First Grade Lesson Plans Term Paper by Nicky

A review of two first grade lesson plans on the Halloween holiday and the depletion of endangered species.
# 150615 | 1,033 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 27, 2012 in Education (Elementary School)

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The paper outlines two first grade lesson plans; one on the traditions of Halloween, the history of the holiday, and how their families' celebration of the holiday might differ form that of their peers and in the observable culture around them, and the other on endangered species and the various reasons why these species have become endangered. The paper discusses the goals, materials, instructional input, activity, closure and explanation of these two plans.

Lesson Plan 1
Lesson Plan 2

From the Paper:

"This lesson was developed specifically with Erikson's analysis of the psychosocial conflict present at this stage of development, i.e. industry vs. inferiority (Snowman & Biehler 2008). The group activity allows the learners to engage in a physically as well as educationally industrious project while allowing them to share details about themselves--their own personal experiences with Halloween and their acquired knowledge on the subject--in a way that directly contributes to the project at hand. By explaining and discussing their choice of specific collage elements, each child will be made important and central to the group's endeavor, helping to relieve any feelings of inferiority. The activity is also well within the realm of Piaget's assessment of cognitive development, in that it does not require any abstract operations (Snowman & Biehler 2008).
"The social characteristics of this age group are also explicitly addressed in the lesson plan's design. Clear instructions regarding the taking of turns in selecting items to place on the collage will appeal to the sense of organization and rule-obsessiveness that can develop at this age (Snowman and Biehler 2008). This also gives the learners a chance to practice their appreciation of and sensitivity towards others, both of which are identified as emotional characteristics developing at this age (Snowman & Biehler 2008). Again, through providing an opportunity to share in smaller groups with reduced pressure, then reinforcing this with sharing in front of the class, confidence and security can be built."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Snowman, J. & Biehler, R. (2008). Psychology Applied to Teaching, 12th Ed. New York: Wadsworth.

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