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In Search of Ancient Ireland
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Lesson Plans -- Lesson Plan One
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Lesson Plan One
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Overview Procedures for Teachers

Learning Objectives:

1. Students will conduct Internet research on the history of ancient Ireland.
2. Students will create a rubric for evaluating information sources.
3. Students will synthesize information from varied sources to create a research-based presentation.
4. Students will learn how people in varied disciplines use information to learn about ancient societies.

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Gathers and uses information for research purposes
Uses reading skills and strategies to understand a variety of informational texts (e.g., textbooks, biographical sketches, letters, diaries, directions, procedures, magazines, essays, primary source historical documents, editorials, news stories, periodicals, catalogs, job-related materials, schedules, speeches, memoranda, public documents, maps)
Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process

Uses strategies to adapt writing for different purposes (e.g., to explain, inform, analyze, entertain, reflect, persuade)
Gathers and uses information for research purposes
Understands the characteristics and components of the media

Understands how different media (e.g., documentaries, current affairs programs, web pages) are structured to present a particular subject or point of view
Contributes to the overall effort of a group

Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment

Knows ways in which humans can alter the equilibrium of ecosystems, causing potentially irreversible effects (e.g., human population growth, technology, and consumption; human destruction of habitats through direct harvesting, pollution, and atmospheric changes)

Understands how geography is used to interpret the past

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