Explorers Unit

Developed By Alice Enos and Dorian Langi

Explorer Movies

Students will research and study Explorers. Videos will be created to share information to other classmates.

1. An introduction will be given to introduce explorers to be researched, standards to be covered, requirements to complete assignments

2. Pairs of students will be given time to research information and gather pictures and maps about their explorer. Information will be gathered from the internet and from books.

3. Students will fill out a treatment and create a storyboard

4. Students will write up cue cards, collect props and practice speaking parts.

5. Students will tape, edit and copy video.

6. Classmates will view videos

Materials/Equipment Needed:

*Digital Video camera

*Sound equipment

*Lighting equipment

*Computers with Internet Access, word processing and imovie software

*Books on explorers

Content Standard
Grade Level Performance Indicator

Reading and Literature: 1. Read a range of literacy and informative texts for a variety of purposes

*Read to research a topic

*Read information and instructions to perform tasks and solve problems

1. Students will read books and read information gathered from the internet, fill out treatments, story boards ad assignment sheets.

Oral Communication:1. Communicate orally using a various forms, interpersonal groups, and public-for a variety of purposes and situations

*Participate in groups to exchange ideas, explore issues, solve a problem or complete a project.

*Participate in dramatic and interpertive oral activities (e.g. media presentations, oral interpretations, readers theater)

1. Students will work in pairs to complete their oral presentation (imovie). Time will be used wisely to organize a video that is pleasing to peers. Each group will complete an imovie checklist.

Oral Communications: 4. Students will adapt messages appropriate to audience, purpose and situation

*Use language that is clear and understood by the listener

*Use delivery appropriate to audience and situation

4. Students will practice parts and learn to speak loud and clear

Oral Communications: 5 Students will demonstrate confidence as communicators and find value and satisfaction in communication with others.

*Demonstrate confidence is speaking situations that enables one to become an active participant

5. When video is finished it will be shown to class.

History: 3. Historical inquiry- Students use tools and methods of historians to transform learning from memorizing historical data to "doing history"

*Distinguish historical facts from opinion

3. Students will evaluate information from sites or books and determine if information is reliable

Technology as a tool for productivity:

3. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works

Use technology tools(e.g. multimedia authoring,, presentation, web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside ando outside the classroom environments, web tools to support learning and research

Technology as a tool for communications:

4. Students use technology to communicate, to collorborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences

*Use telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information and communicate with others in support of directed and independent learning and for pursuit of personal interests.

Technology as a tool for research: specific tasks.

5. 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 to

*Determine appropriate technology tools for accessing information and resources.

*Develop media literacy by identifying the sources of information and the point of view presented for analysis of any bias (e.g. distinguishes whether material retrieved over the Internet is fact or opinion and whether the source is primary or secondary).

Explorer Movies