Firstly, a Unit Plan what’s this? In education this is basically encompasses weekly lesson plans (what is taught on a day to day basis) into an overarching idea say of Mapping in the Maths curriculum. A unit plan can run for a few weeks or can be extended over many weeks when teaching a very detailed subject area.
At this stage my unit plan will be based on the Australian Curriculum Year 5 Maths subject area. During the learning process students will acquire map reading and interpreting skills then combined these skills into conducting a Search and Rescue mission. Students will be required to interact with others, use a variety of different maps, whilst using ICT in order to complete their mission.
- Students recall various information placed on a map
- Students can use directional language appropriately
- Students describe landmarks
- Students can find a location using a grid reference.
- Students can create a grid reference system to locate people lost in bush land
- Students can compare maps determine shortest distance that needs to be traveled
- Students can choose correct map for a specific purpose.
Maps are wonderful, amazing and exciting. “A map is a paradox in that physically it is mere marks on sheets of paper, yet visually it brings to mind a multidimensional ~world, containing objects and even emotions not perceived directly on the piece of paper”(Muehrcke & Muehrcke, 1974, p. 323).
Please click on Australian Curriculum which will provide in details of the requirements for Year 5 maths.
Middle Earth picture [Image] (2011). IGN Retrieved from http://lotrovault.ign.com/View.php?view=Maps.Detail&id=5
Muehrcke. P., & Muehrcke, J.O. (1974). The Geographical Review. LXIV(3) Retrieved from http://go.owu.edu/~jbkrygie/krygier_html/geog_222/geog_222_lo/maps_in_literature_muehrcke.pdf
Yalke picture [Image]. (n.d.).Smith, J. Central Art Aboriginal Art Store. Retrieved from http://www.aboriginalartstore.com.au/artists/june-smith/yalke-7/