Resources and unit plans from around the world are available for teachers.
Grades K - 2 (ages 5-7)
Fun with Words: Why do things need to be different?
Grade: Kindergarten, Language, Arts
The students of Kindergarten will learn the English Phonic sounds through different games; they will explore the world of sounds and create three to four letter words
Healthy Eating: Are We What We Eat?
Grade: K–2, Science, Math
Primary students investigate the age-old adage: You are what you eat. Students plan a healthy diet, create slideshow presentations to show how to make healthy food choices, learn about the food pyramid, interview classmates about food choices, and create a graph based on information gathered. Most importantly, students learn about how to make healthy food choices to live a long, healthy life.
Can’t Live Without You: What is essential for life?
Grade: 1, Environmental Studies and Science
An attempt by young learners of grade one to inquire about the conservation and filtration of water for drinking purposes, and further create awareness about this, locally as well as globally.
Grades 3 - 5 (ages 8-10)
Creating a Better World
Grade: 3-5, Art, Science, Art Education
The students of primary are the school recycling specialists and have a mission to promote the “3R” concept (Recover, Recreate, & Restore) in their school community. The school recycling specialists get together to set up an Art Club in the school to make use of the solid waste (waste generated in their homes) as a Teaching learning aids for teachers. The students make products from the waste materials that they have collected from their homes and sell them at the Art Club. They prepare a multimedia presentation to share information on recycling and a 3R wiki to create awareness about some simple ways for making the best out of waste.
Sun Dial: What changes do you see?
Grade: 3, Maths, Language Arts, Social Studies & Science
Children from Dewan Farooque Memorial High School Khoski, District Badin Use technology to study Sun Dial and understand shadow and direction.
On the Move: Who is responsible for our safety?
Grade: 3-4, English, Social Studies
The unit is about traffic rules. The focus is to help students understand the importance of traffic rules in their daily lives and study possible solutions for their own safety and survival.
Grades 6 - 8 (ages 11-13)
World through Mathematician’s Eyes
Grade: 7–8, Mathematics
Students will play the role of task force of Ministry of Health; and study the food quality of the canteens of the district: they will gather, interpret, and analyze the data gathered from their school canteen. They will present their finding through a persuasive multimedia presentation to Ministry of Health.
Friends or Foes: How can we save our future?
Grade: 6, Social Studies
To encourage global consciousness, students research the impact of alternative fuel sources and how their daily decisions about energy will affect their quality of life, personally and globally. As a culminating project, students develop persuasive multimedia presentations, Brochures and websites to persuade and educate the community to help conserve natural resources.
Creating the Essentials: How can I create something to make a better tomorrow?
Grade: 7, Geography, Geology, Language Arts
Students of grade VII try and understand the process of manufacturing, discover the significance of raw materials and research on the manufacturing problems of Pakistan. Finally they give their suggestions to solve these problems.
Float That Boat: How can we explain the things that happen around us?
Grade: 6–8, Science
We B Toys just completed their annual customer satisfaction reviews of their toy boat line. They have learned that customers have complained that their boats tend to sink. They are looking for new toy boats and are offering to purchase Rs.1 million worth of merchandise to the company that produces the best boat. Student teams design new boats that will float and prepare proposals to market their boats.
Nature’s Imbalance: How progress plays a role in the destruction of man kind?
Grade: 8, Environmental Science & Sociology
VIII graders discover the significance of natures balance, they study the ecosystem; research the problems caused when human beings interfere with nature. They suggest solutions for the problems caused by the imbalance in an aquatic ecosystem.
Density: Got Gas?: How is science applied in the real world?
Grade Level: 6-9, Science
Students engage in a variety of investigations related to the density of liquids, solids, and gases. They build hot air balloons, experiment with variables that affect flight success, and enter their balloons in a rally.
Grades 9 - 10 (ages 14-15)
An Archetype of Divine Decree
Grade Level: 10th Standard(Science Group), English, Social Studies, Civics, Islmayiat, Ethics, Art
An effort by High School students to analyze and investigate the importance of female education scenario in Pakistan, they play the role of community immobilizers and study the effects of mother’s education on academics and personality of the child. Students will present their finding through wiki and power-point presentation.
Whispers from the Past: How does norms and value system formulate beliefs?
Grade: 9, Social Studies, Technology, Sociology
An effort by the students of grade IX to understand how values and religious sentiments provoke people. They will research on the factors that contributed towards the downfall of Muslim empire in sub continent. Students will gather data on factors which ignited the religious upheaval in sub continent in 1857 and the key factors behind it.
Follow Your Dream: What is more important—the journey…or the destination?
Grade: 9, 10, English, Social Studies
Students gain reading skills in an exciting and adventurous way, by creating photo-essays in their attempt to join Santiago on his travels. In the process, they learn valuable lessons about changing human perceptions of places, people and concepts in 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho.
Health is Wealth: Why do we need to a make choice?
Grade: 10, Home Economics, Arts, Science, Maths and Language Arts
A project by 10th grade students to analyze whether taking supplements to overcome dietary defects is justified. The students have presented their findings and made convincing presentations to propose ways to make healthy food more appetizing.
Health Mania: How the decisions of today influence us later?
Grade: 9-12, Social Sciences, language Arts, Physiology, Anatomy
Taking on the role of Community Health Workers students visit hospitals and different areas of Karachi to find out the prevailing diseases in the community. Students use the Seeing Reason Tool as they realize the positive and negative outcomes of decisions in their life. Again using the Visual Ranking Tool students prioritizes the diseases in terms of their threat to the city. Finally they make an action plan to combat the selected disease and suggest ways to create awareness among the community members.
Healthy Life Styles: How do we affect the world around us?
Grade: 9-12, Language Arts, Psychology
Taking the role of health counselor, students work out a strategy to promote healthy lifestyle among themselves, peers, family and community.
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Grades 11 - 12 (ages 16-17)
Magic Lamp: Is it in reality a magic lamp that fulfills life’s dreams?
Grade: 11, Home Economics, Management, Economics and Mathematics
Wearing the hat of their parents, students become experts on budgeting issues and use the Visual Ranking to prioritize and rank the most perfect method of spending money in order of their impact on future savings. They also use Seeing Reason Cause and Effect Map to analyze the factors that influence budget making and using the Showing Evidence tool they try find out evidences to support or refuse a claim – Budgeting is a punishment for not being born wealthy. Finally students prepare a presentation for an authentic audience to propose practical, as well as economically feasible, budgeting decisions that could affect their future and provide them with economic security.
Cell-to-Cell: What’s the connection?
Grade: 11-12, Science
Students assume the roles of medical researchers and use their understanding of groundbreaking cell biology research to trace the origins of diseases back to the cellular level.
Famine: Am I my brother’s keeper, and who is my brother?
Grade: 11-12, Social Studies
Students strive to understand famine’s causes and recommend changes for the future by engaging in a project-based learning activity.