America’s Involvement in WW I Created by Susan Stenzel Los Angeles Unified School District Gardena High School
America’s Involvement in WWISusan Stenzel, Gardena High School • At Gardena High where I teach World History, I presented a lesson for my 10th grade class. The standard addressed was, World History, Culture and Geography: the Modern World. • 10.5 Students analyze the causes and the course of WWI. • a) Understand the nature of the war and its human costs (military and civilian) on all sides of the conflict. • Website: http://ctap295.ctaponline.org/~sstenzel/ • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
America’s Involvement in WWISusan Stenzel, Gardena High School • EXPECTATIONS • Learn how to integrate my curriculum with technology • Learn how to use technology to motivate my students • Create a lesson plan that other educators can use with ease.
America’s Involvement in WWISusan Stenzel, Gardena High School • SKILLS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES • Created various links for my web lesson • Imported graphics • Completed web quests on primary sources • Designed a student survey using Excel • Downloaded and uploaded Internet files • Created a Power Point presentation
Successes • Students enjoyed utilizing the Internet in their lesson • Students were able to better understand the nature of war and its human costs • Students demonstrated knowledge of the subject • The lesson was connected to the California State Standards
Shortcomings • Technology was limited on our campus • Not all students had knowledge of Internet practices • The material was too gruesome for some students • Information from some Internet sites was difficult to read • Some students gained only limited knowledge
Student DataThe chart compares statistics between the Pre-test and the Post-tests.
FINDINGS Students had very little knowledge of WWI prior to the lesson Most students did not have Internet access at home ADAPTATIONS Printed copies of the Internet resource material A summary of the difficult text REVISIONS
Concluding Statement I thoroughly enjoyed researching, developing and designing this web based lesson plan. I feel teachers need to be technology savvy to enhance their lesson plans. Technology is education’s future.