GEDB Feed the Hunger: Inventions for Haiti (Lesson 4 of 4)
Students will use the knowledge they have gained from the previous lessons to determine a problem faced by the Haitians that they can try to solve. They will then create an invention to help solve that problem. Students will present their inventions to the class in a Powerpoint, poster, or another media outlet. Presentations should be no more than five minutes in length. This lesson was developed by Erin Plummer 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.
Students will use the knowledge they have gained from the previous lessons to determine a problem faced by the Haitians that they can try to solve. They will then create an invention to help solve that problem. Students will present their inventions to the class in a Powerpoint, poster, or another media outlet. Presentations should be no more than five minutes in length.
This is the culminating lesson for the unit on Haiti. Students will be eager to show how they can help.
Learning Targets and Criteria for Success
GE Investigate the World, GE Recognize Perspectives, GE Communicate Ideas, and GE Take Action by:
- Looking at difficulties the people in Haiti have faced due to natural disasters.
- Developing a plan to ease some of the difficulties for the people in Haiti.
- Creating an invention to solve a problem for the people of Haiti related directly to a natural disaster.
Technology resources such as Powerpoint, iMovies, Publisher, etc.; poster board; access to the internet
Learning Tasks and Practice
Day 1 GE Investigate the World and GE Communicate Ideas - Have students look back over their work from the previous lessons. Have them imagine a problem with which Haitians struggle. Discuss with a small group of four the problems they came up with and ways they could possibly solve all four problems.
Day 2 GE Recognize Perspectives and GE Communicate Ideas- Students will expand upon their discussions from yesterday about problems Haitians faced due to natural disasters.
Day 3 GE Communicate Ideas and GE Take Action- Students will work together and pick one problem from their previous day’s discussion to develop a plan to solve this problem. Students will create an invention that will help the people of Haiti.
Day 4 to Day 7 GE Communicate Ideas and GE Take Action -Students will continue to work on their invention and create a plan and technology presentation about their invention. Inventions do not have to be fully created. They can if you would like to add additional days to the lesson.
Day 8 and Day 9 GE Communicate Ideas- Students will present their technology presentations to the class. Presentations are limited to a maximum of 5 minutes each.
Day 10 GE Communicate Ideas - Student will write a reflection, in their English Language Arts notebook, about one of the inventions presented other than their own.
Powerpoint, iMovies, Publisher, etc can be used to create their invention.
Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning
Students' inventions or reflection will show their understanding and learning of the unit.
Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps
Together as a group, create a plus delta chart to share their thoughts and feelings about the Inventions for the Haiti project.