Lesson Plan

Author: Patricia Janann Nicholson
Curriculum Area: Instructional Technology
Subject Area: Computer Applications
Sunshine State Standard Benchmark:
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of varied input and output devices, and awareness of file management and transfer concepts.
  • Manipulate graphic images using varied applications.
    • LA.D.2.4.3-recognizes production elements that contribute to the effectiveness of a specific medium.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of telecommunications and use of the Internet, including keyword and Boolean search strategies.
    • LA.A.2.4.6-select and use appropriate study and research skills and tools according to the type of information being gathered or organized.


Grade Level: 9th-12th
Lesson Title: Animals From Around the World
Resources: Nicholson's Lesson Plan Blues:
Learning Objective:

Students will:

  • search predefined Internet sites to find the picture and habitat of certain animals.
  • askJeeves.com to find pictures and information of animals that are not found at the sites listed using keywords and Boolean search strategies.
  • save the picture to their student folder and then insert it on their worksheet downloaded form Lesson Plan Blues Web site.
  • use the picture toolbar in Microsoft Word to edit the picture.
  • type in the habitat of the animal in the document.
  • use the drawing toolbar in Microsoft Word to draw textboxes to hold animal name.
  • use the drawing toolbar in Microsoft Word to place arrows to pointing the habitat of the designated animal. Line thickness and arrow formatting will also be used.
  • use the formatting toolbar to add fill color, change text color, etc. to their worksheet.
  • use Mapquest.com to locate different areas of the world where the animals reside.

Students will:

  • log onto teacher Web site.
  • download the Animals From Around the World Picture Template.
  • download the Atlas worksheet.
  • download files to their student folder.
  • use mapquest to locate countries where specific animals reside.

Completion of the following: