The students within my school come to my class with a wide array of learning abilities. I have therefore designed the curriculum to include the various learning style and abilities that will present within my class. This curriculum unit will vary to reflect the learning styles of all students. Included will be:
Experiential Learning: The overall goal of this unit will be to have students learn how to be critical thinkers. I want the students to be able to learn about the topics addressed within the unit and be able to think critically about what they have just learned. My ambition is to have students ask thought provoking questions about the events they have learned about and walk away with the understanding that genocides have taken place well before the Holocaust and continue to this day, and it is their responsibility as global citizens to be vigilant of what is taking place.
Differentiated Learning: The students within my class have a wide array of knowledge skills when it comes to learning. Some of the ways I will address the needs of the students will be to give modified readings to certain students, have students pair up with other students for help, or have them work in small groups that are facilitated by myself. The goal will be to provide a learning environment not focused on academic pressure, but one that will foster learning and a better understanding of exactly what genocide is.
Cooperative Learning: The students within my class will be allotted time throughout the unit to work with each other in small groups in order to complete various assignments or activities. The purpose of these assignments will be to allow students to work with one another and rely on each other in order to complete the learning activity assigned to them. The end assignment for the unit will require students to work individually in order to create their own story map on genocides of the early 20th century.