Lesson Title: Exploring the World Through a Disability
Grade Levels: 6-8
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Overview: This activity allows students to learn about algorithms by experiencing what life could be like with a disability. Students will use their knowledge to create a poster to educate others.
- Students will identify inputs and outputs of a given algorithm.
- Students will apply abstraction in order to identify important variables in creating an algorithm.
- Students will create a hierarchy by dividing a problem into multiple parts through decomposition.
- Students will develop a problem statement.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
English Language Arts
- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
- Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
- Computational Thinker: Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
- Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.