Stage 1- Desired Results
Sharing the Planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Learners will be able to....
People worldwide encounter a variety of challenges, risks and opportunities involving resources.
Learners will understand that...
- Challenges, risk, and opportunities that people encounter worldwide to gain access to resources (perspective)
- How people respond to challenges, risk, and opportunities involving resources (reflection)
- Ways in which individuals work together to protect our world’s resources (responsibility)
Learners will keep considering...
- How can we conserve air, water, soil, energy, fuel, plants, and animals?
- What is conservation?
- Where are places life resources are in need?
- What resources are often exploited?
- How can we live more sustainably?
- What choices can I make to help reduce the consumption of resources?
- What kinds of things can we do to conserve resources?
- How do we prevent the depletion of resources?
- What are renewable and nonrenewable resources?
- What are ways to conserve resources?
- Natural vs. manmade resources
- Living vs. nonliving resources
- What is endangered animal?
- Harmful vs. Helpful behaviors
Learners will know…
- Assess the outcome of the inquiry by providing evidence of students’ understanding of the central idea. The reflections of all teachers involved in the planning and teaching of the inquiry should be included.
Learners will be skilled at...
- Learner Profile: Principled, Caring
- Through student actions, questions, and discussions during this unit is became clear that conservation of Earth’s resources is a topic they are passionate about. They demonstrated that they were principled in their eagerness to stop contributing to pollution and to start supporting sustainable resources. They showed caring when we learned about exploitation of resources, animals, and humans in the way with which we collect resources. Students are beginning to refuse throw-away plastic which is a good indicator of being both principled and caring.
- Attitudes: Respect, Independence
- Students have shown a great deal of respect for the environment and our Earth. They were respectful on our field trip to the reforestation project.
- Students at APISP are growing in independence but many still need a lot of support with comprehension of text and videos. The use of EdPuzzle and NewsELA helped support independent learning. Students at APISP did a much better job analyzing art than reading or comprehending videos.
- Students have worked on communicating through speaking, listening, art, and music. Though listening to one another could use a lot more work, the other forms of communication have improved.
- Related Concepts: Equality, Rights, Resources