Author:
JENNY
Subject:
History, Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Unit of Study
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Innovations
  • Lesson Plan
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    US History Innovations Presentation

    US History Innovations Presentation

    Overview

    This is a lesson plan in partnership with a US History teacher and a school librarian. It asks students to reseach an innovation of the Second Industrial Revolution. Students research the topic using Utah's Online Library databases and organize their research using Scrible. Students will then take their knowledge and create either a Keynote presentation or an iMovie.

    Citation Information
    Author: ulleo
    Publication date: January 22, 2017
    Source: Pixabay, accessed October 15, 2023

     

    Summary

    In this research project, 11th grade students will spend 2 days researching with the school librarian an innovation that came out of the Second Industrial Revolution. They will be using Utah's Online Library and Scrible to do this research. This will be face-to-face instruction. Then they will then take that knowledge and create a presentation in Keynote or iMovie to share with the class. We will spend one day teaching students the technology and then they will have two additional days to work on their project. 

     

    Background for Teachers

    To teach this lesson, the teacher will need

    • to understand the use of databases and teach students how to use Utah's Online Library.
    • knowledge of how to model the research process through a program like Scrible. (The school librarian is an excellent resource for this so that teachers do not need to have this part mastered).
    • to teach students how to use Keynote.
    • to have a rubric available for students to understanding what will be required in the final project.

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Learning Intentions:

    • Students will become an expert on an innovation that affected the laws of the country during the Second Industrial Revolution.
    • Students will be able to understand how to use Keynote & iMovie software to create a project within them.

    Success Criteria:

    • Students will be able to summarize the most important points of innovations during the Second Industrial Revolution.
    • Students will create a dynamic, informative and visually appealing Keynote or iMovie presentation for their classmates to learn from.

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction

    Student Background Knowledge

    • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of the time period of the Second Industrial Revolution and the major events that took place during this time period. 
    • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have a basic understanding of the innovations so they can select the one that they are most intersted in. 
    • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of Macs and the basic use of this operating system.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Modifications can be made for students such as:

    • searching within UOL by lexile level, so that articles are not to difficult to comprehend 
    • speech to text options within the article
    • translation of the UOL articles
    • modify the length of the project (e.g. fewer slides or a shorter movie)
    • Allow extra time

    Extensions can be made such as:

    • more challenging articles (search by lexile)
    • more difficult innovations (those in which it is harder to find information)
    • allow for the opportunity to create multiple digital projects

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Innovations during the Industrial Revolution Groups Assignment

     

    Each group will become an expert on an innovation that affected the laws of the country during The Second Industrial Revolution. You will create either a Keynote presentation or an iMovie to display your expertise on the subject for your classmates to learn from. You will be doing the research on this topic, and will need to ensure that you use at least three reliable sources from Utah’s Online Library databases.

     

    Presentation

    The Keynote or iMovie project should be visually appealing learning center for your innovation. All important and relevant points should be presented in large, easy to read notes. Each project must have pictures to illustrate your subject.

     

    Information

     

    The Information given must include:

    • Name of the Innovation
    • Who invented it and the year it was invented
    • Brief Summary of what it is and how it worked, and the year it was invented
    • How it changed America in one of the following areas: transportation, communication, agriculture, or manufacturing
    • How this innovation impacted everyday Americans in different aspects of lives
    • Include at least three pictures that are relevant to your innovation
    • Include at least three reliable sources that are properly formatted in MLA citation.

     

    You can choose from these innovations:

    Lightbulb                                        Internal Combustion Engine

    Telephone                                        Typewriter

    Automobile                                        Tractor        

    Assembly Line                                        Phonograph

     

     

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    Rubric

     

    Category5431
    Graphics-RelevanceAll graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand.All graphics relate to the topic.Graphics do not relate to the topic.
    Quality of InformationInformation clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples and all necessary information.Information clearly relates to the main topic. It 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic
    Focus on TopicThere is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information.Main idea is clear but the supporting information is general.Main idea is somewhat clear but there is a need for more supporting information.The main idea is not clear. There is a seemingly random collection of information.
    ReadabilityThe overall appearance of the presentation is neat in appearance and easy to read.The overall appearance of the presentation is neat in appearance and easy to readThe presentation is relatively readable, but not very neat.The presentation is difficult to read/understand.

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Students will be assessed using the following rubric. 

    Rubric

     

    Category5431
    Graphics-RelevanceAll graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand.All graphics relate to the topic.Graphics do not relate to the topic.
    Quality of InformationInformation clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples and all necessary information.Information clearly relates to the main topic. It 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic
    Focus on TopicThere is one clear, well-focused topic. Main idea stands out and is supported by detailed information.Main idea is clear but the supporting information is general.Main idea is somewhat clear but there is a need for more supporting information.The main idea is not clear. There is a seemingly random collection of information.
    ReadabilityThe overall appearance of the presentation is neat in appearance and easy to read.The overall appearance of the presentation is neat in appearance and easy to readThe presentation is relatively readable, but not very neat.The presentation is difficult to read/understand.