Lesson Plan: Mobile Tech WWI Trench warfare survival guide

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Essential Question: What problems did WWI soldiers face in trench warfare and what equipment help them fix those problems?


Curricular Standards: CC.8.5.6-8.G Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CC.8.6.6-8.C Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CC.8.6.6-8.E Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently. 6.3.U.D Analyze how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have impacted the growth and development of the US. (Military Conflict). Information Literacy Standards: 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.1.9, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 3.1.4, 3.1.6 Technology Standards: 1.d, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d, 6.b, 6.d,

Grade Level: 8th Grade Subject: Social Studies (U.S. History) Length of Lesson: 7 days

Outcome Goals: 1. Students will evaluate the quality of online resources. 2. Students will give credit/cite information and pictures found online. 3. Students will use Google Slides to create pictures for their survival guide after they complete their research and evaluate the most important tools. 4. Students will create, post and view videos using Adobe Spark. 5. Students will share their work with others online.

Technology Tools: 1. Ipads. 2. Google Classroom. 3. Google Slides/Documents. 4. Adobe Spark.


Activities: 1. Students will conduct research on problems WWI soldiers faced in the trenches. 2. Students will research what tools were available to troops to help them survive trench warfare. 3. Students will evaluate which five tools were most important for survival. 4. Students will create a Google Slides presentation (Survival Guide) with a picture and brief description of the 5 tools. 5. Students will write a script describing the tool, the problem it solved and how it was of critical importance. 6. Students will create a Adobe Spark video using the Slides as pictures and narrating the survival guide with the created script. 7. Students will share the links of their videos on Google Classroom. 8. Students will view 3 classmate's videos and write a 1-2 paragraph evaluation of which tools were most important and why using Google Documents.

Assessment: 1. Survival Guide Script. 2. Survival Guide Adobe Spark Video. 3. Citations on the script and video. 4. Evaluation paragraphs. 5. Students on task behavior during work.

Adobe Spark Video

Students Without Access: Classroom time will be provided with iPads so students have no need to work outside of the classroom. Students have access to the iPads as well as computers to complete Google Slides or Adobe Spark video in the school library if they miss days or need additional time.

Management of Tech Tools: Adobe Spark Video, Google Classroom and the Google Suite of apps will be downloaded onto student iPads.


Created with images by Moyan_Brenn - "War" • photographicheritage - "Sidi-brahim trench in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire during WWI (stereoscopic glass plate, France)" • Sean MacEntee - "ipad" • vernieman - "Another qlamazing creative tool - Adobe Spark that's made for the social era. Automatically publish optimised designs across multiple mobile and web platforms. Sweet! #adobemax @adobemax #TeamMindblow" • Schlüsselbein2007 - "Bored at Work"

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