In this activity we had to look at story problem and had to answer some True and False questions using the problem to solve the mystery. In order to solve this mystery we had to think about six Economic Principles and how they problem solved itself in each principle if it applied. We then had to create our own story problem, True and False Question, and Solution to the problem.
We had to choose an article that was fairly recent about one of the Core Democratic Values. We had to discuss why is was a couple of them. We also had to determine what government system (local, state, or national) we thought this article would have jurisdiction over. Finally we had to say which branch of government it would fit under (legislative, judicial, or executive).
We had to pick a unit from the Grand Level Content Expectation (GLCE) and had to write about what you wanted your student to get out of it. In the KUD’s there are 5 columns: Knowledge (K), Understand (U), Demonstration of Learning (D), Vocabulary, and the I Can statements. Each GLCE must have this type of rubric set up because it models what you want to teach your students.
A Geo-diary is about a location. What the geo-diary tells is about different aspect that community has. We had to hit the five different themes of Social Studies. These are Location (absolute and relative), Place (Natural Characteristics and Human or Cultural), Region (Natural Regions, Human, and Composite), Movement (Earth Air Water, Goods and Services, People and Animals, Ideas and Information), and Human (Use of Resources, Human Impact, and Human Adaptation).
The Library of Congress (LOC) is a website that ca be used to get information about different topics in Social Studies. For this project we had to look up certain items that could be helpful to know and write down what we either noticed or summarize the topic.
The Professional Learning Community paper was about ones strengths and weaknesses, a picture of yourself, where you live, what hobbies you like to partake in, educational background, outside responsibilities, major, goals, etc. Basically its an summarized version of the multiple characteristics you possess.
We choose a Unit from the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) and to research about the topic and present it to the class. We had to find 15 items that represented our GLCE’s. Some examples are a song or dance representing our theme, picture books, poetry, websites, maps, primary source documents, video, activity books, games, political cartoons, artwork, culture kits, content magazines, etc.
Each Grade Level Content Expectations for a certain grade is broken down into different units. There is usually a History, Economics, Civics, and Geography sections. Each section is then broken down and can be created into a lesson. My Unit plan lesson was in the first grade History section about Living and Working Together in Families and Schools.