CELEBRATIONS 2- ADV (inquiry e-unit)



Considers opposites such as joy vs grief; personal vs shared; celebrate vs commiserate; positive vs negative.

A couple of samples of the Big Ideas: Every culture has specific events that they celebrate; Celebrations involve rituals or traditions; and All celebrations have an opposite – i.e. there is a ‘down side’ to the situation to someone or something else.The Essential Questions ask “deep thinking” and provocative questions such as, “Why are some celebrations world-wide?”; “Does the media play a role in ‘Celebrations’? If so, How?”

Using the highly-praised “Inquiry Learning with Concepts” model, this unit offers you a wealth of meaningful activities to lift your students’ learning and to build on students’ interests and individual understandings. As H Lynne Erickson says (2007), “Using topics and facts as a support rather than as a final destination, will truly lift academic and teaching standards.”

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