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Keywords: Black History, social studies
Subject(s): Social Studies, Video, Animation, Spelling, Autism, Grammar, Dyslexia, Special Needs, Writing, History, Speech and Language, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grades P-K through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Longwood Elementary School, Longwood, FL
Planned By: Tammy Uliano
Original Author: Tammy Uliano, Lake Mary
Lesson Plan for Black History Project
Day 1:
First, the students select an African-American inventor or historical figure to research. The students will then use their research to create a Power Point of the inventors including details about the early life and what made them famous.
Day 2:
They then take the information and write a first-person account of using the main events of the historical figure’s life.
Day 3:
Students will then use the Morfo app and download a front-facing picture of the historical figure. In the app, the students will take the picture and make a 3-D video of the person. They will use the first-person narrative and record their voice which brings the picture to life. They will then use the picture and video and upload it in the Aurasma app and create a poster that when a device hovers over it their video will play.
Day 4:
I will place the classes’ posters around the school and give groups devises to “hunt” for the historical posters. They will use a chart and record the figures’ name, why they were famous, and one interesting fact.
Students will become eager to learn and retain information long term from project based learning. Test scores will increase because the student will gain knowledge about subjects through hands on learning. Student’s scores will be compared throughout the year. I will evaluate the student’s engagement by the excitement during these activities will help me determine if it was a success. I also can see a difference on math, science, and reading test either through summative or formative assessments.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This project can be used in science by researching an animal or with a book to create the point of view of a different character.
Students will need to write a reflection about their favorite person they learned about.
Materials: Digital Cameras, Hard Drives, Office Suite, Inspiration
Other Items: 2 Mini iPad, $425.00 each, total of $850.00
2 Morpho upgrades, $1.99 each, total of $3.98