George Winter :: Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan 1
Students will learn how to distinguish a primary source form a secondary source. This knowledge will enable them to be better judges of what information is authentic and what is swayed by personal opinion. (4.1.15)

Lesson Plan 2
Students will examine a portrait and compose a list of things that they observe, drawing conclusions about the setting and time of the portrait. They will also write about their observations and use their gained knowledge and ability to write about their home and draw a picture of it which will reflect everything they observe in their writing. (4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7.1)

Lesson Plan 3
Students will understand that various authors have chosen to emphasize facts and/or opinions that met their needs for the article they have written. The students will gain awareness that it is important to use more than one resource when writing a report. Then, the students will have first-hand experience in deciding what information to use in their report and will be able to explain why it is important to use more than one source when researching a subject. (4.1.3, 4.1.15, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 4.5.4)

With George Winter, famed painter of Indiana, as subject, these lesson plans are available for use as part of Indiana's fourth grade state history requirements. Each lesson was developed by Linda Ivy (Library Media Specialist and former fourth grade teacher) to meet Indiana State Standards.

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