Where I’m From in GALILEO Lesson Plan

The “Where I’m From” poem by George Ella Lyon has been popular for use in teaching language arts and digital storytelling. The GALILEO lesson plan allows students to take a Georgia history approach to this poem. Individuals or groups create a “Where I’m From” poem about their town or county by exploring resources in GALILEO. Students then create a “digital story” of the words and related images with a poster, video, or slide presentation. GALILEO staff have created an example:

The objectives for this lesson plan are aligned in whole or in part with specific Georgia Performance Standards for social studies, language arts, reading across the curriculum, information processing, and map and globe skills for each grade. For more information, see the Where I’m From in GALILEO page.

Webinars are being offered for staff in GALILEO libraries and media centers as well as teachers to obtain more information about the lesson plan and to get a peek at the resources available for it. Please encourage your teachers to participate. To register, visit the GALILEO training page. Webinars have been scheduled for March 2 at 3:30 p.m. and April 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Students’ media objects that result from this activity will make great entries for the GALILEO Life contest announced earlier.

If you have any questions or comment, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to get in touch with us.

— GALILEO Staff

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Posted on February 23, 2010, in GALILEO and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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