This higher order thinking project combines writing, reading, and social studies to help students make a connection to the standard. Students will conduct an interview (see preview) and produce a book AFTER the concepts have been introduced (some pages pictured in the thumbnails).
Inquiry: How have things changed over the years? What was life like for a family member when they were your age?
Higher Order Skills:
Knowledge The student will recite something that has changed over time.
Comprehension The student will explain how life was different for their family member.
Application The student will apply understandings. The student will create a book to communicate how things have changed over time.
Analysis The students will compare and contrast how things changed.
Synthesis statements ask the student to apply concepts in a new setting. Example: Students will predict how things will change 100 years from now. What will be the same?
Evaluation statements ask the student to judge the relative merits of the content and concepts contained in the subject. Example: “Why do we need to understand why while change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of society.”
Time, Change, and Continuity: How has your family changed and stayed the same since you were a baby? (Teachers should be sensitive to those children in foster care situations, or who have parents that have died, divorced, etc.) How has school changed and stayed the same since kindergarten? What kinds of things have people always needed to survive?
Time, Change, and Continuity: The student will understand that while change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of society.
Some of the Standards covered:
LA.2.W.CCR.4 - [Anchor Standard] - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Students will present their books and use expression when they read the dialogue.
LA.2.RL.2.6 - [Grade Level Standard] - Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
LA.2.W.CCR.7 - [Anchor Standard] - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
LA.2.W.2.8 - [Grade Level Standard] - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.