Lesson idea- Students could explore the development of cars from carriages to old cards, modern cars and electric cars.
Goal- Students can identify similarities and differences between cars and carriages.
- Hook- Students would watch a film clip of the movies Cinderella (animated version) and Cars.
- Body- Teacher shows images of a carriage and cars.
- In mixed-ability groups for peer-scaffolding (Bruner, 1978) and Social Constructivism (Vygotsky, 1978), students discuss what they notice about the
- Teacher explains to students the meaning of similarities and differences.
- Students explain similarities and differences of cars and carriages from the clips and images- Teacher completes a class Venn Diagram with student input.
- In mixed ability groups, students create an informational text (single words describing similarities and differences) between cars and carriages in Book Creator or they can make a car and carriage out of recycled materials and verbally explain similarities and differences. Students can present to the class or someone in their group films student presenting their comparisons.
- Conclusion- ask students what they learnt about, in particular, what are the similarities and differences of cars and carriages?
- Film clips of Cinderella and Cars
- Images of carriages and cars (obtained from Google Images)
- Recycled materials
- Technology-Students create texts using information systems in groups (ACTDIP006)
- History (HASS)- Students will ask questions about past and present objects (ACHASSI001).
- Fine Motor Skills- Students develop these skills by constructing their cars or carriages.
- English-Students create texts using software and word processing programs (ACELY1654).
- Cross-curricular perspectives and General Capabilities:
- Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, ICT and Personal and Social Capability
- Mixed-ability groups
Students who require extension could write sentences and say sentences about similarities and differences of cars and carriages.
- Could be time consuming.
- Students may have difficulty constructing their cars or carriages.