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Unit Plan


TEACHER
Amber Lloyd and Sandy O'Brien
Adaped by Linda Scott
GRADE
9-10
DURATION
3-4 weeks

California Language Arts Content Standards
Standards Addressed in this Unit
Listening and Speaking
1.0Listening and Speaking Strategies
1.7 Use props, visual aids, graphs, and electronic media to enhance the appeal and accuracy of presentations.
Writing
1.0 Writing Strategies
Research and Technology
1.7Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals.
1.8Design and publish documents by using advanced publishing software and graphic programs.
Supporting Standards

Background Reading

Before students can start on Task One some teaching and learning about research will be necessary. See Teaching Information Literacy: the Big Six Skills. See also You're the Expert and Thinking Critically about Research Sources. Teachers might also refer to:

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Smiley Select and adapt these learning activities to best meet the needs of your students, and to fit the time available:

  1. Place students in groups of five and have them complete Task One: Fact Finding.

  2. Using the material gathered in Task One, students complete Task Two: Travel Activites to publication standard.

  3. Students use their material to create Task Three: PowerPoint Presentation, each student producing one slide. An alternative is to have each student to produce a complete presentation.

Collaborative online projects related to this unit:

ASSESSMENT

To Assess Task Three, use the Assessment Rubric.

RESOURCES

Electronic

Print

FOLLOW UP

Students view each other's slide shows.