K-2nd

Teacher, where did YOU go to college? (Version 1.0)

30-40 minutes 


Objectives:
Students will achieve the following
1. Explore the concept of college 
2. Express creatively what college looks like to them
3. Consider the importance of college 

Materials:  
1. White Paper 
2. Crayons/markers
3. Two ears for listening  

Procedures: 
1. Ask students to listen carefully as you explain your college experience. 
2. During your story, ask the students to draw out what they think they hear, so be as descriptive as possible. (Was your college in the city or in the country?  Were your classes really big or small? Did you read a lot? Were your books really big?). 
3. Ask students to share what they have drawn, acknowledging creativity but correcting mistakes they made in the details.
4. Reiterate the importance of college, letting the students know, you couldn’t teach them if you hadn’t gone to college.   

Vocabulary words: college, major, graduation, professor, degree


Virtual College Tour

30-40 minutes  

Objectives:
Students will achieve the following 
1. Explore the concept of college. 
2. Virtually explore different college campuses.
3. Prepare for an on-campus experience.  

Materials:  
1. LCD projector/Internet connection 
2. Compare and Contrast sheet
3. Two ears for listening
4. Gold star stickers
5. Pencil  

Procedures: 
1. Pick two colleges in Florida (a large state university and a smaller private college).
2. Prepare a sheet of paper with the name of the elementary school, big university, and a small college). 
3. Use the LCD to do a virtual tour of all three campuses. While doing the virtual tour compare and contrast the campuses with yes and no questions as well as size comparisons. For example: Is there a playground on the college campus? Also use size comparisons, by placing a sticker in the column with the largest (blank). For example: Which school has the smallest classrooms? What school has the brightest color? What school has the best mascot?
4. Reiterate the importance of college, letting the students know, you couldn’t teach them if you hadn’t gone to college.  

Reflection:  
1. Would your students like to know more about college? What did they like about the bigger school? What did they like about the smaller school?




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