First Grade Geography Lesson

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<ul><li><p>Lesson Plan #1 </p><p>Grade: 2nd grade </p><p>Social Studies Strand: Geography </p><p>Submitted By: Courtney Donnelly </p><p>EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science </p><p>Nevada State College Spring 2014 </p><p>Instructor: Karen Powell </p></li><li><p>Lesson Plan #1 - Geography submitted by: Courtney Donnelly </p><p>Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 2 </p><p>B. Summary of the Lesson Plan: </p><p>This is a second grade lesson made for the students to teach them how to locate and </p><p>scribe their city and state using a map. This lesson uses the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies </p><p>Textbook Neighborhoods. (p. 66-69) </p><p>C. Basic Information: </p><p> Grade Level: 2nd grade </p><p> Time to Complete this Lesson: approx 45 minutes </p><p> Groupings: whole group readings &amp; discussions, small group worksheet, and </p><p>independent assessment </p><p>D. Materials: </p><p> Houghton Mifflin Social Studies Textbook Neighborhoods for each student </p><p> Paper &amp; pencils </p><p> map </p><p> Unit Resources handout P. 16 for each student (preview on bottom of TE p. 66) </p><p>E. Objectives: </p><p>o NV State Social Studies Standards </p><p> G6.2.7: locate his or her city and state on a map. </p><p>o Student-Friendly Standards </p><p> I can point out where I live on a map of the United States. </p></li><li><p>Lesson Plan #1 - Geography submitted by: Courtney Donnelly </p><p>Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 3 </p><p> Vocabulary </p><p> country land where people have the same laws and leaders </p><p> state the 50 places where you can travel to that make up the United States of America. </p><p> continent large bodies of land </p><p> nation another word for country </p><p>F. Procedure: </p><p>1. Refer to notes on Get Set To Read TE p. 66 </p><p>Have the children look at the maps on pages 67, 68, and 69 then ask them what they </p><p>expect to learn in this lesson. </p><p>Guide the children to complete the handout that I passed out that teaches them what </p><p>each vocabulary word means then have them find out where their school lies in the </p><p>country, continent, state, and nation. </p><p>Remind children that a town or a city is a community. Ask them the name of the </p><p>community theyre in and what the address of the school is. </p><p>2. Ask the students as a class what a state is and what a country is. After they answer this </p><p>have them look at page 66 and work together to see what Carlos address is. </p><p>3. Have the students look at the map on TE p. 68 then ask them questions under the </p><p>section Continents Talk about it. Have the students answer the questions as a group. </p><p>4. Have the students write a sentence that tells me where they live using the words </p><p>country, state, and continent. Then have them name what the seven continents are. </p><p>G. Assessment: </p><p> What will you use to measure student understanding? </p><p>Using Review/Assess on TE p. 69, have the students write their address using their </p><p>country and continent. EX: I live in the town of Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada, in the </p><p>United States, on the continent of North America. </p><p> Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. </p><p>I will understand that the students learned the concepts from this lesson by their answer </p><p>to the assessment question. I will have to see that they put the city, state, continent, </p><p>and country in the right part of their sentence. </p><p>H. Closure: </p><p> After the students have turned in their answers, ask a few students, randomly, what </p><p>sentence they came up with. </p><p>I. Reflection: </p></li><li><p>Lesson Plan #1 - Geography submitted by: Courtney Donnelly </p><p>Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 4 </p><p>1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? </p><p>I think the part of the lesson that will be the easiest is the idea of the 50 states and </p><p>the city that they live in. I think it will be easy to get in their head that the city that </p><p>they live in is still in the same state. </p><p>2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? </p><p>I think the whole idea of the seven continents is going to be difficult to teach the </p><p>students since they might not have heard of all of them until the time I bring them </p><p>up. I think if I just get across that we are always in Northern America then the other </p><p>continents will click in their mind. </p><p>3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? </p><p>I can extend this lesson or follow up with it by teaching them about the globe and </p><p>how they can still find a number of answers to their address questions on it. </p><p>4. What can you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? </p><p>I think students that dont grasp the lesson just need more one on one time and a </p><p>more hands on approach to the lesson. I can make sure I break down each idea </p><p>further so that they fully understand what a state is along with a country. </p><p>5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? </p><p>I feel like the way the lesson is set up might need some changing since it might not </p><p>flow as well as I think it does. I also think the assessment might not be the hardest </p><p>thing to be giving them. </p><p>6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? </p><p>I definitely think the flow of the lesson was the hardest part. I always have trouble </p><p>wondering what should be added to a lesson plan and what needs to be left out. I </p><p>never want to add information that will just confuse my students. </p></li></ul>