Characteristic of Learning: Authentic

Level of Technology Infusion Into the Curriculum: Entry

Lesson Title School Uniforms: What Do You Think?

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Grade Level: 2

Classroom Configuration:

Whole group instruction, using a projector and / or interactive white board

Arizona Common Core State Standards: ELA

2.W.1

Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state and opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

2.W.2

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Arizona Educational Technology Standards (2009)

Strand 1 Creativity and Innovation: Grades 1 and 2

Concept 1 Knowledge and ideas

PO 1 Evaluate information to generate ideas

Objectives

  • Students will evaluate schools dress codes by viewing and discussing a Keynote presentation with information on school dress code.
  • Students will create a functional text by writing a friendly letter to the principal that includes their feelings in relation to school uniforms.

Procedure

  • The teacher will display a slideshow presentation (from Slideshare) that includes information and pictures on school uniforms.
    • Presentation has pictures and discussion points.
  • Main discussion point:
    • Your principal has seen that schools across America are changing their dress code by adding a school uniform. He/she would like to do the same thing here at your school. Do you think having uniforms at our school is a good idea?
  • Assignment:
    • Write a letter to your principal explaining whether you are for or against school uniforms. Be sure to include your thoughts and feelings on your reasoning. You must have at least three reasons supporting your stance on the topic.

* An adaptation for Kindergarten, would be to have the students draw a picture to give to the principal that shows how they feel about school uniforms.

Materials

Assessment

A rubric will be used to assess the completed letter.

Sample rubrics to use:

Friendly Letter

Rubric for Letter

or one can be created using http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

 

Technology Integration Matrix

Active

Collaborative

Constructive

Authentic

Goal Directed