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Unit Plan #3: Our Economy

Submitted By: Gregory Winiewicz


EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College Spring 2013 Instructor: Karen Powell

Our Economy Social Studies Lesson Plan

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This social studies lesson is designed for 4th grade students to learn about our economy and its natural resources. This lesson uses the 4th grade Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook, States and Regions. (Pages 72-75) B. Target Population: Grade Level: 4th Grade Skill Level: Students at all learning levels Grouping: whole group reading & discussions, independent for activity and assessment

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Materials: Vocabulary & Study Guide (Unit Resources pg. 75)- 30 copies Reteach Mini lesson (graphic organizer 7 pg. 83) Houghton Mifflin 4th grade social studies book: States and Regions (p. 72-75) Paper and pencils

H. Objectives: NV State Social Studies Standards E10.4.A Define productive resources and their impact on Nevada. E10.4.4 Define productive resources. Student-Friendly Standards E10.4.A Students will define productive resources in Nevada

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Procedure: Refer to notes on TE 72- Get Set to Read. Explain the attached Study Guide students will complete as we read. Call students attention to the map on pg. 73And have them name the two main landforms. Discuss how the layers of roc and earth form over time, Introduce vocabulary (coast, coastal plain, cape, bay)

As a class, read pg. 72-75, stopping to ask questions as indicated in the margins of TE (pg. 72, 73, 74, 75)

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Submitted by: Greg Winiewicz

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Our Economy Social Studies Lesson Plan


Students should take notes and record information on their Study Guide while we read; they can continue working on their Study Guide when we finish reading. Ask questions listed in the margins of the TE as an ongoing check for understanding. (TE73 ) What is the eastern region? (TE73) How does the coastal plain in the East change and you travel from north to south? (TE 73) What are two mainland region in the east?? (TE 74) What are some of the ways that bodies of water are used for economic activities? (TE 74) What is a noreaster? Discuss with your group-Critical Thinking? Ask the students to support the following opinions with at least two facts from their reading. The east location makes it one of the best places to ski in the United States. I know that to ski, you need mountains anf a lot of snow. I read that there are many mountain ranges in the East, including the Appalachians Mountains, th White Mountains, and th Catskills, and that all the winters are cold and snowy. These two facts support the opinion that the East is one of the best places to ski in the United States, CLOSURE: Discuss the five statements on Review/Assess (TE 75)

J. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? Students will work with a partner to make a foldable that covers vocabulary, important facts, and Nevadas economics/ Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. I would have them write a short essay on what they have learned from this lesson. They would then share their paragraphs while I quietly walk around assess them. K. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think the easiest part to teach will be to link the importance of the land to economy. You will have to define human resources and what people skills and knowledge people will bring to businesses. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? The most challenging part will be to allow the students to pair-share amongst each other. There is so much that they can learn at this point frpm the places they have been.
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Our Economy Social Studies Lesson Plan


3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? I would have the students make a list of human resources and a list of capital resources, 4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? For the students who are having a difficult time with the concepts I work in a small group at my back table an reteach them and the help them complete their assessments. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? I really enjoy teaching social studies so therefore, I know that a lesson can always be better. I might want to invite an entrepreneur and a business owner to come into my class and share with the students. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The assessment was difficult because there is so much to cover in economics. I wanted to make sure that my lesson was solid and provided them with a good foundation to begin building on. Especially living in Las Vegas we have so much room for economic growth and jobs. I really think the students are going to learn a lot from this unit. .

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Submitted by: Greg Winiewicz

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