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Ancient Greek City States Lesson

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: John Hertel (Teacher (K-12)), Dec 12, 2011

Positive Feedback: The lesson plan does a good job of providing specific examples (government and architecture) in the real-world performance section. The lesson provides a clear and detailed instructional objective. The lesson provides numerous choices for assessment products and gives some specific technology to use, including Glogster, Prezi, and PowerPoint. The lesson provides a specific step by step method for participants to learn. The lesson provides for a last step of filling in gaps in learning that were noticed during evaluation. Novelty piece of motivation reaches out to students through the use of a popular culture example, the movie 300. The lesson provides opportunity for students to work together and to gain socialization through small group activities. The lesson is developed for an appropriate audience and it provides detailed information about student prerequisite skills, including Internet and group work skills. Technology needs are appropriate for the creator’s environment and for many current educational environments.

Critical Feedback: The set of essential content could be more detailed, especially in regard to specific content about Ancient Greece. Evaluation information does not mention a rubric or standard set of grading guidelines. The lesson is detailed but lacks detailed information about the product that is expected to be turned in by students. Meaningfulness of motivation is limited in spectrum and does not show evidence of reaching students of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Pleasant consequences section of motivation is also limited in spectrum.

Technical Remarks:

Good job of adding "Greek City States Guiding Questions," but hyperlinks did not work for me.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 Minutes