Fermilab LInC Online
Please fill in this description of how your project was conducted before LInC. Please do not describe your current LInC project. If your project was not used before, describe activities used to accomplish the same learner outcomes and content as your LInC project or describe a unit or activity used instead of your LInC project. This should be short: one-half to one page in length.
Grade Level: 2nd/3rd Grade
Subject: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology Literacy
Student Task: The students read from their textbook about communities and cultures. They viewed several videos describing the cultures of the Japanese and Africans. A foreign exchange student from Japan came into the classroom to share what her family does to celebrate holidays. Students were given an assignment to research their culture using books in the library or classroom. They were assigned a country and either holidays, dance, music, food, literature, clothing or traditions. The students presented their research in the form of an oral report to the class and written report for the teacher to evaluate.
Teacher Role: The teacher directed the learning. The teacher led the students in reading and discussing the information on communities and cultures. The teacher led the discussion from viewing the videos. The teacher evaluated the written and oral reports without using a rubric.
Grouping: The students worked individually on researching one aspect of the culture and presented their information to the class orally.
Hook: The students were told that a student from Japan would be coming to the classroom to discuss her homeland and culture.
Student-Directed Learning: The students could "trade" their assigned research with another student.
Use of Technology: Technology used included viewing videos.
Assessment: The students oral reports and written reports were graded by the teacher using an A,B,C orientation.
Created for the Fermilab
LInC program sponsored by Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory Education Office
and Friends of Fermilab, and
funded by United States Department of Energy,
Illinois State Board of Education,
North Central Regional Technology in Education
Consortium which is operated by North Central
Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National
Author(s): Trish Graves
School: CESA #11, Turtle Lake, WI
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001