Week 5 – Making Activity

CONTENT: 2.2. The student will compare the lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures of the past and present, with emphasis on the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest. 

We are specifically looking at the tools, antiques, weapons, cooking utensils, clothing, jewelry, fishing rods, fish

Misconception:  All Native Americans lived the same lifestyle, handmade everything

Pedagogy: First, show the students the tools made on 3D printer of each tribe.  Have them explain similarities and differences. Then have research the tribes and find their own artifact to create in 3D print.  Same tribes present together.

Technology 3D Printer, computers, tools that were printed

TPK: The students will make their own object using TinkerCad then present in the same group with their classmates that had the same tribe.

TCK: The students will make their own object using the 3D printer to learn about the American Indians.

PCK: The students will make their own object individually then teach it to the same group of students who had the same tribe and then teach it to the whole class as a group.

Week 4 – Blog Post

For my activity I would teach students different simple machines, their function and purpose.  I would use Tinkercad software so students can create their own simple machines.  First, during creation I will recreate the simple machines and make it available on Tinkercad for students to modify.  In the iteration step I will explain to the students the purposes and functions of a list of simple machines.  During sharing, the student will express their motivation behind the creation of their simple machine.  Next, the autonomy stage they have the chance to create a simple machine of their own that is practical and creative.

3.2 The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses. Key concepts include

  1. a)  purpose and function of simple machines;
  2. b)  types of simple machines;
  3. c)  compound machines; and
  4. d)  examples of simple and compound machines found in the school, home, and work environments.