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The Wonderful World of Arthur

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Arthur Meets The President

Grade Level:

First and Second Grade

Time Required:

30 minutes

Objective:

To introduce early childhood students to developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g. interactive books, educational software.)

Overview:

The students in Arthur’s class enter into a contest explaining how can they help make America great. Arthur wins the competition. Then at the president’s request, Arthur, his classmates, teacher and family go meet the him.

Materials required:

A computer with Internet capacity, Kidspiration software, construction paper, glue, scissors , crayons, markers, the book Arthur Meets the President by Marc Brown

Vocabulary

winner    president    white    house    visit    write

Procedures:
The activities below are in the teaching style of Bloom's Taxonomy. This was done to encourage the students to use higher level thinking skills.

Activities:

Knowledge - The students will read the story Arthur Meets The President by Marc Brown. Make a KWL chart about the President and the job responsibilities that he performs.

Comprehension - The students will develop a short multimedia presentation (using Web Workshop) on life of a president of their choice.

Application - Have the children to make a diagram of the different responsibilities of a president using Kidspiration software.

 

 

Analysis - The students will write a short essay explaining how they can help make America great.

This could include: donating toys and clothing no longer used, turning off the lights and water when they are done using them etc.

Synthesis - The students will create a web page using Web Workshop to shore their stories titled, " If I Were President."

Technology Connection -
White House for Kids
The White House Kids Page

Extension:

Discuss with the students how laws are passed in our governmental system. Have the students to think of a law that they would like to have passed. Allow them to write and explain it on a poster board with an illustrations. Make a bulletin board display with the completed assignments.

Home Learning:

The students will construct a mobile of important things in the story with labels explaining each of them.

Evaluation:

The students will complete a teacher-made comprehension test.

 

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