Grade: 5th grade
Subject: Social Studies
Topic: Revolutionary Period Founding Fathers
Description: Students research a founding father and create a Chatterpix to present their information.
Social Studies TEK: (3) Research and information fluency. The student acquires and evaluates digital content. The student is expected to: (B) use research skills to build a knowledge base regarding a topic, task, or assignment; and (1) Creativity and innovation. The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to: (B) create original products using a variety of resources;
Technology TEK: 1.C use virtual environments to explore systems and issues.
Students choose from one of the following Founding Fathers:
Students use the following research resources:
Required information for students to include (see resources):
Background Information –
When were they born?
Where were they from?
Family – Were they married? Did they have kids? etc.
How they contributed to founding America –
Did they help create any important documents?
Did they they fight in the Revolution?
Did they hold any political offices?
Famous Quote –
At least one interesting thing they said
Once students have completed their research, they will use the app Chatterpic on an ipad to present their research. Chatterpix has a limit of 30 seconds, so it may be necessary to make 2 or 3 Chatterpix to completely tell all information. Students can put their Chatterpix presentations together in iMovie.
4Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication
Resources: Required Information Chart
Device Type: ipad
ISTE Standards: Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator