Teachers Network
Translate Translate English to Chinese Translate English to French
  Translate English to German Translate English to Italian Translate English to Japan
  Translate English to Korean Russian Translate English to Spanish
Lesson Plan Search
Proud New Owners of teachnet.org... We're Very Flattered... But Please Stop Copying this Site. Thank You.
Our Lesson Plans
TeachNet Curriculum Units
Classroom Specials
Popular Teacher Designed Activities
TeachNet NYC Dirctory of Lesson Plans

VIDEOS FOR TEACHERS
RESOURCES
Teachers Network Leadership Institute
How-To Articles
Videos About Teaching
Effective Teachers Website
Lesson Plans
TeachNet Curriculum Units
Classroom Specials
Teacher Research
For NYC Teachers
For New Teachers
HOW-TO ARTICLES
TEACHER RESEARCH
LINKS

GRANT WINNERS
TeachNet Grant:
Lesson Plans
2010
TeachNet Grant Winners
2009
TeachNet Grant Winners
Adaptor Grant Winners
2008
TeachNet Grant Winners
Adaptor Grant Winners
2007
TeachNet Grant Winners
Adaptor Grant Winners
Other Grant Winners
Power-to-Learn
Math and Science Learning
Ready-Set-Tech
Impact II
Grant Resources
Grant How-To's
Free Resources for Teachers
ABOUT
Our Mission
Funders
   Pacesetters
   Benefactors
   Donors
   Sponsors
   Contributors
   Friends
Press
   Articles
   Press Releases
Awards
   Cine
   Silver Reel
   2002 Educational Publishers Award

Sitemap

Design by
Lisa Dempsey

 

TeachNet NYC: Lesson Plans

My Neighborhood: A WebQuest

Project URL:
http://teachnet-lab.org/hornik/neighborhood/neighborhoodindex.htm
 

How it works:
In this WebQuest, students assume the role of tour guide and they research and present information about their neighborhood. Their task is to inform people about the sights and places to visit in their community by writing stories and creating maps, using photographs that they take on a tour of their neighborhood as motivation. Word processing skills are developed, a drawing program is used, and the pictures are placed on a neighborhood quilt.

Standards addressed:  
Students use technology to assist in gathering, organizing, and presenting information; develop their concept of community; and produce a narrative account. They demonstrate a basic understanding of the rules of the English language, use word processing and drawing applications to write and illustrate original work, make an oral presentation of a project, analyze and subsequently work to improve its clarity and effectiveness, interpret and create maps, and participate in group meetings.

Materials used: 
Required materials include computers with Internet access, word processing (Student Writing Center)
and drawing and painting (Kid Pix) applications, a Neighborhood Map Machine CD-ROM, digital cameras, and a printer.

The students:
The second grade students who participated in this unit used the computer lab for their projects. This unit can easily be adapted for a classroom or library setting.

Overall value:
With My Neighborhood, students develop the concept of what a neighborhood/community is; improve their writing, editing, and word processing skills; take digital photographs; use a drawing and painting application; and work cooperatively within a group.

Tips: 
Books related to neighborhoods are read at the outset of the unit. Any cameras, including disposable ones, may be used for the photography assignment in this unit. If it is not possible to take a neighborhood walk, photographs may be downloaded from the Internet.

Carolyn Hornik has been a New York City public school teacher for twenty five years (12 years as a classroom teacher in third, fourth, and fifth grades and 13 years as a technology coordinator.) She teaches in-service courses for the New York City Board of Education After School Professional Development Program and on-line courses for new teachers through Teachers Network.

Chornik@aol.com

Estimated Class Periods To Complete: 10 or more

Subject: English, Social Studies

Beginning Grade Level: 4

Ending Grade Level: 8

 

 

Come across an outdated link?
Please visit The Wayback Machine to find what you are looking for.

 

Journey Back to the Great Before