You Were There
Grade Level: 3-5 (Best matches Grade five SS and ELA)
Instructional Time: Three to ten 55 minute class sessions, depending on the depth of the classroom collaboration and how many activities students will complete.
Resources/Materials: Video camera; presentation software; Internet access; book - My Brother Sam Is Dead, by J. and C. Collier, 1996.
Activities: Write an article for publication in a classroom political newspaper, produce a multimedia eulogy for one of the Boston Massacre victims, develop a group video (on the scene) report of the Boston Massacre.
Lesson: Exploring the American Revolution through historical fiction, original source documents and other sources of information.
Prerequisites: Word processing, video production basics, knowledge of presentation software.
Assessment: Class generated rubrics.
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, English Language Arts.
MN State Standard: Inquiry, Reporting
MPS Grade Level Expectations: 1.3a, 2.1a, 2.1d, 2.2a, 2.4a, 2.4b, 3.1a, 3.1b, 3.1c, 3.1d, 3.2a, 3.2b, 3.2c, 3.2d, 3.3a, 4.1a, 4.1a, 4.1b, 4.2a, 4.2b, 4.2c, 4.3a, 4.3b, 4.3d, 5.1a, 5.1b, 5.1c, 5.2a, 5.2b, 5.2c
Author/Source/Link: NETS, p. 48