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Week 6 blog

Class code: 1i2i0vo


SOL 5.5 The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment. Key concepts include
a) basic cell structures and functions;
b) classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organism; and

c) traits of organisms that allow them to survive in their environment.

Content knowledge: Students will learn the different characteristics of plant and animal cells and the importance of the cell structures.

Technology: Google Classroom and linked websites to complete assignments.

Pedagogy: This assignment would be assigned the night before the in-class lesson took place as a teaser to what we were learning about and a pre-assessment.

TCK: The students will use the links to get an understanding of what we will be covering in the next class. Ideally, in the next class we will briefly go over what they did the night before and then we would make our own plant and animal cells.

TPK: Using the interactive cell tutorial and games will allow the students to fully engage with the material and not just reading out of a book/article.

PCK: The pedagogy supports the content knowledge because after doing the interactive cell tutorial and game, the students should have an understanding of what we will be covering in the next class and they will know the functions and their importance.



Week 6 blog

Don’t Drink the Water by Dave Matthews Band

This song is about the Europeans “finding America” and basically taking credit for it even though they approached the Native Americans who were clearly already settled. This song also shows how the Europeans tried kicking the Native Americans out.

Freedom by Paul McCartney

This song was written after the 9/11 attacks. It just talks about how we deserve to live in freedom and we will not have that taken away from us.

Heartbeat by The Fray

This song was written about Rwanda coming back to life after the genocides. The lead singer said “We were in Rwanda, standing around in a circle, just thinking and somebody was talking about watching this country come back to life. And [as I was holding hands with a refugee woman,] I felt her heartbeat. I couldn’t figure out if it was hers or mine, it was just an epic moment of realizing that the country was coming back to life in spite of every effort to kill it.”


I think incorporating music into lessons is really helpful because they are a good representation of emotions and songs are a lot easier to remember rather than lectures.


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