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4. Lesson Plans 1-5 and 36-40

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4. Lesson Plans 1-5 and 36-40
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Cliona Molins
430 430 813 EDMT 5657 Semester 2 2013
Lesson Plan 1
Class: Year 12 Standard English Time:
 50 minute period
Unit: Area of Study: Discovery Stage 6 Lesson Outcomes: 12 Aim:
This lesson will activate student‘s prior knowledge about
Discovery and will engage students in the unit.
1. Projector/computer for youtube video.- 2. The school
or student‘s
computer, laptops or ipads. 3. Whiteboard.
Learning Experiences:
Watch the Trailer for the IMAX film ―Everest‖
Individually reflect on a time in your life when you experienced a sense of discovery. What was it you remembered about the experience? Write for 10 minutes about the experience.
 3. In pairs, share your experience of Discovery. 4. The listener takes notes on what are the qualities of the
 in the discovery story. 5. Class sharing: Discuss some of the stories written and what the partners learned from their reading. 6. Class discussion using whiteboard: Who is an inspiring discoverer or explorer? What are (or were) they searching for? What qualities do these individuals have? 7. In different groups of 4, find information about 4 inspiring discoverers. Find an interesting quote, photo article or short video about this person. Next class sit in the same groups and bring this information to class. 8.
Note about the Portfolio:
This term you will be compiling an Area of Study portfolio which will contain all the creative writing and tasks from this Unit of Work. You must bring this folder to every class and continue to add all tasks to it during this unit. At the end of term I will review the portfolio and provide feedback. Most importantly the portfolio will provide resources for you to review before going into your HSC Paper 1 Exam.
Learning Configurations:
-Pair group -Individual Small group
Learning Modes:
-Speaking -Visually representing -Viewing -Writing
Links to Assessment:
In their final assessment task, students will refer to this earlier writing task to compare how their understanding of the concept of discovery has developed over the unit.
Students reflect upon their current understanding of Discovery
Links to next lesson:
Students will discuss some of the inspiring Discovery personalities in the next class
Were the students engaged? What do they already know about the concept of Discovery?
Cliona Molins
430 430 813 EDMT 5657 Semester 2 2013
Lesson Plan 2
Class: Year 12 Standard English Time:
 50 minute period
Unit: Area of Study: Discovery Stage 6 Lesson Outcomes: Aim:
lesson will expand the students‘
 concept of Discovery and break the groups down into 5 frame groups.
―All of us have a Shackleton within us‖ Tim J
 Resources: -
Smart board or projector to show films
- Whiteboard - Butchers paper for mind map - Coloured markers for mind maps - Student will be assigned to 5 groups which are balanced for abilities, gender and extroversion
Learning Experiences: 1.
Listen to radio interview with Tim Jarvis http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/tim-jarvis-interview-part-2/4513896 also film clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6xlrpFbQ4s (this will be played again after
Life of Pi 
Individually: Write keywords that can be used to describe the exploits of Tim Jarvis and Ernest Shackleton.
Pair/share keywords
Search on http://graphwords.com/word#courage and draw a word map
Search on http://graphwords.com/word#discovery and draw a word map
Class discussion using whiteboard (continuing from last class): Qualities of other inspiring explorers/discoverers What is the m
eaning of: ―All of us have a Shackleton within us‖
? Other aspects of Discovery
Butcher paper: distilling brainstorm into 5 frames
Group breakdowns: Each student is assigned to one of the 5 frames. Over the next few classes, time will be given for each group to explore their frame as a group and draw a mind map: eg Encounter (http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/08/02/leadership-lessons-from-ernest-shackleton/) Curiosity/Wonder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jENsTGWzC3g) Personal Discovery Transformational Discovery Challenged Discovery
Questions for group work to stimulate brainstorm include: What differentiates your frame? Draw a mind map to represent your frame of Discovery? What motivates someone to discover? (Think socially, culturally, globally, personally, symbolically, and imaginatively). What are the possible impacts of Discovery? What books/movies have you read with a theme of discovery? What about pictures, songs, music video, ads, articles?
For the rest of the Unit, please stay in
your ―frame
Next class come
seated in your ‗fram
e-groups ready to explore your frame.
Cliona Molins
430 430 813 EDMT 5657 Semester 2 2013
12. Learning Configurations: -
Whole class -Individual
 Pair/share - Frame-group
Learning Modes:
-Listening -Speaking -Visually representing -Viewing
Links to Assessment:
Group mind maps will help student to develop their own Visual poster for the assessment in week 7.
Find related texts for your frame-group
Links to next lesson:
Continue introducing the concept of Discovery.
are students thinking about their related text possibilities? Invite them to talk to teach in private about related texts.

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