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Lesson Plan One
Lesson Plan Two

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.

Bookmark the following sites:

http://www.emi-premier.co.uk/commonground/notes/facts.html
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ei.html
http://www.irlgov.ie/
http://www.ibiblio.org/gaelic/celts.html (Scroll down page)
http://media.maps.com/magellan/Images/IRELAN-W1.gif
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/ireland.jpg
http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/research/skill26.htm
http://www.knowth.com/index.htm
http://www.knowth.com/loughcrew.htm
http://www.knowth.com/loughcrew-equinox.htm
http://www.knowth.com/knowth.htm
http://www.knowth.com/fourknocks.htm
http://www.stonepages.com/ireland/ireland.html
http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/micsun/IrishResources/archaeol.htm
http://archaeology.about.com/science/archaeology/library/weekly/aa101997.htm
http://www.jmu.edu/sociology/jbshsarch.htm
http://www.saa.org/Whatis/arch&you/chap1.html
http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/archeology/archeology.html
http://www.smm.org/catal/people/processes.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/archaeology/dig_reports.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/prehistory/iron_age/tasks_gallery/index.shtml
http://www.pbs.org/saf/1203/features/climatology.htm
http://www.soundprint.org/science/tree_rings.phtml
http://whyfiles.org/021climate/ringers.html
http://web.utk.edu/~grissino/
http://web.utk.edu/~grissino/principles.htm#def

Standards:

Language Arts

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Standard.asp?SubjectID=7
Gathers and uses information for research purposes

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=7
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(e.g., textbooks, biographical sketches, letters, diaries, directions, procedures, magazines, essays, primary source historical documents, editorials, news stories, periodicals, catalogs, job-related materials, schedules, speeches, memoranda, public documents, maps)

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=1
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)

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=4
Gathers and uses information for research purposes

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=10
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

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=22&StandardID=1
Contributes to the overall effort of a group

Science

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=2&StandardID=6
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)

Geography

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Standard.asp?SubjectID=8
Understands how geography is used to interpret the past


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