Developing a unit plan provides structure and outlines the standards, objectives, lessons, materials, and assessments. It is especially helpful when planning cross-curricular units. Creating effective unit plans requires consideration of standards alignment, assessment strategies, instructional methods, and student needs. Thoughtful planning of resources, materials, and technology is important to supplement the learning and promote engagement, as well as helping students to make real-world connections.
Choose a grade level and at least one science and one health state or national standard from that grade to develop a unit plan for an inclusive classroom. Using the “3 Day Unit Plan Template” located in the Student Success Center, create a cross-curricular 3-day unit that conveys the nature of science for the practice of skills that contribute to good health. The unit plan should use multiple representations and explanations that capture key ideas in the discipline, guide student through learning progressions, and promote each student’s achievement of content standards. Include ample resources, materials, and supplementary technology to support accessibility, learning, and engagement for all students. Prepare opportunities throughout the unit that gather performance data and appropriately guide students in their own thinking and learning.
Below the unit plan, write a 250-500 word rationale justifying how the unit provides opportunities to examine performance data throughout the unit in the inclusive classroom.
Include the following:
- How do activities guide and engage students in their own thinking and learning?
- How do activities inform instructional planning based on learning gaps and patterns in the inclusive classroom?
- How will the teaching strategies and technologies used encourage students’ development of critical thinking and problem solving skills?
Support your assignment with a minimum of two scholarly resources.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines