Backward Design Unit Sample

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Backward Design Unit Sample

  1. 1. Teaching Unit Using the Backward Design Model Based on the Principles of Understanding by Design By Wiggins & McThighe Unit Subject: Social Studies
  2. 2. Table of Content Government Family LandformsOur Nation Natural Resources
  3. 3. 1. Unit Theme/Concept: Government Stage 1 – Desired Results What students should know, understand and be able to do General Understandings: Students will understand that: There are different types of government in Trinidad and Tobago That government plays an important role in the development of a country. The different branches of the government serve different purposes Students will know: The functions of the government That there is a state government and local government That there are three branches of state government and each has a specific function. There is an electoral process for choosing a government
  4. 4. 1. Unit Theme: Government Stage 1 – Desired Results What students should know, understand and be able to do Objectives: Using outlined resources, students will: 1. Describe the functions of a government 2. Demonstrate the operations of a government 3. Name and describe the types of government found in Trinidad and Tobago 4. Analyze the roles of the different branches of government Essential Questions: Why is a government important to a country; and how does a country function with a government in place.
  5. 5. Stage 2 Assessment Evidence Activities that will indicate that students have achieved the desired results Performance Tasks •Create an organizational chart of the government (Session 1) •Debate on “Government is and always will be a non- essential element in a country.” •Create a video on duties of head of one of the branches (Executive, Legislative, Judicial) •Create a brochure on the functions of a local government. Role play the state electoral process Other Evidences •Weekly Tests •Home Assignment: write a report on this week’s parliament session Channel 11 7:00
  6. 6. Stage 3: Learning Plan The learning experiences (methods/strategies/activities) and materials that will enable learners to achieve the desired results. Use the WHERETO principle Learning Activities: •Students will work in groups of threes or fives to research given topics. Expert Jigsaw Cooperative learning strategy will be utilized •A field trip will be planed for learners to observe the judicial and executive operations in context. •Discussion on learner’s participation and progress and revision via peer & teacher counseling •Rubrics will be provided for students to evaluate each other performance Several activities will be used to target the multiple intelligences and learning styles (tasks rotation technique), demonstrations, jingles
  7. 7. Stage 3: Learning Plan The learning experiences (methods/strategies/activities) and materials that will enable learners to achieve the desired results. Use the WHERETO principle Teaching & Learning Materials: Videos of parliamentary proceeding, newspaper, posters and charts, PowerPoint , Audio recordings, Social Studies text, chapter or pages….
  8. 8. 2. Unit Theme: Family Stage 1 – Desired Results What students should know, understand and be able to do General Understandings: Essential Questions: Objectives: Knowledge/ Content:
  9. 9. Stage 2 Assessment Evidence Activities that will indicate that students have achieved the desired results Performance Tasks Other Evidences
  10. 10. Stage 3: Learning Plan The learning experiences (methods/strategies) and materials that will enable learners to achieve the desired results. Use the WHERETO principle Teaching & Learning Materials: Methods/Strategies:
  11. 11. 3. Unit Theme: Stage 1 – Desired Results What students should know, understand and be able to do General Understandings: Essential Questions: Objectives: Knowledge/ Content:
  12. 12. Stage 2 Assessment Evidence Activities that will indicate that students have achieved the desired results Performance Tasks Other Evidences
  13. 13. Stage 3: Learning Plan The learning experiences (methods/strategies) and materials that will enable learners to achieve the desired results. Use the WHERETO principle Teaching & Learning Materials: Methods/Strategies:
  14. 14. 4. Unit Theme: Stage 1 – Desired Results What students should know, understand and be able to do General Understandings: Essential Questions: Objectives: Knowledge/ Content:
  15. 15. Stage 2 Assessment Evidence Activities that will indicate that students have achieved the desired results Performance Tasks Other Evidences
  16. 16. Stage 3: Learning Plan The learning experiences (methods/strategies) and materials that will enable learners to achieve the desired results. Use the WHERETO principle Teaching & Learning Materials: Methods/Strategies:
  17. 17. 5. Unit Theme: Stage 1 – Desired Results What students should know, understand and be able to do General Understandings: Essential Questions: Objectives: Knowledge/ Content:
  18. 18. Stage 2 Assessment Evidence Activities that will indicate that students have achieved the desired results Performance Tasks Other Evidences
  19. 19. Stage 3: Learning Plan The learning experiences (methods/strategies) and materials that will enable learners to achieve the desired results. Use the WHERETO principle Teaching & Learning Materials: Methods/Strategies:

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