Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts, Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
4
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Australian Animal Research: Putting Together the Presentation (Lesson 3 of 4)

    GEDB Australian Animal Research: Putting Together the Presentation (Lesson 3 of 4)

    Overview

    Students will create a presentation about their Australian animal based on their research. Students will present their research to peers and adults. This lesson was developed by Sara Kull as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    Students will create a presentation about their Australian animal based on their research. Students will present their research to peers and adults.


    Content

    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    Students will create a presentation on an Australian animal to share with others. 

    Students will be able to choose a structure that best supports the information they are presenting.

    Students will be able to correctly use text features throughout the presentation.

    Students will be able to use correct spelling and grammar in a written piece.

    Students will be able to summarize nonfiction text.

    Students will be able to cite specific details within a presentation.

    Students will be able to use academic and domain specific words.


    Supplies/Resources

    Research notes; computer; software program such as PowerPoint or Google slides; rubric for grading presentation  


    Learning Tasks and Practice

    Teacher will model how to create a presentation using a program such as a PowerPoint or Google slides using the topic Australia. The presentation will include notes based on research.

    Teacher will model how to add details to the presentation, such as changing the background on the slides; adding pictures; adding transitions, etc.

    Students will take their notes from the research and put them together into a presentation.  The presentation will need to include a heading on each slide and notes underneath in complete sentences with correct spelling and grammar.

    Students will present the information and presentation to their peers and adults.

    On the day of the presentation, students will get their computer from the class computer cart and set it up on their desk. 

    When other peers and adults come to the desk, the student will present their project and share their findings using the notes.

    Duration: Putting together the presentation- 3 class periods, 45 minutes each

    Presentation- 1 class period, 2 hours in length.  


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Student created presentation will be graded using a rubric.


    Feedback/Instructional Adjustments

    Lower level students will use a teacher created template for presentation so it will not be so overwhelming for them starting from the beginning.

    Higher-level students can add details based on their further research.  They may also become expert presenters and share their knowledge of putting together the presentation with other peers.


    Extended Learning Opportunities

    Students can share their presentation with students in lower grades (Kindergarten, 1st grade).  The presentation can be used as a teaching tool to teach the younger students about Australia and their animal.  Students can create a small assessment to give to the younger students after viewing the presentation to check for understanding.