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Journeys thematic unit Inquiry
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.

Connected Units: See Transport

Inspiration Mindmaps Early NZ Transport, Early NZ Clothing, Incredible Journeys, Journey Elements, Migration/Immigration Double Bubble.. see the visual resources section to the right.

Journeys Early Canterbury/ NZ Information Information overviewing journeys to NZ and settling of Early Canterbury of Early Canterbury (Early New Zealand history). See also our Journey online links. Social Studies focus. Resources downloads on the right of this page.

Journeys Online Activities Geological and Early Maori-Polynesians online cloze exercises

Journeys Online Bookmarks Series of hand-screened links from the Internet. Links covering and range of information, integrated unit plans and other sub-topics about "Journeys". When you visit the collection page type in "early-canterbury", "journeys" or a specific subset keyword i.e. "early-settlers" to get the best links. Star rating or *** or **** and rarely ***** are either the newer or better sites. Help on how to use our Delicious links, selection criteria and tagging system is here (1MB pdf)

Journeys Early NZ Unit Integrated unit for Early Canterbury study
See also: Google Doc ICT Unit Plans
See also: Third Resource here

Journeys Early Canterbury Banner  Check out our banners for this topic. Clicking on this link will take you to banners section. Click on science section and choose the flight banner from the display. Register free here to get your free download.

Journeys Science Early Canterbury Geology sheet

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)
Journeys Inquiry Unit
Journeys Early Maori, European Settlers to NZ
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    Pupil Activities

    Inquiry activites

    A range of resources I have used within our LMS to guide inquiries or activites within a range of topics.
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    Unit Activity Plans

    ICT infused Inquiry

    Unit plans with links to other resources. Includes Key Competencies and acitivity pathways and links to other resources.