Opposites Lesson Plan

Opposites Lesson Plan

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OPPOSITES LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Opposites”. 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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For maximum flexibility and adaptation, they are also designed to be combined to teach multiple subjects at the same time. Doing this increases the creativity, effectiveness, and fun of your learning environment. Once we are on the property and operating our version of the complete school and Education for Life program, we will be adding video examples of how to combine the lessons. In the meantime, visit the Teaching Strategies page for a list of suggestions. 

ARTS AND TRADES

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TEACHING ARTS AND TRADES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Teaching Opposites in Arts http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/opposites-lesson-plan The Arts

  • Think of 3 spheres of life and artistically represent* its smallest and biggest objects (e.g. 1 sphere: fruits – blueberries and watermelon, etc.).
  • Using paints, make an artistic representation* of Earth during night and day.
  • Remake your favorite piece of classical music* into pop or heavy metal music – or vice versa.
  • Make a sculptural representation* of two types of energies (e.g. male/female, hot/cold, happy/sad, etc.).
  • Create an artistic piece* or individual performance* showing the connection, interrelation, and/or transformation of life and death.
  • Do research on romanticism and realism in arts. Using 2 very different types of art not usually combined, make one artistic representation* of a combination of these two styles.
  • Compose a symphony, write a play, or create a different type of a large scale multi-person performance* that depicts and exemplifies opposites in at least 10 different ways (lighting, music, dialogue, what is represented, etc.).
 Teaching Opposites in the Context of the Trades Trades

  • With help from an adult, make 3 food ‘dishes’* which would combine two opposite flavors – salty and sweet, bitter and sweet, sour and sweet, etc. Describe your experience of these differences and recreate your favorite to bring in and share with others.
  • Make an accessory* using two contrasting colors, styles, sizes, functions.
  • Make a costume* that combines two opposites – scary/funny, happy/sad, dark/light etc.
  • Make an item of clothing* which would transform from a lighter (summer) type into a thicker (winter) one or a bright color to a light color or a formal to informal style.
  • Make a piece of furniture* that can be converted for opposite usages like sleeping/wakefulness, exercise/rest, work/play, etc.
  • Create an indoor summer/spring and winter/fall greenhouse* for one climatic zone and simultaneously grow flowers of two opposite seasons.
  • Do research on the opposite mythological, philosophical, and spiritual concepts and apply your findings to do interior design* of a house, or commercial space, etc. and implement it.
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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.

 

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 OPPOSITES

 Teaching Opposites in English http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/opposites-lesson-plan
  • Think about vowels and consonants? What is their function? Think of words* that would represent each vowel and consonant best.
  • Find 10 words with multiple meanings; present the opposite of each single meaning in a way most appealing to you*.
  • Compose a fairytale* about metaphorical representation of light/dark, creation/destruction, yin/yang, etc.
  • Make a presentation* on words that changed their meaning into the opposite in the course of time. Find 20-30 examples of this phenomenon.
  • Think of two pieces of literature that would represent opposite trends/styles/values/etc. and make a report/computer-aided presentation* discussing similarities on different levels in these books.
  • Write a piece of literature* in any genre (a collection of poems, for example) using stylistic devices with the meaning of opposition (e.g. oxymoron, irony, etc.).
  • Write a thesis level paper* analyzing literature of a chosen period focusing on opposite features in works of different authors, same author (different works) and define their deep philosophical meaning.
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HEALTH

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TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Teaching Opposites in the Context of Health http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/opposites-lesson-plan
  • Think of what emotions you like feeling and which ones you do not enjoy. How could you change from one you do not enjoy into one you do? Practice changing unwanted emotional states into their opposites; what do you require and how did it go and how could you get better at it*.
  • Take a mindful walk in your neighborhood focusing on finding 10-15 opposites along the way and create a fun way to present/share your findings*.
  • Thoroughly explore and explain* the dietary differences between dietary opposites.
  • Explore male and female differences: hormones, sexuality, energies, strengths/weaknesses, etc. and what you have noticed and experienced with emotional expressions/needs and write a paper* on your findings.
  • Study pros and cons of a balanced (all foods) diet versus vegetarian/vegan/fruitarian/mono diets, etc. in terms of health. Present* your recommendations to your peers.
  • Create a presentation* to equally argue in support of opposite concepts in nutrition, and physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of health and work out an experimental program for health development which would suggest alteration of opposite techniques/methodologies/approaches/etc.
  • Conduct research on bios and major ideas of the proponents of diametrically opposite approaches in 4 spheres of people’s health: nutrition, and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth; then create a detailed and comprehensive action plan*, and objective method of evaluating its effectiveness and implement, and assess your own plan using a group of 10 or more people.
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Teaching Opposites in the Context of Mathematics
  • Explore* basic mathematical opposites (even/odd numbers, addition/subtraction, etc.).
  • Explore* intermediate mathematical opposites (multiplication/division, ratios, spending/saving, etc.).
  • On paper*, use the search for opposites and inverses to show the expansion from naturals to integers to rationals.
  • Solve a story problem requiring algebra/geometry and then create your own* that reverses the solution process.
  • Explore* advanced mathematical opposites (exponents/roots/logarithms, rationals/irrationals, etc.).
  • Utilize appropriate techniques (algebra, calculus, abstract algebra) to derive* (if possible) a function’s inverse.
  • Utilize linear algebra systems to determine whether a matrix is invertible and find its inverse* if possible.
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SCIENCE

