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Lesson Plan Teacher: Allie Turner Date:3/21/13 Subject area / course / grade level: Social Studies, 1st Grade,

Intergrading Music Materials: Prezi Presentation, Vocabulary and Picture Flip Book, Youtube Video, Optional: Piano for Pitches State Standard: SS1CG2 The student will explain the meaning of the patriotic words to America (My Country Tis of Thee) and America the Beautiful. Essential Question: What is patriotism? How does America the Beautiful show patriotism? What do the words in America the Beautiful tell about and how do they show patriotism? Lesson objective(s): Explain what patriotism is and how it is represented through symbols. Teach the students America the Beautiful. Introduce vocabulary like, Spacious Skies, Amber waves of Grain, Purple Mountain, Fruited Plain, Brotherhood, Sea to shining Sea.

Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs: Video: Show video for visual Learners Music: For Aural Learners Picture Cards: For linguistic learners and visual learners. Movements: For Kinesthetic learners

ENGAGEMENT Begin by asking questions to see what students know about symbols and patriotism. Students should ask themselves what symbols they know that represent America

EXPLORATION Students will listen to America the Beautiful and watch the corresponding YouTube video. Point out the different pictures associated with the words of the song.

EXPLANATION Explain who the author was and how the song came about Show the students the pictures that correspond with the lyrics. Go over vocabulary words that show patriotism.

Lesson Plan ELABORATION Reiterate vocabulary by reinforcing through pictures, movement, and presentation Teach students movements to the song Have students sing along with you Have students sing along to the video

EVALUATION Students will demonstrate understanding of the lesson when they are able to sing along with the song Ask the students to describe what patriotism means and symbols associated with patriotism

Procedures: 1. Welcome class. Have students sit around me in a semi circle 2. Begin Prezi. Explain topic. 3. Have students participate in first activity: question what they already know. 4. Explain who wrote America the Beautiful 5. Play Song (Stop after 1st verse) 6. Introduce the lyrics pointing out the different vocabulary words 7. Go over the deeper meaning behind the vocabulary words 8. Sing each verse with students practicing hand motions 9. Sing song together as a group 10. Have students sing along to YouTube video

Lesson Plan

The Web 2.0 tools that I implemented in my sample lesson teaching America The Beautiful were two tools that I find useful in the everyday classroom, YouTube and Prezi. YouTube is vital for any classroom. There are over 120,000,000 YouTube videos on the Internet today, and of those 120 million, over 6% are educational. That means that there are roughly 7.2 million videos on YouTube thats sol purpose is to educate. I wanted to design my lesson around music. After selecting America The Beautiful as the song I wanted to teach, I turned to YouTube to find the perfect sing-along video aimed at 1st graders. The video I selected contained words and pictures to go along with the lyrics. For my targeted grade, 1st, it is important to include as many visual aids as possible when learning new vocabulary. My YouTube video was the perfect tool to use because it provided both visual stimulus, as well as helped the students remember the words of the song and the meaning behind the lyrics. Prezi is another great tool for elementary teachers. Prezi allows users to create fun and creative presentations without the use of a boring slide show. I love using Prezi with elementary kids because it allows me to add pictures, videos, information- everything that you would see with a regular PowerPoint- but presents it in a visually captivating way. I built my America The Beautiful Prezi using different colors and pictures to help uncover the meaning behind the lyrics. By using a visual stimulus that was colorful, captivating, and creative, I was able to create a successful presentation of my lesson that is sure to stick in the minds of 1st graders. The America The Beautiful lesson could take place in any learning environment with access to a projector and a computer. The main purpose of this lesson is to teach students about patriotism and the meaning behind patriotic lyrics. In my learning environment, I would teach the students this lesson in a group on their learning rug or even at their desks in front of the white board! This lesson is versatile in that it can be taught almost anywhere!