Talk about researching ideas to do in order to implement outside the classroom tools. After researching the scope and sequence for second grade, I notice they learn about hero's in America. I found a helpful website that I could use to go along with my lesson.
1. Objective- Students will learn about historical figures who exemplified good citizens. Identify characteristics of good citizenship such as justice, truth, and responsibility for the common good. Express ideas orally based on knowledge and experiences.
2. I would plan on implementing this lesson/project during the second semester.
3. After studying various hero's in America ( Florence Nightingale, Amelia Earhart, Thurgood Marshall, etc) students would visit MyHero.com to read about various hero's. On the website, they have a page where students can read about stories that people have submitted that represent hero's everywhere. I like this website because it encourages students to write their own stories about hero's in their lives. I would have students write about their own hero. I would like for students to submit their writing to the website. ( with parental permission of course) I think it's very important to stress the importance of publishing students writing. Often times, students don't see the value of writing but I think if they knew more people were reading their work, they would be more interested to write.
Overall, I think collaborating outside the classroom would be fun for the students.