While teaching the unit on Europe in World Geography and Cultures, I will use this unit as a means of teaching about the role of medicine and how it evolved during the Italian Renaissance. Moreover, the purpose for the unit is to introduce the concept of bacteria and viruses how diseases are formed.
Vocabulary words will be defined, written in a complete sentence and illustrated via the Marzano, Pickering and Pollock process. The vocabulary work will be completed via a graphic organizer that will become a journal or collection of all words defined in this process.
During the inquiry process, the teacher will instruct students to write down any vocabulary words that are unfamiliar. Once the words have been written, the teacher will instruct the students to define the vocabulary words. Then, the teacher will instruct the students to reread the paragraphs. The primary reason why reading comprehension is difficult is due to the fact that students have limited vocabulary skills.
While teaching the unit on Native Americans in United States History, I will use the unit as a means of teaching about how Native American populations in America were affected by disease due to the Age of Exploration. Disease literally reduced the populations of native people in this country. The teacher will apply the same teaching strategies with the eighth graders from the seventh grade unit.