Information Lesson Plan

Information Lesson Plan

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INFORMATION LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Information”. It is purposed for use in community education environments, homeschool environments, traditional schooling environments, or as a supplemental and fun addition to any education program. As part of the complete Education for Life Program, this lesson plan is specifically designed to work in conjunction with the other components: Foundations of Teaching, Curriculum, Teaching Strategies, Learning Tools and Toys, Evaluation Model, and The Ultimate Classroom. If you’d like to learn how all these components work together, click hereClick here for the specifics focused on just using the lesson plans:

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ARTS AND TRADES

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TEACHING ARTS AND TRADES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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The Arts

  • Draw a picture* showing some places where you can find information.
  • Write lyrics* to an existing song to help you remember some information. An existing example is the Alphabet song, which helps us remember the order of the letters.
  • In some cultures, different things, such as patterns on textiles, or body art, etc. tell the stories of either the culture of the people or of the individual person wearing them. Read about some of these patterns and symbols, and then make a pattern or symbol using modeling clay* based on a pattern or symbol that inspires you.
  • In some cultures, sculptures contain information. For example, Indian mudras each have their own meaning. Do some research and choose a mudra or other meaningful symbol and create a sculpture*.
  • Create a mixed-media painting* conveying information important to you (such as your stance on an animal or environmental issue).
  • Research the information/meaning contained in different types of textiles or patterns in various cultures. Using embroidery, sewing, knitting, crocheting, or a combination of two or more of these, create your own artistic piece* inspired by something you find.
  • Create a performance art piece* (dance, theatre, singing, instrument) which conveys a story or informative message your find important or inspirational.

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Trades

  • Make a sign* for an imaginary store, cafe/restaurant, or service. Think about what information you would like to convey and how to best do it (text size, colors, background, etc.).
  • Imagine you are a graphic designer and have been asked to produce a name card for someone. Design a name card* for someone who is either real or imaginary. Include any information that people who would want to contact them will need.
  • Read about how beading has been used in different cultures to convey different information. Then create you own piece of beading*, using beads, buttons, or other similar objects, which will convey some information about you.
  • Paper was, and still is, an important medium for humans in conveying information. Learn about different types of “paper” that were used in the past (such as papyrus) and make 3 pieces of paper*, each from a different source material (bamboo, blue jean pulp, etc.).
  • In some cultures, textiles tell the stories of either the culture or the person wearing an item. Read about some of these patterns and then create your own piece of textile* (by drawing or painting on a piece of cloth, weaving, embroidery, etc.). 
  • Imagine you work for an advertising agency and have been approached by an organization of your choice to convey some information to the public. Design an ad* (using any type of medium you choose) that tells the information to a specific audience, in a way that is also branded to align with the core essence and values of the company.
  • Choose a trade and research the best way to get helpful information across in that trade, such as information about endangered species or a social issue. Create a trade related piece* that conveys some information you are passionate about and open source your information.
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ENGLISH

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Note: Any language can be substituted for English. The subject is listed here as “English” because that is the primary language of most of the people on the team, and the official language of the country we’re building our initial location in.  

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TEACHING ENGLISH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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  • Make an apology card* for someone you feel deserves it. 
  • Imagine you have to share some information, such as bad news, advice, or an apology. Do some research, and create and write down ten examples of sentences* used to communicate negative information in a sensitive way.
  • Read a novel of your choice, and choose at least two characters to write short biographies for. Find all the information you will need in the novel, and then write these characters’ biographies.*
  • Write a technical document* about either conflict resolution, or what to do if someone you know is suffering from a mental health issue. Convey information logically and correctly, including scenarios, definitions, and examples to help readers understand the information.
  • Media coverage is about more than just conveying information; it affects how we see the world. Choose a current event or issue, and write an essay* comparing and contrasting the ways 5-10 media genres & sources have covered the event or issue of your choice (e.g. alternative news, documentaries, mainstream newspapers. magazines, etc.).
  • Not everyone is equally as good at communicating information to others. Learn how you can facilitate a communication process for those who are not as proficient in communication. Write an open source how-to document* on this topic.
  • Communication is not only carried out via written and spoken forms. Learn some basic sign language* (or increase your proficiency in sign language) and create a public event focused on teaching others basic communication with sign language. 
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HEALTH

