Grade 3

Forever Ago

Knowledge Constructor
World

Overview‚Äč

Forever Ago is a history podcast show for the whole family. Each episode explores the origin of one thing while teaching students to think critically about the past.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to create a set of questions on a specific topic, listen to a podcast then create a presentation with their questions being answered.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  • Podcast: A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

 

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • The teacher selects and listens to a Forever Ago topic.
  • The teacher has a link for students to log on to the Forever Ago podcast in their Learning Management System or bookmark website. 
  • Have headphones available for student use.
  • Introduce Podcasting to students with videos and discussion.
  • View the pre-activities for listening skills.
  • The teacher will watch What is a podcast? video

Note: The teacher should preview all topics prior to assigning to students. They are approximately 30 minutes long.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. The students listen/watch: What is a Podcast? Video.
     
  2. The students are given the podcast topic.
     
  3. The students create a list of questions connected to the topic. This can be done independently or with a team.
     
  4. The students listen to assigned podcast topic.
     
  5. The students revisit the questions that they had on the topic with the team.
     
  6. The students share learnings with class.

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Exit tickets with one-two facts on the Forever Ago topic.
  • Have students share thoughts, interesting facts and learnings about the topic.
  • Students create a slideshow about the Forever Ago topic with Google Slides or PowerPoint.

MITECS COMPETENCIES & ISTE STANDARDS

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Knowledge Constructor
3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3b. Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
3c. Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
3d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Websites:
Forever Ago 

Pre-Activities for Listening

What is a Podcast Video

Additional Podcast sites
Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

iHeart Radio

Radio Public

RSS

Spotify

Stitcher

Tune In

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Students write a summary of their learning.

Integrated Arts

Students can draw a poster of the topic to engage others.

Math

Students can create math word problems about the topic.

Credits
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools. August 2019.