1. Topic-
2. Content-
Social studies
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will learn they are a part of their home, school, city, state, country, and planet.
2. Students will identify and discuss where we live and how we are involved in each aspect.
3. Students will discuss how we can go places within our own school classroom via the Internet.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will identify with 100% accuracy that they are part of a community.
2. Student will define the word map with 100% accuracy.
3. Students will discuss each component of themselves on the map with 100% accuracy.
5. Materials and Aids-
Students will need a recording sheet for each section of home, school, city, state, country, and planet. Students will need to use the Internet. and ipads to look at various components of our projects, such as city and state.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students will be given materials and asked to write about their life at home and school.
2. Students will learn and write about their city and state and record these on their sheets.
3. Students will use computers and ipads to take a virtual tour of Michigan and our city.

B. Development-

1. Teacher will model by writing about her home life and her school life. Teacher will include who is a part of each section.
2. Students will be shown the recording sheets and how to use them to create their own project of ME ON THE MAP.
3. The teacher will then show the students how to use the computer to take a virtual field trip to see our city and state on Google earth.

C. Practice-

1. Students will turn to their elbow partners and discuss their home life and school life.
2. Students will turn to t heir partners and discuss the city and state in which we live. Students will be able to state our city and state.
3. Students will discuss what they would like to see on Google earth field trip.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will create and record a ME ON THE MAP project.
2. Students will write and discuss home and school life.
3. Students will use Google earth to take a virtual field trip of our community and state.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Lower level students may need to be paired with a higher level student for support.
2. Students may need to give an oral discussion of the above items for the teacher or parent helper to record.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.The teacher will listen during guided practice.
2. The teacher will monitor writing or oral discussions.
3. The teacher may ask higher order thinking questions as the lesson progresses.

G. Closure-

1. The teacher will discuss how we are all on the map and have students give various examples.
2. The teacher will have some students share their completed ME ON THE MAP project.
7. Evaluation-
1.Review the ME ON THE MAP projects for each student to check for understanding.
2. Students may need to meet with the teacher to further probe students for understanding.
8. Teacher Reflection-
Did the children understand they are a part of a whole universe and not just their own worlds. How will I know this? It is important that kindergarten students can be a part of a community.

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