Social Studies – Notes from Fall 08 page
PITA Conference notes:
Kenya: Our Global Friend
I’m doing gr 4/5 this year after several years of doing 5/6 or 6, so I’m creating a socials studies unit combining BC History, Mining which is a science topic. I thought I’d post what I’ve done, It’s really a work in progress but its might illustrate some ideas. The planning form I use is based upon Understanding by design. The basic idea is
figure out what you are going to teach in the unit
figure out how to assess it
figure out what is needed for students to successfully meet the targets in the assessment
figure out the order and deliver of ‘what is needed.
Hope you find the idea useful. It might be great to share them.
By the way there is a complete website ubdexchage.org and I have posted my stuff there, but they keep charging me to be a member so I’m not using them right now.
Here are the two files:
[[UBD Template 08.doc]]
[[ Mining- UDB Planning Sept 08.doc ]]
BC150 has lots of good resources. I’m looking at the drama one right now.
Hi there ..
Within my practicum my grade 3/4 class are looking at the world around us. Our main idea was how the world affects us and how we affect the world.I started the unit by reading the novel Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (and also received the the resource guide) .As a class we discussed similarities and differences between the students in our class and the students in the little village of Pakistan. We also discussed ways we as a class could help the children in such countries as Pakistan, to receive a better education. We examined the difference between the value of a penny for us and value for a penny in Pakistan.We began collecting pennies within our class, within our school and within our community. We also wrote letters to local businesses and agencies for donations. The resource package has some great lesson plans for this fun and interactive unit.My students really enjoyed this unit especially collecting the pennies and realizing the difference they can made in another child’s life.