End-of-the-Year Project assigned on April 8-10th. Students were read and
explained the instructions. The due date for Part I., the Lesson Plan (must
be typed) is Due Monday, May 6th. Presentations (Part II.) will begin
afterwards. Presentations will go in order of the chapters, i.e. students
with Chapter 9-1, will go before 9-2, or 12-1 and so forth.
For Part II, the Presentation, students may create a MS Powerpoint to
help present their lesson, if they choose. Here they would include the
points in the rubric.
**There have been concerns about including the "benchmarks" or "objectives
for learning". This portion is appropriate to include because students in
this class have seen benchmarks for each lesson we have covered all year
long. They have seen me model the introduction to each lesson with the
benchmarks for each lesson we've read. They know these are the reasons for
our learning - the items we will need to learn when we have finished the
section. So, this expectation is NOT new to them.
Some tips: When reading your lesson online you will notice the benchmarks
at the beginning of each reading. Click on these benchmarks and they will
reveal the goal of each lesson. Each lesson will have its own number of
benchmarks to be covered. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ANSWER THE BENCHMARKS,
THEN CERTAINLY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TEACH THEM TO US.
If you prefer an easier way...then use the Guiding questions throughout the
reading. You will take these Guided Questions, and turn them into
statements. For instance, a Guiding Question from Ch. 6 Lesson 4 reads:
What was life like for the Jew in Greek-rules lands? When you stand up to
present to us you might say..."Today you will learn what life was like for
the Jews while under Greek rule". These benchmarks must be written clearly
at the beginning of your written lesson plan (Part I).