Unit Plan for Social Studies 10
Co-teaching with Ms. Oba-Underwood
approximately 11 classes
First Peoples Principles of Learning:
Looks Like Daylight, by Deborah Ellis.
The initial resource for this unit is the book, Looks Like Daylight.
Author and activist, Deborah Ellis, interviews numerous youth of Indigenous heritage from across North America. This collection of interviews gives us insight into the daily live of Indigenous youth; what they think, how they spend their time, and how being Native as affecteed who they are and how they see the world.
Part 1: Introduction
View Slide presentations.
Notes and discussions are HERE.
Part 2: Personal Learning
Choose a theme or topic you would like to investigate. You may choose from one the readings or from our class discussions.
Based on our class discussions and activities, develop your inquiry question into a BIG THINKING question. Thereafter, create a series of smaller questions you will need to investigate and find information about your BIG INQUIRY question. More information about BIG THINKING questions as well as research and inquiry is HERE.
Part 3: Research and Inquiry Skills
Using our Research Guide and Note Taking Templates, start your research. Look for answers to your inquiry questions. Refine your questions as you learn more about your theme. Learn more about research and note taking HERE and HERE.
Part 4: Create a Magazine Layout
Once you have finished your independent learning using research and note taking, you will CREATE a digital magazine style layout. The goal is for our class to create a companion guide to Looks Likes Daylight.
An easy way to accomplish this is to use Microsoft Word. Using basic shapes and text boxes you too can create a magazine style layout such as the examples in the slide show to the left.
To help enhance your technology skills search for the numerous tutorials available online. I will also be demonstrating some tips and tricks and in class.
Demonstrate Your Learning
Hand in the following: