Using any methods, such as mind-mapping, lists, flowcharts, or other graphics, think about what your class and lesson plans will involve. You do not need to include everything from this section in your mini assignments but will use this section to help inform your decisions and have a rough road map of what your class and lesson plans are based upon.
What would you like to teach? Think of subjects, activities, lesson hooks, and other items that you might want to include in your lesson.
Is your lesson plan part of a single subject plan or is this interdisciplinary?
Include that factors that affect what you can teach, such as class size, time for lesson, re-sources, and classroom space.
Describe the demographic section of your lesson plan. This piece is longer than a real class room lesson plan, because your peers need to understand the setting and students in your class. Describe the school setting and environment. Describe the students’ demographics, including age, gender, socioeconomic class, ability levels (gifted), students with disabilities, and English Language Learners. Include any other pertinent information about the classroom, such as unusual schedules or other staff who are part of the classroom.
What are at least three potential advantages to teaching this mix of students?
What are at least two potential challenges to teaching this mix of students?
Define the time necessary to teach your lesson. What classroom/school resources can you use in your lesson, such as a computer lab, science lab, Smartboard, manipulatives, space in your classroom for circle time, or breakout groups?
Describe how your plan fits into either a single subject curriculum or how it connects as an interdisciplinary plan.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Create a lesson plan that outlines objectives and the instructional and assessment strategies.