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LESSON PLAN

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

LESSON ORGANISATION
Year Level: 3 Time: 45mins (1:30pm) Date: N/A Students Prior Knowledge:
Lesson 1 and 2 of WebQuest.
Learning Area: Humanities and Social Sciences Year 2 Achievement Standard: Students
describe the interconnections between people
Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum: and places, and they identify the factors that
Geography (Knowledge and Understanding): The influence peoples connections with others in
similarities and differences between places in terms of their different places.
type of settlement, the diversity of people (e.g. age, WebQuest group members and team name.
birthplace, language, family composition), the lives of the Location of WebQuest on the computer.
people who live there, and feelings and perceptions about Save documents to their individual My
places (ACHASSK069). Documents files on their computer accounts.
Concepts of Venn Diagrams - reading and
Humanities and Social Science Skills (Questioning and
interpretation.
Researching): Identify current understanding of a topic
Basic understanding of urban and rural
(e.g. brainstorm, KWL chart)
settlements following previous lessons.
English (Text Structure and Organisation): Identify the Terminology urban, rural, city, country,
features of online texts that enhance navigation settlement, similarities, differences.
(ACELA1790) Can turn a computer on and off, log in and out
of their premade student accounts, use a
keyboard and mouse and open applications
and programs.
Know how to wear and use school
headphones.
Know where to ask for assistance (group
members or the teacher).
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative thinking behaviour Social understanding
competence
Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australias engagement with Asia Sustainability
histories and cultures
Proficiencies:(Mathematics only)
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:


Identify the similarities and differences of urban and rural settlements using Venn diagrams (placing pictures
within the appropriate sections of the Venn diagram);
Describe and justify the data in Venn diagrams using comparative language (verbally speaking to the class,
teacher and group members).

Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:

Smart Board make sure it is clear of any previous The teacher when observing the students
work, the WebQuest is uploaded and ready to go, and it will ask students experiencing difficulty
is positioned at the front of the room. prompting questions (i.e. what can you

Computers (1 per student) make sure they are all remember from the video can you find
turned on and have access to the internet. anything similar here?).
12 images of selected urban and rural concepts (i.e. Those students requiring extension will be
farm, school etc) are uploaded into the schools shared asked whether they can think of any other
computer system, so that all students can access them. examples that can be found in urban and
Headphones (in a box) have been collected from the IT rural settlements, and ask them to explain
storeroom and have been placed next to each computer their reasoning. Also extend them by thinking
ready for student use. of how each feature assists the other (i.e.
The Answers where each of the 12 images are when visiting a farm, what could the farmer
located in the Venn diagram. be making to help those living in urban
settlements).
Venn Diagram template with all 12 images surrounding
the diagram to be moved during student discussion
(accessed via the teachers page).
LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)
Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:
Were students able to sort the words appropriately and state why?
Did the students cooperate and work well with each other?
What will the students need to work on in the next lesson?
Was the activity helpful and useful?
What tasks did the students find easy and difficult?
Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:
Where the students interested in the lesson?
Did each student actively participate?
Were all objectives met?
Did the students complete all aspects of the lesson?
How can the lesson be improved?
Were the ICT tools appropriate for the class?
Did the students have any issues using the ICT tools?

LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)


Resources/Reference
Time Motivation and Introduction:
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1. Greet the students and provide first instruction:
15mins Prior to lesson place
Good morning students, please sit in your designated work areas headphones on each
with your WebQuest group members, and well begin the lesson. computer.
Students are to sit at one computer per person. Lesson to take place in the
2. Ask students to log into their student accounts on the computer, open Computing Lab
the WebQuest homepage and click on the Lesson 3 tab at the top of
the WebQuest page.
3. Step 1 of the lesson requires students to watch Classic Sesame
Street - Life In The Country And The City to set the scene:
Class, please put your headphones on and click the YouTube link to
watch Life In The Country And The City. Once you have finished
this step, please take off your headphones and raise your hand
quietly (This is to indicate that the students have completed Step 1).
4. Once every student has finished watching the clip, ask the students:
What were some of the key things you noticed about the two
characters?
Could you remember anything about where they lived?

