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Power Point Presentation 5 th grade World Studies 5/21/01 ED 417 Amy Moore
Table of Contents American Heritage People in Societies World Interactions Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Democratic Processes Decision Making and Resources Science, Technology, and Society Conclusion Slides 1 -5 Slides 6 -10 Slides 11 -15 Slides 16 -20 Slides 21 -25 Slides 26 -30 Slides 31 -35 Slide 36
American Heritage Web Sites Williamsburg, VA l www. visitwilliamsburg. com American Family in History Center Ellis Island Records l www. ellisislandrecords. org
American Heritage Web Sites Continued Early America l earlyamerica. com/inde x. html Mount Vernon l www. mountvernon. org America’s Great Seal l www. greatseal. com
American Heritage Activities Students will visit the Ellis Island web site and attempt to locate anyone in their family that came through Ellis Island Students will visit the colonial Williamsburg web site, they will do the virtual tour and write a summary of the things they saw on the web site.
American Heritage Activities Continued Students will use the Early America web site to create a presentation about early America. Students will take the virtual tour of Washington’s House at Mount Vernon. Students will the select one room in the house to create a model of.
American Heritage Activities Continued After reviewing America’s Great Seal on the internet students will create their own seal and then write about what their seal represents.
People in Societies Infonation l www. un. org/Pubs/Cyb er. School. Bus/infonatio n/e_infonation. htm Library of Congress Country Studies l lcweb 2. loc. gov/frd/cs/c shome. html Exploring Ancient Cultures l eawc. evansville. edu/index. h tm
People in Societies Web Sites Continued Ask Asia l www. askasia. org/ River of Song l www. pbs. org/riverof song
People in Societies Activities Students will visit the Infonation web site. Using this web site students will filter through information and create a list of the top ten countries to live in. Using the Country Studies web site each students will select a country to research and give a presentation about the customs and cultures.
People in Societies Activities Continued Students will write a comparative essay about America; s current culture versus one of the Ancient cultures from the Exploring Ancient Cultures web site. After examining the River of Song web site students will participate in a class discussion about other sub -cultures in American Society.
People in Societies Activities Continued Students will compile a list of ten questions they have about Asia. Using the Ask Asia web site students will enter in their questions and record the answers they are given by the site.
World Interactions Web Sites The UN Cyberschool Bus Global Trends l www. un. org/Pubs/Cyber. Sc hool. Bus/special/global/glotr end/index. html Atlapedia online l www. atlapedia. com/ Greenpeace International l Greenpeace. org
World Interactions Web Sites Continued Country Profiles l www. theodora. com/wfb/ab c_world_fact_book. html The Greatest Places l www. greatestplaces. org
World Interactions Activities Students will go through the UN Cybershool web site to examine global trends. We will then as a class discuss how the trends of one country effect the world. Using Atlapedia the students will examine how a country’s location affects the culture and economy.
World Interactions Activities Continued Students will do projects on the environments of countries and how the environments of the world are affected by different countries. The students will use the Greenpeace web site for this project. Students will give debated on the places on the Greatest places web site. Students will either debate for or against a place.
World Interactions Activities Continued Students will use the geographic. org web site to examine the country profiles of their assigned countries. Students will create a model of the country. Students will also give a presentation of how the country is wither protected or vulnerable to attack given its location.
Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibilities Web Sites Learning Adventures in Citizenship l www. pbs. org/wnet/ne wyork/laic Your Constitutional Rights l www. aclumontana. org/ rights An American Bill of Responsibilities l charltonrose. com/misc/ billresp/
Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibilities Web Sites Continued Project Citizen l www. ccle. fourh. umn. e du/citizen. html American Civil Liberties Union l www. aclu. org
Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibility Activities Students will visit the Learning Adventures in Citizenship web site, using this information from this site students will write their own definition of what citizenship is. Students will use the Your Constitutional Rights web site to examine the Constitutional Rights of the United States. Students will examine the court cases and write about whether they agree or disagree with the courts decision.
Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibility Activities Continued Students will review An American Bill of Responsibility on the web. Using this as a class we will create our own bill of responsibility for Americans. After viewing the Project Citizen web site students will write about what their role as a citizen includes and how their role will change as they get older.
Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibilities Activities Continued Students will review the American Civil Liberties Union web site and prepare a speech as to what the ACLU is, what they do, and why they are important.
Democratic Processes Web Sites The Hansard Society l www. hansardsociety. org. uk/society 7. htm Federal Republic of Yugoslavia l www. gov. yu/ The Center for the Evolution of Democracy l www. pensma. com/caravan. html
Democratic Processes Web Sites Continued The Voting Booth l cgi. pbs. org/cgibin/netforum/amerpres/ a/l The Choice 2000 l www. pbs. org/wgbh/pa ges/frontline/shows/ch oice 2000/
Democratic Processes Activities Students will compare and contrast the democratic processes of the United States and the United Kingdom using the web site of the Hansard Society. Students will examine the democratic process for the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia using their official government web site. Students will debate on which system is better for the country the American, the United Kingdom, of the Yugoslavian.
Democratic Processes Activities Continued Students will discuss whether the spread of democracy is a good idea or not. Students will base their discussion on information they find on the Center for the Evolution of Democracy. In order to participate in the democratic process students will go to the Voting Booth web site, research the candidates and vote in a mock election.
Democratic Processes Activities Continued Students will visit the Choice 2000 web site at this site students will take a quiz to see what political parties views they most agree with.
Decision Making and Resources Web Sites The National Security Decision Making Game l www. nsdmg. org/ The Effects of Television Coverage of Presidential Decision Making l www. annenberg. nwv. edu/p ubs/pres 4 s. htm US House of Representatives l www. house. gov
Decision Making and Resources Web Sites Continued United Nations l www. un. org/english/ The White House l www. whitehouse. gov
Decision Making and Resources Activities Students will examine the National Security Decision Making Game and use this game’s format to create their own simulation game about national decision making. Students will read the article presented on the Effects of Television Coverage on Presidential Decision Making. The class will then discuss what factors affect the decisions of people like the President.
Decision Making and Resources Activities Continued Students will review the web site for the house of Representatives. The students will then e-mail their state representative about an issue that they are concerned about. Students will examine the United Nations web site concentrating of exactly how the UN operates. Students will then participate in a Model UN.
Decision Making and Resources Activities Continued Students will examine the White House web site. The students will then contact the White House and ask the President what he does in order to make a decision.
Science Technology and Society Web Sites Technology Student Association l www. tsawww. org Freedom of Expression and America online l www. motleyfocus. com. /~timber/aol. html Can Congress Censor the Internet? l www. fnew. com/archive/cen sor
Science, Technology, and Society Web Sites Continued The Internet Police l www. internetpolice. co. uk/ The Net Censorship Dilemma Liberty or Tyranny? l libertus. net/liberty/
Science, Technology, and Society Activities Students will join the Technology Student Association and participate in activities done by the association. Students will read the Freedom of Expression and America online article on the web and write a responsive essay on the article.
Science, Technology, and Society Activities Continued Students will examine the Can Congress Censor the Internet web site. Students will then debate on whether the Internet can or cannot be censored. Students will learn about The Internet Police of the United Kingdom from their web site. Students will then write about if their role in the UK us one they could have in the US.
Science, Technology, and Society Activities Continued Students will read about the Net Censorship Dilemma Liberty or Tyranny controversy in Australia. Students will then compare and contrast this problem to that of the US.
Conclusion This unit was put together in order to aid in the teaching of world studies to students at the fifth grade level. It is meant to go along with the textbook and topics that the class is studying not to stand alone. I feel that these web sites and activities will help students develop a deeper understanding of the information contained in the strands.