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TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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  • Not all information is communicated verbally. Find some examples of information conveyed nonverbally that tells you about someone’s emotional health. Discuss* what you learn with at least 3 other people.
  • Find out your blood type, and see what other blood type others have, and find out why people would need to know this type of information. You could also do this with another type of health information. Write at least 3 sentences about this.*
  • Different sports have different health requirements and restrictions (for example, bungee jumping vs walking). What health information do companies/teachers require from potential participants? In a table*, list the health information required for five sports and also compare and contrast a few sports and their health requirements – for example, people with heart conditions should not participate in surfing courses.
  • Different online sources give different information about both how to stay healthy and how to recover from disease(s). Find a health issue or disease, and create a table* comparing and contrasting what different online sources say. 
  • Write a reflective* piece about how to balance intuition and information collection and analysis when making health-related conditions. 
  • There are many different diets (e.g. paleo, raw vegan and detox diets) and contrasting information about each one from different sources. Write an essay* comparing and contrasting what different sources say about at least three different types of diet. Explain what information you think is more reliable and why.
  • Write an essay* about the information you need in order to interact well with and form relationships with people of other cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs, and how you would need to use such information. Open source publish your essay.
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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  • Find out the difference between qualitative and quantitative information. List three examples* of each kind. 
  • Learn about the basics of a graph and how to plot coordinates. Think of some information about your daily life that you can plot into a graph and then create such a graph*. (for example, how many minutes you play outside each day in a typical week)
  • Think of some real-life examples in which information about measurements and volume are needed. Using at least two real-life examples*, find out the measurements and volume associated with that example, using a company or service’s website. This could be size of fish tanks or swimming pools, for example. 
  • Think of some real-life examples of information determined using probability. Create a presentation* about what you learned, including examples of calculations you have created. 
  • Think of some information from your life or found on the internet that could be classified as a measurable variable. Summarize, graphically represent, and interpret this data in a short report*.
  • What real-life information is contained in matrices? Find some interesting examples to show that you know how to perform real-life operations on them in a short report* including equations.
  • Create a presentation that demonstrates your understanding and use of applied mathematics of the violet section of your choice.
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SCIENCE

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teaching science, teaching chemistry, teaching biology, teaching about plants, teaching about animals, teaching about space, teaching geology, teaching astronomy, teaching earth science, teaching physical science, teaching oceanography, teaching meteorology, teaching zoology, teaching human biology, teaching botany, systems theory, learning science, learning chemistry, learning biology, learning about plants, learning about animals, learning about space, learning geology, learning astronomy, learning earth science, learning physical science, learning oceanography, learning meteorology, learning zoology, learning human biology, learning botany, systems theory, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school
TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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Life Sciences

  • Choose three species of animals and find out how they communicate information to other members of the same species, then share* this information you learned with others. 
  • Choose one specific animal and create an information sheet* about how this animal receives and communicates information with both other members of the same species and other animals.
  • Choose one disease or disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate information and write a short report* about its causes and effects, and ways people with it cope to still be able to relay information.
  • Write a 1 to 3 page report* about how the different parts of the immune system communicate information to one another and work together.
  • Work on a project* that shows your knowledge of genetics and how information is passed on via genetics. This can be either in general or in terms of a specific species or aspect of genetics. Record* your experience in a journal.
  • Write and publish a piece* about mycorrhizal fungal networks and how trees transmit information to one another.
  • Make a presentation* showing both sides of the debate on whether trauma can be genetically inherited, and then show your point of view.

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Physical Sciences

  • Copper has been used in electrical wires to allow us to communicate information since the telegraph was invented. Learn and discuss* properties that make it good for that.
  • Write a few paragraphs* comparing the amount of information copper carrier wires can carry versus fiber optic cables, and what this has meant for communications and related areas.
  • Write an information page* about some of the different types of waves used to carry information for communication.
  • Create a graphic presentation* * explaining how optical fibers carry information.
  • Write a paper* exploring quantum information versus classical information within quantum physics, including brief examples of existing and/or potential applications.
  • Research and create a publishable article* exploring Information Physics.
  • Write a dissertation level paper* concerning quantum information and one or more of its potential applications.

