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Creating Units. Aligning lessons together Chunking information. Oh, what to wear! . What goes with what?. Today we will…. Define the term “unit” Analyze example units Create unit plan lesson titles in a group Describe the typical components of a unit. What is a Unit?.

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creating units

Creating Units

Aligning lessons together

Chunking information

oh what to wear

Oh, what to wear!

What goes with what?

today we will
Today we will…
  • Define the term “unit”
  • Analyze example units
  • Create unit plan lesson titles in a group
  • Describe the typical components of a unit
what is a unit
What is a Unit?

Collection of lesson plans

  • Aimed at teaching one general concept or theme
  • A “Chunk” of information
  • How is it like dressing appropriately?
how should you think about a unit
How should you think about a Unit?
  • About a week’s worth of material
  • Where a test is needed on topics
    • Breaks in the material being taught
key points of a unit
Key points of a Unit
  • Unit title is written with an action verb
  • Lesson titles are written with action verbs
  • Lesson titles describe the lesson
some unit examples
Some Unit Examples
  • Define Equine Nutrition
  • Identify Breeds of Beef Cattle
  • Describe the Principles of Design
unit define equine nutrition
Unit: Define Equine Nutrition
  • Identifying the digestive system
  • Describe functions of the digestive system
  • Identifying nutrients and their value
  • Computing rations
identifying breeds of beef cattle
Identifying breeds of beef cattle
  • Describe the importance of beef cattle to agriculture
  • Discuss characteristics of beef cattle
  • Identify Bos Taurus breeds of beef cattle
  • Identify Bos Indicus breeds of beef cattle
describe the principles of design
Describe the principles of design
  • Describe what constitutes a “good” design
  • Developing a focal point
  • Using rhythm and line
  • Using symmetrical and asymmetrical balance
so we see how to chunk now what does it involve
So we see how to “chunk,” now what does it involve?
  • Lesson plans – what you will need each day
  • Handouts – to help explain content
  • Visual Aids – pictures, PowerPoint, computer, TV/DVD, etc..
  • Laboratory and Activity Sheets – student opportunity to learn
  • Everything needed to teach the lessons!!
group unit planning
Group Unit Planning

What lessons would you teach for each unit?

  • Group 1 – Describe the basic principles of food sanitation
  • Group 2 – Identify soils and their importance
  • Group 3 – Describe animal nutrition
  • Group 4 – Identify plant propagation techniques
  • Group 5– Marketing agricultural products
  • Group 6– Describe the importance and impact of wildlife on the environment
review of unit planning
Review of Unit Planning

What is a Unit?

  • Collection of lesson plans
    • Aimed at teaching one general concept or theme
    • A “Chunk” of information

What does a Unit plan consist of?

  • About a week’s worth of material
  • Where a test is needed on topics – unit test
  • Breaks in the material being taught
  • All materials needed to teach each lesson!!

Evaluated using the grading rubric

Make sure everything “fits” just like our clothing model!

today we
Today we…
  • Defined the term “unit”
  • Analyzed example units
  • Created unit plan lesson titles in a group
  • Described the typical components of a unit
  • You will use this information when you create a unit you will teach at your student teaching center—Due the last week of class this semester
on the horizon
On the Horizon…

Next Monday:

  • Lesson Plan is due (posted to your website) with the discussion paper

Wednesday:

  • Creating a unit exam

End of Semester:

  • Your unit is due (based on visit to your student teaching center)