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Lesson Plan Guide

Teacher Candidate:

Hayley Pyron

Grade and Topic: Grade 1, Social Studies________

Date:

November 28, 2015

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Length of Lesson: an hour each day for 2 days and


30 minutes on the third day

Mentor Teacher:

Joe Dexter Weaver

School:

University of Memphis- IDT 3600

UNIT/CHAPTER OBJECTIVE/GENERALIZATION/BIG IDEA:


This lesson plan is a part of a unit plan on Tennessee symbols.
LESSON OBJECTIVE:
1. Given a list of certain Tennessee symbols, TLW will match images that represent each symbol with a score of
two out of three out on the rubric.
2. Given the selected images, TLW explain the background of the Tennessee symbol with a score of two out of
three on the rubric.
3. Given a computer and PowerPoint software, in groups, TLW will present a brief group opinion piece and
background information over one Tennessee symbol with a score of two out of three on the rubric.
The goal of this lesson is for students to recognize the Tennessee symbols and to be able to understand what
each of these symbols represent. Students will also provide opinions on whether they believe these symbols
were the correct choice.
STANDARDS ADDRESSED:
State/District, Common Core Standards
1.34 Create a visual representation, such as a graphic organizer, of Tennessee symbols, including the
state tree (Tulip Poplar), flower (Iris), motto (Agriculture and Commerce), animal (raccoon), nickname
(Volunteer State), flag, and one song (Tennessee Waltz, Rocky Top). Write an opinion piece explaining
why you think these are/are not good choices, including supporting detail.
ISTE Standard(s)
1. Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop
innovative products and processes using technology.
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use
information.
d. Process data and report results

MATERIALS:
Materials Used

1. List of certain Tennessee symbols (state tree, flower, wild animal, nickname, and flag) worksheet with
pictures on of the symbols on the worksheet
2. Computer
3. Microsoft PowerPoint
4. Internet Access to:
a. http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/states/united-states/tennessee
5. Pencil
Technology Integration
Students will use the website stated above as a resource for the information about Tennessee symbols and to
have access to the background information of these symbols. When the students are finished with their
worksheet, the teacher will put the students into groups and assign each a symbol to present to class using
Microsoft PowerPoint. The PowerPoint should contain an image of the symbol, background information, and a
group opinion over the symbol. (A sample of the worksheet for day one is available on the last couple of pages.
Also available on the last couple of pages is an example of what their presentation is supposed to cover.)
BACKGROUND and RATIONALE:
The key concepts for this lesson, is for the student to be able to identify and discuss certain Tennessee symbols.
Academic language will be addressed in methods course and is not addressed in IDT 3600.
This lesson is a continuation of previous lessons about other Tennessee symbols.
This lesson will be built on by expanding the students knowledge about other Tennessee symbols in the
upcoming lessons.
I am aware that the lesson will be differentiated for students who did not master the objectives and for those
ready for enrichment. However, modifications are not covered in this course and are not part of this particular
lesson.

PROCEDURES AND TIMELINE:


Introduction:
a. Begin by showing the Tennessee symbols that will be used in this lesson. (state tree, flower, wild
animal, nickname, and flag)
b. Show the website that the students will be using so that they will be more comfortable using it.
c. Point out that you will only be looking at the symbols selected for this lesson and not the other
ones that are described on the website.
d. Tell the students that they will be filling out a worksheet about the specific symbols that they will
be learning about.
e. Tell the students that after they complete the worksheet that in the next day, they will be put into
groups and create a presentation over one symbol to present to the class.
f. Tell the students that on the third day they will present these presentations to the class.
Procedures:
Day OnePrior to the Computer (5 Minutes)
Teacher Procedures:
1. After the Introduction of the lesson, distribute the worksheets to the students and tell
them that they need to answer every blank box using the website that you showed
them.
2. Ask students to quietly read through the worksheet and answer any questions they
might have.
Student Procedures:

1. Students will receive their worksheets from the teacher that contain the symbols they
will be researching.
2. Students will read through these symbols and make sure that they know exactly what
they are supposed to be doing, and ask any questions that they might have.
At the Computer (50 minutes)
Teacher Procedures:
1. Have students open an Internet browser.
2. Direct students to the Tennessee symbols website.
3. Monitor and assist as needed.
4. When students raise their hand, check their worksheet to make sure that it is done,
and help student shut off computer and tell them to return to their seat.
Student Procedures:
1. Open an Internet browser.
2. Go to the Tennessee symbols website.
3. Locate the symbols on the website that are listed on the worksheet.
4. Write the information in the correct box for the correct symbol.
5. Raise hand when finished with the worksheet.
6. Shut down the computer.
7. Return to seat for further instruction.
After the Computer (5 Minutes):
Teacher Procedures:
1. Make sure that all students finished the worksheet.
2. When all students are back at their desks, tell them that they will be put into groups
for a project for tomorrow.
3. Answer any further questions that the students may have.
Student Procedures:
1. When seated listen to the teacher explain the plan for tomorrow, which is that the
student will get into groups to do a project over Tennessee symbols.
2. Ask any questions that have to do with either todays lesson or confusion over
tomorrows lesson.
Day TwoPrior to the Computer (8 Minutes):
Teacher Procedures:
1. Introduce the lesson back to the students to refresh their minds.
2. Tell students that they will be getting into groups for this part of the assignment.
3. Count off students so that there are five groups.
4. Assign each group with one of the Tennessee symbols that they did on the worksheet
yesterday.
5. Give students a sheet that has the requirements on it, such as a picture of the symbol,
one piece of background information on the symbol, and a group opinion over the
symbol.
6. Tell students that they will present this information as a group to the class tomorrow.
Student Procedures:
1. Students will listen to the teacher when they are getting refreshed with the material
from yesterday.
2. Students will be counted off to be placed into five groups.

