TEL Lesson Plan
Researching a Nursing Topic

Grade Level: 11-12
Subject: Nursing Education
Time Frame: 1-2 class pds; papers written outside class


Students will research a variety of nursing topics, utilizing online resources. They will produce a correctly formatted, word-processed paper on the research, including a bibliography documenting the research. Students will summarize their findings in a ten-minute oral presentation to the class.

Databases/Other Resources

Health Reference Center Academic, Gale Virtual Reference Library,Academic OneFile



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Content Standards

Health Science: Nursing Education
Standard 1.0 The student will know and apply the academic subject matter required for proficiency within nursing education.

Computer Technology:Research and Development
Standard 5.0 The student will accurately create a variety of word processing documents.


English I: Standard 1.0 - Language


English I: Standard 3.0 - Writing

The student will develop the skills to generate ideas, research topics, organize information, and prepare for oral presentations.


Learning Expectations/Grade Level Expectations

Health Science: Nursing Education

1.2 Demonstrate appropriate documentation on facility policies, procedures, charts, and reports.

1.6 Identify and utilize scientific principles and fundamental skills


Computer Technology:Research and Development

5.2 Apply accurate formatting skills to a variety of documents such as academic course work and business and industry materials. (Gateway English II 3.0)

5.3 Use appropriate capitalization, punctuation, number expression rules, and editing/proofreading skills to produce mailable documents. (Gateway English 1.0, 2.0, 3.0)


English I: Standard 1.0 - Language
CLE 3001.1.1 Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).

CLE 3001.1.2 Employ a variety of strategies and resources to determine the definition, pronunciation, etymology, spelling, and usage of words and phrases.

CLE 3001.1.3 Understand and use a variety of sentence structures.


English I: Standard 3.0 - Writing
CLE 3001.3.3 Organize ideas into an essay with a thesis statement in the introduction, well constructed paragraphs, a conclusion, and transition sentences that connect paragraphs into a coherent whole.

CLE 3001.3.4 Revise documents to develop or support ideas clearly, address potential objections, ensure effective transitions between paragraphs, and correct errors in logic.



Preparing: Organize information and ideas in a manner suitable to the topic and/or purpose.
Speaking: Cite sources of researched information.

Performance Indicators State

Health Science: Nursing Education

1.1 Use appropriate abbreviation, prefixes, suffixes, root words, and spelling of all medical terminology


Computer Technology:Research and Development

The student:

Inputs and formats documents for a specific communication project.
Demonstrates document productivity by using appropriate proofreading skills and editing skills.


English I: Standard 1.0 - Language

SPI 3001.1.14 Proofread a written passage for errors in punctuation and/or capitalization and/or spelling.


English I: Standard 3.0 - Writing

SPI 3001.3.2 Choose the most effective order of sentences in a paragraph.

SPI 3001.3.5 Demonstrate the ability to combine a set of simple sentences into a longer, more interesting sentence.



Assessment will be based on the student’s understanding of the researched concepts as evidenced in the written paper (40%) and oral presentation (20%), using the minimum number of acceptable resources (5%), properly formatting the bibliography (20%), correct grammar and spelling (10%), meeting the required length of the paper (5%).

English I: Standard 1.0 - Language Checks for Understanding

3001.1.3 Know and apply a variety of sentence-combining techniques.

3001.1.5 Know and use Standard English conventions for punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.


English 1: Standard 3.0 - Writing Checks for Understanding

3001.3.1 Write in a variety of modes (e.g., summary, explanation, description, persuasion, informational, literary analysis, creative expression).

3001.3.3 Develop topics that address unfamiliar concepts removed from the student’s personal experiences and require in-depth analysis.

3001.3.4 Use a variety of strategies when appropriate (e.g., comparisons, anecdotes, detailed descriptions) to provide facts, details, reasons, and examples that support the thesis.

ISTE Computer Literacy and Usage Standards

1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and louboutin outlet resources. Students: They like the stylish louboutin outlet. Because the christian louboutin outlet is high quality.

a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1.1.3. Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
1.1.4. Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.1.5. Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
1.1.6. Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
1.1.7. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
1.1.8. Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.
1.2.4 Maintain a critical stance by questioning the validity and accuracy of all information.