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Kristin King. Unit Plan Presentation College of Mount St. Joseph April 25, 2012. Clermont Northeastern Middle School. Clermont Northeastern Schools Home of the Rockets Owensville/Batavia, Ohio Effective Rating 2010-2011. Clermont Northeastern Middle School. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Kristin King

Kristin KingUnit Plan PresentationCollege of Mount St. JosephApril 25, 2012

1Clermont NortheasternMiddle SchoolClermont Northeastern SchoolsHome of the RocketsOwensville/Batavia, OhioEffective Rating 2010-2011

2Clermont NortheasternMiddle School383 Students 6th, 7th, and 8th grade97.3% White43.9% Economically Disadvantaged20.6% Disabilities


7th Grade World HistoryGeneral Education ClassroomIEP Students Pulled Out for Scientific Learning26 Students10 Receive Free/Reduced LunchLearning EnvironmentDesks set up in pairsThree student computersSmart BoardLibrary across the hall with four student computersClassroom Expectations postedConsistent with school expectations posted throughout the building

Medieval EuropeThree week social studies unitUnit taught February 27-March 16, 2012Summative AssessmentTic-Tac-Toe Board (Choice Assignment)Traditional Quiz

Unit LessonsVikingsFeudalism in Medieval EuropeCoat of Arms Web QuestPower of The Church in Medieval EuropeTown Life and The Black PlagueCastles and Medieval SocietyMedieval Tic Tac ToeCrusadesThe Decline of Feudalism / Growth of NationsA Knights Tale

7th Grade StandardsHistory Strand: Feudalism and TransitionsGermanic invasions helped to break up the Roman Empire and set the stage for the development of feudal and manorial systems.Government Strand: Roles and Systems of GovernmentWith the decline of feudalism, consolidation of power resulted in the emergence of nation states.

ObjectivesThe student will create a presentation listing and explaining all levels of European feudalism.The student will choose and complete two assignments other than the required presentation from their medieval tic-tac-toe board.The student will complete a quiz over the unit covering European feudalism and how it led to the growth of nations. Theoretical FoundationsBruner (1966)Three Stage Info Processing ModelSpiral CurriculumBlooms Taxonomy of Learning (1956)Choice board assignments based on different levelsGardner (1983)Multiple Intelligence TheoryVariety of processes and productsD. Ausebel (1960)Subsumption TheoryAdvance OrganizersVygotsky (1978) Social Constructivism TheoryInteractive DiscussionHeterogeneous groupingPlay valued for later learning

Pre-Assessment Viking Lesson KWL ChartMost Lessons Began With Brief DiscussionMonitored for background knowledgeUsed to connect lesson with prior learning

Ongoing/Formative AssessmentViking WorksheetChurch Organization WorksheetInformal Monitoring of Students ProgressDuring their in class time to work on summative assessmentDuring class discussion Post/Summative AssessmentAuthentic AssessmentMedieval Tic-Tac-Toe BoardTraditional AssessmentChapter Quiz Over the Unit



StrugglerTypicalExcelledGrade Comparison Period2nd Quarter Grades3rd Quarter GradesIncrease or Decrease1st79%83%+43rd73%78%+55th73%71%-2Took over 5th period 2 weeks laterA student transferred into the district in the middle of quarter Absent / Low GradeGreatest Hits

Differentiation of InstructionUsed Bruners Spiral Curriculum for UnitUsed a Choice Assignment for Summative Assessment Based on Gardners Multiple Intelligence TheoryBased on Blooms Taxonomy of Learning

Medieval Tic Tac Toe LessonKey Term OpenerDaily Holy LandClass DiscussionMonitor to find out progress so farAsk for questions about the assignmentComputer LabAssist students, Check for understanding, Monitor progressClass DiscussionMonitor to find out in class progressHave students share successes and struggles with their peers

Home ConnectionsProgress BookCourses Tab on School Web Site for AssignmentsEmail

ReflectionsPut Things Together BetterNot just tabs on the page, but Smart Notebook Presentation so links are all on one pageFind Out About Your Students In Other ClassesMaybe it is just you that they are great or not great forMore Concrete Expectations for AssessmentList of expectations for each assignment if rubric does not make senseNext year there would be examples to show