Students will be graded based on their group presentations (rubric) and unit journal submissions (day 3). The rubric included below shows what will be graded during this evaluation:
You might be a little tired from all the traveling and work you've done over the last three days, but I am proud of you! Now you have seen the life of colonists in Virginia firsthand, including the ways that cultures influenced their new lives. Not only that, but you've developed better skills in a variety of ways, including geography, critical thinking, communication, and more! Be sure to turn in any kind of materials related to your presentations, as well as your unit journals.
- Information related to content received from VDOE Curriculum Framework (http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/frameworks/history_socialscience_framewks/2008/2008_final/framewks_virginia_studies.pdf)
- Rubric template website: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?ts=1492800024
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STandard of learning:
VS.4b. "The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by: b) describing how the culture of colonial Virginia reflected the origins of American Indians, European (English, Scots-Irish, German) immigrants, and Africans."
- Students should spend 3 class periods total on this Webquest. At the beginning of each of these class periods, the students will immediately get together with their teams in the designated spot of the classroom they usually go to. They will have the entire period to work/present depending on the day.
- I will be walking around to each of the groups during these class periods to make sure they are on track and focused. I will also be able to help them with research or presentation tips during this time as well when I visit each time. This will also help with behavior management when the groups are working together.
There are a total of 20 students in this fourth grade class, which is an inclusion classroom. The classroom has a total of thirteen girls and seven boys. Seven out of the twenty students have an exceptionality or disability. Of the seven students, four are male and three are female. Three of the students have learning disabilities, three have other health impairments (ADHD/ADD), and one is an English Language Learner. The school is located in a suburban environment within the state of Virginia. Most students come from a middle class level family. Thirteen of the students are Caucasian, four are African American, two Asians, and one Hispanic (ELL Student). The majority of the students prefer visual learning, but some of the students with exceptionalities learn best through kinesthetic styles.
The students will be placed in their usual team groups, which are already organized in a manner to better meet the various needs. For example, students with ADHD/ADD or LD are placed in groups with other students who are highly focused and above grade level in the subject. This will help create a peer buddy system inside the groups. The different learning styles will also be addressed in this Webquest through the use of visual research/creation of presentation, auditory communication and presentation of project, and kinesthetic presentation activities.