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Grade : 3/4

Instructional Design: Robert Kelly

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Language Arts  General Outcome 3: Manage ideas and Information

ICT Outcomes:
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.

Enduring Understandings:
People lived very differently in Europe during the Middle Ages.

Essential Questions:
How did people live during the Middle Ages?

Students will know and be able to:
Plan, focus, select and process information from different sources about topic.
Organize, record and evaluate information to share and review.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Students will work with a partner to locate information about selected topics of “Medieval Life” to put into a slideshow presentation that will be made to the class.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Teacher and peer rubric evaluation
Team member evaluation

Self Assessment
Self/Team evaluation

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
Students will be divided up into teams of two to research one topic on medieval life.
Students will research info on topic and create a story board before they begin computer work.
Exploration of the basics of Appleworks slide show.
Students will begin to enter info acquired onto slides.
Students will consult evaluation rubric to modify their slide show and get more info if required.
Students will complete slide show and prepare presentation.
Students will present, peers will be selected to evaluate presentations

Web sites:

After presentations students will evaluate their contribution to group and their project partners.

Computer lab sessions:
Session1 & 2 Exploration of Presentation    Theme: animals
Logon. Preview  a  slide show. Launch Presentation
Select a background (from assignment folder). Make 4 slides to begin:
     1.Title + name +add  clipping/picture from library
     2.Title next slide Dog. Using clippings library, add one picture. Write one sentence.
     3.Title next slide with favorite animal.                        
      4.Use google image to find picture and copy to slide
     5.Title next slide with favorite animal.                        
      6.Use google to find picture and download picture to folder.                   
   Show  how  to insert picture from folder.

Session 3
1. Logon.Select background from assignment folder. 2. Create title page. Save as Medieval.initials. 3. Create 1 page at a time and add text only.

Session 4
1. Complete texts  2. Begin inserting pictures.

Session 5 & 6
1. Complete work. 2. Demonstrate transitions and play options.

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 Rubric

Student Exemplars

No examplars available.


 Last Modified: 23 June,2004