Describe and list the various things that need to be done prior to carrying out your lesson. This would include things like setting up a blog, checking to make sure your students can access various websites, gaining parental permission to engage students in online activities, etc.
This activity could serve as an introduction to WEB DuBois
Students will work in groups of three to four using the primary source Darkwater by WEB DuBois Chapter 1to create a timeline for WEB DuBois as well as a family tree.
PROCEDURES: SESSION 1
The teacher will introduce the lesson to students. He or she will explain the importance of using primary resources. Students should understand what a primary resource is.
Homework for the previous evening should have been for students to read Chapter 1 of Darkwater by WEB DuBois
Students will be separated into groups of three or four. Each group will be given one piece of art paper and color pencils.
All students will have a copy of the book. Using the first chapter of the book students will create a family tree for WEB DuBois. Family trees will be collected at the end of the period and displayed in the classroom.
PROCEDURES: SESSION 2
The teacher will explain that working in the same groups, students will create a timeline of the life of WEB DuBois .
Each group will be given a computer with access the Thinkfinity website: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/timeline-30007.html
Students will use the information in chapter 1 to create a timeline of the life of WEB DuBois
PROCEDURES: SESSION 3
You might want to break up your lesson and activities in different ways. This could be by sessions which occur on different days. You might want to break your lesson into introduction, warm-up, teacher modeling, guided practice, etc. Feel free to change your headings to something that is more appropriate. (For example, instead of listing this section as “Session 3,” you might want to list it as “Student Practice,” etc.
The reading assignment could be shortened to aid those who need accommodations. Instead of doing both activities, students can just complete the timeline. Extension: Students can read WEB DuBois Credo and create a credo of their own.
Students will be assessed on accuracy of family tree and accuracy of timeline.