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Balance

Year 7 Balance mindmap
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Melissa Dyer-Causton

on 13 January 2013

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History English DandT Drama In Drama we will be looking at the challenges of physical balance, collaboration and co-operation. What makes a well balanced group? How can we use space, rhythm/pace/tempo and sound & action to create both symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and discord? Are things always more stable when different elements are in the best possible proportions? Science Mathematics Computing MFL Tutorial Art Music Geography Thai EAL PE In your EAL classes you will study a short story/novel to see how the author balances the elements of a story. Throughout the unit you will reflect upon the balance of skills needed to improve your English (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing). To improve your writing skills you will focus on letter writing. You will also look at non-fiction texts about the Tudors and Communities, to allow you to learn vocabulary in context. Through this unit, you will explore how musical elements are balanced within a
composition and its performance. You will explore how to create mood through music. In this section you will focus on Henry VIII, Tudor king of England. You will examine his family background and why it was so important for him to have a son. You will study his early life as king and some of the different roles he played e.g. as a scholar, a husband and a sportsman. You will examine different views of Henry and decide whether or not they are balanced. You will decide whether or not he has been treated unfairly by modern movie-makers, historians and by people in the past In Art you will explore how you exist in relation to the communities/societies you live in.
You will investigate the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the way he tries to create harmony between the different elements of the world around him through his art.
You will also look at different types of the art principal Balance, testing how changing the combinations or proportions of the Elements of Art can create visual stability or instability. You will create a final mixed media work based on these relationships. What do you
know about
towers? Through this unit, you will look at the balance between living things and their environments and how imbalance affects changes in these systems.
You will study food chains, food webs and the pyramid of numbers. You will research both natural and ‘man-made’ changes to the environment that lead to imbalance or a new equilibrium for living organisms. Below are the main headings in this topic, with the learning goals that they cover.

1 What is a balanced community?

4.1 Know that the study of geography is concerned with places and environments in the world

2 How balanced are cities?

4.1 Know that the study of geography is concerned with places and environments in the world

4.2 Know about the main physical and human features and environmental issues in particular localities

4.3 Know about varying geographical patterns and physical processes of different places

4.6 Know how the features of particular localities influence the nature of human activities within them

4.12 Know how the combination of geographical, environmental and economic features of a region impact human distribution patterns

4.13 Be able to use and interpret globes, maps, atlases, photographs, computer models, and satellite images in a variety of scales

3 How does relief and culture affect the balance of cities?

4.1 Know that the study of geography is concerned with places and environments in the world
4.2 Know about the main physical and human features and environmental issues in particular localities
4.6 Know how the features of particular localities influence the nature of human activities within them
4.12 Know how the combination of geographical, environmental and economic features of a region impact human distribution patterns

4.13 Be able to use and interpret globes, maps, atlases, photographs, computer models, and satellite images in a variety of scales

4 What does it take to create a balanced community?

4.1 Know that the study of geography is concerned with places and environments in the world
4.2 Know about the main physical and human features and environmental issues in particular localities
4.12 Know how the combination of geographical, environmental and economic features of a region impact human distribution patterns
4.14 Be able to make plans and maps using a variety of scales, symbols and keys “Know about the key features related to the different lives of people in the country they have studied”
“Know about similarities and differences between the lives of people in different countries”
“Be able to appreciate another country, culture, society while still valuing and taking pride in one’s own”
“Develop an understanding that there is value in knowing and understanding both the similarities and differences between different Through this unit you will explore the similarities and differences between Thai and another countries’ geography and climate, beliefs and religions, food, leadership and manners. You will create an electronic poster showing your understanding of these relationships. French In French we will look at French speaking countries around the world in particular Haiti. We will look at the idea of balanced/unbalanced countries and the reasons behind it (life expectancy, literacy, average income, etc…).We will investigate how the environment has an impact on the balance of communities. Learning goals: to have a greater understanding of “La Francophonie” around the world. To be able to find information about a French speaking country and create a PowerPoint or a fact-file about it. Spanish In Spanish we will look at Spanish speaking countries around the world in particular Chile. We will look at the idea of balanced/unbalanced countries and the reasons behind it (life expectancy, literacy, average income, etc…).We will investigate how the environment has an impact on the balance of communities. You will focus on locational vocabulary. To have a greater understanding of Latin American cultures.
To develop an awareness of historical and geographical influences on the culture.
To be able to find information about Spanish speaking countries and create a PowerPoint or a fact-file about it. In this subject section you will look at the idea of balanced and unbalanced communities. and how imbalance affects changes in these systems. You will consider what a community needs to maintain equilibrium balance? You will investigate ways in which communities can become unbalanced (e.g. transport, clean water, recreation, rubbish, safety). http://www.year7geo.com/category/balance/ Japanese Have you lost the plot? It was a dark and stormy night.. so what? Good stories need drama and conflict, not balance!
Right or wrong? Will your story be balanced? Mandarin German If there is a hero, does there have to be a villain? Can you balance the books? ? BIG QUESTIONS.......... In this unit you will look at 'balance' and 'imbalance' in relation to understanding the Digital Divide and it's impact on people who have or don't have access to technology and the resources to use technology . You will learn how the composition of material using IT requires a good balance of media. The learning outcome will be for you to produce a narrated Powerpoint on the Digital Divide with a balance of text, images, colour, sound and a layout fit for purpose.

Students will:
4.1 Know the study of physical education is concerned with healthy lifestyle choices and activity which lead to physical, emotional and mental balance
4.6 Be able to steadily improve performance with control, coordination, precision and consistency in a range of physical skills and techniques whenever possible
4.7 Be able to select a physical activity they enjoy and decide how they will participate in their chosen activity
4.10 Be able to use safe and acceptable tactics to steadily improve their own performance and that of a team
4.11 Be able to identify the features of a good physical performance
4.12 Be able to evaluate their own performance objectively and make a plan of action
4.16 Develop an understanding of how physical activity affects the body, mind and emotions Through this unit, you will develop a definition of what fitness is and how it relates specifically to your life.
You will look at how fitness is achieved through different styles of training. You will learn about and practice a variety of training activities that strive to achieve a body/mind balance.
By the end, you will be able to make a plan of action for your individual goal that includes exercise that affects your bodies and minds to help you achieve a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. In Mandarin we will look at China. We will look at the idea of balanced/unbalanced things in China and the reasons behind it (life expectancy, literacy, average income, etc…).We will investigate how the environment has an impact on the balance of communities. To have a greater understanding of “Hanyure” around the world.
To develop an awareness of historical and geographical influences on the culture.
To be able to find information about Chinese learning in other countries and create a PowerPoint or a fact-file about it. http://www.patana.ac.th/PatanaLife/OutdoorClassroom/ http://www.patana.ac.th/patanalife/OutdoorScienceLessons2012/ In Maths you could; use comparative statistics to investigate if the fitness level ‘of the class’ will improve over time through regular exercise; or look at time series data on carbon levels and the effect, if any, on the worlds Ice Caps; or design and create pieces of Islamic style art using translation, reflection, rotation, and tessellation.
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