Uses of Technology
- In my direct instruction lesson plan on disunion, I use Power Point to teach my students about several of the new political policies during the 1850s like the Kansas-Nebraska Act and Compromise of 1850 as well as what it was like for different individuals who lived in different regions of the U.S. in the 1850s.
- In my cooperative learning lesson in which the students conduct a debate, the students will be using the internet to gather their supporting evidence for their topic. They will have to determine if the site from which they are getting information is reputable; however, they will have unlimited access to information.
- In my inquiry lesson on political parties, the students will be participating in a web quest to find information on the assigned political parties to understand their platforms and beliefs. The web quest allows the students to find the information from reputable sites that I, as the teacher, have already found to be trustworthy. This allows the students to get a good idea of what kind of site is reputable and also makes it easier for them to find the information. By using the web quest instead of the textbook, I have access to more knowledge and sources.