Social Studies Mini-Lesson Plan
Part 1: Mini-Lesson Plan
Prior to going into your clinical field experience classroom this week, use the data received from the pre-assessment to complete the “Social Studies Mini-Lesson Plan” template. This mini-lesson plan will be administered to the selected group of students to support instruction to meet the selected standards. The “Social Studies Mini-Lesson Plan” includes:
- Social Studies standard, arts standard, and grade level
- Learning objective(s)
- Instructional Strategy
- 100-150 word description of a learning activity that successfully integrates social studies and the arts
- Formative assessment
Part 2: Mini-Lesson Implementation
After completing the “Social Studies Mini-Lesson Plan,” share it with your mentor teacher for feedback. Provided permission, teach the mini-lesson plan to the small group of selected students. During your lesson, ensure you are answering questions from your students, asking questions that support critical thinking and problem-solving, and observing to see if each student understands the content (this might require formative assessments before, during, and after the lesson to determine understanding).
Part 3: Reflection
In 250-500 words, reflect on the process of using pre-assessment data to develop a lesson plan, and on your experiences teaching the lesson (if applicable).
- How you used the data to develop the instruction, selected strategies, and differentiation strategies to meet learning needs.
- Other accommodations that would have supported the learning.
- How integrating other content areas might engage students.
- How this lesson could support short-term and long-term instructional planning.
- How you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Submit your reflection and “Social Studies Mini-Lesson Plan” as one deliverable.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.