Name: Katie Fish
Date: November 1, 2009

Lesson Plan Overview
People Who Fight For Their Rights
Lesson Plan URL
(when applicable)

Grade and Subject(s)
3rd Grade Social Studies
Lesson Plan Summary
In groups students will research a specific person who helped gain rights for different people. They will display their information is a well crafted PowerPoint presentation. Students will share their presentation with the rest of the groups, and they will explain why their person’s contributions were so important to the cause.

Georgia Performance Standards

Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Elements

SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of Americans who expanded people’s rights and freedoms in a democracy.

a. Paul Revere (independence), Frederick Douglass (civil rights), Susan B. Anthony (women’s rights), Mary McLeod Bethune (education), Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II), Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights), Thurgood Marshall (civil rights), Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights), and César Chávez (workers’ rights).

Learning Objectives

As a Group

  • Students will use the internet and any other relevant resource to find out about their person
  • Students will take their gathered information and create a well crafted PowerPoint Presentation


  • Each student will write a half a page as to why they believe their person was important to their cause

Assessment Instrument
_ Have selected a person to do presentation on
_ Decided who would be responsible for looking up what
_ Have a Title Slide
_Person’s name
_Each member of our group is listed
Have a slide that includes:
_ Birthdate
_ Birthplace
_ Early Life Information
_Have a Slide that includes
_ Schooling information
_ Job Information
_ Have a Slide(s) that includes
_ What right did they help create
_ Why was this right so important to your person
_ What was their role in getting the right
_ What were there challenges in their accomplishment
_ When did the right come into effect
_ The Presentation is colorful
_All the words are easy to read
_ There is a picture on each slide that is relevant to the slide’s content
_ Each group member has their role for the presentation to the class
___ Each group member has completed their ½ page essay explaining why they feel the right their person helped create is so important

National Educational Technology Standards (for teachers & students)

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS for Teachers)

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.

National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS for Students)

Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

Prerequisite Skills

  • Students need to have a concept of how PowerPoint works before they begin this project
  • Students need to know how to look up information on their topic
  • Students need to know how effective group work is accomplished

Hook/Anticipatory Set: Ask students what rights they have, and where they think they came from
1. The teacher will explain the importance of people having rights
2. The teacher will go over the people that the students will do research on, and will briefly explain the right that they helped to establish
3. The students will be divided into groups
4. The teacher will go over the checklist with the students
5. The groups will assign roles among themselves
6. The students will be given time during the class period to do research ( about a week)
7. The teacher will reserve the computer lab for 2 days to allow students to put their information into their PowerPoint Presentation
8. The teacher will go over the Checklist again to make sure the students understand what is expected in their PowerPoints
9. The teacher will show students how PowerPoint works
10. The students will put their PowerPoints together

Closure: Explain to students why it was important to learn about these people, and why these people

Accommodation Options
ELL / Special Needs Students
Group with a Highly-Capable student, but make sure that the capable student is letting the ELL/Special Needs Students to contribute to the project
Highly-Capable Students
Group with a ELL student or a Special Needs student, but make sure that the capable learner isn’t doing it all.

Physical Contexts
One-computer classroom

Multiple computers
Each group needs a computer depending on how many groups you have depends on how many computers will be needed.
Computer lab
If there are more groups than computers in the classroom, then a computer lab may need to be booked to fulfill the needs.


Materials and Resources Required for Lesson
Technology – Hardware
DVD Player
Interactive Whiteboard (Smart, Promethean, etc.)
Projection System
Video Camera
Digital Camera
Video Conferencing
digital recorder
Microphone Headset
storage media (e.g., keydrives, CDs, DVDs, networked drives)

Technology – Software
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Clicker 4
Image Blender/Photo Editor
Garage Band
Windows MovieMaker
Image Blender/Photo Editor
2-way Video software (e.g., Skype)
wiki software
blog software
Microsoft Word

o What was I supposed to accomplish and how?
This activity was supposed to show me how to create a lesson plan that included some form of media . It showed me what was acceptable and what wasn't.

o What did I learn (growth/progress)?

I learned that a lesson plan can't just be thrown together. It actually takes time and consideration to figure out what to put in and what should be left out. I also learned that I will teach the material over and over again, but I can't leave the lesson plan the same every time. It will have to be modified to meet the needs of my children year after year.

o What should I have done differently?
I will honestly say that I did throw this assignment together pretty fast, because it was a busy week, and I had so much I had to get done, so this assignment got done at the last minute. I wish I would have spent more time on this assignment.

o Why is this artifact important to my targeted career?

It is important to know how to put a lesson plan together, and it is also important to know how to integrate technology every now and then. This lesson showed me how I can do that.