Overview of the Unit This Unit is designed for Adults. The Unit in its original conception was designed for college level but it can be used in high school. In this stage students are able to classify data, see multiple perspectives, consider multiple aspects of a problem, solve problems and make judgments and suggest solutions. The Unit has been designed to include the classification of data, looking at a problem from a different perspective, considering multiple aspects of a problem, classify causes and impacts, suggest solutions and solve problems.
What are the key elements and decisions in my design process? The backward design- The desired results by having students understand big ideas and develop creative thinking to lead to problem solving, in this case the recommendations to reduce car accidents and save lives.- The process of creating charts and tables then collect data and make comparisons all in group work settings.- The assessments through out project exhibitions and self assessment.
The Big Idea Car Accidents Understanding that car accidents is a national crisis in KSA and we all must work together to reduce casualties and improve road’s safety.
The Established Goals Writing strategies:a. Write a story using glossary.b. Create a report for decision making purposes.c. Identify causes and impacts on the society. Speaking strategies:a. Report a news item on the subject.b. Gather information about class mates then report to instructor.c. Present ideas for problem solving to class.
The Established Goals Listening strategies:a. Extract information from audio clip and summarize mean ideas to share with class.b. Fill in chart with numbers extracted from the Audio clip.c. Match phrases and glossaries. Reading strategies:a. Identify meanings of the unknown vocabularies from context.b. Establish the connection between syntax form and lexicon meaning of vocabularies.c. Translate accurately a paragraph.
The Essential Questions What is our responsibility towards society and other drivers ? What are the ways we can reduce car accidents? How can changing drivers behavior leads to safer roads? How can accidents impact economy and life standards in societies?
The Enduring Understandings Car accidents are a financial burden and crisis in KSA . Humans are responsible for road’s safety and they are the main contributors of causing accidents. Every one in the society must work together to deal with the crisis.
The A, B, and C ComponentsThe Affective Domain:Many of the activities are group based and requires students to demonstrate teamwork and the ability to work with others with respect.The Behavioral Domain:Creating tables- students will be grouped again to create tables about car accidents, their main causes, loses, victims, numbers for at least four countries in the Middle East and two western countries and present to class.The Cognitive Domain:Recommendations – students are asked to make a list of recommendations for decision makers that requires student’s to evaluate current behaviors .
Six Facets of Understanding Explain – Students are asked to negotiate and explain their rationale for the key terms in the unit Interpret – Students are required to interpret the main causes of accidents and determine what contributes to them. Apply – Students are required to apply their knowledge of the key number by creating a comparison chart on two countries. Perspective – Students must take the role of a decision maker and suggest a recommendations to improve road’s safety. Empathy - Students must fill charts with numbers and create a comparison charts to give recommendations. Self knowledge -Students must take the role in