"Working with Wonder: Interactive Learning" - Creation of the Universe

"Working with Wonder: Interactive Learning" - Creation of the Universe
Grade Levels
Product Rating
4 Ratings
File Type

Word Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

242 KB|286 pages
Product Description
Ruth Rabinowitz is the author and seller of "Working with Wonder"/Lessons in Science and Maths Using Holistic Experiential Learning. It is a handbook on teaching the natural sciences in a manner that is active, questioning, fun, relevant and creative.

Lessons can be applied to learners aged 6 to 16 since material is written for 6-8; 9-11;12-16. The lessons comprise 14 themes which aim to provide a conceptual understanding of the world. Themes span:
1. The Creation of the Universe
2. Earth Air Fire and Water- Ecology, Environment, Recycling
3. Structure of Matter-Atoms and Energy
4. Evolution
5. Uniqueness of Humans- Poetry
6. Our Living Bodies- Healthy Lifestyles
7. Senses
8. Emotions
9. Civilization
10.Survival- Homes Clothes Food
12. Laws and Justice
13. Discoveries and Inventions-Survival, Maths, Movement, Power,
14.Healthy Lifestyle- HIV, Tolerance, Compassion, Happiness

Each Theme has a lesson plan, enabling the teacher to use the following learning paradigms
1. MYTHOLOGY myths stories or legends provide an inspiring story background to the theme
2. SCIENTIFIC THEORY provides a conceptual explanation of the theme in terms of current science. It is interactive and experiential, with questions provided for the teacher to pose to learners before they are offered explanations. It results in eureka moments which inspire students to learn.
3. GAMES MOVEMENT AND MIME - we learn least from hearing, more from seeing and most from doing. Humor and games enable themes to be embodied, understood and remembered.
Asking learners to choose WHAT WHO WHERE and WHY as a context for the activity centers thoughts and feelings around real people places or events.
Stores related to the theme are provided for 3 age groups A Production Guide is included, assisting the teacher to involve all the students in an orderly fashion, while giving them the freedom to improvise within the framework of the story.
"The real man is the imagination" says Blake. Creative Expression helps learners own a theme and add purpose to what they have learnt
Students apply what they have learnt to problems in their environment through small and large group work, using Interviews, Reports, Meetings, Debates, Action Committees, Petitions, Court Rooms, Commissions of Enquiry, Problem Solving Teams,

Total Pages
286 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from Ruth Rabinowitz
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up