Working along the Essential Question “How do you get along with others?”, the theme for this unit is achieving peace on earth. Through different activities, students will learn to value it and find ways on how to achieve it in practical means. Specifically, they will have an audio-visual activity on the song “Let There be Peace” and answer comprehension questions on it. They will send e-mails to their e-pals and to their teacher regarding their sincerity on achieving world peace. They will also read articles to know more on how people across the world work together. A comprehension check will follow. Then, students will be grouped to search the Internet for ways on how nations around the world exert effort to work along with each other and work hand in hand for peace. The result of their search will be presented in a newsletter. They will write a consolidated prayer for world peace and present it in a poster. Lastly, students will write a journal entry on what they learned from the activities.
Through these learning activities, students improve their oral and written communication skills, learn to locate and evaluate resources from the web, and use their previous experiences to strengthen understanding of world peace.
Things to do before unit implementation (DOC):
Things to do after unit implementation
Ongoing assessment will be done throughout the unit. The teacher will utilize oral recitation for the sharing of insights and students’ journals and e-mail write ups on achieving peace. Student’s technology-based outputs will be evaluated using the rubrics on newsletters (DOC) and prayers (in presentation format) (DOC).
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Ruchelle A. Baysan of Congressional National High School, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines, participated in the Intel® Teach Program Training for Master Trainers last May 2005. She developed this unit plan idea during the training and implemented it in her English class for fourth year students last school year 2005-2006 in the fourth quarter. After implementation and together with her pedagogical support provider and the national team from UP NISMED, the plan was enhanced for future implementation. This is the enhanced version of Ms. Baysan’s unit plan.