2.4.6 COLLABORATIVE CURRICULUM UNIT: Exploration/Colonization

Librarian’s Name Smith /Greenberg

Teacher’s Name
Class/Grade Studies/7_

Content Area/Unit Title Exploration/Colonization

Essential Question/Focusing Questions: What are the effects of colonization on culture?

At the end of the unit, students will demonstrate the relationship between the “Five Themes of Geography”, in particular number four, Movement, and the effects of the “Columbian Exchange” on culture.

Students will be able to explain that the exchange of goods and ideas between peoples as a result of colonization can have an impact on the various aspects of culture.

To demonstrate their new understandings and skills, students will produce a PowerPoint document on the exchange of various items between cultures, or an advertisement persuading the reader to purchase a given new product, or a time line of the introduction of new ideas or products adapted by one region from another region.

  1. of Lessons in Unit Lesson Time/Periods _2

Lesson Dates * NB* This is one lesson within a larger unit.__

Planning the Lessons:

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Inquiry Process
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Learning / Teaching Activities
CT = Classroom Teacher
L = Librarian
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Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Literacy, and Technology Skills
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Scaffolding
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Resources
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CONNECT
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CT=
Will review with students prior knowledge of “Five Themes of Geography” with a focus on #4- Movement.

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Will Read an excerpt from picture book It’s disgusting and I ate it.
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Solheim, James
It’s Disgusting and I Ate It.







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WONDER
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CT=Will encourage students to verbalize their ideas of what some aspects of culture are and focusing on trade, consider what items were included in the “Columbian Exchange”.
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Using a graphic organizer to organize and categorize information and ideas.
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Using smart board or projector and Inspiration software.
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Inquiry Process
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Learning / Teaching Activities
CT = Classroom Teacher
L = Librarian
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Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Literacy, and Technology Skills
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Scaffolding
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Resources
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INVESTIGATE
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L= Assists and guides students in the use of a variety of resources to obtain information about items traded deleted between the Americas and Europe as a result of exploration and colonization.
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Global Studies/Geography
A 1-2
B 3
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Atlases
Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
Library resources from Dewey 641
Web based resources.
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CONSTRUCT
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CT & L
Guide students in preparing brief report of items of foods associated with “The Columbian Exchange”
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ELA 1
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EXPRESS
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Students will present 2 recipes, one from the Americas, one from Europe, using ingredients indigenous to the other region.
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ELA 1, 4
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Personal interview.
Materials from Dewey #s 394, 641’s, 900’s
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REFLECT
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Students will be asked to offer their ideas regarding the notion of human interaction through colonization, or more currently, means such as trade or immigration-emigration, effecting culture. They will be asked to think to some instances in the modern era.
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RESOURCES FOR TEACHER AND LIBRARIAN
New York State Standards
Geog./Soc. Stud. Text
Atlases
Encyclopedias
History Books
Dictionaries
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