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1 Earth Charter Principles Theme Units

2 Goal is Goal is Incorporating the earth charter’s principles into thematic unit plans Incorporating the earth charter’s principles into thematic unit plans

3 Theme Units Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Internationalism of Cultural Exchanges Internationalism of Cultural Exchanges Interconnectioness of Earth Charter and Learning Units Interconnectioness of Earth Charter and Learning Units Developmental Appropriate Practices of Head Start and National Association of Education Developmental Appropriate Practices of Head Start and National Association of Education

4 Theme Units Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Internationalism of Cultural Exchanges Internationalism of Cultural Exchanges Principle from the Earth Charter: Universal Responsibility Principle from the Earth Charter: Universal Responsibility 1. Universal Communities 2. Earth Communities 3. Local Communities

5 Theme Units Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Interconnectioness of Earth Charter and Learning Units incorporates basic Interconnectioness of Earth Charter and Learning Units incorporates basic 1. Subject Areas 2. Developmental Domains 3. Earth Charter Principles

6 Interconnectioness of Earth Charter & Learning Units’ Themes A Community of Life A Community of Life Ways of Living Ways of Living Humane World Humane World Peace Peace Partnership Partnership Responsibility Responsibility Respect Respect Social Justice Economic Justice Nonviolence Communities or Universes Caring Environment

7 Theme Units Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Planning will center on three aspect of learning: Developmental Appropriate Practices of Head Start and National Association of Education Developmental Appropriate Practices of Head Start and National Association of Education Guides on Preschool DAP Planning – Guides on Preschool DAP Planning –

8 Theme Units: Call to Action Bringing interrelativeness with Earth Charter principles with developmental practices for children Bringing interrelativeness with Earth Charter principles with developmental practices for children Developing culture exchanges with peace education and value creating curriculum. Developing culture exchanges with peace education and value creating curriculum.

9 Theme Units: Call to Action Utilizing value-creating educational theories based on practical classroom experiences in developing curriculum units: Life-to-Life Peace Educational Teaching and Learning. Utilizing value-creating educational theories based on practical classroom experiences in developing curriculum units: Life-to-Life Peace Educational Teaching and Learning. Incorporating learning and teaching theme units based on the Earth Charter’s principle themes. Incorporating learning and teaching theme units based on the Earth Charter’s principle themes.

10 Step 1: Interconnectionness of Earth Charter and Learning Units Web Planning Create Concept Maps: Earth Charter’s Principles into Theme Learning Units Create Concept Maps: Earth Charter’s Principles into Theme Learning Units Develop Spider Concept Map as a Web Guide Develop Spider Concept Map as a Web Guide

11 Step 2: Internationalism of Culture Exchanges Create Concept Maps: Earth Charter’s Principles into Lesson Plans Create Concept Maps: Earth Charter’s Principles into Lesson Plans

12 Step 3: Developmental Appropriate Practices – HS & NAEYC Create Objectives and Performance Outcomes from the Earth Charter Principles and HS’ & NAEYC’s DAPs Create Objectives and Performance Outcomes from the Earth Charter Principles and HS’ & NAEYC’s DAPs

13 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are concept maps? What are concept maps? From Jonassen,D.H.& Marra, R.M. Concept Mapping and other formalisms as mindtools for representing knowledge (online), March 25, Available at: From Jonassen,D.H.& Marra, R.M. Concept Mapping and other formalisms as mindtools for representing knowledge (online), March 25, Available at: States that: “…concept map is a visual graphic that represents how the creator(s) thinks about a subject, topic” States that: “…concept map is a visual graphic that represents how the creator(s) thinks about a subject, topic”

14 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are concept maps? What are concept maps? Illustrates how ideas are organized through brainstorming Illustrates how ideas are organized through brainstorming Represents two-dimensional cognitive structures projecting hierarchies Represents two-dimensional cognitive structures projecting hierarchies Interconnects concepts involving what you teach Interconnects concepts involving what you teach

