|Hook Where Evaluate
||Classroom Discussion Model
||What if all the dogs in the world disappeared?
This lesson is intended to introduce thinking through all possibilities of
a situation. As students explore the possibilities, the teacher will activate
knowledge of how students currently identify a problem set. The activities of
this unit will form a basis of future lessons. This may be the time to introduce
the rubric for this assignment
Note: Inform students that they will be writing a paper on this subject
and need to take notes
|Equip Revise Evaluate
||Synectics Version One
||More Dog-gone Thinking This lesson will introduce students to techniques
for exploring possibilities. The Synectics model will be used to help the students
to develop a list of realms of further exploration of the disappearing dog question.
Note: Remind students to take notes for a paper they will be writing.
||WebQuest Inquiry Model
||Web is Gone to the Dogs This lesson will allow the students to further
develop ideas for their paper. They will be instructed in creative use of keywords to
find different information. The students will be encouraged to write down ideas, rather
||Review of Persuasive Writing This lesson will review the concepts of
persuasive writing and how they apply to this assignment. The students will explore
the ways they can develop their content to convince their audience that the scenario they
are proposing is possible. The rubric for grading
the students' paper will be passed out.
Note: The students' assignment for the next lesson will be an outline of their
Materials: This lesson will require a worksheet as a tool to help the students
develop and record their ideas.
||Think, Pair, Share
||Peer Evaluation |
The students will pair up to examine each student's outline to verify the following:
- The students is sticking to one cohesive possibility.
- The student has thoroughly explored the possibility.
- The outline is in a logical order
Note: The assignment for this lesson will be a one page paper on 'What if all the
dogs in the world disappeared."
||Concept Development Model
||The Clever Lie This lesson will introduce the concept of the clever lie. It will
activate the student's prior knowledge by asking how they have created a clever lie. The
homework assignment will be to document a clever lie in advertising, politics, or their own
life, including what information the audience might want to know that was omitted. This
assignment will be used in the next lesson.
||Questioning the Clever Lie - What is Missing? This lesson covers the math concept
of identifying all the cases that must be covered. Several clever lies submitted by the students
will be examined and the class will be asked, "What question could you ask that will
uncover the clever lie?" The teacher should supply a few examples so enough good
examples exist to complete the lesson.
||Concept Attainment Model
||Identifying Assumptions This lesson is intended to help the students begin
identifying assumptions of a written work. By the end, the students should be able
to identify one or more assumptions of a particular statement.
||Think Pair Share
||More Assumptions This lesson is intended to reinforce learnings from the
previous lesson. The students will be give a set of statements, both mathematical
and real-world, of which they are charged to identify the assumptions. The idea that
some assumptions are necessary is introduced.
||Suchman Inquiry Model
||Points of View This lesson will explore points of view included/discluded
from a written work. The students will learn to identify missing points of view. The
homework for this lesson will be to take a set of facts prepared by the teacher and
write a paper that supports a point of view pre-selected by the student.
||Intoduction to Mathematical Proofs This lesson will introduce the student to
mathematical proofs. The teacher will emphasize identifying assumptions and
representing all facts.
||My First Proof During this lesson, students will assist each other in
developing a simple proof.
||Evaluating Proofs During this lesson, students explore how to evaluate