Area of Study Discovery Duration 6-7 weeks (3 lessons per week) Outcomes Stage 6 3.
A student develops language relevant to the study of English. 4.
A student describes and analyses the ways language forms and features, and structures of texts shape meaning and influence responses. 6.
A student engages with the details of the text in order to respond critically and personally. 9.
A student assesses the appropriateness of a range of processes and technologies in the investigation and organisation of information and ideas. 12.
A student reflects on own processes of responding and composing. Outcomes/ ContentTeaching Strategies and ActivitiesResourcesAssessmentWeeks 1-2, Introduction to Discovery1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 6.1, 6.3,8.2, 12.1The Teacher will explain that the unit they about to complete is an introduction to the concept of Discovery and the way in which it is represented in and through texts (NSW BOS, HSC Prescriptions 2015-20, English Stage 6, p9). In the next unit students will focus on prescribed texts relating to Discovery. Students will then be shown the following two quotes What is there that confers the noblest delight What is that which swells a mans breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him Discovery To know that you are walking where none others have walked that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea. HYPERLINK http//www.famous-quotes.com/author.phpaid7357Mark Twain Because its there. George Mallory went on to explain, Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and no man has reached its summit. Its existence is a challenge. The answer is instinctive, a part, I suppose, of mans desire to conquer the universe. Students are to begin a new journal entitled Discovery. Individually, students are to address the quotes above considering the following Both quotes suggest that discovery is about being the first to accomplish something. Do you agree What do you understand by the term discovery Journal The journal will act as both a reference and self-reflection tool. Students are to bring journals with them every lesson. Students will reconsider their initial response to these questions on a weekly basis. At the end of the unit students will be able to reflect upon the way in which their understanding has evolved. (15 minutes are to be set aside each week to enable students to revisit their previous responses. During this reflection period the teacher will move around the class checking that student journals are up to date). Class Discussion of the concept of Discovery using the smartboard to create a mind map (the mind map will be created using appropriate ICT media i.e. Word-SmartArt). Students copy the mind map on to their laptops. The ideas created at this initial visit should all be the same colour. For homework students are to develop their mind map. Students must consult with friends/peers for their thoughts on Discovery. These should be added to the mind map in a second colour, consult with their family/relatives for their thoughts on Discovery. These should be added to the mind map in a third colour. Students are to post their mind maps on HYPERLINK http//www.edmodo.com www.edmodo.com for peer/teacher feedback/review. Smartboard http//www.famous-quotes.com/topic.phptid346 HYPERLINK http//www.thisdayinquotes.com/2010/03/george-mallory-coins-because-its-there.html http//www.thisdayinquotes.com/2010/03/george-mallory-coins-because-its-there.html Smartboard Students are given an opportunity to consider the notion of discovery individually and use their initial impressions to reflect and speculate on their own experiences of...
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