The purpose of this unit is to provide a safe method for creating community in a new classroom situation. While completing this beginning-of-the-school-year unit, students will: 1)Get to know each other; 2)Reach a clearer understanding of their own identity; 3)Become familiar with internet search engines; 4)Learn to use Hyperstudio presentation software; 5)Practice oral presentation skills; 5)Utilize research methods; 6)Practice the steps of the writing process; and much, much more!
Information Literacy Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively. Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently. Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
Because the ultimate goal of this unit does not concern mastering a central concept, the assessment strategies will vary according to the different tasks assigned. Lesson 1--> Assignments: Assessments: Lesson 2--> Assignments: Assessments: Lesson 3--> Assignments: Assessments:
1) Information Manager Students locate, comprehend, interpret, evaluate, maintain, and apply information, concepts, and ideas found in literature, the arts, symbols, recordings, video and other graphic displays, and computer files in order to perform tasks and/or for enjoyment. 2)Effective Communicator Students communicate in English and other languages using information, concepts, prose, symbols, reports, audio and video recordings, speeches, graphic displays and computer-based programs. 3) Culturally Sensitive Leader Students appreciate their own culture and the cultures of others, understand the concerns and perspectives of members of other ethnic and gender groups reject the stereotype of themselves and others and seek out and utilize the views of persons from diverse ethnic, social, and educational backgrounds.
The Importance of Being Me (Part 2)
The Importance of Being Me (Part 4)
The Importance of Being Me (Part 1)
The Importance of Being Me (Part 3)