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2 Aborigine Culture By: Jill Gangloff December 6, 2007

3 Introduction and Background 1 st Student Teaching Experience  School: Dodge Elementary  School District: Williamsville  Cooperating Teacher: Carolyn Mansell  Grade Level: Third  Number of Students: 23

4 General Ability of Students Every student achieves at or above grade level in all content areas, except reading. Two students read below grade-level. Five students academically achieve above grade-level.

5 Time Frame This learning experience was Implemented over a three day period. Social Studies block is 40 minutes. Social Studies block is 40 minutes. Computer Lab: 6 days (30 minutes) Computer Lab: 6 days (30 minutes)

6 Purpose Inform students about traditions, beliefs, values, accomplishments and contributions of the Aborigine culture in Australia.

7 Objectives Students will be able to ….  type sentences on a PowerPoint slide about Aborigine culture.  answer four questions about the Aborigine culture on a boomerang.  answer three questions about the Aborigine culture.

8 Essential Question Why is it important to learn about other cultures?

9 Enduring Understanding Distinguishing cultural differences regarding accomplishments, contributions, traditions, beliefs and values is essential for living in a multicultural world.

10 Guiding Questions What do you know about the Native American culture? What are the traditions of the Aborigine culture? What accomplishments and contributions were generated from the Aborigine culture? What are the Aborigines’ beliefs? Are the Aborigines living the same way today, as they did in the past? (How?)

11 NYS Learning Standard Social Studies Level: Elementary (Third Grade) Content Standard: (2) World History Key Idea: (1) Performance Indicator: (c) Study about different world cultures and civilizations focusing on their accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs and traditions.

12 Student Tasks Write about one Aborigine accomplishment, contribution, value, belief or tradition on a PowerPoint slide Answer questions on a cardboard boomerang Answer questions on unit test

13 Assessment Tool 1 (PowerPoint Slide) A four-point Aborigine PowerPoint rubric will be used to assess student’s knowledge about one of Aborigines’ accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs or traditions.

14 4321 Aborigine Fact Fact(s) are precise about one of Aboriginesaccomplishments,contributions, values, beliefs or traditions. Information typed is very detailed and valid in one to two sentences. Fact(s) are specific to one of theaccomplishments,contributions, values, beliefs or traditions of the Aborigine culture. Information typed is detailed and valid in one to two sentences. Fact(s) are closely related to one of Aboriginesaccomplishments,contributions, values, beliefs or traditions. Information stated is unclear, but relevant to the Aborigines. Fact(s) are not related to any of the accomplishments,contributions, values, beliefs or traditions of the Australian culture, Aborigines. Information is not specific to the Aboriginal culture. Aborigine PowerPoint (Teacher Rubric)

15 PowerPointSlide All graphics are related to the information about the Aborigineaccomplishment, contribution, value, belief or tradition. Graphics and slide layout are very neat and recognizable. Most graphics are related to the typed facts of Aborigine accomplishment, contribution, value, belief or tradition. Graphics and slide layout are neat and recognizable. Few of the graphics are related to the Aborigine accomplishment, contribution, value, belief or tradition stated in the PowerPoint. Graphics and slide layout are acceptable though they may not be obvious. Graphics are not related to any of the Aborigine accomplishment, contribution, value, belief or tradition. Graphics and slide layout are not noticeable. Attribute

16 Attribute WritingMechanics There are no errors in grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, and spelling on the slide. There are 1-2 errors in grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, and spelling on the slide. There are 3-4 errors in grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, and spelling on the slide. There are more than 4 errors in grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, and spelling on the slide.

17 Aborigine Culture The Aborigines practice a religion called Dreamtime. They believe spirits from earth created mountains, deserts, animals and people. Teacher Exemplar

18 4 Aborigine Fact Fact(s) are precise about one of Aborigines accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs or traditions. Information typed is very detailed and valid in one to two sentences. (Teacher Exemplar) Aborigine Culture Meets all attributes for a score of 12 points. Facts are about an Aborigine belief. Graphic goes along with facts. Sentences correspond with third grade writing.

19 (Distinguished) Aborigine Culture The didgeridoo is an instrument that makes a weird sound. It has painted designs on it. The Aborigines made it out of wood and used it to play music.

20 Aborigine PowerPoint (Distinguished) Facts are about one topic, the didgeridoo (accomplishment). (4) Graphic goes along with facts. (4) No spelling or grammatical errors. (4) 4 Aborigine Fact Fact(s) are precise about one of Aborigines accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs or traditions. Information typed is very detailed and valid in one to two sentences.

21 (Proficient) Aborigine Culture The didgeridoo is an instrument aborigine’s paint designs on.

22 3 Aborigine Fact Fact(s) are specific to one of the accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs or traditions of the Aborigine culture. Information typed is detailed and valid in one to two sentences. (Proficient) Aborigine PowerPoint Fact about didgeridoo is correct. Add more information: (made, sounds, painted designs) (3) Graphic should be smaller. (3) ‘A’ in Aborigine’s should be capital. Period after instrument. (3)

23 Aborigine Culture In Australia they have school just like us, but longer then us. They have school from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. (Developing)

24 (Developing) Aborigine PowerPoint 1 Aborigine Fact Fact(s) are not related to any of the accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs or traditions of the Australian culture, Aborigines. Information is not specific to the Aboriginal culture. Information is not related to Aborigine culture. (1) Picture goes along with Aborigine culture, but not with the sentences. (2) Use “than” and single space between words. (3)

25 Assessment Tool 2 (Boomerang Activity) 1. Aborigines used a boomerang as a tool for hunting. Today, children use it as a toy. 2. Dreamtime is the religion practiced by Aborigines. 3. A corroboree is an Aborigines tradition that celebrates with music, singing, dancing and storytelling. 4. A didgeridoo is a musical instrument that is made from wood with beautiful designs.

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27 Assessment Tool 3 (Unit Assessment) Question Number of Students Correctly Answered Percentage 3. __ A type of religion practiced by Aborigines. Answer: B. Dreamtime 20/ % of students mastered the knowledge of an Aborigine belief. 7. __ Aborigines celebrate a tradition with music, singing, dancing and storytelling. Answer: H. corroboree 20/ % of students attained information of an Aborigine tradition.

28 Assessment Tool 3 Cont’d Question Number of Students Correctly Answered Percentage 1. A musical instrument that is made from wood with beautiful designs is called ___________. Answer: didgeridoo 22/ % of students acquired the facts about the Aborigine contributions and accomplishments.

29 Environmental Modifications Review classroom rules and procedures Review classroom rules and procedures Preferential Seating Preferential Seating Cooperative Learning Cooperative Learning

30 Instructional Modifications Present clear directions aloud and written, as well as concrete examples for instructional tasks. Provide directions for activities into sequential order.

31 Modifications Content/Materials: Cardboard boomerangs are provided. Cardboard boomerangs are provided. Real Objects Real ObjectsTasks: Students may choose their topic of interest for completion of sentences. Students may choose their topic of interest for completion of sentences.

32 Graphic Organizer

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34 Reflection Thank you! Improvements made to my L.E. Assessment – corresponds with Aborigine culture Assessment – corresponds with Aborigine culture Student-Friendly Rubric Student-Friendly Rubric Essential question and enduring understanding Essential question and enduring understanding


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