Proposed unit title: "If I Only Had a Brain...". The unit is covering the nervous system specifically identifying the major structure and functions of the of the brain. Also diseases that affect the brain. Proposed curriculum questions:
Essential Question--In the “Wizard of Oz”, why does the scarecrow wish for a brain?
Unit Question--What happens when we think?
Content Questions--What are the 5 main parts of the brain? What is the function of each main part? What are 2 diseases that affect the brain? What area of the brain is affected by these diseases? Any emerging treatments for your identified diseases?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This module has made me think about my role as an instructional designer in the following ways...first of all it is a lot more than just sitting down on Sunday evening and figuring out what I am going to teach "next week"! Trying to figure out what unit I want to create in class...so many choices so little time! Wishing there was more time in a day to really design all of my units of study. I am excited about this journey we are traveling on these Tuesday afternoons.