Author:
Special Olympics Indiana
Subject:
Education, Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Grade:
4, 5, 6
Tags:
  • Epic
  • Erskine
  • Inclusion
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Playing for Change: Interactive Notebook and Jigsaw

    Playing for Change: Interactive Notebook and Jigsaw

    Overview

    After reading Playing for Change, students will have the opportunity to break into groups and do research about various subgroups and topics provided in the text. The intention is for this to be a jigsaw activity where groups can organize their information with the interactive notebook sheets provided, and then present or share with the class what they have learned. Teachers can use this for language arts or social studies assessments, if needed. 

    Lesson Overview

    The attached lesson contains sample worksheets for the activities. Please adapt the content to fit your students' abilities and interests.

    Introduction

    After reading Playing for Change, students will have the opportunity to break into groups and do research about various subgroups and topics provided in the text. The intention is for this to be a jigsaw activity where groups can organize their information with the interactive notebook sheets provided, and then present or share with the class what they have learned. Teachers can use this for language arts or social studies assessments, if needed. 

    Grades 3 – 5

    Themes

    • Discrimination
    • Historical Change

    Objectives

    During this lesson, students will:

    • Analyze a variety of texts and organize information to share with their classmates on their specific subtopic (i.e., Civil Rights, Jackie Robinson, Special Olympics, Discrimination, etc.).

    Essential Questioning

    Students should be able to answer these questions by the end of this lesson:

    • How does your subtopic relate to Playing for Change? 
    • How does your subtopic show a vital change in US History?

    Indiana Academic Standards

    INSS.ELA – (4)(5) RN.2.3

    • Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

    INSS.ELA – 6.RN.2.3

    • Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

    INSS.ELA – 4.RN.3.3

    • Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided in the accounts.

    INSS.ELA – 5.RN.3.3

    • Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the perspectives the accounts represent.

    INSS.ELA – 4.RN.4.2

    • Combine information from two texts on the same topic in order to demonstrate knowledge about the subject.

    INSS.ELA – 5.RN.4.2

    • Combine information from several texts or digital sources on the same topic in order to demonstrate knowledge about the subject.

    INSS.ELA – 6.RN.4.2

    • Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, verbally) to demonstrate a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

    Download the attached PDF document for complete lesson materials.