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Prezi Presentations: A Global History and Geography Review

LESSON THEME OR UNIT: Global Regents Review GRADE/SUBJECT: 10th Grade Global History TEACHER: Mr. Boucher DATE(S): End of May

Laura Baker

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Prezi Presentations: A Global History Review LESSON THEME OR UNIT: Global Regents Review GRADE/SUBJECT: 10th Grade Global History
TEACHER: Mr. Boucher DATE(S): End of May
Expected Final Project A 5-10 minute Prezi presentation that addresses an essential question in the context of a specific part of World History. Essential Questions Students would pick one to address:
How are the concepts of time and place vital to the understanding of history and geography?
What defines a turning point?
How do physical and human geography affect people, places and regions?
Why do civilizations rise and fall?
After it falls, what impact does a civilization have on history?
To what extent is life a constant struggle between continuity and change?
Are conflicts between nations and/or people inevitable?
Do belief systems unite or divide people?
How do the movements of people and ideas (cultural diffusion) affect world history?
How does technological change affect people, places, and regions?
How are economic systems structured to meet the needs and wants of different societies?
What impact do regional and global trade networks have on world cultures?
What assumptions do different groups hold about power, authority, governance, and law?
How does the individual influence world events?
To what extent do the concepts of justice and human rights differ across time and place?
Does ongoing scholarship change the worldview?
Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.

Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and access.

Identify own areas of interest.
Creativity and Innovation—Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative processes using technology. Students use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.

Communication and Collaboration—Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

Technology Operations and Concepts—Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Social Studies
Standard 2: World History
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
Standard 3: Geography
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global—including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth’s surface.

Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Standard 2: Information Systems
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
Expected Student Outcomes 1.Given help and support through guided inquiry, students will choose a thesis topic that addresses one essential question and at least one topic studied during the two year Global History and Geography course.

2.Given access to library and internet resources, students will find and use 4 information resources, one of which must be visual.

3.Given instruction in the use of Prezi, students will create their own 5-10 minute Prezi presentations.

4.Given the time end effort of their fellow classmates, students will listen respectfully and attentively to all of the presentations and connect the material covered to one other topic learned in class.

DAY 1 -- Friday
After finishing up the review of Global History topics from 4000 BC-1999 AD, the teacher introduces the Prezi assignment and asks students to think over the weekend and come in with three topics to explore for Monday.
Global Studies Classroom

DAY 2 -- Monday
Students pick three topic choices; spend one class period exploring resources and narrowing down to one topic. Once topic is approved, students begin research.
Library Media Center

DAY 3 -- Tuesday
Continuation of research.

DAY 4 Wednesday
Final Day of research. Once students have finished research, they can receive approval to begin organizing their ideas visually using graphic organizers.

DAY 5 -- Thursday
Introduce Students to Prezi. Help students set up accounts and provide them with information about how to access Prezi off-site. Students use remaining time to finish up graphic organizers or start working with Prezi.

FridayWork on designing Prezi presentations in library.

DAY 7 -- MondayFinalization of Prezi presentations with emphasis on bibliographies. Students are expected to practice presentation for homework.

DAY 8 -- Tuesday
Prezi presentations

DAY 9 -- Wednesday
Prezi Presentations

DAY 10 -- Thursday
Finish up Prezi Presentations
Group Discussion and Reflection

Research Timeline -- Lessons and Activities Assessment Conferencing
Peer reviews
Grading rubric
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