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Earth Sciences

  • Using the Internet, go to the Asteroid Impact Map (http://geology.com/meteor-impact-craters.shtml). Choose at least two craters, and copy down the information that appears when you click these craters.
  • How do you find information about latitude and longitude on the Internet? Choose your favorite chain restaurant or shop, for example, and find the latitude and longitude of five branches around the world. Alternatively, choose five buildings or monuments you find interesting. Share your information finding process with another person.*
  • Choose one earthquake-prone area on Earth, such as California. Find an Earthquake map for this area. In a how-to paper, explain how to read this map, and how the necessary information about earthquakes is gathered for these maps.
  • Look up a World Lightning Map. In an internet video,* explain how to read this map, what information is contained in the map and how it is gathered and why this information is important. Include other information you find interesting.
  • Choose one environmental issue that appears in the latest Performance Environmental Index (EPI), which ranks countries’ performances on important environmental issues. What information does this report contain about that issue, and how did they obtain this information (e.g. scoring, ranking)? Share your findings in a relevant periodical.*
  • Skim through the findings of the latest Performance Environmental Index (EPI), which ranks countries’ performances on important environmental issues. Write an essay* on your topic of choice using this report as a springboard. 
  • Choose an earth science-related mapping project (earthquake, sea level rise, lightning strikes, asteroid impact). Write an in-depth essay* about the project or aspects of the project that interest you, including how data is gathered and what you think of such data gathering techniques.
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* Please note that anything with an asterisk is just a suggestion. The diversity of options with asterisks are interchangeable and purposed to stimulate your own ideas. Any one of these suggestions could be replaced with a written paper, any form of art project (drawing, painting, music, paper mache, clay, wood, knitting/embroidery, metals, etc. etc.), an experiment, a presentation, a mindmap, a computer program, a web design project, a piece of poetry or a song, an interpretive dance or play, a group project, or anything else. What we feel is most important is that both the Learner and the Teacher agree on an exercise/activity they both feel would be maximally engaging, fun, and effective. If you come up with an idea we haven’t already thought of, please share it with us.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

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TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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  • Writing is a way to transmit information. What is the oldest form of writing? Print out an example of this form of writing and try to copy it by hand.*
  • Humans have passed down information in different ways. Discuss with an expert,what is oral tradition versus written tradition? Give one example of each.
  • What are some of the oldest forms of writing? Display examples of these forms of writing and their number systems. Include some other interesting information in your project*.
  • Things have been happening even before history, but when was history first recorded? Write a short piece* about some of the earliest recorded dates in history and explore the events recorded.
  • Throughout history, conquerors, colonialists and others have sought to destroy the traditional information and history of those they wished to subject. Write an essay* about this topic, choosing either examples from different areas and times as examples or focusing on one specific example.
  • The information we receive is not always true. Read the book “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public”or another book the subject, and write a book review* including your own opinion.
  • Some people believe that history was recorded before what is known to us in textbooks as the earliest recorded dates in history. Explore some theories and ideas about this, and in an essay*, discuss both sides of the debate and show your views.

How Humanity and It's Practices Change Over Time

Foreign Languages 
(Each of the following is to be completed in the foreign language(s) being studied)

  • Learn new five phrases used to ask others for information or how you can find information.
  • Draw a comic strip* using at least ten new words and concepts related to information, including information technology if you would like.
  • Explore phrases or words used to write SMSs, emails and other electronic messages in your foreign language, especially those that are different from the ones used in your main language(s).
  • Find the information label, in your foreign language, for a food or other product you like online. Make note of new words and other interesting things you find.
  • Find one interview done in the foreign language you are studying, at your language level. Note the way(s) the interviewer asks questions, and make note of the information the interviewer is looking for and receives.
  • In an essay*, explore cultural differences in how information is requested and conveyed. This should be written in your foreign language* but does not exclusively have to focus on comparing your current culture and ones in which your foreign language is used.
  • Write an in-depth essay* on a topic of your choice, related to Information.

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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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Technology

  • Learn to type a short message using a full-sized keyboard, using two hands (e.g. a keyboard here refers to one on a laptop or attached to a desktop, not digital version on an i-pad or smartphone).
  • Using a computer or other device with Internet connection, find a free encyclopedia and learn how to look up information on a few topics of your choice.
  • Using a computer or other device with Internet connection, learn to how to use an online map service (e.g. http://www.bing.com/maps/) to find route information, how to get from one place to another using different modes of transport. What other information can you find using these services? If possible, borrow a smartphone or sat-nav and try it out.
  • It is important to deliver information in a way that people like to see/hear it. Use website design/graphic design/3D drafting/computer programming/video creation to repackage boring information that you find (on a topic of your choice). Show others the original versus your creation, and note their feedback.
  • Learn about data and information management (e.g. Microsoft Access) and/or sharing systems (e.g. Dropbox). Create a project* that could be useful to yourself or someone you know.
  • Create a software program or app* to help users manage their information and/or send information to others. Explore existing programs or apps first to see what features you would like to have. 
  • Create an Information Technology project* of your choice, perhaps by asking local community groups or others if they need help with managing their information.

