Strategic Instruction: Humanities 9
I had the opportunity to collaborate with Linda Watson, a Humanities 9 teacher, and together we planned the unit: Arrival to Canada: First Contact.
The Essential Questions for the class were:
- Who were the major players of early settlement in Canada
- Where did they come from and where did they go? and
- What were the consequences of their arrival?
For Lisa and Jack, the 2 student who were modified in the class, their goals were to answer the first 2 questions. As a part of a text set, I wrote a book for these 2 students with the information they need to answer the questions.
To incorporate literacy, as an extension activity, the class also had to prepare a mind map of the information. A scaffold was made for students, as well as a template built into the book for Jack and Lisa.
Goal Area(s): social studies- terms and vocabulary, Literacy- main idea and details/mind mapping
Literacy Level(s): Emergent (red print), Transitional (Black print)
Text: Arrival to Canada