DAILY LESSON PLAN
Name: Elizabeth C. May Grade: Secondary
I. ITOPIC: Where in the world?
II. OBJECTIVES: Students will learn about Mexico's goods and services through the
images on postage stamps.
a. Traveling suitcase realia-postage stamps
b. Computer lab with internet
c. Map of Mexico
IV. TEACHING PROCEDURES
a. Introduction: What goods and services make the United States famous? Think of
the hobby stamp collecting. Not only is it a profitable pastime, it is a fun way to
glance through the history of a country. Let's look at the stamps that we brought
back from our trip to Mexico...
b. Developmental Activities: Students will take turns describing the images on the
stamps. The specific words will be organized into broader categories in chart
form. For example: For citrus we would make an agriculture category. Then
students would take their charts to the computer. Using the internet, they will
search "Mexico product" to find out the regions) that boast that particular sector
of the economy. Then the maps will be labeled with the city, the product or
service, and a small sketch of the stamp's image.
c. Closure: We have myriad ways of logging history. The images that are chosen
to put on postage stamps give us a glimpse of what is important to a country's
V. LESSON EVALUATION
Chart of goods and services and map.
VI. ANTICIPATED TIME USE TEACHER ACTIVITY STUDENT ACTIVITY
Introduction (:05) Present lesson, draw Draw chart.
chart on board.
Activity (:60) Assign students to Fill in chart. Create
present stamps. categories.
Distribute maps. Assign Research products.
computer stations. Label maps with products
in the appropriate regions.
Conclusion (:10) Have student list 3 ways Write 3 applications for
they could use the maps their maps.
b. Sunshine State (SSS)
LA.B. 1.4.1 The student uses writing processes effectively.
LA.B.2.4.1, 2, and 3 The student writes to communicate ideas and information
SS.A. 1.4.1, 2 The student understands historical chronology and the historical