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Innovation

  • Go outside onto a street and copy at least three signs you see. What information do they tell you?
  • Go to a bus/tram stop or subway/train station. Find at least ten pieces of information from the signs around you. See if you can find the way to get from one place to another. 
  • Research the topic, reading strategies. What do you think is the best way to read for information? Using your chosen strategy, choose a non-fictional piece and underline/highlight information you find important.
  • Learn about what information to share with others (and what does not need to be shared) and when in terms of interpersonal relationships and management techniques.
  • Learn about what information to share with others (and what does not need to be shared) and when in terms of marketing and branding strategies and create an in depth resource (manual, webpage,etc) to help others.
  • Choose one or more spiritual leaders and note some of the information they have shared that you find useful/applicable to you. Through a combination of researching existing materials and interviewing people, create a resource* for people to learn about the personal impact this leader has had on at least 10 individuals.
  • Choose one or more motivational and inspirational products, services or brands that have empowered people to change their lives. Research the types of hat information they introduced to the general public that has now become “mainstream” or “common sense”. Chose a little-known company you believe will have a similar effect. Create a strategy for disseminating their information. Create an open source resource* for your entire process.
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VALUES

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teaching human values, teaching abundance, teaching acceptance, teaching accomplishment, teaching achievement, teaching care, teaching awareness, teaching balance, teaching belonging, teaching bravery, teaching brilliance, teaching compassion, teaching connection, teaching confidence, teaching cooperation, teaching collaboration, teaching discovery, teaching efficiency, teaching expressiveness, teaching fairness, teaching love, teaching exploration, teaching flexibility, teaching For The Highest Good of All, teaching fun, teaching giving, teaching grace, teaching growth, teaching harmony, teaching helpfulness, teaching honesty, teaching imagination, teaching joy, teaching modesty, teaching mindfulness, teaching peace, teaching precision, teaching reason, teaching reflection, teaching reliability, teaching self-control, teaching, thoughtfulness, teaching trustworthiness, teaching unity, teaching valor, teaching wonder, learning human values, learning abundance, learning acceptance, learning accomplishment, learning achievement, learning care, learning awareness, learning balance, learning belonging, learning bravery, learning brilliance, learning compassion, learning connection, learning confidence, learning cooperation, learning collaboration, learning discovery, learning efficiency, learning expressiveness, learning fairness, learning love, learning exploration, learning flexibility, learning For The Highest Good of All, learning fun, learning giving, learning grace, learning growth, learning harmony, learning helpfulness, learning honesty, learning imagination, learning joy, learning modesty, learning mindfulness, learning peace, learning precision, learning reason, learning reflection, learning reliability, learning self-control, learning, thoughtfulness, learning trustworthiness, learning unity, learning valor, learning wonder, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school
TEACHING VALUES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION

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  • Imagine there is a new child moving to your neighborhood/community. Write down some information you would like to share with them to make them feel more welcome.
  • Research online what kinds of secrets are safe for children to keep, and what kind are unsafe. Make a small list and share your information with your friends.
  • Think about at least three different scenarios in which group members had to reach a consensus on something. What information would need to be shared in each case?
  • What is the difference between secrets and personal information? How important is it to you that secrets are shared between good friends?
  • Explore the issue of how to resolve conflicts by sharing different kinds of information in a constructive way.
  • Create a lesson plan* to teach middle school age students about the topic “What is freedom of information?” and how to decide whether or not it is valuable to them.
  • Create a presentation* for a related regional to inform the public about informed consent in terms of honesty and integrity,  and what areas the principles behind informed consent could/should be extended beyond the medical professions (including our personal lives).
  • Write an open source manual* about the benefits of sharing information in an open-source manner. Include 30 examples of resources that currently are or are not available to the public (e.g. Tesla’s open-source patents) and how they have or have not benefited humanity. Include your projections on global impacts that may occur if all blueprints etc were open sourced. 
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