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
computer, laptops or ipads. 3. Whiteboard.
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.
-Pair group -Individual Small group
-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?