The curriculum unit has a variety of teaching methods, such as reading and answering questions, class discussions, or hands-on activities. My teaching strategies include a combination of reading, whole group instruction, small groups for activities, small groups for research projects, and writing. For whole group instruction use of visual aids (pictures of the lungs and heart) will be presented with an introduction to asthma.
During whole group instruction the teacher can read aloud; this ensures that students who are limited in their reading ability will be included in lesson. Small group instruction will allow for further explanation according to reading ability. The high group can be introduced to more technical functions of the lungs and heart. The low group can be asked to draw the organs or create them out of different materials along with the art teacher.
Research projects will involve students finding information about biomedical technology for common illnesses in infants, toddlers, school age and adolescents. Each group will have (3) students. Each group will be assigned a different age group. Students will be paired according to ability. Students with low, middle, and high abilities will be grouped together. Students help one another and each person brings his/her positive attributes to the project.