LESSON #3 CONCEPT FORMATIONConcept Formation Lesson Plan (5 Points):
Having chosen an important idea for students to learn that is foundational to your unit topic, you will construct a purposeful concept formation lesson to accomplish that task.
Discuss your concept question as follows:
State your concept question.
In what ways does your concept question relate to a NCSS standard (or standards)?
Why did you choose this question and why is it an important one to pursue as part of the Social Studies curriculum?
Justify your instructional choices from your Inquiry lesson plan. For example, your choice of:
Learning tasks (activities)
Teaching strategies (i.e., direct instruction, small group work/cooperative learning, etc…)
Resources (i.e., primary source documents, websites, picture books or other literature, etc…)
Assessments (formative and summative, formal and informal)
How will the decisions that you made in these areas help achieve your overall learning objectives? Give specific examples.
How does your Inquiry lesson relate to your (evolving) ideas about the larger Unit? (*Keep in mind that, although you should have an idea of an overall topic or theme for your unit, at this point this is not set in stone and can change as your flesh out your ideas!).
Discuss one “idea” from the course reading(s) to date (i.e., Levstik & Barton, Parker) that you feel captures what you are trying to accomplish with your Inquiry lesson plan.