FREEDOM 1: Intro, (inquiry unit) ebk
Addresses concepts like freedom versus oppression, individual versus collective; and offers Big Ideas such as “Freedom is a fairly new idea in the world”, and “Freedom can be accidentally lost through badly-thought-out or badly-written laws”.
Examples of the Essential Questions provided to stimulate your students’ thinking: “Do all societies have the same concept of freedom?”, and, “Why are freedoms not universally recognised?”
All the hard work done for you – provides you with the planning framework, a recommended video link or book as an introductory hook, a set of photocopiable cards to promote sharing of Prior Knowledge…assessments.. even a list of suggested resources!
Using the highly-praised “Inquiry Learning with Concepts” model, this unit 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.”