Lesson Plan

Holocaust Expert Groups Research

Students will reasearch a topic within the Holocaust, construct a newsletter on the Pages app, share their newsletter via Googledocs, and comment on the topics of other groups' topics.
Kimberly S.
Classroom teacher
Boiling Springs Middle
Inman, SC
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to reasearch a topic within the Holocaust, construct a newsletter on the Pages app, share their newsletter via Googledocs, and comment on the topics of other groups.

Subjects
English Language Arts
discussion
reading
reading comprehension
text analysis
using supporting evidence
writing
writing clearly
Grades 6
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Research your Topic

Activity: Other — researching on the Internet

Teacher will place students in groups of 2-3 and give each group a Google doc with both their topic and the list of approved sites they are to utilize while researching the assigned topic. 

Student Instructions

Students will access their Google doc to attain both their topic and the list of sites they are to use in order to research their given topic.  They will then utilize the Internet on their ipad to access approved sites.

2 Construct Newsletter

Teacher will model a newsletter on The Holocaust Education Center in Tokyo which contains text features (which were taught in a previous lesson)  for students to view.  Teacher will model how to edit within groups that are sharing a newsletter in the Notability app.

Student Instructions

Students will create a newsletter on their Holocaust topic using the Notability app on their ipad.  Each group will work together on the same newsletter, using the editing tool.

3 Share and Comment on Newsletters

Teacher will model how to comment on newsletters using the Notability app.

Student Instructions

Students will read the newsletters of other groups and make comments utilizing the Notability app.