Michael Ward (Walter Reed) ECI-595 Elementary Methods December 7, 2002. Our Journey Through Italy (A Thematic Unit). GOALS. Students: Engage in high levels of thinking and meaningful learning. Increase their motivation to learn through individual and cooperative efforts.
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ECI-595 Elementary Methods
December 7, 2002
Our Journey Through Italy
(A Thematic Unit)
Language Arts –
Language Arts –
Students will familiarize themselves with the map of Italy and be able to locate Italy’s major cities & places.
Using the internet, books, and magazines from the library, students will prepare travel brochures for their assigned cities/places.
Students will be able to read and write Roman Numerals, be able to convert them into Arabic numerals, and use them to solve problems.
Students will start and maintain a daily journal.
Students will be able to find the distances (in kilometers) between locations on a map of Italy and convert these distances into miles.
Students will learn how and why volcanoes form, where they occur, and their effects.
Students will familiarize themselves with Leonardo da Vinci & the Renaissance.
Students will recognize, know the meaning of, and spell correctly Italian words that have been adopted into the English language..
Students will recognize, know the meaning of, and spell correctly Italian words that have been adopted into the English language.. (cont.)
List of Some Italian Words Adopted Into the English Language:
-- pizza -- spaghetti -- ravioli -- linguini -- pasta -- tortellini -- solo
-- macaroni -- lasagna -- prosciutto -- salami -- gorgonzola -- cafe latte -- grotto
-- antipasto -- gondola -- zucchini -- graffiti -- fiasco -- cappuccino -- espresso
-- violin -- volcano -- design -- portico
Students will familiarize themselves with Venetian Baroque Composer Vivaldi and his Four Seasons.
Students will write a social letter, describing their trip, to their relatives.
Students will learn about how plate tectonics changes the surface of Earth and how mountains are formed.
Final Project: Students prepare a report on the trip, using information already gained and assimilated from brochures, journals, letters, other activities and classroom discussions. Report will be a minimum of 3 pages in length and will contain the following topics (as a minimum): 1. Title and description of the Thematic Unit; 2. The Itinerary; 3. A paragraph of what you observed/learned at each Italian city/place; 4. What you thought of the Thematic Unit (What did you like, and what didn’t you like?; and 5. An answer to “Do you think you would like to take an actual trip to Italy? Why or why not?”