3. Each group will be assigned a Tennessee symbols that they will present.
4. Students will be given a sheet that has the listed requirements for this assignment on
it.
5. Students will be told that they will present this information to the class tomorrow.
At the Computer (50 Minutes):
Teacher Procedures:
1. Have groups open both Microsoft PowerPoint and an Internet browser.
2. Direct students to the Tennessee symbols website.
3. Monitor and assist as needed.
4. When group is finished and they raise their hand, go over and save presentation to a
USB drive for the class to use tomorrow during presentations.
Student Procedures:
1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint and an Internet browser.
2. Go to the Tennessee symbols website.
3. Go to Microsoft PowerPoint and add a title. (the title should be the name of the
groups symbols)
4. Click on the add subtitle and type each group members names.
5. Click on New Slide to add a new slide.
6. Go back to the Tennessee symbol website, and click on the groups symbol.
7. Drag the picture of the symbol over to the PowerPoint on slide 2.
8. Add a text box, and type the name of the Tennessee symbol.
9. Add another slide to the PowerPoint.
10. Go back to the Tennessee symbol website, and find one piece of information about
the groups symbol.
11. Go back to the PowerPoint and type that one piece of information on slide three.
12. Add another slide to the PowerPoint.
13. Come to a group agreement about the symbol, whether they love it or they do not like
it and a reason why or why not.
14. Raise hands when done with the PowerPoint.
15. Teacher will save PowerPoint to a USB.
16. Students will head back to their seats and await further instruction.
After the Computer (2 Minutes):
Teacher Procedures:
1. Once students are finished with their PowerPoint have them return to their seats.
2. Tell students that they will be presenting their presentations tomorrow during class.
3. Answer any questions that students have and close the lesson.
Student Procedures:
1. Return to seats, and listen to the teacher.
2. Ask any questions about todays lesson or tomorrows presentation.
Day ThreePresentations (30 Minutes):
Teacher Procedures:
1. Assign each group a number so that they know what order to present in.
2. Plug in USB to the computer connected to the projector and have the PowerPoints
ready to click.
3. Open each groups PowerPoint when they come up to present and show them how to
transition to the next slides.

4. Grade the students presentation as they are presenting.


5. Once all groups are done, complete this lesson by having students give their opinion
about anything about the Tennessee symbols that they learned.
Student Procedures:
1. Get assigned a number of when the group will present.
2. Wait for the groups number to be called to go up to the front of the classroom.
3. When group is at the front of the room, the teacher will show the group how to
transition between slides.
4. Present PowerPoint to the class.
5. Return to seats and wait patiently while the rest of the groups present.
6. Once all groups have gone, raise hand and give opinion about anything about the
Tennessee symbols that was taught.
Closure:
Once students are done, there will be a class discussion about the Tennessee symbols, and students can
say anything that they learned or any opinion that they had about the symbols.

ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE:
Criteria
1
Completion of Worksheet Worksheet was not
completed or barely
completed by student.
Accuracy of Worksheet
Participation
PowerPoint

Presentation

Worksheet had no or little


answers correct.
The student did not
participate at all during
the entire lesson.
The PowerPoint was not
completed and had none
of the right information.
The student did not
present their presentation.

2
Worksheet was only half
done or almost done with
by student.

3
Worksheet was
completely done with by
the student.

Worksheet was only half


or almost all correct.
The student only half
participated during the
lesson.
The PowerPoint was only
partially done and had
some inaccurate
information.
The presentation was
done, but there were some
inaccuracies during the
presentation.

Worksheet was
completely accurate.
The student participated
fully during the lesson.
The PowerPoint was fully
completed, and was
completely accurate.
The presentation was very
well done, and there were
no inaccuracies.

MODIFICATIONS:
I am aware that modifications will be made for students who did not master the objectives and for those
ready for enrichment. However, modifications are not covered in this course and are not part of this
particular lesson.
WORKSHEET:
Name___________________________________________

Tennessee Symbols
Symbols

Tennessee
Symbols

Image

State Tree

Flower

Wild Animal

Nickname

Flag

STUDENT SAMPLE:
Student Name
Tennessee Symbols

Information

Opinion

Symbols

Tennessee
Symbols

State Tree

Information

Opinion

Tulip Poplar

It became the
state tree in
1947.

I do not like this


symbol, because
I do not like the
color of it.

Flower

Iris

It became the
state flower in
1933.

I like this
symbol, because
this flower is
very pretty.

Wild Animal

Raccoon

Raccoons live in
caves, tree
hollows, and
ground borrows.

I do not like this


symbol, because
raccoons are
scary.

Nickname

The Volunteer
State

It got its
nickname from
the War of 1812.

I like this
symbol, because
it means we
help people.

Flag

Flag of
Tennessee

The flag was


made by LeRoy
Reeves.

I like this
symbol, because
Tennessee is my
home state.

POWERPOINT SAMPLE:

Image