UNIT:  Creating Effective Students
    Day 6
    Focus:  Comparing Data from Two Charts/Maps


    Mini Lesson:  Students will draw  conclusions between charts containing related data.

    Scaffolding Decisions:  You may choose to teach the areas in which students have the most difficulty.  Over time, students have become better at charts and graphs and less proficient with maps.
    Connection:  Over the past few days, we have talked about ways information is organized during MEAP tests and in life.  Yesterday, we looked at timelines and the chronology of historical events.  We have also looked at charts, letters, and passages.  Today we are going to look at a different ways to display the same information. We are going to compare resources of data using charts, graphs, or maps. 
    Teaching Point:
    1. Teacher will model two related sets of data.  Data can be represented in different ways. 
    2. Explain similarities/differences in the way the data is presented.
    3. Explain what each piece of data is measuring or representing.
    4. Draw conclusions based on both sets of data. 
    Active Engagement:
    After the teacher has modeled various teaching points for the class, the students will receive two related prompts.  The students must analyze the prompts for the following:
    • looking at similarities/ differences
    • deciding what each piece of data is measuring or representing
    • drawing conclusions based on both sets of data

    Students will answer presented questions. 

    Expose students to different types of graphs, including bar, circle, line, and picture or symbol graphs.
    • Look at titles, scales, headings, labels, axis, etc.
    • Determine time period (if applicable).
    • Draw conclusions from each map.
    Model how to read and analyze maps.
    • type of map- political /physical /theme /time period
    • location/ relationship to current location
    • key/scale, compass
    • prior knowledge
    • the type of information it conveys
    Active Engagement:
    Give students a packet with different types of graphs and maps.   In groups, students will answer questions relating to the packet. 
    Today, I like the way you ____ when comparing charts and ____ when drawing conclusions from them. 
    Tomorrow we will look more specifically at how to use all this information as a citizen.
Last Modified on February 14, 2018