Grade K Lesson Plan

Subject: Social Studies (may have a good connection to Women’s History Month)

Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills

Content Standard: Personal history can be shared through stories and pictures.

Objectives (“I Can” Statements): I can create a story booklet about my life, including pictures, sentences, and stories.

Materials:

  • Crayons/markers/colored pencils
  • Magazines
  • Paper for booklets
  • Other art supplies (i.e. construction paper, glue, stickers, etc.)
  • Booklet about a specific Sister of Notre Dame (optional)

Procedures:

  1. Teacher will choose one important Sister in history that has shaped the Sisters of Notre Dame and their mission.
  2. Teacher will show the students pictures of her and share stories about her life (Optional: Teacher can have a small booklet created about this particular Sister that depict special events in her life, stories, and pictures – the teacher may also want to share a small book about herself as another example for the children).
  3. Students will use magazines, coloring utensils, construction paper, and other art supplies to create a similar booklet about themselves. They can cut out pictures from magazines, draw pictures, and write a few sentences about important events in their lives.
  4. Students will share their story (and booklet) with the class.

Assessments:

Teachers can take the booklet as a completion grade. Since the students are only in Kindergarten, teachers may want to also grade based on neatness, effort, and a sentence used and written correctly.

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