In this integrated lesson, students will use the Scratch platform to create a promotional tool for Deaf Awareness Week that shows support for the Deaf community and includes information about the Deaf community and Deaf history.
Students will research, plan, and create a public service announcement (PSA) in Scratch to inspire social change. The PSA will be about manatee mortality and seagrass reduction due to fertilizer runoff. This is lesson 3 in a 3-part integrated civics and computer science mini-unit.
Students will participate in mock debates on 3 issues in the Deaf community to help engage students in being informed citizens while seeing the benefits of debate. Student-created Scratch projects will be used to present their stances on the 3 issues to engage their peers in the debate process. Finally, students will vote and reflect on the 3 debated topics and how the debate process may have influenced their original stance/opinions on each issue. This is the final lesson in a 3-lesson unit.
Students will create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) with the subject “Conserve Our Water.” This will be a way to exercise their civic participation. They will be creating it using coding in Scratch. Using the graphic organizer from Part 1 and the flowchart from Part 2 as a reference. Students will review each other’s PSA and provide constructive feedback. This is the third part of a three-lesson computer science integrated civics unit .
This is Lesson 2 in a 3-part series that integrates coding and civics. In this lesson, students will create a flowchart of the impeachment process in the United States. They will experience conditional statements and learn to place these in a flowchart. By the end of the lesson, students will have a clear understanding of the impeachment process and a visual representation of the steps involved.
Students will create an interactive poster or public service announcement in Scratch that supports voter turnout for an underrepresented demographic in their state or local area. This represents lesson two of a three-part integrated computer science and civics mini-unit.
Students will create a presentation to convey previously compiled research on a developmental theory related to early childhood education. Student presentations will include information on a specific developmental theory, including facts about the theorist, a focus of the developmental theory, the stages of development presented in the theory and the implications of the theory for teaching.
Within this lesson students will have the chance to research multiple websites for inspiration. From there, they are given the opportunity to create a website template/mockup (wireframe) based upon a given topic by the teacher in this lesson plan.
Using the case study, “Competent Computer Company,” students will review the essential components of a computer and create an infographic that shows step-by-step guidelines for setting up a computer workstation.
Using the case study, “The Couple’s Cafe,” students will determine a way to combine Italian and Laotian culture and cuisine to develop and design a menu using advanced design strategies for an emerging restaurant.
Students will present their completed presentations from the previous lesson describing a developmental theory related to early childhood education. Each presentation is limited to 5 minutes. Students will share their presentations in a small group, jigsaw fashion. Students will also complete a note-taking graphic organizer with information about the presented child development theories.
Using the case study, “Fix it for Everyone,” students will read and discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and its guidelines pertaining to digital media. Students with prepare a checklist of criteria to follow when building a website to be ADA-compliant. Students will identify criteria to produce a website that is in compliance with the ADA.
Using the case study, "Clear the Path," students will demonstrate an awareness of the need to have a safe workplace environment by identifying safety concerns in the case study and classroom environment focused on computer safety and ergonomics. Students will review sections of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and design a safety poster.
Using the case study, "Colossal Cookie Location Quest," students will identify location objectives for the cookie business and discuss various factors business owners must consider when selecting business locations. Students will recommend a location for the cookie business using best business practices and owners' specifications.
Using the case study, "Colossal Cookie Promotion Dilemma," students will identify promotion objectives for the cookie business and discuss various factors business owners must consider when selecting marketing strategies to promote their businesses. Students will create a marketing promotion for the cookie business using the best marketing practices and business needs.
Using the case study, "Throw It My Way," students will be able to discuss real world and environmental issues, best practices related to natural resources and discuss a solution for the problem in the case study.
Using the case study, "Understanding the Psychological Effects of Composition," students will identify the psychological effects that different types of angles, composition, and sequencing have on an audience. Students will then create their own three panel storyboard / shot sequence that is designed to ellicit an emotional response from their viewers.
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