During three of the last four days of school, Grade 10 participated in an interdisciplinary unit, between language and literature, theatre and individuals and societies. The focus of this IDU was Civil and Human Rights, with students having free choice of the topic they wanted to explore.
As we have complicated timetabling, with some classes being split into trimesters, some into semesters, and some mixed grades...it means that it is sometimes complicated to do an IDU, which is why we often do them as a short off-time table event. This one was a little different, as they had been looking at civil and human rights in their different subjects throughout the year, in the lead up to this unit!
Factual – Who has and is being treated unfairly. How are people being treated unfairly? What speeches or essays have changed the world?
Conceptual – How and why can powerful communication change the world?
Debatable – Are actions stronger than words or is the pen mightier than the sword?
The plan for the three days was:
Inspired by Pecha Kuchas, which are presentations of 20 slides, at exactly 20 seconds each, we decided to use this model to have students be clear and concise, be purposeful when choosing the images and facts they would display, and....because we have 100 students in Grade 10!
Here is the task sheet:
Coming soon...posts about each day and some student work!