Using a laptop with Internet access and Microsoft Publisher, the learner will create a travel brochure with pictures and original text explaining at least five structures built by the Ancient Romans.
One computer per student with Publisher and Internet access
Informational text about Ancient Rome
"Ancient Rome Kit" (pictures with list of sources)
This assignment follows ten 45 minute periods about the history, geography, government and religion of the Ancient Romans.
Day One: Demonstrate for class how to access "Ancient Rome Kit", copy and paste images, and cite their sources on the Smartboard.
Distibute and discuss scoring guide to clarify expectations.
Provide structured working time. Circulate to trouble shoot, problem solve, and answer questions of individual students.
Days Two-Five: Provide structured working time. Circulate to trouble shoot, problem solve, and answer questions of individual
Day Five: Have students leave completed, printed brochures on their tables and conduct a "gallery walk" around the classroom so they
can look at each other's work.
The travel brochures are completed on Publisher, printed, turned in, and scored using the attached rubric.
The simplicity of this lesson plan is very appealing. Keeping it simple and allowing for student creativity and exploration is the key to a successful tech project. The brochure rubric is clear and easy to follow. I love the gallery walk idea at the end. This gives me ideas for our Oregon project this year.