Synopsis

Lesson Snapshot

1. Engage:  Students will listen to the song “This is my Town” by Montgomery Gentry and discuss what makes their town/ neighborhood unique or special.

2. Explore:  Students will draw pictures of the things they think are important in their town and explain their choice in writing.           

3. Explain:  Students will watch a video similar to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkY287zSXsI and discuss what buildings and places they saw and then locate them on the Norman Map.

4. Extend/Expand: Students will create a brochure that includes information about their town/ neighborhood and make a community map as a class.

5. Evaluate:  Students will be evaluated during small group activity and by a checklist for their brochures.