First and Second Hand

First and Second Hand

In this lesson, students will choose whether to read a firsthand or secondhand account of a story, then use code blocks to create an animated story about a firsthand or secondhand account. Coding activities include using the “ask” block to write firsthand or secondhand messages and using the “say” blocks to tell the same story from different perspectives. The DIY module also includes a bonus activity (titled “Act it Out”) where students can use animation, messaging, and motion to program the Actors to act out the scene.
After completing the DIY module, students will be asked 5 quiz questions that test their knowledge on identifying if a given statement is an example of a firsthand or secondhand account. By the end of the lesson, students will have experimented with coding concepts (e.g., loops, input/output, messaging, animation, motion) while reinforcing differences between a firsthand and secondhand account of a story.

Grade 3

Try Kids Academy for FREE

Gift card Enter coupon code

Note: You will not be billed until your free trial has ended and can cancel at any time. No strings attached.

Great for kids
Our 7 years old daughter loves reading activities and every off-line game Kids Academy offers. This is a very good app, I highly recommend it!
Great app!
This app is wonderful for my 7 years old son! :) It focuses on basic reading, writing, and math skills. The reward system is great and consistent!
Such a great app!
This was a really fun way to get my kids to practice their math. I usually struggle to get them into it and Kids Academy makes it easy.
Fernanndas Stoun
Daughter's favorite
Still a top favorite for our 7 year old. She loves earning her stars as she learns to trace letters and numbers. Coloring and the sounds are engaging and are on target for her age group and being Pre K.
Great app
Wow! This app is really great. For the first time my kids actually enjoy learning math and reading. The games on Kids Academy are educational and really fun.
So engaging
We love how we can focus on math with this app. It is engaging and we love how we are able to adjust and tailor the levels according to our son’s knowledge and skill levels!
Momma Anna