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Opposites in Life Sciences Life Sciences

  • Identify* 10 creatures around you that have opposite properties.
  • Give 5-10 examples* of the waste of some organisms that can be the nutrition of others.
  • Study intentional/unintentional or conscious/unconscious activities and give recommendations* for attaining a constructive habit.
  • Analyze your ecosystem; and determine 10 opposite features/elements that create* synergistic results that support the whole.
  • Identify 3 major challenges on our planet and write a report* on how you could specifically use the same foundations that support these challenges to instead support solutions.
  • Make a presentation* on the effects of 10 major organs in the body when they are healthy versus unhealthy, how to make them healthy versus unhealthy, and modern medicines replacements/supports for these organs versus their natural functions. 
  • Analyze your culture’s male and female societal roles and identify 2 mammals, 2 reptiles, 2 amphibians, 2 birds, 2 fish, AND 2 cultures that exhibit what you would describe as opposite roles. Present your findings in a report form* including your conclusions as to why this is.
 Opposites in Physical Sciences Physical Sciences

  • Find 3 pairs of objects with opposite features (e.g. rough and smooth, warm and cold, etc.) and describe* their physical properties and what makes the things you chose opposites of each other.
  • Explore and explain* the difference between metals and non-metals.
  • Measure and explain* potential versus kinetic energy for 5 very different objects of your choice.
  • Analyze and present a findings report on* biochemical processes that take place in a human body during the day and at night; when is the period of top activity and rest for different organs?
  • Study the chemical reaction rates of different substances; make lists* of top 10 slowest and fastest reactions; suggest catalysts for slow reactions.
  • Study poisonous substances, describe their chemical properties; create a manual* of poisons that can be used for treatment.
  • Analyze contradictory trends in modern physics and chemistry and choose the one you like least, make a plan* of what you can do within this sphere of knowledge to favor the development of science.
 Earth Science Opposites Earth Sciences

  • Think of 3-4 natural phenomena; find their opposites and talk to someone about your findings.*
  • Give 5 examples* of attraction and repulsion.
  • Compare 4 opposite environments for living (fire or air/water, mountain/forest, desert/ocean, etc.) and describe what creature you would need to be to thrive in these environments and what you would like most and least about this (from a human perspective) if it were true*.
  • Make a detailed presentation* on opposite processes that take part in the shaping of the Earth’s surface.
  • Make a computer-aided presentation* on the influence of the Sun on the Earth and compare it with the influence of the Moon on our planet.
  • Analyze Earth’s energy cycle; find opposite trends; work out a model* which would demonstrate these processes; suggest your way of more efficient energy use.
  • Identify 5 areas on our planet where the ecological situation is now the opposite of what it was at some other time in history. In a videotaped presentation* describe how this change came about, how it could be recreated elsewhere, and how it could be reversed (for good or bad).
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Opposites in Social Sciences
  • Draw a picture* of day and night’s function in people’s life on our planet.
  • Make up 10-15 riddles* about opposites in your life (e.g. kids and adults, boys and girls, the Sun and the Moon, etc.).
  • Identify 5 cultures that you would describe as having opposite temperaments and explain* why you think these differences exist.
  • Create a project showing* 5 different cultural approaches that produce opposite reactions in people (ex: responses to death, passive vs. aggressive spiritual practices, eating vs. fasting, etc.).
  • Choose 3 emotions and find their opposites; make a presentation* on the role of positive and negative emotions in people’s lives.
  • Study ancient mythology and compare* the ideas and beliefs about the beginning of the world through the interrelation between opposites (e.g. Germanic mythology: Gaea (Earth) and Uranus (the heavens) to the three Cyclopes, the three Hecatoncheires, and twelve Titans, etc.).
  • Make an in-depth analysis* of all spheres of life in 3-5 influential countries during the periods of prosperity and recession; assess the different cultures’ successful and unsuccessful strategies for dealing with both of these periods.
  • Explore and explain in a free shared research paper* 3 different governing systems (or times in history) containing polar-opposite factions and how these perspectives benefited and hindered the will of the masses, the parties themselves, and abundance/recession.
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)

