Teacher Plan for 'Through Their Eyes'

The students were physically grouped to facilitate collaborative learning.

WEEK 1
  • Introduction of unit
  • Discussions of logistics and expectations
WEEK 2
  • Reading, research and note taking
WEEK 3
  • Away at camp
WEEK 4
  • Reading, research and note taking
  • Organising information
  • Art: traditional Aboriginal art
WEEK 5
  • Teacher to meet with each group to discuss and review
  • Begin draft of oral presentation
  • Review expository writing genre and structure
WEEK 6
  • Writing and rehearsal of oral presentation
  • Art: Pacific Islander art (comparing indigenous art from another country/region)
WEEK 7
  • Oral presentations to rest of class
  • Students to complete self-evaluation of group work
WEEK 8
  • Regroup students: new group to have one member from each of the former groups
  • Outline the new task: ie answer the main question. Students to discuss and share information and ideas in new groups
  • Whole-class discussion about the main question, clarification of any contentious points or issues
  • Students to complete writing task
  • Students begin artwork based on Sally Morgan's work
WEEK 9
  • Complete artwork; display
  • Evaluation and marking of students' work
WEEK 10
  • Students complete evaluation of unit for portfolios
  • Complete teacher evaluation and write-up of unit

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