Brittany Payne Scaffolding for a 3rd Grade History/Social Studies Class

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1. Standards & Objectives

1.1. Standard

1.1.1. 3.3 Explain how the contributions of Ancient Greece and Rome have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, government (direct and representative democracy), and sports.

1.2. The Big Ideas

1.2.1. Study Greece and Rome and its contributions to the present world 1. Architecture 2. Government 3. Sports

1.3. Objectives

1.3.1. Students will be able to...

1.3.1.1. Identify artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in world cultures.

1.3.1.2. Use geographic information to support an understanding of world cultures.

1.3.1.3. Compare and contrast ideas and perspectives to better understand people or events in world cultures.

1.3.1.4. Determine relationships with multiple causes or effects.

1.3.1.5. Access a variety of media, including online resources.

2. Scaffolding Strategy 1

2.1. Visuals and Realia

2.1.1. Objective: Identify artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in world cultures

2.2. I will provide my students with images and replicas of people, instruments, tools, clothing, etc from the ancient civilization of Greece and Rome. This strategy can be useful to all of my students. It is especially useful to my students who are visual learners.

3. Scaffolding Strategy 2

3.1. Pause, Ask Questions, Pause, Review

3.1.1. Objective: Use geographic information to support an understanding of world cultures

3.2. As I am showing my students where Greece and Rome are located on the Globe I will use this strategy to ensure that they understand. I will start by discussing the geography with my students. Next I will pause to provide the students with "think time" or time to process. Then I will ask the students strategic questions and pause to allow them to think of an educated answer. The questions will be specific and open ended.

4. Scaffolding Strategy 4

4.1. Read Aloud

4.1.1. Objective: Determine relationships with multiple causes or effects

4.2. The Read Aloud strategy is helpful for ELLs, students with ADHD, and students who are auditory learners. It can also be used for all students. Reading is fundamental. Hearing a voice with the text makes it real for the students. Cause and effect can be a complicated lesson especially when being incorporated with a history lesson. My goal is to make it easier and fun for my students.

5. Scaffolding Strategy 3

5.1. Connect to Background Knowledge

5.1.1. Objective: Compare and contrast ideas and perspectives to better understand people or events in world cultures

5.2. This strategy is effective for all of my students but I will specifically use it for my ELLs. At the start of this objective I will show the students pictures of different world cultures and ask them a question about it. They will tell me what they see in the picture & what they know about it. This strategy gives the ELLs a chance to practice their English by tapping into their prior knowledge. The pictures will be of people, food, tools, buildings, and anything else that will get them thinking.

6. Scaffolding Strategy 5

6.1. Give Time to Talk

6.1.1. Objective: Access a variety of media, including online resources

6.1.2. All children are interested in computers and technology. At an early age they learn how to access the internet and maneuver through it. For this objective, this strategy won't cater to the learning process as much as the others. Instead it will be more of a time where students can discuss what they accessed and the online resources they chose. I will definitely teach them what websites and media are acceptable. Giving them this time to talk will cut down on classroom disturbances and side conversations while I'm teaching. Students with ADHD will really benefit from this strategy.