  • Describe* your immediate environment using adjectives and opposites to each adjective.
  • Brainstorm 10 opposite concepts and create a rhyme or puzzle* for them.
  • Write a story* describing a day of your life; rewrite it using the opposites of your actions, emotions, adjectives, etc.
  • Compare* your ideal living situation or future to a non-ideal one (in your opinion) using indicative and subjunctive moods.
  • Read three short stories, find 2 pairs of characters that represent opposite features; compare* all of them; what are similarities? What are differences?
  • Lead a group discussion* on the topic “The need of opposites in our life”; discuss* opposites in all selected spheres of life.
  • On all levels of the language, analyze opposites and their function in the language; Turn your findings into a piece of literature* or a professional presentation*.
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TEACHING TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Opposites in Technology Technology

  • Find, install, and use an application* that explains and teaches opposites at your educational level.
  • Use a graphics program* to play with visual opposites and other effects (mirroring, color filters, etc.).
  • Use a graphics program* to create a collage of your original and edited photos to represent “opposites”.
  • Explore 5 technologies and then outline* how their opposite technologies do (or theoretically could) work.
  • Create a short film* that explains the opposing viewpoints and different sides of an issue.
  • Develop examples* that demonstrate the differences between compiled and interpreted languages and share them with others in a presentation*.
  • Develop examples* that demonstrate the differences between statically and dynamically-typed languages and share them in a workshop*.
 Opposites in Innovation Innovation

  • Find and explain* 10 objects in your life that serve opposite functions (fork/knife, steel/screen door, etc.).
  • Create a picture showing *2 opposite companies: business/marketing strategies, tactics, pros/cons, successes/failures, etc.
  • Write a 6 to 10 page analysis on* 2 opposite industries: business/marketing strategies, tactics, pros/cons, success/failures, etc.
  • Present a speech* to your community about 2 opposite cultures (challenges and niches); create equally positive and negative arguments for each.
  • Select a company and design a company* with opposite approaches (marketing strategy, niche, etc.). Write and publish a comparative study of the two companies*.
  • Find a product and design an industry* with opposite approaches (marketing strategy, niche, etc.) and write an article on the pros and cons of each approach. Free share your article.
  • Select a culture and design a culture* with opposite approaches (marketing strategy, niche, etc.).
Opposites in Perception Perception and Creativity

  • Explore* opposite NLP submodalities and how they affect your perceptions. 
  • Explore* helping someone else change their NLP submodalities to affect their perceptions.
  • In a 1 to 2 page paper* identify and explain* the use of submodalities in 5 product marketing strategies.
  • Identify* two cultures that use different submodalities and how this affects their perceptions. Create a visual piece* showing this.
  • In a free share blog, identify and explain* 5 companies’ use of different advertising submodalities and their effectiveness. 
  • Create a comprehensive marketing plan* implementing 10 different submodalities.
  • Imagine a complete culture with very specific submodalities and in a videotaped presentation explain* how they affect all areas of its function.
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VALUES

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TEACHING VALUES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OPPOSITES

 Opposites in Values
  • Give 5-10 values and their opposites and examples of actions that are evidences of each.
  • Analyze your set of values. Do you shift to opposite actions at times? How can you stick closer to your value set by your thoughts, words, and actions? Give 5-10 examples*.
  • Ask three couples about the opposite qualities they possess compared to their partners and the values that are the basis of their relationships and what they feel is working well for them regarding these issues and do a report* on your findings.
  • Do research and create a short manual* of at least 10 steps for how to transform unwanted emotions into wanted ones (e.g. disconnectedness and/or animosity into love and connectedness).
  • Observe 5 different types of relationships (parent/child, partners, friends, etc.), in a 1 to 2 page essay* describe a healthy balance of giving and receiving in a relationship at emotional, spiritual, physical, and emotional levels.
  • Analyze individualism and community spirit realized in different environments, and across different time periods. Write a paper* describing how to balance these two together well.
  • Make an analysis of values throughout the history and cultures of mankind; find cases where opposite values are upheld; create a project* to show how the ‘opposite’ values affected the opposing cultures.
  • Research and present* the value sets of 2-3 eastern and western societies; what opposite values do they operate according to? What makes each successful, and one more successful than the other in which ways according to your personal viewpoint?
  • Write and open source publish a research paper* on freedom versus responsibility and how these are practiced in different philosophical traditions.
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