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Canonic Conundrums
Canonic Conundrums
Description:

Canonic Conundrums is a learning unit designed for a non-auditioned high school, curricular choral ensemble/course containing students grades 10-12 representing diverse musical experience levels.

  • Discipline: High School Choral Music
  • Topic: Learning Unit: Canon
  • Prior knowledge: Basic Choral Music and Vocal Technique
  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Predicting Fiction
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Gradual release of the predicting process is used with fictional texts. For the purposes of this learning element, activities were designed for the implementation of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie at the beginning of a school year.

  • Discipline: Language Arts
  • Topic: Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Prior knowledge: This is the first of six comprehension strategies.
  • Age range: 12-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Shape of Things
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Students explore properties of shapes inclucing angles, right angles, parrallel lines, equal, classifying shapes and exploring similarities and differences between shapes.

  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Topic: Properties of Shapes
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  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites
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  • Discipline: HSIE
  • Topic:
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  • Age range: 12 - 14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Analysing a Children's Television Phenomenon: Using Hi5 as a Teaching Resource
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This Learning Element offers ideas for the exploration and critical analysis of a popular packaged children's phenomenon. It suggests a pathway for the deconstruction of a children's television program, the surveying of other's attitudes, allows for assessment of associated mechanising and introduces students to a website related to the group. It gives opportunities for students to transfer knowledge gained to the creation of their own programs as well as to an analysis of other packaged children's phenomena.

  • Discipline: Literacy, SOSE
  • Topic: Media - Children's Television Programming
  • Prior knowledge: None
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Values of social justice and inclusion
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This learning element looks at discrimination in society. It links school yard bullying to discrimination in society.

  • Discipline: English/SOSE
  • Topic: English
  • Prior knowledge: PEC Paragraphs
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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A REAL education for a REAL future
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The Lanyon High School community works together for a REAL education for a REAL future.

  • Discipline: Cross curricular
  • Topic: Understanding the school vision
  • Prior knowledge: None
  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Puberty Blues
Puberty Blues
Description:

The unit "Puberty Blues" develops an understanding of the physical, social and emotional changes that take place during puberty and beyond.  Puberty, for many, is a time of transition of how one views oneself (identity) and the roles and responsibilities expected of them.  Students explore the changes of responsibility within their own family group and within other cultural groups.  Students are exposed to gender stereotypes and reflect on their worth.  the unit focus is from the self and relationships strand.

  • Discipline: Health
  • Topic: Puberty
  • Prior knowledge: Similarities and difference between others, physcial changes since birth, major body parts and functions
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Multi-Cultural Choral Connections
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In this learning unit, entitled “Multi-Cultural Choral Connections”, advanced choral students will be connecting to five different countries and cultures through studying unique, contemporary choral compositions. Though just five perspectives, with these songs we will discover and intimately experience musical traditions and styles from cultures throughout the world. We will experience and notice similarities as well as the differences and come to have empathy and appropriate respect for society's cultural blend.

  • Discipline: Advanced High School Choral Ensemble
  • Topic: Multi-Cultural Choral Music
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  • Age range: 15-18
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Nothing Ever Happens
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A sixth grade language arts unit on narrative writing, based on the book, Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter.

  • Discipline: Language Arts
  • Topic: Narrative Writing
  • Prior knowledge: Elaboration, Sensory descriptions, Transitions for Narratives
  • Age range: 11-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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