Teach 21: Scratching the Heavens
This lesson sequence is designed to have students learn the mythology of constellations and explore various ways these stories can be shared—from oral traditions and story telling, to written form, to digital media. The final product is a student-designed animation or game created using Scratch, a multimedia tool/programming language used to create animations, games, interactive stories, and art.
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills. The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
View Elk Grove USD Teach21 lesson plans at: https://anu-teach21.wikispaces.com/ANU+Home
California’s K12 High Speed Network: http://k12hsn.org
Check out Herman Leimbach Elementary School – http://blogs.egusd.net/leimbach/
For more information about Elk Grove USD – http://www.egusd.net/