Presentation on theme: "Studying Scotland through Technology Scottish Inventors: Early Level"— Presentation transcript:
1Studying Scotland through Technology Scottish Inventors: Early Level Learner JourneyStudying Scotland through TechnologyScottish Inventors: Early Level
2Studying Scotland through Technology Learner Journey: Scottish Inventors OverviewPossible prior experiencesLearners will know what an inventor does.Learners will have experience of using inventions e.g TV and raincoatLearners will have created models during other activities/ areas for study.Learning through lead curriculum area: TechnologyInventions are designed for a specific purpose.Specific inventions come from Scotland.Anyone can be an inventor.Inventors make, create and design.Skills developedWorking with othersCreatingProblem SolvingCommunicatingInterdisciplinary OpportunitiesLiteracy across learningMathematicsSocial SubjectsExpressive Arts
3Learning Opportunity A: Scottish Inventors Trigger for LearningDuring imaginative play learners are pretending to be on TV when Early Years practitioner explains that there was once a time when there was no such thing as TV. This leads to discussion around Scottish inventors; particularly John Logie Baird.Possible Learning OpportunityLearners create a mind map (using pictures) to establish what they know about TV and why it was important.Stimulus questions: Why do we have TV? Who invented the TV? What would it be like if there was no TV?LearningJohn Logie Baird invented the TV.He was from Helensburgh in Scotland.He lived a long time ago.SkillsCommunicatingPossible Evidence of Learning:Quotes from the children, Mind map, photos with annotations.
4Learning Opportunity B: Scottish Inventors Trigger for LearningOne learner looks at the photo of John Logie Baird and asks why the photo of him “doesn’t have any colours”This leads to teacher talking about time and where we are in terms of time.Possible Learning OpportunityLearners create a simple timeline containing the years they were born, the years their parents were born, the year their grandparents were born and their great grandparents, then place TV invention in relation to this simple timeline. (They may even have pictures of what the TV looked like in those years.)LearningPeople have a place in time.Inventions have a place in time.They live just now, but John Logie Baird lived a long time ago.SkillsProblem solvingCommunicating.Working with othersPossible evidence of Learning:Annotated photographs, quotes from the children, timeline.
5Learning Opportunity C: Scottish Inventors Trigger for LearningOne learner asks another child to pass him a square, but the other learner passes him a cube.This leads to discussion about 3D shape.Possible Learning OpportunityEarly years practitioner works with small groups to learn about cubes, spheres, cuboids and cylinders.A variety of learning experiences would be included e.g. shape hunt indoors and out, feely bag, looking at pictures, sorting activities.Learning3D shapeSimple attributes and characteristics of 3D shape.SkillsProblem solvingInvestigatingRememberingPossible Evidence of Learning:Learners quotes, usage of the shapes in their models, being able to describe the shape.