Sunday, March 16, 2014
For this project, I created a lesson plan titled "A Trip To the Past." This lesson plan addresses the Alabama State Standards for 2nd Grade Social Studies: Exploring Our Nation and World. The standard that I chose refers to comparing features of modern-day living to those of the past. This project covers a period of two weeks. The students will begin by reading a few pages out of Our America: Fourth Edition (project can be modified to use other second grade history books) and learning about colonial jobs and colonial school days. The students will be required to chose one of the topics that the teacher assigns and compare their topic to modern-day living. The students will have to get in groups based on their topic and do research using iCurio and Discovery Ed. At the end of the two weeks, the students will have to dress in costume according to their topic and present their project to the class. They will be required to give a short speech and create a poster. I think that the students could have loads of fun with this project. It is always interesting to see how things have changed throughout history.
Take a look at the resources below to learn about this project based lesson plan: