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Studying World Alphabets
1 Building Understanding: The Hook and Direct Instruction
Teacher will read a book about how Morse Code affected a person's life. The teacher will make a timeline about it's creation at inception and significant events pertaining to how Morse Code saved people throughout American history.
Students will select a language from the Alphabet app to create their own timeline of that language. Students will also be asked to note significant people in their timeline as well as historical events.
2 Guided and Independent Practice
Teacher will show various timelines and then model how to use HSTRY with respect to relevant dates, events, places and people.
Students will use HSTRY to create timeslines. Students will add audio, text, visuals and videos to make it engageing. They will interact, comment and provide feedback for their peers for improvement.Students will use a variety of media to highlight important biological, historical or literary events in chronological order.
Teacher will demo how places used to look. For example the Twin Towers and 9/11. Many children do not know the history of the day in history. Teacher will show how Morse Code may have been used to intervene and it's possible effect on the day.
Students will seach and explore their personal history and of family/ relatives to the places, people and event in the timeline. Then a brief written piece will be created as to it's relevance.
4 Wrap Up
Remind children that each of them can be a leader and make change. Language is important and plays a part in culture, events and history.
In a culminating showcase, students will use their digital presentations to teach and scaffold other students, classes and parents.