I chose to do the project that I did because I am a History Major and I am currently in the School of Education with the class A certification in Social Studies. I am currently in the Civil War and Reconstruction (HY 535) class and had great influence on my project. I submitted a lesson plan to ALEX dealing with the Civil War and Reconstruction era in America. I also created a blog, a video that was uploaded to youtube, a rubric to go with the lesson plan and my own image on [befunky] (https://www.befunky.com/). Overall I spent between 13 and 14 hours on this project with my estimation of 4 on the ALEX plan, 2 for the Rubric, and 3 hours on making my youtube video. I spent roughly 2-3 hours on finding a website to create an image that I could use in the video and blog. I spent about 2 hours on my blog and tweaking themes and adding my video and lesson plans.
I plan to use this project in my future classroom if I teach American History. The lesson plan is one that is based on the Civil War and has the students assessed by writing a 5-7 page paper that uses a wide array of sources, however, it has them focus on the [AVL] (http://www.avl.lib.al.us/resources/display_resources.php) and the [ Civil War] (http://web.a.ebscohost.com/hrc/search/basic?sid=5e3f3a8f-89c6-45d2-92e8-7cc84e7ef138%40sessionmgr4007&vid=1&hid=4112). I will use the rubric I made to grade the paper and the length of the lesson is more than one class could cover as the Civil War is complex and is a major part of American History. I created the video so I could easily explain my final project and I can edit the video in the future and upload it to a social media website for my students. My blogs can be used in my future teaching to further explain this lesson or any other lesson in the future. Here I will upload my lesson plan, which I checked in an incognito window, my youtube video, my blog, my image, and my rubric.
Here is my [Alex Lesson Plan] (http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=34705).
Here is my blog. My blog also has the lesson plan, the image and the video on it at as well.
Here is a link to my video on youtube
Here is the image that I created on [befunky] (https://www.befunky.com/).
Here is a rubric that I created for grading of the paper. Civil War and Reconstruction Paper Rubric.docx (15.1 KB) Here is a pdf of my lesson plan
Lesson Plan.pdf (378.2 KB)