Lesson Title: PowerPoint Presentation on Abraham Lincoln
Date: July 1, 2008
Grade Level: 7th Grade
Time Frame: 40 minutes
Number of Students: 20
Understanding the Goal of the Lesson:
Primary Source Understanding Goal:
Primary source documents such as photos and first hand accounts or stories might help to bring the life and accomplishments of Lincoln to life.
IL Standards – Essential Knowledge and Skills:
Events, Trends and History
State Goal 16: Understand events, trends, individual movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
A.: Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation
16.A.2c:Ask questions and seek answers by collecting and data from historic documents, images and other literary and non-literary sources.
NETS 2007 Standards
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. understand and use technology systems.
Computer, Internet, PowerPoint Program, Printer, Printer Paper
Lincoln Museum web site http://www.alplm.org
Prior knowledge creating PowerPoint Presentations needed for this lesson.
Preparation of Learning Environment:
The students will research Abraham Lincoln as a class using the Lincoln Museum web site. Then students will work independently on their PowerPoint Presentations.
· Ask students what they know about Lincoln.
· Students will share prior knowledge about Lincoln.
· Discussion to explore the myths about Lincoln.
Explanation and Practice:
· Lincoln Museum web site exploration
· Look up information pertaining to Lincoln and create a PowerPoint Presentation to present the main points about Lincoln.
1. Watch Video Preview together.
2. Demonstrate how to locate information on the Lincoln Museum web site.
1. Pass out PowerPoint requirements and discuss instructions to complete 12 slides.
2. Specify that they will have 30 minutes to do the research and complete the PowerPoint.
3. Students will then proceed in doing the research on Lincoln and creating their PowerPoint.
4. When finished, students will print their presentation.
· Special Education students will create 6 slides and may have extended time if necessary.
· Individual help will be given if necessary.
· Students can choose a time in Lincoln’s life to more fully explore.
· Students can create a more in depth PowerPoint that would cover a particular point in Lincoln’s time, such as, New Salem, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Civil War.
To close the unit on Lincoln, students may share with the class what they have learned. This may be done verbally or by presenting their PowerPoint to the class.
10 Slides on Lincoln
1 Event per slide
1 Picture/document per slide
Text/Content per slide
Total Possible Points