Different Level Content
Through the composite nature of our activities and projects, students are taught to see each other for their strengths and not their weaknesses. There will be many challenges in this unit, however these challenge will only be formidable to those who try and attack them alone. Teamwork and collaboration will be the key to eradicating this "Virus".
In Mr. T's class, students will be exploring the components of the virus. With the use of graphic organizers students will be able to achieve an in depth understanding of why these guys can be so dangerous and the ways modern medicine can help stop them.
Multiple Intelligence Activity
The early unit activities "Meet the Virus" "Viral Video" and " ITU Powtoon" really call upon The creative side of learning, students who are visual, musical, or kinesthetic are able to represent their vision. As the unit continues we call upon Number sense and word sense to compile organize and relay our research project and plan our vaccine drive. We will heavily rely on logical reasoning when we work on how to rationalize our data and fuel intelligent discussion to present to the class and school board. The versatility of the ITU encourages each student to develop in all areas of the multiple intelligence spectrum.
In the Meet the virus activity as well as their final research project students have choice in how they present their ultimate thesis. With this freedom of choice and expression students can flourish and truly find their own way in learning. The project allows for the discovery of some really unique perspectives.
Our rubrics will be adjusted toward the classroom as each class is unique. However, out research project is the culminating result of the students hard work. We will be looking at 2-3 Content Areas (Mathematics, Science, and 3rd field if integrated ) Additionally we will looking at the creativity and innovation aspects as well as how well students conduct and use research to strengthen there project foundation.