The vision, the challenge of of a journey. Why do people want to be explorers, going on their O.E. (overseas experience)? We are all connected to a journey... birth, childhood, teenage, young adult, and through life to death- an incredible journey. Always look for the connections, the sense of wonder, and let them get thinking!
Each section has a range of starting ideas with them. These include online interactive activities, Mindmaps, printables, banner as well as a full range of internet links for further resources. They are designed to give the "Big Picture" from which pupils or teachers can investigate specifics. For a unit like this TIME is important. It can have so much curriculum coverage that you can spend many weeks on it! Pupils could research an area of interest to report back on. Take them through the learning/information process, and open them up to life-long learner skills and other essential skills in the unit through matching ideas to the curriculum areas. Each of these activities has a NZ-Canterbury context but you can easily change this to focus on your region.
Journeys Social Studies/ Sciences Put together Powerpoint presentations, digital camera pictures and Video with other display items from your unit.. voile.. a show! Look into two epic journeys and compare them for common factors and connections. Journeys and Amazing Animal Migrations.
Journeys Health & P.E Still Coming
Journeys Technology Create a technology challenge of a vehicle for a certain situation. i.e. mission to Mars, floating paper boat, balloon powered boat.
Journeys Maths Measurement: Practical graphing, measuring, weighing, volume will all be covered in such a unit. Statistical analysis of information. See database above.
Journeys Gallery Send us digital pictures of your experiences, with a short descriptive paragraph, and we will put them on line
Journeys Art Look at how an artist gets an eye to "flow" around a page from the central point, through use of colour, texture, shape, size and position. This will lead on to elements of graphic design/ art that can be used within reporting back in other areas of the unit.
Journeys English/Language Ideas & links Still coming. Read about some epic journeys
Journeys Music/Drama/Dance See integrated unit. Summarise aspects of knowledge learned in a drama/video re-enactment
Journeys Daily Activities Still Coming
Community Links any business involved in any of the areas above. Firms that have an exploring content to their job/business (oil companies, gold explorers etc)