Lesson Plan : 44 Presidents

Teacher Name:
 K Goodine & C Hernandez
Grade:
 Grade 4
Subject:
 Social Studies

Topic:
 US Presidents of the United States
Content:
 Music & History Civic
Goals:
 The goal of this lesson is to give students a fun and creative way to remember the 44 Presidents of the United States.
Objectives:
 By the end of this lesson students will be able to identify 20 out of the 44 Presidents when shown their photo or given a fun fact about a particular president.
Materials:
 Audio Visual equipment, 44 Presidents lyric sheet, President profile sheet, construction paper, art supplies, computer and internet access youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITdakRPwI-U&NR=1&feature=fvwp
Introduction:
 "How many students can name all 44 Presidents?" Today we are going to learn a song that should help us memorize all 44 Presidents.
Development:
 Teacher will play the song once for students to hear. "Now I just want you to listen to the song"
Practice:
 Hand out 44 Presidents Lyric Sheets
Accommodations:
 ESE Accomodations: Hearing impaired can use the Braille lyric sheet Learning Disabilities can be given photos of the president with bold letters and which number president it was. Students can be placed within close proximity to the teacher. Student can also listen to the CD on individual headphones. Student will also be given extended time to complete assignments along with assistance from a peer or staff member.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will be assessed by their participation and performance of the 44 presidents. Students will have to perform the song in groups of four by the end of the three week period of covering this particular theme. Weekly assessments will be given in the form of the lyric sheet and President profile sheet
Closure:
 Our wrap-up procedure will be create a fun fact presidential folable. Each student will pick on president and complete a biography foldable with facts, photos, and important acts.
Evaluation:
 How well did students meet teacher goals and objectives?
Teacher Reflections:
 To be completed after the lesson.

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