Lesson Plan

Surviving the Ice Age

Project based learning to summarize informational text.
Aman D.
Classroom teacher
Woodland Prairie Elementary
Woodland, CA
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to create an Ice Age Survival Guide to organize, summarize, and present information they learn about Early Human adaptations to the Ice Age.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 6
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Student Notes

1 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

Using social studies curriculum, preview key vocabulary, introduce key concepts using GLAD strategies of pictorials regarding the major adaptations made by early humans in response to The Ice Age (building fires, warm clothing, warm shelters, migrating to follow animals, working in cooperative groups).

Student Instructions

Students will be participating in discussion and reading about Early Man and The Ice Age. They will be processing information verbally and through their social studies text using GLAD strategies (pictorial inputs, etc.).

2 Guided Practice

NoteApp
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Teacher will be leading students in taking notes on various adaptations made by early humans in response to The Ice Age, using main idea and supporting detail formatting.

Student Instructions

Students will be using a note-taking application to summarize information about the major adaptations made by Early Humans using main idea and supporting detail formatting.

3 Independent Practice

Prezi
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Teachers will instruct students on how to use the presentation application and give instructions on developing an Ice Age Survival Guide summarizing their learning about adaptations made by Early Humans, and why these adaptations were important (main idea/supporting details).

Student Instructions

Students will learn to use a presentation application and use it to create an Ice Age Survival Guide to demonstrate their learning of Early Human adaptations, and why these adaptations were important (main idea/supporting details).

4 Wrap-Up/Presenting

Prezi
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Teacher will allow students to share their presentations with the class.

Student Instructions

Students will share their Prezi presentations of their Ice Age Survival Guides with the class using an overhead projector.