Lets have a look at the mind maps you made yesterday to remind us
what some other features are that make up urban and rural
settlements.
5. Students are to then follow Step 2 instructions by clicking the
hyperlink to their mind maps they prepared with their WebQuest
groups in Lesson 1. Allow students 1-2 minutes to quickly review their
work.
6. As the students find their mind-maps, open the Class Mind Map file
saved in the Teachers Page of the WebQuest on the smart board. Smart Board
Bring the students attention back to you, by instructing the students to
look at the class mind map on the smart board. List 4/5 examples
from each stem (Urban and Rural) to help refresh the students
memory.
7. Tell the students the purpose of the lesson and what they should be
able to achieve by the end.
Today we are going to have some fun sorting the mind map using
pictures to help us think of the similarities and differences of urban
and rural settlements.

30 Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):


minutes
8. Instruct students to individually follow the instructions from Step 3
onwards on their WebQuest, and to raise their hands or ask the
students in their WebQuest group if they have any difficulties.
9. Step 3 involves the students each preparing a Venn diagram using
the program LucidChart. As students would not have used this
program before, the WebQuest provides detailed steps as to how to
use it as well as accompanying diagrams:
a. Students must open the hyperlink to the LucidChart website.
b. Students are to login using their Google Accounts.
c. In the top left corner of the LucidChart homepage, click
+Documents to create a new document.
d. On the right hand side under Categories, find the Venn
diagram tab and double click.
e. Click the Blank Venn Diagram link and once the page is open,
choose a coloured circle from the left hand side of the screen.
f. Click and drag two circles onto the page, making sure they
overlap in the centre
g. Students will be required to locate the pre-prepared images
from the My Documents file (previously uploaded by the
teacher to the shared computer system), and copy and paste
the images into the Venn diagram. The task of the students is
to identify what side of the Venn diagram (urban, rural or both)
each image belongs to. This exercise is to enable students to
sort and compare things found in rural versus urban
environments (THINK, pair, share).
10. Once students have completed this task individually, they are able to
discuss and share their findings with their WebQuest group (think,
PAIR, share).
11. Whilst the students are completing the WebQuest, walk around the
class and check in on students from time to time to ensure they are

on task and are being successful. Ask them questions to explain their
reasoning and develop understanding:
Why does this picture belong in the rural category and not in both?
(This is to assess how well they selected out key characteristics and
whether they can justify the classification of similarities and
difference).

10 min Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

12. Go back to the front of the room; open up the pre-prepared Venn
Diagram template on the smart board (the images are already on the Smart Board
Venn diagram ready to be moved to their corresponding areas).
13. Ask students to stop work.
14. Students are then invited to sit down quietly on the mat at the front of
the classroom in their WebQuest groups, and return their Headphones returned to
headphones to the headphones box (at the front of the class). the headphones box
15. Once all students are seated, ask each WebQuest group where they
located each picture, and ask them to justify their decisions. As the
students provide the answers, move the images from around the
diagram into their corresponding sections (think, pair, SHARE).
16. Ask the WebQuest groups whether any groups had any differing
answers. If so, ask them why. If there are any incorrect answers, be
sure to answer why.
17. Once all the pictures have been positioned in their areas, ask the
students whether everyone understands why each image is located
where it is, and if any students are still unsure to ask. Also ask the
class:
What were some of the main things you learnt in todays lesson
What did you find difficult about the task?
18. Once completed, ask students to go back to their computers and
save their Venn diagrams into their My Documents Humanities and
Social Sciences file on their computers.

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

1. Once completed, students are to log off their computers, turn off their
screen monitors and tuck-in their chairs.
2. Once dismissed, students are to return to their homeroom ready for
the next lesson.

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will these be judged?)

Identify the similarities and differences of urban and rural


settlements using Venn diagrams (placing pictures within the
appropriate sections of the Venn diagram); yes, identified through
teacher observation (walking around the class) and through class
discussion.
Describe and justify the data in Venn diagrams using comparative
language (verbally speaking to the class, teacher and group

members) yes, identified and judged during teacher-student


discussions, and teacher-class discussions.