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Michelle de Freitas EDMD 7120 29 April 2010. 1. Learners will examine how ancient Greece has contributed to modern civilization. 2. Learners will analyze.

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1 Michelle de Freitas EDMD April 2010

2 1. Learners will examine how ancient Greece has contributed to modern civilization. 2. Learners will analyze the characteristics of ancient Greece's literary work, music, and art. 3. Learners will conduct research on ancient Greece to demonstrate their understanding of literacy skills.

3 Learners will conduct research on ancient Greece to demonstrate their understanding of literacy skills by creating a Photo Story report on an assigned individual who made a significant cultural contribution to Ancient Greece.

4  Learners will identify the cultural contributions of Classical Greece, including politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, and science. (SS)  Learners will apply strategies appropriate to type of reading material, including making inferences to determine bias or theme and using specific context clues, to comprehend eighth-grade informational and functional reading materials. (ELA)  Learners will explain distinguishing characteristics of odes, ballads, epic poetry, historical documents, essays, letters to the editor, and editorials. (ELA)  Learners will combine all aspects of the research process to compose a report (e.g. outline, rough draft, editing, final copy, works- cited page). (ELA)  Learners will identify characteristics of spoken formal and informal language. (ELA)

5  Learners will use Boolean operators in conducting an online search.  Learners will revise a search strategy to increase the number of relevant citations.  Learners will recognize the characteristics of various types of literature.  Learners will draw a conclusion based upon information in a passage or on a chart.  Learners will relate statements and probable sources.  Learners will summarize information from several sources and document each source.  Learners will sequence events.

6  Task Definition  The teacher and students will discuss in class the cultural contributions that Ancient Greece has provided to modern western civilization (e.g. music, art, literature, science, math, history, democracy, education, philosophy, architecture). They will also talk about individuals who played a significant role in developing the discussed fields (e.g. Plato, Alexander the Great, Socrates, Solon, Aristotle, Homer, Sophocles, Thucydides).  The library media specialist will inform students of the learning objective, an overview of the topic areas, and the project requirements.  The teacher will show students how to create a Photo Story.  The teacher will demonstrate how to create a title slide and a works cited slide using PowerPoint.  The teacher will review how to save pictures as a jpeg.  Students will select topic area/individual of interest. They will discuss with their research partners possible search terms.

7  Information Seeking Strategies  The library media specialist will provide an overview of the various resources available to students, both electronic and print (e.g. AVL, subject encyclopedias, works of literature, almanacs, etc.)  The library media specialist will review with students how to conduct a Boolean Search via Google to limit results.  Students will discuss with their research partners what resources should be consulted to find the information they require.  Location and Access  Learners will use Google, the online library catalog, and AVL to locate/access information pertaining to their topic.  Learners will locate appropriate print sources in the library media center to acquire information pertaining to their topic.

8  Use of Information  Learners will evaluate and select information that is pertinent to their research topic.  Learners will select appropriate pictures to use in their research project.  Learners will take notes on the provided outline worksheet.  Synthesis  Students will create a Photo Story with the information and pictures they have gathered with a works cited slide at the end.  Evaluation  Students will provide anonymous feedback via the provided peer evaluation rubric.  The teacher will provide feedback and the research groups grade by the use of the provided rubric.  Library media specialist will provide feedback and evaluate student's use of information literacy skills through use of the provided rubric.

9  Montgomery, Alabama:  Capital of the state of Alabama-Provides information on Alabama's government which is an example of democracy.  Examples of Greek architecture can be found in the capitol building, many of the homes (e.g. Alabama Governor's Mansion), and the Alabama Department of Archives and History Museum.  Fine Arts- Montgomery as several theatres, including an outdoor amphitheatre, and a fine arts museum.  Home of Troy University's W.A. Gayle Planetarium  The George Washington Carver Museum:  Website offers an argument in support of the Black Athena debate (argues that black Africans built Egypt and therefore Greek and western civilization). Students can see from this site that history can sometimes be conflicting and historians do not yet have all the answers.

10  The students will create a research report using the media software Photo Story to present to the class. They will be assigned an individual who made a significant cultural contribution to Ancient Greece and western civilization. The report must include at least five high quality images that supports the topic, pertinent text, audio, title slide and a works cited slide. Learners will be required to use formal language. Music may be used as long as it supports the content and students abide by copyright regulations.

11  Introduce, discuss and review topic areas during class.  Allot time to work on research project in the library media center.  Assign research partners.  Develop a list of possible topics for students to research and a sign-up sheet.  Monitor students through the process to ensure they are on-task and cooperating.  Show students how to make a title slide and works cited slide using PowerPoint.  Show students how to use and create a Photo Story.  Review with students how to save pictures as jpegs.  Create outline worksheet for student notes.  Create self assessment rubric.  Create peer evaluation rubric.  Create teacher project evaluation worksheet.  Grade and provide feedback for student projects.

