice level made listening difficult for the audience. Two or more presenters
didn't know the information and got lost often. Diction and voice level made listening difficult. Teamwork The group members brainstormed, discussed,
and solved problems cooperatively. Group members helped one another, shared ideas, and evaluated their work. The project was clearly a group effort. The group members divided tasks, shared the
workload and managed problems cooperatively. The group occasionally helped one another but required teacher assistance to resolve
differences. One or more members feel that they did more than their fair share of the work and/or problems were not managed effectively. The group
required teacher assistance with dividing tasks and resolving differences. Few people contributed their fair share of work. Total
First American Civilizations Directions for PowerPoint Presentation Directions You must have an introductory slide and 6 informational slides. You may choose any layout. You should have a graphic on each slide. You may choose any transitions or
effects. Slide 1 Introductory Slide Use the first layout Title of the presentation Region Tribe Names of group members and teachers name At least one graphic
Slides 2-7 Informational Slides You may choose any layout Topic Three details At least one graphic Graphics All slides should have at least one graphic How to insert a graphic
Insert Picture Clip Art Clips Online
Check the box for the graphic you want Download Accept Continue Download Now Open Insert or Copy and paste
Transitions/Effects 1. In slide or slide sorter view, select the slide or slides you want to add a transition to. 2. On the Slide Show menu, click Slide Transition. 3. In the Effect box, click the transition you want, and then select any other options you want. 4. Click Apply or Apply to All How did we
incorporate technology? Presentation PowerPoint Presented information to class Sample of a Student Group PowerPoint The Southwest Hopi
By: Taylor Snyder, Victoria Siperek, Allen Greathouse, Mark Wilson, Chance Baker, and Ryan Regan. And our teacherMr.Cohen. Clothing The men wear loin cloth. The women wear ponchos with a long brown skirt. Woman have braids in
their hair. Their clothing usually white or brown. Food The Hopi eat corn, squash, beans, maize, and grain. The Hopi hunted mammoths until they became extinct. The Hopi hunted wild turkey.
The Hopi hunted buffalo. Homes Hopis lived in pueblos. There were no beds or chairs in the houses. Smoke left the house from a hole in the roof from fire. Climate/Environment
Hopis live in NE Arizona. It was very warm and dry and there were many sand dunes. They had strict rules about water. Customs/Legends The Hopi believed they came from the underworld and would go back when
they died. They believed they used a blue bird to get out from the underworld. The Hopi believed Kachina dolls caused rain. Government/Religious Practice They thought the sun was almighty. They showed less
interest in the afterlife. They had full-time religious leaders and buildings How did we incorporate technology? Tours Families Other students PowerPoint
Speech Authentic Costume Props Authentic Display Tours for Families Tours for School Questions??? Video
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