Student Teacher Number of visits 39 Number of saves 3 9 African American History Month/Biography Research 4.0 stars (2) View Resource Version History Report this resource Description Overview: Students will research an African American person based on set questions. The students will present their person in an interview format - Guess Who. Subject: English Language Arts Level: Middle School Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Material Type: Lesson Plan Author: PAMELA PHELPS Date Added: 12/04/2019 License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Language: English Comments NORA CATES on May 29, 02:00pm Evaluation Purpose: Superior (3) This resource has valuable technology features that include links that connect to material. NORA CATES on May 29, 02:00pm Evaluation Reliability: Superior (3) This resource is reliable on all platforms thus creating an interactive and usable assignment. NORA CATES on May 29, 02:00pm Evaluation Accessibility: Strong (2) This resource can be modified for learners with cognitive (and/or developmental, physical) disabilities by allowing partner work, including more visuals, and allowing another way to present. NORA CATES on May 29, 02:00pm Evaluation Engagement: Strong (2) This resource promotes critical thinking (and/or communication, collaboration, creativity), but needs to include more collaboration to enhance content and instruction. AMY RALPH on Dec 09, 08:40am As a elementary SLMC this is an excellent resource and I feel like I could incorporate this in my classes. Several teachers at my school celebrate Black History Month by doing projects like these. This resource has full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content. It also has In depth collaboration between SLMC & teacher is achievable through completion of this resource. This resource has a lot of strengths. The SLMC is part of the process, literacy goals are present, and the library is used as a part of the instructional space. The presentation piece of this lesson allows students to participate in real world applications and also allows for a natural process of evaluation. The student has describe their person well enough to be guessed by the other students. I do not feel like this lesson needs to be changed much. The author could include a technology presentation on the students person rather than using note cards to answer the questions. AMANDA VERNON on Dec 08, 06:12pm I am an elementary media specialist and I really like this resource.Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content.In depth collaboration between SLMC & teacher is achievable through completion of this resource.The SLMC is an instructional partner in planning and delivering instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.Information literacy goals are incorporated seamlessly.The library is used as part of the instructional space.Student choice evident to some degree in topic selection.Diverse resources are available to students.Prior knowledge is activated and used as a catalyst for new knowledge.There are opportunities for real-world applications.Digital content is referenced and used in instruction.Technology is used for student exploration, organization, and/or creativity.Opportunities are provided for reflecting, sharing, and advancing ideas through offering and receiving feedback. Tiffany Williams on Dec 08, 10:28am As a previous middle school SLMC who did a lot of collaboration with ELA teachers, I can appreciate the collaboration built into this lesson.Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with research and creating a presentation to present their findingsIn depth collaboration between SLMC & teacher is achievable through completion of this resourceStrengths: I absolutely love that this lesson clearly outlines the role of the ELA teacher and the SLMC. I also love that this lesson provides "The Root" as a resource for students to select up-to-date "trailblazers" that they can relate to.Just as the "select a person" and "research your person" clearly state what students should do, there is an opportunity to more clearly define the type of presentation students should put together. I would like to see this lesson expand to incorporate a digital presentation or even a skit to present their person - allow them to create a brochure, website, video, etc. to express in their words and in their creative way what they learned about their person AMANDA JACOBS on Dec 07, 07:46am I am interested in this lesson as a K-5 SLMC since biographies are studied from 2-5 and Black History month is celebrated school-wide.*Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content*Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be expanded *Strengths: I like the inclusion of real-world, current websites that offer information that is more visually appealing to students. I also like the trivia aspect of presenting their findings.*Opportunities: Collaboration by adding in an introduction to biographies as a genre, sharing how to find important facts in biography resources, and reminding students of text features like timelines and captions to find important/interesting fact. Students could also use something like a flipgrid to present their information. BEVERLY LITKE on Dec 06, 06:16pm I am a K-5 SLMC and found this to be an interesting way to present a biography research project.*Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content*Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be added*Strengths: Student choice is reflected in their selection of an individual to research. Both online and print resources are encouraged with several good online sources being listed.*Opportunities: Perhaps a rubric would help students have a better sense of how much depth to include in their "Guess Who" answers? Assessment based on their written answers, or thoroughness? Standards 1234 NC.ELA.W.6.5 North Carolina English Language Arts Standards Grade 6 Learning Domain: Writing Standard: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the investigation when appropriate. Degree of Alignment: Not Rated (0 users) NC.ELA.W.7.5 North Carolina English Language Arts Standards Grade 7 Learning Domain: Writing Standard: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation. Degree of Alignment: Not Rated (0 users) NC.ELA.W.8.5 North Carolina English Language Arts Standards Grade 8 Learning Domain: Writing Standard: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. Degree of Alignment: Not Rated (0 users) NC.DLCT.DC.6 North Carolina Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers Learning Domain: 2. Digital Citizenship Standard: Ensure full, equitable access and participation of all learners through high-quality technology tools and resources. Degree of Alignment: Not Rated (0 users) Evaluations Achieve OER Average Score (3 Points Possible)Degree of AlignmentN/A FocusN/A Engagement2 (1 user)EvaluationN/A AccuracyN/A AdequacyN/A AppropriatenessN/A Purpose3 (1 user)Reliability3 (1 user)Accessibility2 (1 user)MotivationN/A ClarityN/A UsabilityN/A Tags (5) African American Research African American Research #NCDLS Black History Month Sign in to add tags to this item.