Lesson Plan Topic: Albert Einstein’s Birthday


Lesson Plan Topic:  Albert Einstein

Objective: Research the life and accomplishments of Albert Einstein; Analyze how his childhood and life were shaped by events; Draw conclusions on how his accomplishments impacted history and continue to impact us today.

Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2

Reading level: Emerging/Fluent

**Standards retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org

Preface/Teacher Notes: Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. There is no question that Albert Einstein had a profound impact on various academic fields as well as life as we know it today. There were many challenges and successes that shaped his childhood and his adult life that all played a part in his path. In celebration of what would be the scientist’s 138th birthday, students will dive into Albert Einstein’s life and learn about what shaped him and how his accomplishments helped shape us!

Essential Question (s): How did  Albert Einstein’s childhood shape him as an adult? What people/ideas shaped his accomplishments and theories? How did those accomplishments/theories immediately impact the world during this time? How do those accomplishments/theories continue to impact our world today? How might things be different if Albert Einstein had not been born and/or had not pursued his ideas/theories?

**Students can use the Albert Einstein collection


**Students can also search Choosito Web to further their research on the essential questions!

Step 1: Students will research details about Albert Einstein and his accomplishments throughout his life.

Step 2: Students will then analyze how his childhood/life may have had an impact on his accomplishments/career, and how those accomplishments had an immediate and/or lasting impact on society.

Step 3 (tying it all together): Students will present their answers to the essential questions to the class.

-Personal touch: What do students like/admire most about Albert Einstein

Students can present the information to their peers using the following suggestions:

-Mock Interview (students can role play a ‘’live’’ interview with Albert Einstein).



-Oral presentation with visual aid

-A live newscast (in front of the class, video recording, audio recording).