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UNIT PLAN

Unit/Lesson
Title
Centering / Clay
Teacher
Nahulu Kirsch
Grade
Level/Content
Area
8th Grade
Duration/Dates
of Instruction
8 weeks





KUMU KUKUI
Concept Tree

MANAO NUI
Concept/Big
Idea
Problem Solving
MANAO
HOOK
Intent
Recognize and identify systems and structures which develop personal learning and define
relationships with learning
KUMUHANA
HAAWINA
Content &
Skills

Working Exit
Outcomes

x Ke Ao Lani, Ke Ao Honua Ke Ao Hooulu Ke Ao Pilina
Ke Ao Imi
Naauao



K i ke ao Be of the world. To be like
the world in which one lives.
Live in interdependence with all that
surrounds me physically, spiritually,
emotionally, and intellectually.

Hilinai i Ke Akua
Trust in God.
Live a life reflective
of Christian values.


E hoki i ka hoina wale - One should
never go home without some knowledge
lest his teacher be criticized.
Embrace the collective experience in
Hawaii and the Pacific as a foundation
for relating to the diversity of the world

Ike n i ka l o ka
ike; mana n i ka
l o ka mana
Know in the day of
knowing; mana in
the day of mana.
Adapt successfully
to various klana.


Ka ike a ka makua he hei na keiki
The knowledge of the parent is
[unconsciously] absorbed by the child.
Nurture and value my identity as a source
of understanding, purpose, meaning, and
connection to others.

Nn i ke kumu
Look to the source.
Utilize various
sources, i.e.,
kpuna, kumu, loea,
moolelo, wahi
pana, moomeheu to
foster inquiry and
seek knowledge.


Mhala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua
Unfolded by the water are the faces of the
flower.
Promote and utilize Hawaiian
perspectives and practices to enhance
my well-being and the well-being of my
ohana, kaiaulu, lhui, and world.

Ua lehulehu a
manomano ka
ikena a ka Hawaii
Great and
numerous is the
knowledge of the
Hawaiians. We
create, share and
apply knowledge in
purposeful and
relevant ways.
Engage in critical
thinking to apply
traditional
knowledge to my
contemporary
context.


He Hawaii au mau a mau I am a
Hawaiian now and forever.
Embrace my identity as a Hawaiian

Lawe i ka maalea
a konoono
Take wisdom and
make it deep.
Transform my
knowledge through
the blending of
imagination,
intuition, and
intellect.

x
E lawe i ke ao a mlama, a e oi mau
ka naauao He who takes his
teachings and applies them increases
his knowledge.
Grow by identifying strengths and needs
and pursuing appropriate actions.

He aupuni
palapala kou; o
ke kanaka pono
o ia kou kanaka
Mine is the
kingdom of
education; the
righteous man is
my man.
Seek and apply
knowledge
ethically.


N Alaike (NHMO)
Ike Pilina

Ike Pikou
Ike lelo x Ike Naauao
Ike Mauli Lhui Ike Hook
Ike Ola Pono Ike Honua
Ike Kuanaike


Content Skills
Material understanding Material understanding
Art as exploration Body positioning
Personal art as voice Reflection

STANDARDS

NS1 PS a : Students select media, techniques, and processes:analyze wht
makes them effective or not in communicating ideas and reflect uon the
effectiveness of their choices.
Reading 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including
determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze
how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
NS2 PS b: Students employ organizational structures and analyze what
makes them effective or not effective in the communicatio of ideas



NNAU
KOIKOI
Essential
Question
How do you use the wheel as a tool to create a functional piece?



LAU KUKUI
Cycle of Learning


1 HOOLOHE

Activities / Instructional Strategies/
Resources / Tools & Assessment

Learning Targets
I can..
Resources/Tools Assessment
Identify theme
Interpret
Look for meaning

Image of the Aegean
Octopus Vase: Pose this
question:
In your opinion, why do you think artist
began to decorate utilitarian objects?
What does the design of the Octopus
Vase tell you about Aegean culture?
Students in small groups
discuss ideas and symbols
they gleaned from the art
work.

Students will illustrate their
understanding in the art work
by journaling with a material
of their choice.
Small group discussions about the
theme, symbols and images.

1.5 HOOLAUNA
Activities / Instructional Strategies/
Resources / Tools & Assessment

Learning Targets
I can..
Resources/Tools Assessment
Design a pot in 2D and create it in 3D Listening skills and communication
introduction to the proper use of google
docs, sharing, edmodo, & Photo booth
Small group illustration and journaling
sharing about the expressing images
and meanings they found in Octopus
Vase
*Possible to set up a skype or google
hang out with another class or museum
as a spring board to the actual lesson



LAU KUKUI
Cycle of Learning

2 HOOPILI

Activities / Instructional Strategies/
Resources / Tools & Assessment

Learning Targets
I can..
Resources/Tools Assessment
Communicate my understandings about
process with a piece of artwork in a video
Demonstrate and model various
stages of clay and the material.
informal observation and sketching

Center a piece of clay on the wheel in 2
minutes
Demonstrate centering techniques

bothe informal observation and
informal observations
Explain the problems and success I have
centering on the wheel
Take students through steps of how to
use the Computer and the programs
that will be used for the lessons.
Completed presentation uploaded to
google and shared







LAU KUKUI
Cycle of Learning

3 HOOHANA

Activities / Instructional Strategies/
Resources / Tools & Assessment

Learning Targets
I can..
Resources/Tools Assessment
Create a clay piece based off a personal
learning contract
clay and clay making materials Completed piece based off a learning
contract

Hold active discussions about the
process I experienced in the development
of a learning contract.
Computer
Worksheets
sketchbook

Completed google or edmodo
postings on findings.
Present personal findings based on
exploration of art and collaborate to
present these findings to the class or
formal audience.
Power point or key note

Completed formal presentation on
communcation findings about the art.
Demonstrate my conceptual
understandings Clay..

Clay
Learning contract
Completed learning contract with
adjustments and modifications.
Show my understanding and
development in a video
imovie
Photo booth
2 minute video uploaded to google
with voice narration
Hold active discussions about a work of
art
Computer

Completed google or edmodo
postings on findings.

RUBRICS




LAU KUKUI
Cycle of Learning

4 HOOPUKA

Activities / Instructional Strategies/
Resources / Tools & Assessment

Learning Targets
I can..
Resources/Tools Assessment
Center a piece of clay on the wheel Google Docs, Edmodo Teaching someone to center

Present or teach others about clay. skype or google hangouts

documantation of collaboration