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QATAR ACADEMY Middle Years Programme Unit Planner MYP Subject Group Humanities Subject Combined Humanities Grade 7 Unit Title UNIT 1: Garbage to Gems Unit duration 3 weeks Guiding Questions / Main Aims What can we tell about people from the “artefacts” they leave behind? Using primary sources to make inference statements. Core Areas of Interaction Learning Objectives Learning Activities ATL (skills developed) Collaborative Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to: As a group, sort through the different artefacts and figure Developing thinking skills out their significance and what they can tell us about the Standard 3: Culture and perceptions Using information C: Draw inferences from archeological evidence. people who created them E: Examine how information and experiences may be interpreted by people Other AoI(s) addressed from diverse cultural perspectives. As a group, write observations about the artifacts and Standard 5: Environment classify them according to appropriate categories. B: Apply demographic concepts to classify the structure and characteristics Environment of different populations and population patterns over time. What kind of environment did the C: Predict the processes, patterns and functions of human settlement. Oral presentation on their findings using their artifacts as people live in when producing the part of their presentation. Standard 8: Methodology and skills artefacts C. Select, assemble and organize detailed and relevant evidence from a wide range of sources through field work, data analysis, map analysis, Reflection questions on the activity, relating to evaluation of historical sources and academic research. understanding of the process of making inferences and the implications for studying history. Assessment Tasks → → → MYP Assessment Criteria As a group, write an essay about the artefacts you found, and what information this tells us about the A) Focus on knowledge of artefacts and what they are people who produced the artefacts used for A) Full and proper explanations of the justification of As a group, present their findings to their colleagues inference statements B) Understanding relevant concepts of Time and Major Assessment Type: Systems C) Students use artefacts and come up with suitable inference statements C) Reflection questions D) Students write essay in clear, accurate way D) Students present in a clear and logical way, including only relevant information Suggested interdisciplinary links Recommended Resources (in addition to interdisciplinary activities Comments featured in “Learning Objectives” overleaf) “Artefacts” collected by teacher This unit is to get students to understand there are a variety of different sources of information that can be used. It also is Multi-Media Lab computers for writing essay. a good “ice-breaker” activity at the beginning of the school year. Also gets students writing early on.
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