049 - Cooperative Interactions
Paul Andersen emphasizes the importance of cooperation in living systems. He starts with a brief description of game theory and why countries at peace do better over the long term. He then explains how microscopic cells cooperate in the rumen of a cow, how organelles cooperate in a cell, and how organs cooperate in the digestive system.
This lesson focuses on students teaching others, via creating lessons to share with the class. We used i-pads with 'show me' app, ; teachers can modify and use computers, SmartBoards etc.
This lesson has 3 levels of differentiation, one for early primary students, one for upper elementary and one for middle school. SL 7. 2 - 8.SL.2 , 7. SL. 3 - 8.SL.3 , 7. SL.4 – 8.SL. 4 , SL.7.5 , SL.8.5 , RI 7.1 , RL.11- RL. 7 , RL.8.11 , 7W.7.2 , 7.W2 , 8.W2 , 7.W.3 8.W. 3 , 7.W.4 -8.W.4 , 7.W.5 -8.W.5 , 7.W.6 -8.W.6
Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it.
I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.
This lesson involves pupils working in groups to produce an election campaign for one of the claimants to the throne in 1066. (Before the Battle of Hastings lesson) The PowerPoint goes through the claimants to the throne in 1066 which allows students to work in groups for the election campaign task.
The CV worksheet provides students with extra information to support with the group task. The election task work sheet gives clear instructions alongside extension tasks to enable students to complete high quality group work.