Design 7 – MYP Design Course:

Digital & Product Design: Materials and Food

Unit 1: Upcycling & Design Cycle Review 

Inquiry: What impact do resources have on design?

Global Context: Globalization and Sustainability

Key Concept: Development

Related Concepts: Adaptation, Form, Resources

Unit 2: Production (Humanities Integration)

Inquiry: How can I create a project that will be in high demand?

Global Context: Globalization and Sustainability

Key Concept: Communities

Related Concepts: Innovation, Form, Resources

Unit 3: Honor the Creator (Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons)

Essential Question: How can I be a responsible creator?

Global Context: Identities and Relationships

Key Concept: Communication

Related Concepts: Adaptation, Collaboration, Innovation

Unit 4: Basic Programming Unit & Game Design

Designers adapt the form and function of a game to communicate concepts to make it accessible to the user.

Global Context: Scientific and Technical Innovation

Key Concept: Aesthetics, Communication, Logic

Related Concepts: Form, Function, Perspectives

 

 

 

3 Comments on Grade 7 Units

  1. Hi Julie,

    I am teaching MYP Design in the American International School in Lusaka. I am really interested in chatting with you about you Honor the Creator unit. I think the idea is fantastic and I would love to pick your brain on how you teach it.

    Thanks,
    Dana

  2. Hi Dana,
    I’d love to talk about it. It’s one of my favorite units to teach and I learn new things every year. Please email me julielemley AT gmail.com or jlemley AT canacad.ac.jp with any questions. I have some blog posts regarding the unit (usually January from the past few years) with some resources I use.
    I look forward to connecting with you,

    Julie

  3. Hi,

    I am teaching Design in Australia, I am starting to develop a programming/game unit and would be interested to chat re your unit. Thanks Nicola

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