15 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are concept maps? What are concept maps? Research states that Research states that early 60’s the first concept maps were used by Joseph D. Novak of Cornell University early 60’s the first concept maps were used by Joseph D. Novak of Cornell University Origin of the learning movement was called constructivism Origin of the learning movement was called constructivism

16 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are concept maps? What are concept maps? Constructivism research states that Constructivism research states that Prior knowledge is used as a framework to learn new knowledge. Prior knowledge is used as a framework to learn new knowledge. How we think influences how and what we learn How we think influences how and what we learn Concepts are identify the way we think Concepts are identify the way we think Concepts are identify the way we see relationships between knowledge Concepts are identify the way we see relationships between knowledge Illustrate faulty views individuals may have and help us better understand how one may construe meaning from subject matter Illustrate faulty views individuals may have and help us better understand how one may construe meaning from subject matter

17 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are concept maps? What are concept maps? Summary Summary The teacher constructing concept maps primary goal is helping students understand relationships between facts, not just knowing information. The teacher constructing concept maps primary goal is helping students understand relationships between facts, not just knowing information. Constructivism suggests that knowledge or understandings are just existing out there, but an objective reality. They assume that knowledge is actively constructed from within the learner (Hendry & King, 1994). Constructivism suggests that knowledge or understandings are just existing out there, but an objective reality. They assume that knowledge is actively constructed from within the learner (Hendry & King, 1994).

18 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are concept maps? What are concept maps? Summary Summary Hendry & King suggests that Hendry & King suggests that “Facts become facts because it is knowledge that is agreed upon by communities of learners. The learner comes into any new situation with prior knowledge based on past experiences. New knowledge is learned through integration with prior knowledge. “Facts become facts because it is knowledge that is agreed upon by communities of learners. The learner comes into any new situation with prior knowledge based on past experiences. New knowledge is learned through integration with prior knowledge.

19 Earth Charter Unit Plans What is the purpose? What is the purpose? This project’s purpose is This project’s purpose is A community of educators bringing together the reality of creating peace through the education on Earth Charter principles to learners. A community of educators bringing together the reality of creating peace through the education on Earth Charter principles to learners.

20 Earth Charter Unit Plans What are the applications? What are the applications? Refining your creativity and critical thinking to create concepts Refining your creativity and critical thinking to create concepts Integrating prior knowledge of curriculum methods to produce a thematic unit plan Integrating prior knowledge of curriculum methods to produce a thematic unit plan Constructing a graphic presentation of your objectives, performance outcomes, and implementations Constructing a graphic presentation of your objectives, performance outcomes, and implementations

21 Earth Charter Unit Plans What is the curriculum unit plan guide? What is the curriculum unit plan guide? Webbed guide to planning Webbed guide to planning Each student will create webbing sheets for planning all areas of development using a central them (Earth Charter Principles Each student will create webbing sheets for planning all areas of development using a central them (Earth Charter Principles Each student will use the webbing sheets to organize a three months or seasonal unit plan. Each student will use the webbing sheets to organize a three months or seasonal unit plan. Each student’s unit plan will include a web format for posting their information on PGCC’s academic web site. Each student’s unit plan will include a web format for posting their information on PGCC’s academic web site.

22 Earth Charter Unit Plans What is the curriculum unit plan guide? What is the curriculum unit plan guide? Webbed guide to planning Webbed guide to planning Practice exercise will involve creating objectives from PGCC’s Earth Charter Summit’s Themes: Practice exercise will involve creating objectives from PGCC’s Earth Charter Summit’s Themes: 1. A Community of Life 2. Ways of Living 3. Humane World 4. Peace 5. Partnership

23 Earth Charter Unit Plans What is the curriculum unit plan guide? What is the curriculum unit plan guide? Webbed guide to planning Webbed guide to planning Practice exercise will involve creating objectives from PGCC’s Earth Charter Summit’s Themes: Practice exercise will involve creating objectives from PGCC’s Earth Charter Summit’s Themes: 6. Responsibility 7. Respect 8. Social Justice 9. Economic Justice 10. Nonviolence Communities or Universes 11. Caring 12. Environment

24 Earth Charter Unit Plans Web Planning Guides Web Planning Guides


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