|Content Provider||Stamford High School|
507 S. Orient St
Stamford, TX 79553
Phone: (325) 773-2701 ext. 2110
Fax: (325) 773-4015
|Program Type||Individual Program|
|Program Rating||based on 1 evaluation(s).|
|Target Audience||Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, Public Library: Library Patrons|
|Maximum Number of Participants||There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students|
|Minimum Number of Participants||No minimum|
|Primary Disciplines||Sciences, Social Studies/History, Geography|
|Secondary Disciplines||Language Arts/English|
|Program Description||Advanced technology students from Stamford High School have created this Virtual Field Trip. It is actually an entire instructional unit based on cotton. We target 3rd - 5th graders, but have actually presented to older students in the past. We created a teacher resource page for the remote teacher to use in advance of our live presentation so that the elementary students have an opportunity to "get to know" us and study about cotton before we have our live presentation. Our teacher resource page is located at http://cotton.stamfordisd.net/. Our content is tied to national education standards in history, geography and science. We tried to provide a wide variety of student activities in each area that teachers are free to use as much or as little of as they choose. We mail a box of cotton bolls and other manipulatives to the remote school in advance for receiving students to have hands-on interactivity during our live presentation. Our students control every aspect of the VFT. They control the cameras, they do the presentation, they answer questions, and they encourage interactivity with the remote students. The connection between the older students and the younger ones is always awesome.|
1.We start with a brief introduction of ourselves, where we are located and why we are doing this VFT. Q & A between sites.
2.We ask students to hold up the maps they colored and talk about the geography of cotton.
3.We show a short video we shot out in a cotton field to show them actual cotton growing and discuss how the cotton is stripped off the stalks.
4.We talk about the history of cotton and the cotton gin. Use use the document camera to show images illustrating what we are talking about. We have a hands-on activity where each student actually get a cotton boll and they identify the parts of the plant and they try to extract seeds and see how difficult that is. Q & A between sites.
5.We take students on a video tour of a working cotton gin narrated by our local gin manager.
6.We talk about cotton products and by-products, using the document camera for illustrations.
7.Time is allowed for final questions and answers.
1. Identify states that comprise the "Cotton Belt" and label a map accordingly.
2. Identify states that seceded from the Union during the Civil War.
3. Recognize the importance of cotton to the Confederate States during the Civil War.
4. Identify and arrange in order the various stages of the life cycle of a cotton plant.
5. Identify and compare some various by-products of cotton.
|National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns||
Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
NSS-USH.K-4.2 US History
Understands the people, events, problems, and ideas that were significant in creating history.
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
Identifies Life cycles of organisms
|Program Length||45 - 60 minutes|
This program is available by request ONLY
Preferred times are 8-11 am cst.
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Multipoint Cost: $50.00
By Request Cost: $50.00
|Cancellation Policy||We will refund fees for programs if we have to cancel due to our scheduling conflicts.|
|Is recording allowed?||No|
|Program Delivery Mode(s)||
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
|Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider||We prefer IP connections. ISDN endpoints must dial us. For ISDN or I2, the connection must be bridged. For bridging information contact Tommy Bearden at 325-675-8668 or email email@example.com.|
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