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The Degradation of the Natural Environment and Related Biodiversity
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  • Discipline: English, Social Science
  • Topic: 21st Century: Society and the environment
  • Prior knowledge: Understanding of text construction and meaning with sound knowledge of society and the environment.
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Cell! Cell! Cell!
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The purpose of this LBD is to introduce students to the concept of cells and that each type of cell serves a specific purpose.  Students will examine the structure and function of cells and understand how they reproduce through mitosis.  Students will understand that the cell is the basic unit required for life and that some living things can consist of a single cell.  Furthermore students will touch on the basic understanding that what happens to you on a cellular level can effect your whole being.

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: Parts and function of cells
  • Prior knowledge: None
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Food Glorious Food
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This course focuses on the basic components of food, the nutritional value of foods and how students can
select a balanced diet appropriate to their needs. Students will develop their food preparation skills using a
wide variety of equipment and gain a greater understanding of the food groups and nutrients, their importance
in a balanced diet and experiment with food preparation techniques using these foods. The problems associated
with poor food choices and how life cycle, health and lifestyle changes can create special food needs will also
be examined.

  • Discipline: Hospitality, cooking
  • Topic: Food and Nutrition
  • Prior knowledge: Basic structure of a recipe and kitchen safety.
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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What Influences Identity?
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  • Discipline: English/ SOSE
  • Topic: Factors that influence our identity, Identifying individual traits taht influence our ebhaviour and work habits
  • Prior knowledge: PEC paragraphs, Concept maps
  • Age range: 8-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Professional Plan - Healthy Lifestyles
Professional Plan - Healthy Lifestyles
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Healthy Lifestyles

This unit is designed to encourage students to live healthy lifestyles, create awareness of this current social issue and develop their skills with multimodal literacies.

Please refer to Technology Note:

www.cglearner.com/shared/files/0000/2374/Appendix_Eight.pdf

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Argumentative Texts
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  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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A Changing Matter
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This learning element focuses on exploring the concept of change in relation to natural and processed materials. In everyday life change is constantly occurring. Experiments are used to predict and investigate what causes change and how and why change occurs e.g. chocolate melts in the sun, water evaporates from puddles, pasta becomes soft in boiling water. 

Keeping a class science journal is an integral part of this learning element and assists in connecting science with literacy.

  • Discipline: Science, Technology and English
  • Topic: Investigating different forms of matter. Record and report in a scientific manner.
  • Prior knowledge: Students have had many learning experiences working in groups to investigate and solve problems. They are familiar with simple procedural text forms.
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Poetry VoiceThread
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Students will read and experience different types of poetry and then write and type poems themselves.  They will choose a poem to publish and then type the poem and create an accompanying picture, manipulate these on PowerPoint or a similar tool, and then publish their poetry on VoiceThread for an audience.

  • Discipline: Language Arts/Writing Workshop/Technology
  • Topic: Poetry and VoiceThread
  • Prior knowledge: The students will have done some prior poetry work and have some beginning typing skills.
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Weaving a narrative into an information text in Wolves by Emily Gravett
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This learning element focuses on a multimodal text which combines a narrative text and an information text. Students read and respond to the text, drawing out similarities and differences, and analyse the visual and linguistic grammar of the text. Students then create their own multimodal texts.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: A literacy study for 9-12 year olds
  • Prior knowledge: Other stories, including traditional fairy tales; how to reference a text using the Harvard style.
  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Learning by Design Training
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This element introduces teachers to the theory and practice of the Learning by Design lesson planner.  With Learning by Design, teachers use new social media to create dynamic learning experiences for students (in the form of Learning Elements) while also professionally documenting their work in curriculum and instruction and making it sharable with other teachers and students. Sharing work with the greater teaching community is encouraged, but always optional.

  • Discipline: Education
  • Topic: Educational Technologies
  • Prior knowledge: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Age range: Adult
  • Publisher: Common Ground Learning by Design Training
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Evaluating Persuasive Techniques in Advertising
Evaluating Persuasive Techniques in Advertising
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The goal of this multimodal project is to investigate persuasive techniques and audience in commercial and print advertisements.  The students will apply their knowledge of persuasive techniques and audience to conduct a brand analysis, where they view and critically analyze several different advertisements for the same product, looking for trends in strategy and audience, and commenting on the effectiveness of the given ads.

After projects are completed, students will use their knowledge of the Readers Apprenticeship Readers' Response prompts to view and comment on their peers' projects, offering praise, questions, and tips for improvement.  Projects are posted online and commenting occurs through the commenting capabilities of Edmodo.

  • Discipline: Language Arts, Multimedia
  • Topic: Persuasive Communication Strategies, Collaborative Discussion, Group Work, Multimedia Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Students have studies some persuasive techniques in the past, and have also written persuasive essay. s
  • Age range: 11-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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