Lesson Plan : Native American Dwellings

Teacher Name:
 A. Francis
 Grade 1

 Looking at different structures of houses and finding the shapes that are incorporated in the house structures.
 Students will find different shapes in the structures of Native American dwellings. Students will learn different vocabulary for the different strutures of the houses.
 The goal is for the students to see and understand what shapes make up a dwelling. Different shapes will be identified and then the vocabulary that paralells with the home will be discussed.
 The objectives is for the student to be culturally aware that there are different types of housing and that there are different names for the different types of housing. Indicatiors of performance will be the correct identification of the shapes of the houses.
 Worksheets that exhibit different shapes as well as the vocabulary to accompany them. Large visual aids will be used as well as for kinetic learnerss a project that incorporats Lincon Logs or Legos to build the structures with.
 Large visual aids and worksheets explaining the different types of structures such as a Tipi, Earthlodge and Grass House. The focus will be on Native people of the Great Plains.
 Worksheets that exhibit shapes that can be traced for explanation as well as a story to accompany lesson and several visual aids.
 In a group setting a story will be told that exhibits the activity and then afterward the students will be able to raise hands and answer questions out loud as to what shape is being shown to the class. Shape Bingo can also be played as a group.
 If students are still not understanding the concept, kinetic learners may build the structure and then express what the shapes are that are built into the structure. If student is still not understanding, remedial lesson will be evaluated if needed.
Checking For Understanding:
 At end of lesson, a shape quiz will be done with play dough. The teacher will have the students sit at their desk and tell them to make a shape out of playdough to assess and recieve feedback.
 At the end of the lesson a review will be done to make sure that the students understand the concept and can move on to the next lesson. If the student does not understand, remedial lesson may be taught if needed.
 The student evaluation will be the quiz in play dough. The teacher will walk around the classroom and evaluate if the student understands the concept.
Teacher Reflections:
 Students loved in interaction of the lesson and the diverse ways of learning from oral to kinetic methods.

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