|Teacher Name-: Murphy
|Grade Level-: 4
- Based Learning
||Students will understand
the five basic principles of flag design.
Students will design a school flag.
Students will use the Internet to research flag design.
Students will work in cooperative learning groups.
||NT.K-12.1 BASIC OPERATIONS
. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation
of technology systems.
. Students are proficient in the use of technology.
. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity,
and promote creativity.
. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works
NT.K-12.5 TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOOLS
. Students use technology to locate, evaluate,and collect information
from a variety of sources.
. Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
. Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological
innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
NT.K-12.6 TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM- SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS
. Students use technology resources for solving problems and making
. Students employ technology in the development of strategies for
solving problems in the real world.
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
NT.K-12.2 Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
NT.K-12.3 Technology Productivity tools
NT.K-12.4 Technology Communications tools
NT.K-12.5 Technology Research tools
NT.K-12.6 Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making tools
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Civics
GRADES K - 4
NSS-C.K-4.1 What Is Government?
NSS-C.K-4.2 Values and Principles of Democracy
NSS-C.K-4.3 Principles of Democracy
NSS-C.K-4.4 Other Nations and World Affairs
SOCIAL SCIENCES: U.S. History
GRADES K - 4
NSS-USH.K-4.1 Living and Working together in Families and Communities,
Now and Long Ago
NSS-USH.K-4.2 The History of Students\' Own State or Region
NSS-USH.K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles
and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its
Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
|Tools/Materials / Resources-:
||Student access to the Internet
Projector or TV monitor connected to a computer with Internet access
||Student access to Windows
Based Computer with Internet connection.
||Student access to Microsoft
Excel (or a drawing program, such as KidPix, AppleWorks, and so on.)
||Students will work in cooperative
teams of four. The jigsaw approach will be used, so that students
will work in pairs. After completing their research , the pairs will
come together as a team and share information. The partners will use
website: www.nava.org/. Partners will divide the 16 pages into two
parts and return to share information. Teams will learn about the
Five Basics Principles of Flag Design, Anatomy of a Flag, and look
at examples of Good Flag, Bad Flag designs.
|Introduction / Motivator-:
The teacher will explain that the following activity will take 3-4
class periods to accomplish.
Using a projector to display the website: www.ideafinder.com/features/everwonder/won-flag.htm,
American Flag History, introduce students to flag design while learning
about the history of our own flag.
The American Flag can be used to demonstrate as the students listen
to the history of the American Flag. Teacher is to explain that students
are to carefully listen and participate since they will be designing
their own flag.
||Using the Five Basic Principles
of Flag Design and the History of their School, each team will design
on the computer their own school flag. Microsoft Excel can be a good
tool for this activity:
Decide what the flag will look like based on the 5 basic design principles
and on what they know about their school\'s history.
Click File>Page Setup, select Landscape, and click OK.
Go to View>Toolbars>Drawing.
Click Autoshapes (or the picture of the gray triangle, circle, and
rectangle), click Basic Shapes, select a rectangle, and draw the outline
of the flag.
Click File>Print Preview to make sure the flag will print on just
Use the paint can and line tools on the Drawing toolbar to add color
to the flag.
Use the stars, bursts, and other shapes under Autoshapes to add detail
to the flag.
|Accommodations for Special
||Students will work in pairs
to support students who may need technological support or academic
needs. Teacher will be supporting students as they work. Students
will find this challenging as well, using creative design skills.
||Students will be evaluated,
using the Five Basic Principles of Flag Design as a basis for their
Computer skills will be evaluated by their ability to complete the
Students will be evaluated on time management and good use of allotted
time slots, remaining focused on the activity.
|Rubric Used to Assess
||Rubric is based on Five
Basic Principles of Flag Design. Refer to Page on www.nava.org/.
|Assessment of Content
and Skills Related to Curriculum Standards-:
||Students will be evaluated
understanding of the flag design principles and of their own understanding
of their school as expressed in their flags.
Time management and basic computer skills as evidenced by completion
of the flag activity.
||Teacher will consider giving
the students more time on task if they cannot complete this activity
in allotted time frames. Observe the partners and team work to make
sure everyone in on task and working cooperatively. Intervene when
necessary. Did students enjoy this activity?