PDE Academic Standards by KLXUR1b

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									Grade Level: 9-12                                                    UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 1: Theory of Knowledge
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                     Curriculum                   Essential Learning              Assessments                Resources
                                       Content/Objectives                      Activities
 1.2.11 A Read and                  Identify the elements in a       Students will work               Skeptic Toolkit Project   Fisher, A. (2001)
 understand essential content       reasoned case, especially        collaboratively and              - evaluation rubric -     Critical Thinking: An
 of informational texts and         reasons and conclusions.         independently on Skeptic         teacher and student       Introduction,
 documents in all academic                                           Toolkit Project                  assessment.               Cambridge University
 areas.                             Identify and evaluate                                                                       Press.
 1.2.11 B Use and                   assumptions.                     Students will participate in a   Class Participation
 understand a variety of media                                       variety of classroom             (teacher assessment)      Van de Lagemaat, R.
 and evaluate the quality of        Clarify and interpret            discussions and debates.                                   (2005) Theory of
 material produced.                 expressions and ideas.                                                                      Knowledge for the IB
 1.4.11 B Write complex                                                                                                         Diploma, Cambridge
 informational pieces (e.g.,        Judge the acceptability of                                                                  University Press.
 research papers, analyses,         claims.
 evaluations, essays).                                                                                                          Paul, R. and Elder, L.
 1.6.11 A Listen to Others          Analyze, evaluate, draw                                                                     (2008) The Miniature
 1.6.11 D Contribute to             inferences, and develop                                                                     Guide to Critical
 discussions                        arguments.                                                                                  Thinking Concepts and
 1.6.11 E Participate in small                                                                                                  Tools, The Foundation
 and large group discussions        Apply critical thinking skills                                                              for Critical Thinking.
 and presentations                  in dialogue and in the
 1.6.11 F Use media for             analysis of text.                                                                           Plato, The Republic of
 learning purposes.                                                                                                             Plato, The Allegory of
 13.3.11 B. Evaluate team           Demonstrate a willingness                                                                   the Cave
 member roles to describe           to think about a problem,
 and illustrate active listening    challenge or issue, to share                                                                Sagan, C., The Demon
 techniques                         that thinking with others,                                                                  Haunted World: The
 13.3.11C Evaluate conflict         and to listen to feedback.                                                                  Fine Art of Baloney
 resolution skills as they relate                                                                                               Detection
 to the workplace:                  Apply critical thinking skills
 13.1.11C Analyze how the           in dialogue and in the                                                                      Gould, S.J., The
 changing roles of individuals      analysis of text.                                                                           Panda's Thumb: Wide
 in the workplace relate to                                                                                                     Hats and Narrow
 new opportunities within           Demonstrate a willingness                                                                   Minds.
 career choices.                    to think about a problem,
                                    challenge or issue, to share                                                                School wires web site
                                    that thinking with others,
                                    and to listen to feedback.                                                                  Class wiki space



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Grade Level: 9-12                                          UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 1: Theory of Knowledge
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                 Curriculum            Essential Learning   Assessments         Resources
                                      Content/Objectives           Activities
                                                                                                  (thinkplace)

                                                                                                  Globalconnect project
                                                                                                  wiki space
                                                                                                  (globalconnect)

                                                                                                  GarageBand
                                                                                                  Application (macbook)
                                                                                                  for skeptics toolkit
                                                                                                  podcast project

                                                                                                  Class blog for
                                                                                                  reflection (21 classes)

                                                                                                  Macbook / search
                                                                                                  engines for research

                                                                                                  Intelligence -
                                                                                                  PowerPoint

                                                                                                  Logic and Reason -
                                                                                                  PowerPoint

                                                                                                  Skeptic Tools -
                                                                                                  PowerPoint

                                                                                                  Secrets of the Psycics
                                                                                                  - Video

                                                                                                  Football Fung Shui -
                                                                                                  PodCast




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Grade Level: 9-12                                                  UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 2: Ways of Knowing
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                     Curriculum                Essential Learning              Assessments                Resources
                                        Content/Objectives                   Activities
 1.8.11 A. Select and refine a      Students will demonstrate      Students will participate and   Great Thinkers Project   Plato The Allegory of
 topic for research.                an understanding of            contribute to the Great         - evaluation rubric -    the Cave
                                    technology and how it can      Thinkers Project.               teacher and student
 1.8.11 B. Locate information       be used to achieve a                                           assessment.              Jack and the Beanstalk
 using appropriate sources          specific purpose or goal.      Students will read and
 and strategies.                                                   discuss the Allegory of the                              Kafka, The
                                    Students will demonstrate      Cave - Reading                                           Metomorphosis
 1.8.11 C. Organize,                ability to find, access, and
 summarize, and present the         use information as well as     Students will investigate and                            Plato The Allegory of
 main ideas from research.          the ability to evaluate the    debate Jack and the                                      the Cave
                                    credibility of the             Beanstalk - 3 Types of
 3.8.12 A Synthesize and            information.                   Questions                                                PowerPoint / Keynote
 evaluate the interactions and                                                                                              for Great Thinker's
 constraints of science and         Students will recognize that                                                            Project Presentation.
 technology on society.             change is a constant, and
                                    to deal with change                                                                     Macbook / search
 3.8.12 C. Evaluate the             positively by "modifying                                                                engines for research
 consequences and impacts           ones thinking, attitude, or
 of scientific and technological    behavior" to accommodate                                                                SubEthaEdit - Class
 solutions.                         and handle new                                                                          Discussion tool
                                    environments.
 13.3.11 B. Evaluate team                                                                                                   Class blog for
 member roles to describe           Students will recognize and                                                             reflection (21 classes)
 and illustrate active listening    evaluate that through
 techniques                         history, people and events                                                              Class wiki space
                                    have propelled our                                                                      (thinkplace)
 13.3.11C Evaluate conflict         understanding of the world
 resolution skills as they relate   forward, changed our                                                                    Darwin - PowerPoint
 to the workplace:                  understanding of the world,
                                    and required that humans                                                                Kafka - PowerPoint
 13.1.11C Analyze how the           think about their world in
 changing roles of individuals      entirely new ways.                                                                      Descarte - PowerPoint
 in the workplace relate to
 new opportunities within           Students will demonstrate                                                               Out of the Matrix -
 career choices.                    an understanding of                                                                     Video Clip (The Matrix)
                                    technology and how it can



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Grade Level: 9-12                                             UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 2: Ways of Knowing
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                   Curriculum             Essential Learning   Assessments        Resources
                                     Content/Objectives               Activities
                                  be used to achieve a                                               Moment of Awakening
                                  specific purpose or goal.                                          - VideoClip (2001 A
                                                                                                     Space Odyssey)




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Grade Level: 9-12                                                   UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 3: Qualitative Inquiry, Ethics, and Epistemology
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                    Curriculum                   Essential Learning            Assessments            Resources
                                       Content/Objectives                    Activities
 9.4 A Evaluate an                  Students will consider and      Students will participate in   In Focus Project -   Borges, J.L., The
 individual's philosophical         apply the concepts of ethics    the In Focus - Project         evaluation rubric    Lottery of Babylon
 statement on a work in the         and integrity from a societal                                                       (from Labyrinths).
 arts and its relationship to       perspective and from a          Students will read, analyze
 one's own life based on            personal perspective.           and discuss the Lottery of                          Plato, The Ring of
 knowledge and experience.                                          Babylon - Reading                                   Gyges
                                    Students will consider and
 9.4 B Describe and analyze         apply the many ontological      Students will read, analyze                         What Makes Us Moral?
 the effects that works in the      and epistemological             and discuss Ring of Gyges -                         Time Magazine,
 arts have on groups,               perspectives relied upon in     Reading                                             December 2007
 individuals, and the culture.      scholarly pursuits.
                                                                                                                        Borges, J.L., The
 9.4 C Compare and                  Students will explore the                                                           Lottery of Babylon
 contrast the attributes of         nature of reality and                                                               (from Labyrinths).
 various audiences'                 consider existentialist
 environments as they               questions.                                                                          Plato, The Ring of
 influence individual aesthetic                                                                                         Gyges
 response.                          Students will explore and
                                    develop ideas from multiple                                                         Macbook / search
 9.4 D Analyze and interpret        perspectives.                                                                       engines for research
 a philosophical position
 identified in works in the arts    Students will consider and                                                          Class blog for
 and humanities.                    apply the concepts of ethics                                                        reflection (21 classes)
                                    and integrity from a societal
 9.3.12 A Explain and apply         perspective and from a                                                              Class wiki space
 the critical examination           personal perspective.                                                               (thinkplace)
 processes of works in the
 arts and humanities.                                                                                                   School wires web site
 • Compare and contrast
 • Analyze                                                                                                              Macbook / search
 • Interpret                                                                                                            engines for research
 • Form and test hypotheses
 • Evaluate/form judgments                                                                                              Ethics - PowerPoint

 13.3.11 B. Evaluate team                                                                                               Integrity - Video Clip
 member roles to describe                                                                                               (Lord of the Rings)



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Grade Level: 9-12                                            UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 3: Qualitative Inquiry, Ethics, and Epistemology
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                   Curriculum            Essential Learning   Assessments        Resources
                                        Content/Objectives           Activities
 and illustrate active listening
 techniques                                                                                         One Ring to Rule
                                                                                                    Them All - Video Clip
 13.3.11C Evaluate conflict                                                                         (Lord of the Rings)
 resolution skills as they relate
 to the workplace:                                                                                  Free Will vs.
                                                                                                    Determinism -
 13.1.11C Analyze how the                                                                           PowerPoint
 changing roles of individuals
 in the workplace relate to                                                                         Ethics - PowerPoint
 new opportunities within
 career choices.




