Newspaper Lesson Plans
Needs versus Wants
Grade Level: 2nd Grade
Subject: Social Studies
Needs versus Wants
A. CONTENT OBJECTIVES: (1) Students will identify the three basic needs of human beings. (2) Students will identify and distinguish between needs and wants.
B. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES: (1) Students will articulate the three basic things that human beings need for survival. (2) Students will identify at least three things that they consider "wants". (3) Students will define "needs" and "wants".
Newspapers, glue, teacher bag with needs/wants, paper plates, overhead projector, overhead markers, markers, scissors, needs/wants checklist, samples
IV. TEACHING PROCEDURES
A. Introduction: Teacher will introduce the lesson by having a bag full of items. The teacher will take one item out of the bag at a time and students will say whether they think that the item is a need or a want. The teacher will have an overhead of a checklist that the teacher devised and place a checkmark by each item under either the needs category or the wants category.
B. Developmental Procedures: Teacher will lead the students in a discussion about needs and wants by asking the following questions: "Who can tell me one thing that all humans need to survive?" "Is there a difference between what humans need and what they want?" "Do you think that the basic human needs for survival are different among cultures?" "Do you think other cultures have the same wants as we do?" Teacher will then define the words "need and want", identify and describe the 3 basic needs of humans by writing them on the board (food, shelter, clothing). After the discussion students will divide into groups of 5 and each be given two paper plates, as well as markers and newspapers to share with their group. Students will be instructed to write the word "Needs" on one plate and "Wants" on the other. Teacher will tell the students to look through the newspaper for pictures and words that represent "Needs and Wants". Students will cut out the pictures or words and glue them on the appropriate plate, classifying them as either a need or a want. Teacher will give all instructions orally and also have an overhead of them so that students can refer to them at anytime. (Before students being making their own project, the teacher will show them an example already made and then put the examples in plain view so that students can use them as a model)
C. Closure: Teacher will review by asking the following question, "What are the 3 basic human needs?" Teacher will also review by asking students to justify their needs and wants. Then teacher will do the bag activity again (used in introduction) this time to see if students´ responses changed. Teacher will use the same checklist; however, and mark students´ responses the second time in a different color.
V. LESSON EVALUATION
Students will demonstrate their comprehension of needs and wants by completing the newspaper activity that the teacher designed for them. Their comprehension of needs versus wants can also be determined by the checklist the teacher used in the introduction and closure. Students will be successful because the teacher designed the lesson and activity in such as way to ensure their success.
VI. ANTICIPATED TEACHER and STUDENT USE OF TIME
10 minutes: Teacher will pull the item out of the bag and ask students to identify the item as need/want. Teacher will mark the checklist. Students will look at the item and respond by saying "Need" or "Want".
10 minutes: Teacher will ask the questions listed under section IV. Teacher will also start and lead a brief classroom discussion on needs/wants. Students will listen and respond to the questions, and participate in the discussion.
30 minutes: Teacher will explain activity and then circulate around the room offering assistance as needed. Students will label their plates, cut out picture/words and paste the on the correct plate.
10 minutes: Teacher will review by asking students to state the 3 basic needs and by summarizing key points. Teacher will then redo the opening activity (and checklist). Students will listen, respond, and participate in the discussion and bag activity.
VII. SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
Social Studies (SS.B.2.1) - Standard 2, #3: knows basic needs and how families in the U.S. and other countries meet them.
Language Arts (LA.C.1.1 & LA.C.2.1) - Standard 1, #1: listens for a variety of informational purposes, including curiosity, pleasure, getting directions, performing tasks, solving problems, and following rules. Standard 2, #1: determines the main idea in a non-print communication.
VIII. ESOL STRATEGIES
#7 Repetition; #22 Participation; #9 Question & Answer Drills; #23 Comparison; #10 Demonstration; #25 Visuals; #11 Representation; #28 Oral Conversational Disclosure; #12 Modeling; #42 Pass/Fail Grading; #13 Utilization; #46 Hands on; #14 Description; #54 Wait time; #15 Introduction; #56 Emphasizing Key Concepts; #17 Samples; #61 Preparation; #18 Verbal Clues/Pictures; #19 Directions; #21 Vocabulary
IX. ACCOMPLISHED PRACTICES
3. Continuous Improvement
4. Critical Thinking
7. Human Development and Learning
8. Knowledge of Subject Matter
9. Learning Environment
11. Role of the Teacher
Here are some ideas for items you could use: bottled water, can of Spaghetti O´s, article of clothing, picture of a house, gameboy, money, bag of candy or chips, picture of a family, CD player, a blanket
NEEDS VERSUS WANTS CHECKLIST
|Bottled Water|| || |
|Can of Spaghetti O´s|| || |
|Article of Clothing|| || |
|Picture of House|| || |
|Money|| || |
|Gameboy|| || |
|Bag of Candy/Chips|| || |
|CD Player|| || |
|Picture of a Family|| || |
|Blanket|| || |