typer GPS
Lesson Plan
Typer

OBJECTIVE: To introduce students to and become familiar with the concept of  navigation using the US, Global Positioning Sattilites.  By the time they have completed the project they will be familiar with the history, concept, and gain an understanding that will allow them to use the system for their own advantage.
 

OUTCOME COMPONENT:

  1. Understand the concept behind the GPS
  2. Knowledge of  its history
  3. Ability to understand and use the technology in everyday life.

 SUCCESS INDICATORS:

  1. Research of the subject
  2. Ability to put into words the history, use of GPS
  3. Knowledge of navigation to find different areas of the world
  4. Ease of finding places throughout the world with log/lat numbers

CONTEXT/TEACHING METHODS:

Context

 In todays world, being familiar with useful technology can assist us in every day living.  To truely understand the concept of  navagation, be it in Zuni or half way around the world, history of the system is required.  How and why sattillites are used to circle the globe allow us to find any point on the earth.  How does this help us?  Using the system allows us to track anything from cars, semi-trucks to children who are lost or missing.  By understanding the GPS system and how other countries are getting involved withe their own systems is an exciting field that may attract some of our students.

TEACHING

Instructor will introduce the subject and allow students to start their journey through this technology using a webquest as the foundation.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES:

  1. Using computer as a tool 
  2. Looking up information
  3. Determining what is relevant and not relivent information
  4. Using information to develop required information
  5. Prepare the information
  6. Journal

ASSESSMENTS (AT LEAST 3 TYPES):

  1. Teacher Observation
  2. Rubric
  3. Final product
  4. Journal

Corrective-

On the spot correction as students go through this project.  Addidtional instruction as necessary to succeed in gathering information, preparing written report.

Enrichment:

Journal entry on what is learned.