Begin with something
that describes the origin of the lesson. For example: This lesson was developed as part of the
San Diego Unified School District's Triton Project, a federally funded Technology Innovation Challenge Grant.
this second paragraph of the introduction, describe briefly what the lesson
is about. Remember, the audience for this document is other teachers,
Describe the grade level and course that the
lesson is designed to cover. For example: "This lesson is anchored in seventh grade language arts and involves social studies and math
to a lesser extent." If the lesson can easily be extended to additional grades and subjects, mention
that briefly here as well.
what the learners will need to know prior to beginning this lesson. Limit
this description to the most critical skills that could not be picked
up on the fly as the lesson is given.
What will students learn as a result of this lesson? Describe the outcomes succinctly. Use the
language of existing standards. For example:
Support Systemsn & Speech Standards Addressed
and maintain a personal budget
an effective business presentation
a respect for individual differences; and
tact in handling criticism, disagreement, or disappointment
lessons don't just teach a block of content; they also implicitly teach
one or more types of thinking. In addition to describing learning outcomes
within traditional subject areas, describe what kind of thinking and communications
skills were encouraged by this lesson. Inference-making? Critical thinking?
Creative production? Creative problem-solving? Observation and categorization?
Comparison? Teamwork? Compromise?
up with your assigned future bride or groom.
grade in my class will determine the amount of spending money you have
for your wedding. (This is why you want to do well in my class!)
(69 and below)
your total dollars available to spend.
and ask your partner, "how do you envision your wedding to be?"
For example, have you always envisioned yourself getting married at
a destination wedding (Jamaica, Mexico)? Or do you wish for a traditional
church ceremony? Is music most important to you (if so, band or D.J.?)
Share your ideas with one another and come to an agreement. Or you can
choose to save your money for a down payment on your first home.
and prioritize those goals in Word. Save it in your personal file folder
under "Project" folder. Save it as "weddinggoals.doc".
the online Budget Calculator here.
out the itemized budget for you and your partner.
each task so that each of you will feel responsible and have ownership
of your wedding.
to the Resources tab. Check out the websites
listed and do your research for the best deals on the net.
together and ask your bride or groom their opinion on the chosen item.
Make sure you are staying within your budget and each person is satisfied
with each choice.
to gather pictures from the Internet and save in your "Images"
folder. Name each image properly. (no space, lowercase)
a PowerPoint presentation of your dream wedding. Be creative!
a 5-7 minute speech with your partner on your wedding.
briefly how the lesson is organized. Does it involve more than one class?
Is it all taught in one period per day, or is it part of several periods?
How many days or weeks will it take? Is it single disciplinary, interdisciplinary,
multidisciplinary or what?
If students are divided into groups, provide guidelines on how you might do that.
If there are misconceptions or stumbling blocks that you anticipate, describe them here and
suggest ways to get around them.
What skills does a teacher need in order to pull this lesson off? Is it easy enough for a novice
teacher? Does it require some experience with directing debates or role plays, for example?
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:34 PM
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