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Grade Level: 9-12                                                     UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 4: Knowledge in a Global Age
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                    Curriculum                     Essential Learning            Assessments                 Resources
                                        Content/Objectives                      Activities
 5.2 A Evaluate an                  Students will apply an            Students will contribute and   Global Connnect Wiki      God Grew Tired of Us
 individual's civic rights,         understanding of how              participate in the Global      Project - assessment      (film)
 responsibilities and duties in     nations, individuals, groups,     Connnect Wiki Project          through self reflection
 various governments.               and economies are                                                (blog)                    United Nations
                                    interconnected.                   Students will view, analyze                              Millenium Declaration
 5.2 B Evaluate citizens'                                             and discuss God Grew Tired
 participation in government        Students will apply the           of Us - Film                                             Bradbury, R. , The Fire
 and civic life.                    ability to value diversity, to                                                             Balloons
                                    exhibit sensitivity to cultural   Students will read, analyze
 5.2 C Interpret the causes         issues, and to interact and       and discuss The Fire                                     Global Issues: Global
 of conflict in society and         communicate with diverse          Balloons - Reading                                       Issues in the Twenty
 analyze techniques to resolve      cultural groups.                                                                           First Century - The
 those conflicts.                                                                                                              Emergence of the Age
                                    Students will collaborate                                                                  of Globalization
 5.2 F Analyze how                  effectively through                                                                        (reading or podcast)
 individual rights may conflict     cooperative interactions.
 with or support the common                                                                                                    God Grew Tired of Us
 good.                              Students will demonstrate                                                                  (film)
                                    an understanding of how
 5.2 G Evaluate what makes          nations, individuals, groups,                                                              MegaTrends -
 a competent and responsible        and economies are                                                                          PowerPoint
 citizen.                           interconnected.
                                                                                                                               The Noble Savage -
 13.3.11 B. Evaluate team           Students will demonstrate                                                                  PowerPoint
 member roles to describe           the ability to value diversity,
 and illustrate active listening    to exhibit sensitivity to                                                                  Jane Elliot - Blue
 techniques                         cultural issues, and to                                                                    Brown - PBS Video
                                    interact and communicate
 13.3.11C Evaluate conflict         with diverse cultural groups.                                                              Globalization -
 resolution skills as they relate                                                                                              PowerPoint
 to the workplace:

 13.1.11C Analyze how the
 changing roles of individuals
 in the workplace relate to
 new opportunities within



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Grade Level: 9-12                                          UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 4: Knowledge in a Global Age
Time frame for Completion: Semester

  PDE Academic Standards                 Curriculum            Essential Learning   Assessments   Resources
                                      Content/Objectives           Activities
 career choices.




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Grade Level: 9-12                                                UMASD Curriculum
Course: Gifted and Talented Seminar
Unit 5: Where Do I Go From Here?
Time frame for Completion: Semester

      PDE Academic                 Curriculum                Essential Learning           Assessments                     Resources
        Standards               Content/Objectives               Activities

 13.1.11 H Review             Students will write a        Students will contribute    My Digital Resume      Mission Statements:
 personal high school         personal mission             and participate in the      Project - evaluation
 plan against current         statement that describes     My Digital Resume           rubric                 http://www.missionstatements.com
 personal career goals        the philosophy that          Project
 and select                   guides their intellectual                                                       http://www.quintcareers.com/mission
 postsecondary                pursuits.                    Students will participate                          _statements.html.
 opportunities based upon                                  and evaluate Field Trips
 personal career interests.   Students will identify and   – University of                                    Omni-Outliner (macbook)
                              evaluate their academic      Pennsylvania and
 1.4.11 E Write a             strengths and areas of       Drexel University                                  iMovie / Garage Band
 Personal Resume.             need.
                                                           Students will discuss                              Class wiki space (thinkplace)
                              Students will reflect on     careers with visiting
                              work that they have          College Counselor.                                 Use of SchoolWires Web Page
                              created that
                              demonstrates their                                                              CollegeBoard.com
                              unique talents and
                              interests and apply to
                              career development.




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