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IPG

Name: Megan Daley

Subject: Social Studies

Opening Hook/Warm Up:

I will get the students attention by speaking Russian to them, and then translating what I said back into English.

I will get their attention by grouping using Russian Ruble coins.

Discussion : After the first wordactivity, we will discuss what kind of opinions those words reflect and what could influence those opinions.

Date(s): February 27, 2016

Grade Level: 6

TEK:

6.4- Student understands the factors that influence

the locations and characteristics of contemporary

 

societies and uses latitude and longitude to

 

determine absolute location.

 

6.7- Student understands impact of interactions

 

between people and the physical environment

 

6.12- Student understands various ways in which

 

people organize governments

 

Objective:

Identify where Russia is on a map, and where the major cities are. Identify lines of latitude and begin to understand what type of resources may be available.

begin to understand what type of resources may be available. Big Understanding: Other countries may operate
begin to understand what type of resources may be available. Big Understanding: Other countries may operate
begin to understand what type of resources may be available. Big Understanding: Other countries may operate
begin to understand what type of resources may be available. Big Understanding: Other countries may operate

Big Understanding:

Other countries may operate under different governments, have different histories, have different cultures, speak different languages, but differences are not always negative.

Summative Assessment Evidence:

Brief end of class quiz which includes labeling a map with the major cities and lines of latitude, listing the capital of Russia, and Russias official diplomatic name. If the students score a 100 on the quiz, they will receive two bonus points on the unit exam.

Higher Level Questions to Incorporate:

What do the words we came up with as the first thing that came to mind suggest? What kind of opinion do we have about Russia in general, without having learned about it? What influences these opinions, and where did those opinions form? Is it important to form our own opinions and research the facts?

Teacher Input/Modeling:

Teacher presentation of hook

Teacher administers the assessment

Guided Practice:

Instructional Strategies / Student Activities/ Grouping Patterns:

Teacher groups the students using the Russian Ruble and briefly explains the currency

Teacher begins the one wordactivity and starts the discussion

Teacher has student helper pass out markers and maps for following along in the PowerPoint

Teacher goes over major points from each of the four cities to be identified

Teacher goes over the climate map and discusses the lines of latitude- checks for understanding by asking if they expect different resources to be found in different biomes, tundra, steppe, etc.

Teacher explains the cultural relevance of the photos on the last PP slides

Teacher asks for questions and reviews major points of the class

Students follow along in the presentation and label important features on their maps with dry erase markers

Students will label ecological zones in Russia on their dry erase maps as I talk about them on the slides and show photos

2/26/2016, page 1 of 2, Lesson Plan.docx

CFU (Checking for understanding):

I will have a student helper operate the power point so I can move around the room while students are labeling their maps to ensure they are following along

I will ask the students to revisit their assumption that all of Russia has a climate like Siberia (if they make that assumption in their word listing activity) after we cover the lines of latitude.

Independent Practice:

There is a short label-the-map quiz with a few additional questions to check for understanding, comprehension, and retention in individual students. It is worth 2 bonus points on the unit exam if they have all questions answered correctly.

Ending, Summary / Reflection:

What were the four major cities we learned about today, and what is the capital? What currency do they use? Do Russians use the English alphabet?

Tomorrow we will talk about the different natural resources that are a major part of the Russian economy. What types of resources do you think will be discussed, given the lines of latitude we learned go through Russia? i.e- do they have timber, oil, do they farm tropical fish?

Materials / Resources:

Russia maps, dry erase markers, rubles for group sorting, PowerPoint, quizzes

Grouping Patterns:

Whole group, small group, and individual

Technology:

PowerPoint

2/26/2016, page 2 of 2, Lesson Plan.docx