This interactive lesson was used in a 2nd grade class on the last day of school, but can be adapted to any grade level. I designed it as a way to:
-incorporate technology into my lesson
- keep my students engaged
- re-introduce the topic of "comprehension"
- give a visual representation through a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower, since it is safe to assume not many students have been there or know what it looks like
- and most importantly show a real life example of an American connection to an outside country
I have the lesson plan available, if you would like me to upload it but what I did was use the 2 slides at the beginning to re-teach reading comprehension. Then I presented the "case file", put students into small groups, had them choose from several different graphic organizers and then I gave each partner a document to read to "look for evidence". I have uploaded those supporting documents. The graphic organizers were all from another source so I will not upload those. At the end, the class rejoined to see if anyone "cracked the case" then I showed them the slide explaining the connection and then we went to the Eiffel Tower!