Lesson Plan Format
Teacher Name R. Laurie
Big Idea: Community
Lesson Title (Focus of Study) Culture & Society
Curriculum Area: Social Studies Social Studies
Grade Level: 7
Curriculum Objective(s) Goal 11: 11.01, 11.02,11.03,11.04
Enduring Understanding: ; 2 types of culture material & non –
What is it that you want to students to take away material
from this lesson? What do you want them to ; How culture shapes our lives & Society completely understand? ; How cultures influence other cultures
to change & grow
Essential Question: 1. What is culture?
What question should students be able to answer 2. How does culture influence the way at the end of the lesson? that we view the world?
3. Why is the understanding of culture so
important to how we live our lives and
how we understand other societies
within our world.
4. Describe and explain how history,
language, and religion affect our world
Activity Summary: Students will learn about “Culture” through using Write one sentence describing the activities you You Ought To Be In Pictures, Entry/Exit Slips, will use to teach new information to students. Missing Pieces, Vanity Plates/Bumper Stickers,
and a RAFT assignment.
Activating Strategy: (Differentiated/intervention You Ought To Be In Pictures
Focus Area) - Pair the students up with students that Describe the strategy you will use to activate what they are sitting near or next to.
students already know. - Students will watch the video showing the Suggested Strategies: different aspects of “Culture”. (Photo
o Anticipation/ Reaction Guide Story creation.)
o Fast Write/Roulette - Individually the students will write down
o Humor in the Classroom as much as they can see viewing the video
o KWL Plus one time.
o Mind streaming - Students will then discuss with their
o Possible Sentence partner what they saw in the video.
o Probable Passages - Each pair will then write a 3 sentence
o Quick Activators summary of what they learned from the
o The First Word video.
o Think-Pair –Share
o Three Step Interview
o Walk Around Survey
o Word Splash
o You Ought To Be In Pictures
Applying /Summarizing Strategy: (Formative, Entry/Exit slips
Benchmark, Assessment Plan) Entry Slip
Describe the strategy you will use at the end of - Students will be given an index card as your lesson to help determine if students can they walk in the room.
answer the lesson’s Essential Question. - They will be asked to write everything that
they know about “Culture” on the index Suggested Strategies: card. (5 – 6 sentences).
o Exit Slips
o Final Countdown (3-2-1)
o Four – Box Synectics
o Four Corners
o Free Form Mapping
o Learning Frames
o Learning Logs
o One Sentence Summary
o Shaping Up Review
o Vanity Plates/ Bumper Stickers
o Window Pane Summary
Organizating Strategy: Describe the strategy you Target Notes
will use to help students organize new information - Power Points
into a format that will help them to better - - Culture – What is it?
understand and remember it. - - Elements of Culture
Suggested Strategies: Missing Pieces
o Content Frames - Students will be given pieces of a jigsaw
o Content Mapping puzzle…. Each piece will be labeled with an
o Dump and Clump Element of Culture
o Jigsaw Reading/ Missing Pieces - They will work with the group to describe
o Power Thinking Notes each Element…..
o Semantic Feature Analysis - Once the groups have completed the
o Story Maps assignment in a 3-5 minute time frame…
o Story Stars They will then present each piece to the
o Target Notes class to put the puzzle together.
o Think Aloud - Students will be asked to write a one
o Two-Column Notes paragraph summary of the information
o Venn Diagram that the was discussed in class today.
o Sticky Notes
Comprehending Strategy: RAFT Assignment –
Describe the strategy you will use to help students Imagine that you have been asked to speak about understand new information in multiple contexts. the American culture at a World Teen Convention.
You are to prepare a speech that you could give to Suggested Strategies: promote the American culture in a positive light.
o 3x3 Vocabulary
o CLVG Include:
o Give One-Get One - All aspects of the American culture.
o Opinion – Proof Notes
o Problem/Process Chart Essay Format –
o Problem/Solution Guide