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EDU 214 Games & Simulations Lesson Plan 1

Author: Miranda Springer


Lesson Title: Natives, Natives Everywhere!
Intended Subject Area: Social Studies
Intended Grade Level: Special Education Kindergarten
Introduction: To further engage the children through an activity that will
reinforce general knowledge of Native American cultures.
Objectives: Students will be able to (1) Identify similarities between Native
American Tribes; (2) Identify the differences between Native American
Tribes; (3) Identify general regions of Native Americans in America; and
(4) Identify major cultural icons of Native Americans.
In-Class Student Activities:
Step 1: Introduce Native Americans by reading Jingle Dancer by
Cynthia Leitich Smith.
Step 2: Introduce another Native American culture by reading The Girl
Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble.
Step 3: Class discussion about the differences and similarities between
the two stories.
Step 4: Play Different Tribes on Beacon Learning Center.
Step 5: Do classwork assessment and turn in.
Materials/Resources needed: Step 1 & 2 will need respected books. Step
3 will require the use of SMARTboard paired with a short-throw
projector. Step 4 will need an iPad and headphones for each child.
Supply printer paper and crayons for Step 5.
Assessment: Classwork; due at the end of Social Studies session: Draw a
picture of two different groups of Native Americans. Illustration should have
similarities and differences discussed in class.

EDU 214 Games & Simulations Lesson Plan 2


Author: Miranda Springer
Lesson Title: Cleo Geos Dimensions
Intended Subject Area: Math
Intended Grade Level: Special Education Kindergarten
Introduction: To further engage the children through an activity that will
reinforce the difference between two-dimensional and threedimensional through game/simulation.
Objectives: Students will be able to (1) Identify two and three dimensional
objects; (2) Identify two-dimensional objects in the environment; (3)
Identify three-dimensional objects in the environment; (4) Create twodimensional objects; and (5) Explain the difference between the two
types of dimensions.
In-Class Student Activities:
Step 1: Follow the class discussion of explanations of the different
types of dimensions.
Step 2: Using the SMARTboard, create two dimensional objects and
identify the shape name.
Step 3: Play Geo Cleo on Beacon Learning Center.
Step 4: Do classwork assessment and turn in.
Materials/Resources needed: Step 1 & 2 will need a SMARTboard paired
with short-throw projector. Step 3 will need an iPad and headphones for
each child. Step 4 requires printer paper, crayons, safety scissors, and
construction paper.
Assessment: Classwork; due at the end of math session: Draw three
dimensional shapes found in Egypt. Cut and paste on construction
paper. Then draw in two-dimensional shapes on construction paper;
should resemble a landscape. Homework; due the next day: Complete
the worksheet. (Answers: Cone, Circle, Sphere, Triangle, Cube, Square.)