1. Topic-
Early House Forms in Louisiana
2. Content-
Different house types that came about in the early history of Louisiana
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.TLW be able to tell the difference between French, Hill country, Shotgun and Anglo Plantation homes.
2.TLW be able to recognize the different house types by what they look like.
3.TLW be able to construct an early Louisiana model home.
Materials and Aids-
Information: PowerPoint explaining the different house types.
Practice: Worksheets on different variations of house types in different areas of Louisiana.
Independent Practice: Student will reconstruct a house type of their choice out of any material that is suitable for that type of home.
Checking for understanding: A test will be given about checking the recollection of the student's knowledge on different house types.

A. Introduction-

1. Show pictures of different house types that were found in early Louisiana.
2.Explain what type of people resided in each type of home.
3.Give lecture on different areas of Louisiana housed different houses that were made of certain materials that were found in that area.

B. Development-

1.Question students on if they have seen any of these types of homes around where they live.
2.Ask students if they seen the different types of homes in certain locations.
3.Do any of the students currently live in any of these types of homes.

C. Practice-

1.Pass out worksheets on types of homes found in Louisiana.
2.Ask students questions about the different house types and see if they are correct.
3.Grade worksheets to see if children are knowledgeable on material.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Let each table group of 4 choose between a Creole, hill, shotgun, and Anglo plantation home to reconstruct.
2.Have students get information on house types off Internet, school books, etc.
3.Have student present information to rest of class.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Assign certain times and days to students to accommodate the students that need more time to complete assignment.
2.Let students that have the same house type to collaborate and share information.
3.Let students ask each other questions to figure out problems in constructing houses.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Have students present homes on assigned days.
2.Have students ask questions that can start discussion between students.
3.Have test on different house types that are found in Louisiana.

G. Closure-

1.The students were able to understand and present the different house types that are found in early Louisiana.
2.The students are more aware of homes that are found where they live.
7. Evaluation-
1.The students were able to present the correct knowledge and information to the rest of the class.
2.Each student passed the exam with an 80% or higher.
8. Teacher Reflection-
This was the most interesting project that the 5th grade has presented.

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