Author:
Derek
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment, Primary Source, Student Guide
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Lesson Plan
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
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Education Standards

European Structures

European Structures

Overview

This is a lesson with two parts.

Part one is to learn about the historic and cultural significance of various European Structures.

Part two is practice in good reasearch habits. Student will need to find and use information they research themselves.

Photo by Corbett Campbell 

 

Summary

This is a lesson on the historic structures of Europe. Students will be researching a specific structure in Europe. They will use the guided notes in thier research and then create a final presentation.

Background for Teachers

Teachers will need to introduce the topic of historic structures. North and South America are the home to many grand physical features such as the Grand Canyon and the Amazon River. While Europe does have many beautiful natural features, the continent is better known for its historic structures.

This can be introduced with this Google Earth activity.

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the historical and cultural significance of thier chosen structure. They will use appropriate research skills to find specifc information related to their structure. Research will be documented and shared in a final presentation.

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Step 2 Planning InstructionPrior to this lesson, students will need to understand the difference between primary and secondary sources. They will need to understand how to determine the research value of various web-sites including determining any bias.

 

Step 3 - Instruction

Step 3 Instruction

Students will need to choose from the list of sites on the following LIST of European sites.

They will research their chosen site using the Keynote Notebook.

Using their research notes, students will complete a presentation of their research. They may choose whichever tool they prefer (Keynote, Pages, Clips, etc.)

Submit the final presentation for grading.

Step 4 - Assessments

Step 4 Assessments

Students will be assesed on the accuracy and the creativity of their research using the following Rubric.

Examples of completed student projects are included.