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Danielle Adams: Lesson Plan #4

SHORT MOVIE PROJECT


I. Topic/Grade Level: 9-12, Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Development
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Standards:
National Standard 4.5: Demonstrate techniques for positive collaborative relationships
with children.

III.Goals and Student Learning Outcomes (Objectives):


Goal 1: Students will understand the appropriate decisions that must be made when faced with
challenges when supervising children of various ages.
Student Outcome #1: Students will demonstrate understanding of appropriate decisions by
creating a short video using their iPad with a group of 3-5 students.
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Learning Environment(s):
This will take place in a face-to-face learning environment.

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Resources:
iMovie
Diversity / Differentiation:
The class is composed of male and female Caucasian and African American
students. All students speak fluent English, which does not present a problem. No
students have any outstanding special needs that would require special individual
attention.

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Technology Inclusion:

Both the teacher and students will utilize iPads. Each person will have their own
personal device to work with since the school has a 1:1 program. Students will use
their iPads to access the iMovie application. They will also use the SmartBoard
when they present their short videos to the class.

VIII. Prior Knowledge: Prior to this lesson, students have: learned the basics of child
development stages compared to ages, and appropriate toys for age groups and the benefits
they provide. Students have also learned about an effective decision making process and
how to use it.
Lesson Placement in the Unit: This is lesson 4 of 4
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Procedures:

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1. Lesson Introduction / Anticipatory Set:
The teacher will begin by reading a few very short stories. In each one, the babysitter
made a poor decision. The teacher will encourage the students with praise by telling
them that they would make much better decisions if they were the ones watching the
children in those scenarios. (This also attempts to provide love and encouragement to
the students self-esteem).
2. Direct Instruction:
There is no new content to be presented for this particular lesson. Students will apply
knowledge from previous lessons to create a short video with their group using their
iPads. The teacher will explain the purpose of the project. Students will break
themselves into groups of 3-5, and each group will receive a different scenario from the
teacher. Scenarios will be poor decisions made by a babysitter (ex. Not paying attention
to parents notes/rules, letting kids eat whatever they want, snooping in personal
journals, lying/not telling about something that breaks, etc.). Students will act out these
poor scenarios, and then rewind the scene, and act it out in a way that is an
appropriate decision in that situation.
3. Student Interaction with lesson content / Guided Practice:
Students will participate and interact with the lesson content through the use of their
iPads while utilizing the iMovie application that has already been downloaded onto
their iPad.
4. Independent Practice:
The teacher will explain to the students the following roles they should decide upon for
the members of their group:
Videographer: (should be the student who is most comfortable using iMovie)
1. Responsible for filming movie
Actors:(Ex. Babysitter, children, babysitters conscience, parents, extras)
1. Act out bad decision scene. (The scenario that your group was assigned)
2. Conscience should come into the scene and say something that leads the babysitter to realize
they are wrong and change their actions.
3. Act out how scenario should be done instead.
4. Take a bow.
Director:
1. Responsible for overseeing and organizing the movie.
2. They should kindly suggest where actors should be standing, any props that may be good to
use, or recommend doing another take of a scene.
3. Lead the group in editing decisions for the final product of the short movie before presenting.

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5. Review / Closure:
The teacher will ask random students to share one real life example that they have
experienced in a babysitting situation in which they made a good decision in a sticky
situation, or share a situation in which they wish they made a better decision and why.
Teacher will remind students that they will present their short movie to the rest of the
class the next day!
6. Presentations:
Students will present their short movies to the class the next day.
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Evaluation/Assessment:
1. Summative assessment: Students will be graded on their short movie. Decision making,
speaking clearly, student participation and effort will all be taken into consideration in
the rubric.
Risk Analysis: A potential risk of using the iPads for this project are students losing or
breaking them in a way that does not allow them to be used in class, no charge on the iPad,
or WiFi issues. This is not a large risk, however, since students will be working in groups
of 3-5, and any one of those students iPads can be used. (Only one is needed to do the
actual recording of the movie).
References:
None.