Teacher Time Line
Day One- “Brainstorming” Teacher & class brainstorms
how families today meet their basic needs- housing, food, clothing.
Then they brainstorm
aspects of American culture, entertainment, and religion. These are
written on a large chart paper. Next they
brainstorm the above information regarding what children
know about Native Americans. This is written on another piece of
chart paper. Both papers are saved.
Day Two- The teacher reads a book about Native Americans
and/or shows a video. Children write in their journals about the
information they learned. Class brainstorms “tribes” &
a list is created.
Day Three- Jobs are explained. Children write
first & second choices of a job. Using this information groups
are formed so that
each group has one each from the job list. Groups pick first and second choice
of tribes. Teacher uses these to assign tribes.
Day Four- Tribes are assigned so that each group is a different
tribe. Groups come up with research questions for their tribe.
Day Five- Research Note Taking Techniques using file folders
with pockets and index cards is taught.
Day One- Research Note Taking Technique is reviewed. Research begins using books and encyclopedias.
Day Two- Research continues using books and encyclopedias.
Day Three- Research continues
using books and encyclopedias. Groups meet to discuss research.
Journal- My Group
Day Four- Computer lab. Web Quest research
Day Five- Computer lab. Web Quest continues.
Day One-- Group meetings- What information do you have?
What do you still want to know? What new questions do you now
Day Two- Research using encyclopedia CD-Roms
Day Three- Research using internet. Gather pictures
from the web and put into a folder on the desktop.
Day Four- Research continues using books and encyclopedias.
Day Five- Group Meeting Discussion- Analyze your information.
Discuss how the geography and surrounding natural resources
your tribe effected how the tribe meet their basic needs
& formed their culture.
Journal- Tribe Geography
and Location Question.
Day One- Lesson in paragraph writing and report writing
Journal - Paragraphing
Day Two- Using their note cards, children write a rough draft
of their “expert” area on the tribe.
Day Three- Paragraph completed. Peer editing
Day Four- Word processing- Paragraph on tribe.
Day Five- Word processing- Paragraph on tribe.
Day One- Word processing- Paragraph on tribe. Import
a picture or two from picture file onto paragraph. Peer edit. Print.
assess using rubric .
Day Two- Group work- Using KidPix create a title page for
your group report.
Day Three- Complete & print all paragraphs and title
pages. Teacher will take all written reports to create a class book.
Day Four- Requirements & choices for oral report are
Day Five- Group Discussion. Oral Report.
Day One- Groups prepare for oral report using note cards.
Day Two- Prepare oral report and visual aides.
Day Three- Prepare oral report and visual aides.
Journal- My Group's
Day Four- Prepare oral report and visual aides.
Day Five- Group presentations for the whole class. Self assessment
and group assessments given.
Journal- My Group's
- Groups will present
their oral reports for their kindergarten buddies.
- Teacher and groups will
create iMovies of oral reports to show at Open House.
- Teacher will use the
class book created to teach textual comprehension strategies.