Grade 3: Arctic Animal Trading Cards
Instructional Design: Deb Martyna, Lisa Ricioppo, Nicole Wenger
Stage 1 - Desired Results
Integrated Subject Areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.
LA: Express ideas and develop understanding
Use comprehension strategies
Experiment with language and forms
Use a variety of sources to access and
Organize, record and share information
Science: GLE 3-l0
Social Studies: Topic C- Special Communities
How do Arctic animals adapt to their environment?
What are environmental conditions that threaten this animal’s survival?
How does this animal benefit the Inuit people?
Students will know:
How to access, gather and organize information to share with others
The answers to the ‘essential questions’
Students will be able to:
Use Inspiration effectively
Use Internet Explorer to access information
Organize and summarize information
Transport pictures from Internet sites
Share their information using the template provided, as well as orally
Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence
Our class has been hired by a ‘trading card’ company to create a series of Arctic animal trading cards. These cards must include a description and picture of the animal as well as information about the animal’s food, young and enemies. Each card must also tell how the Inuit use this animal. The most exciting part of your card will be under the heading “Did you know?” Here, you will share the most unique and interesting facts about your animal. You will be orally presenting your cards to the manufacturing company in hopes that the above requirements have been met.
Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Oral Presentation in riddle format
Self -evaluation form
Stage 3 - Learning Plan
Teaching and Learning Activities
Key Design Elements
How will students know where they are going, why they are headed there, and how they will be evaluated?
How will you hook the students at the beginning of the unit?
What will help students experience the big idea of this unit? How will you equip them with the needed skills and knowledge?
How will you get students to reflect and rethink? How will you guide them in rehearsing, revising, and refining their work?
How will students exhibit and self-evaluate their growing skills, knowledge and understanding?
Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project. Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)
Click to download
Click to download Rubric
The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy. NB - You will need AppleWorks 6 installed on your computer to view.