Interdisciplinary Tech-enriched Earth Day Unit of Study - Mid/Upper Elementary
Below is a link to an interdisciplinary, tech-enriched Earth Day themed unit of study. The unit was designed for 3rd/4th-grade learners.
The unit was designed to develop an understanding of important environmental issues so that students are more aware of the actions they can take to protect the Earth and environment. It was also planned with the intention of connecting concepts and ideas across multiple disciplines. This allows students to understand that topics can be interrelated regardless of subject matter. Teaching thematically helps deepen understanding by bringing ideas together to create more meaningful learning.
This unit also strives to include technologies that do not simply act as substitutes for traditional activities. Instead, it attempts to integrate technologies that can modify and transform learning tasks into more meaningful, collaborative, and differentiated activities.
Nick Tirozzi, Karen Frawley, Harry Bartlett, and Kristie Guevremont