Unit Plan: Weaving
Applied Design, Skills & Technology / Grade 4-5
Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
Students will keep considering…
- How are colours in textiles important culturally?
- What are the features of woven textiles?
- How do we describe patterns?
- Student will be able to expertly describe a how colours in textiles can have cultural significance.
- Students will be able to describe in detail the features of their finger-woven textile piece using advanced vocabulary.
- Student can expertly create a finger woven piece that includes even tension throughout and a clear pattern in the weaving.
- Student is able to clearly describe the pattern using mathematical language.
Teacher will monitor progress:
Teachers can monitor progress through ongoing formative assessment including but not limited to:
- Students could write, draw or share reflections on their learning throughout this process that teachers could assess.
- Teachers could assess their woven product.
- Teachers could assess their mathematical descriptions of their patterns.
- “Little Metis and the Metis Sash” by Deborah L. Delaronde
- “Fingerweaving Untangled” / “Le fléché démêlé” by Carol James
How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?
- What aspects of the unit went well?
- What did students struggle with?
- What did you struggle with?
- What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
- Were there any unintended outcomes?
- Were students engaged?
Stage 2 – Evidence
Authentic Performance Tasks
AUTHENTIC PERFORMANCE TASK: Assessing for Understanding
Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding by:
OTHER EVIDENCE: Assessing for Knowledge and Skills
Students will show they have acquired Stage 1 knowledge and skills by:
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Curricular Competencies & Content
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