Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inuit Culture Lesson Plan

Title: Inuit Culture Presentation

Alberta curriculum social studies connections:
  • Students will organize and present information, such as written and oral reports, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration.
  • Students will investigate the cultural and linguistic characteristics of an Inuit community in Canada.
  • Students will identify key words from gathered information on a topic or issue.

  1. Have students use a variety of resources (books, textbooks, websites and videos) to research different components of Inuit culture. This can be done as a whole class, in partners, as individuals or a combination of the three. For some website ideas see Social Studies Grade Two, look under Nunavut and Inuit Culture. 
  2. Provide students with a place to record their research, such as the research planning sheet. Encourage jot notes instead of sentences.
  3. How you do step 3 will depending on your students' skill with Google presentation. I recommend creating a template that you can share with your students, such as Inuit Culture Presentation Template. Have your students make a copy and rename.
  4. Demonstrate on a Smartboard what the text slide should look like (sentences or bullets) and review your expectations.
  5. Demonstrate on a Smartboard how to use the research tool in Google presentation. Model using keywords to search for images. Go over your expectations for what types of images are acceptable. (Will you accept cartoon images if they are on topic?)
  6. Allow students time to work independently. This will likely take a number of lessons/days.
  7. Have students share their presentation with you. Here is an example of a student presentation.

I'd love any suggestions to improve the lesson and rubric.

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