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World War II
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World War II: 1939 - 1945.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: History of World War II
  • Prior knowledge: Political, economical circumstances of previous period
  • Age range: 15-18
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Money: bartering, trading and you
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You will develop a basic understanding of the value of money: what it can buy, how it is used to fulfill your needs and wants and whether a trade is fair or unfair.

The learning element reinforces the connection between a known text (Jack and the Beanstalk) and real life situations; weaving its way gradually through the topics of bartering, the concepts of fair, unfair, needs and wants.

The unit culminates in a market day where the students organise and run market stalls. Students' are given a directive to purchase items (needs and wants items) with money they have earnt in the class over the course of the unit.

  • Discipline: English, Maths
  • Topic: Financial literacy, literacy, numeracy and values; ethical behaviour
  • Prior knowledge: None
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Switched on!
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Students will be learning about energy, in particular electricity. They will explore how electricity is transfered, harnessed and transformed, the impact it has on daily life, and its role in the future.

  • Discipline: Science and English
  • Topic: Electricity
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Learning Patterns
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Learning Patterns
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  • Discipline: Education
  • Topic: Learning Design
  • Prior knowledge: discipline expertise
  • Age range: Adult
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Understanding simple unit and group fractions
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This learning element aims to teach the concept of fractions as equal parts of an object with the specific aim of the student being able to transfer that conceptual understanding to fractions as equal parts of groups.

 

  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Topic: This learning element focuses on number and particularly fractions. It builds strong conceptual understanding of simple fractions as equal parts of a whole to support conceptualising fractions also as equal parts of a group.
  • Prior knowledge: Students will already know about making halves and perhaps quarters of every day objects; for example how to cut an apple in half or a cake into quarters.
  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Academic controversy and persuasive writing
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Through exploring animal rights using structured academic controversies students develop the ability to consider and analyse divergent views and opinions and to express them in persuasive texts.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Sustainable Environment
  • Prior knowledge: Pathos, logos, ethos
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Sustainability - Academic controversy and persuasive writing
Sustainability - Academic controversy and persuasive writing
Description:

Through exploring animal rights using structured academic controversies students develop the ability to consider and analyse divergent views and opinions and to express them in persuasive texts.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Animal testing and other controversies in society
  • Prior knowledge: Pathos, logos, ethos
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Cells to Systems
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Students investigate how the body has specialized cells which build tissue which make organs which run systems.  These systems work together to create an organism.  Students also examine the similarities and differences between systems in different organisms.

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: Body Systems
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Representing, interpreting and analysing statistical data/Sabotaging Statistics
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This learning element has been designed to engage adolescents in a variety of activities that will enhance their knowledge of statistics and the effects they have on society.

Students will be engaged in activities through a variety of learning modes including use of ICT, interpreting a variety of data, analysing statistics using mathematical language, representing data in a variety of ways, and questioning and making summaries of statistical data.

  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Topic: Statistics
  • Prior knowledge: No prior knowledge required
  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Schooling around the World
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By looking at education across the world students compare and contrast their own schooling with other cultures. They explore different viewpoints and how to express them in persuasive texts.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Persuasive Writing, reading strategies, and literacy
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  • Age range: 7-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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