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WSI 13/09

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Emilie Marzinotto

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Transcript of WSI 13/09

IDL

BGE review: Period allocation for some subjects was changed together with the content of some S1 courses.

There is no timetable provision made for IDL in the new S1 curriculum as it is felt that it should be embedded within the curriculum so anything that is brought in has to be merged within the existing timetable structure.

The WG looked at natural links occurring and we were able to draw one main theme: Survival.

We have been working on a proposal. The proposal is for a whole school event which would be held in the beginning of May, spread over 1 week. Pupils would be taught skills throughout the year and they would then complete an end project based on the theme of Survival (of a natural disaster). The current suggestion is "Hurricanes"

The idea is that pupils will use the skills they have developed over the year in a new context, so it should not be contrived.


Skills learnt throughout the year should be challenged and developed using an unfamiliar context; it should not be a copy of previous work. Some Faculties may choose to assess pupils on the activities completed over the week.

Now that the theme has been established, the group feels that the whole staff should be involved and working together in the planning of this for it to be a success to our pupils.
Survival

“Students will explore and examine different aspects of survival and the interrelation among all facets of the Survival theme.
Adolescents growing up in the 21st century likely take their survival for granted.
Therefore, the overarching goal is for students to gain a basic understanding of the factors that contribute to human survival, such as teamwork, adaptation and physical fitness; but also for students to be able to apply these concepts to their own lives in 2016.”

Humanities
Creative and Aesthetic

Drama:
Script work English Explorers’ Island

Art:
Create team banner, retell event through art, drawing skills greenhouse design.

Music:
Blues/Ragtime history create survivor song

Mod.St:
Human rights write protest song

History:
Slave Trade Music

Geography:
Climate change, use and abuse of the environment, map skills.

RMPS:
Belief systems towards provision of aid,
charities founded by religious organisations.

HE / PE
Safety, energy food to sustain body, team work
finding people, obstacle course
First aid
Nutrition, cooking,
different methods of cooking without elec,
fire ( sciences), eating well, fulling body (PE)
Sewing create clothing, create shelter,
keeping warm.

Sciences

biodiversity, interaction with environment, water (how to provide clean water)
life healthy body (PE, HE), electricity

Maths/ Bus. Studies/ Tech:
Geometry, money, algebra, build a raft, build a greenhouse
art, drawing skills, sustainability, fix a bridge, estimate how much medicine/food is needed, how to transport water/food. Negotiation skills
English / ML
English:
Explorers’ island Drama
script work

ML:

Emergency Language
create an emergency broadcast in foreign language



Theme of day 1: Survive the night

Theme of day 2: The politics of Aid

Theme of day 3: In search of safety and shelter

Theme of day 4: Interpersonal relationships

Theme of day 5: Reflection
Structure of event
Time frame
By Faculty 1 meeting, have your final proposals to your PTCs
By Christmas: lessons, SALS that could be assessed, your requirements such as rooms, number of periods you would need, the resources needed, any outside agencies you would like involved, your contribution to the Passport
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