12  Develop a PowerPoint to review topic areas and project requirements.  Develop a wiki with useful links to online sources and a list of recommended print sources.  Review how to conduct a Boolean Search.  Aid students in using the online catalog and finding online and print materials.  Review with students how to make a title slide and works cited slide using PowerPoint.  Review with students how to use and create a Photo Story.  Review with students how to save pictures as jpegs  Create a rubric to assess information literacy skills.  Observer learners and view presentations to evaluate information literacy skills.

13  Cooperate with assigned partner to gather research and create a high-quality final product.  Select a topic of interest to research.  Use information literacy skills to locate, access, and synthesize information.  Abide by copyright regulations and cite all sources.  Ask the teacher or library media specialist for help when needed.

14  Student Assessment  Learners will complete the self-assessment rubric to evaluate how well they and their partner worked together to complete the project. They will also evaluate how well they feel the research process proceeded and the quality of their final product.  Learners will complete the peer evaluation rubric to provide classmates with feedback on the quality of the final product.  Teacher Assessment  Summative Assessment: The teacher will observe students throughout the process to ensure that they are on task and working well together. The teacher will hold midterm conferences with the students to check on the progression of their project.  Formative Assessment: The teacher will evaluate the final product with the teacher- created rubric. All students will receive the completed rubric with their grade and feedback from the teacher.   Library Media Specialist Assessment  Summative Assessment: The library media specialist will observe students throughout the process to see what information literacy skills they are using.  Formative Assessment: The library media specialist will use the provided rubric to assess students' information literacy skills and their ability create a high-quality final product.

15 Electronic Resources Ancient Greece-Resources This wiki was created by the library media specialist to provide students with links to electronic sources and a list of print resources that may help them in their research. Alabama Virtual Library This contains various databases that students may search for information. Also allows students to access Britannica Online School Edition. InfoPlease.com This electronic almanac will not only give students access to statistical facts, but the site also has a dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and timelines. BBC Schools-Ancient Greece This webpage allows students to browse by topic and has numerous supporting images.

16 The British Museum- Ancient Greece This interactive website allows students to explore content by topic. Provides images, brief overviews, stories, challenging games, and interactive exploration of artifacts and locations. Kidipede This website is in the style of a subject encyclopedia. Students can browse by topic, time period, or location. Entries are divided into subtopics which are represented by graphical links (making this site easy for children to navigate). Google Earth Through this software students can access an interactive atlas that not only covers the Earth, but outer space as well. Students can use this software to see the terrain of Greece and modern day satellite images.

17  Print Resources  Compton's by Britannica- This middle school general encyclopedia set can be used to find general information about topic areas and individuals.  Merriam-Webster's Intermediate Dictionary and Intermediate Thesaurus- These references can be used by students to identify unknown words and avoid repetition in their reports.  Atlas of Past Times- This resource provide readers with world, regional, and supplementary maps. It also provide brief overviews of locations and significant individuals.  The Encyclopedia of World Mythology- Provides brief entries on various world myths. Students can find information on Homer and his works.  The Encyclopedia of World History- Provides timelines and brief entries about significant contributions of various civilizations.  Trade Books- Students can consult various trade books, including Sophocles' Antigone and Homer's The Illiad.

18  Hardware and Software   Computers: Students will need access to computers for research and creating their Photo Stories.  Athena Catalog: Students will need to access this software to locate print resources in their library.  Microsoft PowerPoint: Students will need to use PowerPoint to create a title slide and a works cited slide for their Photo Story.  Microsoft Photo Story 3: Students will use this software to create their final product.  LCD Projector: The projector will be used for both student and teacher presentations.  Mozilla Firefox: This internet browser will be used by students for internet research.

19  Day 1:  The teacher will briefly introduce the assignment to students in the classroom. The project will be a formative assessment of their unit on Ancient Greece.  The teacher will assign research partners.  The library media specialist will present a PowerPoint providing students with a brief overview of available topics and project requirements.  The library media specialist will briefly review available reference resources and Boolean searching.  If time, students will be allowed to use remaining time to search the library catalog and locate resources.

20  Day 2:  The students will come to the library media center to conduct research. They will use the computers to access electronic resources and will use the library catalog to locate print resources.  The students will use the outline handout to record information.  They will select at least five images to use in their project.  The teacher and library media specialist will observe and help students as needed.  Day 3:  The students will come to the library media center to finish collecting research.  Research pairs that are finished will begin organizing the information from their outline into a script for their Photo Story.

21  Day 4  The library media specialist will meet the students and their teacher in the computer lab.  The library media specialist will review with students how to make a title slide and works cited slide in PowerPoint.  The library media specialist will model creating a project in Photo Story.  Students will import photos and PowerPoint slides, and enter appropriate text into Photo Story.  The teacher and library media specialist will help students as needed.  Day 5  The class will again meet in the computer lab. The library media specialist will show students how to connect their microphones, check the connection, and how to record in Photo Story.  Students will be given headsets to record audio.  Students may create or import appropriate music to the Photo Story (optional).  The teacher and librarian will help students as needed.

22  Day 6 (and Day 7 if needed)  The students will come to the library media center to present their Photo Stories.  Students will complete self-assessment rubric  Students will complete peer-evaluation rubric  The teacher will complete grading and feedback rubric  The library media specialist will complete literacy skills rubric

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