1. Topic-
Tortoises, Men, and Stones
2. Content-
The creation story Tortoises, Men and Stones takes place in the Nigeria. The story comes from the Nupe people of Nigeria a country in Africa. Africa and North America are both continents on the world map. We live in the country the United States of America. The story takes place in the country Nigeria.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Familiarize students with international stories.
2. Familiarize students with map.
3. Define country and continent.
4. Objectives-
1. Understand the story of Tortoise, Men and Stones.
2. Students point out where the United States of America, North America, Nigeria and Africa are on a map.
5. Materials and Aids-
Coloring map handout, pencils, crayons, stickers, sticker map handout
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Tell the students the story of the Tortoises, Men and Stones.
2. Tell students about what we will be doing in the lesson.
3. Show the children the world map and explain what it is.

B. Development-

1. Using a Large pull out map ask the students if they could point to where we it is that we live.
2. Show the students on the map where the USA is. Then explain that we are part of North America. Explain the differences between a continent and a country. Point out North America.
3. Ask the students if they have been anywhere far away. Show on the map the examples given by students.
4. Show the students where Africa is on the map. Explain that Africa is a Continent like North America.
5. Show the children where Nigeria is. Explain the connection between Nigeria and the story.

C. Practice-

1. Ask for some volunteers to point to the continents North America and Africa are.
2. Have volunteers point to where the countries of Nigeria and the United States are.
3.Have the children put a star on each one of the children.
4. Ask if anyone remembers what the difference between a continent and country is.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Pass out the map ditto. Have each child take out a red crayon, a green crayon and a pencil. Have the children write their name, and then put today's date. Point to North America and ask children what continent it is. Confirm and tell children to use their red crayon to color the area. Continue to show children where they should be coloring. Show children again where the USA is, and have them circle it.
2. Next point to Africa and ask if anyone remembered the name of this continent. Confirm and have the children color the continent in green.
3. Lastly ask if anyone remember what country the story was from. Show students where Nigeria is on the map and ask them to circle it.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Walk around the room to check on everyone's progress. Children that are having problems point on their map where and what they should be coloring.
2. Children that are having a hard time coloring, help them manipulate their fingers to hold the crayon or pencil the right way.


F. Checking for understanding-

1.Go over the story again and ask where the story takes place.
2. Give children map star handout. Give the children the step by step instructions.

G. Closure-

1. Leave stars on map for a week.
2. Ask children daily where the four locations are.
3. Ask daily the definition of country and continent.
4. Reward students with correct answer a sticker. Let each child answer at least one of the questions during the week.
7. Evaluation-
1. At the end of the week take the stars off of the map.
2. Ask children if anyone could point to the locations without the help of the stars.

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