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Title: Database Problem Solving: World Work Organization

Other Curriculum Objectives that can be addressed by this lesson plan
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Computer Skills, Information Skills


Grade: 7
Objective(s): Given a prepared database, use sorting and searching techniques to solve a specific problem.

Measure: Given a database of the countries of Africa, identify the countries that would most benefit from medical assistance.


Materials Needed: Pre-Activity: Current map of Africa, information on each country. Activity: Computer with database program and Africa file, index card per student, sign for computer station, set of World Work Organization placement cards, container for index cards. (Database--Africa)

Time: Two class sessions.

Terms: Database, Sort, Search

Activities

Pre-Activities:

Teacher Preparation

With the Students

Computer Activity:

Measure

Provide students a prepared database file of countries of Africa. Ask them to identify the countries that would most benefit from medical assistance and explain what field(s) they considered in making their decision and why. (Directions: Have students decide on the database strategy in small groups of 3-4 students but have each student do his own search and write his own response to submit.)

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