Forces Unit

By: Miss Melissa Master
from Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School

Categories:
Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, Halacha, Literature/ English, Science, Tanach

Pedagogy:
UBD - understanding by design

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
3rd Grade

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
3, 4, 5

In this unit, we learned how forces cause movement in both physical and social environments. The Ontario Science Curriculum talks about direct and indirect forces (e.g. gravity, magnetism, static electricity), but we took this concept to the next level by analyzing direct and indirect forces that have an ability to cause real world movement. To do so, we integrated our Science learning with Reading, Writing, Drama, Art, Jewish Studies, Technology, and Media Literacy.