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UNIT PLAN (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

Unit Title
DATABASES
Unit Summary
This unit deals with the design of database management system
Curriculum Links

Year Level
2015 Form 4 CSEC IT
Approximate Time Needed
Total (9) lessons spread over (5) 70-min periods and (4) 35-min periods
Standards/Syllabus Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students will be able to
Explain the concept of a database
Use database terminology
Create, populate and modify a database
Create queries and reports
Curriculum-Framing Questions
Essential Question

Unit Questions

Essential Question
EQ. How can a computer improve efficiency?
Unit Questions
UQ1. How can I store data efficiently?
UQ2. How can I organize and retrieve data
efficiently?

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Content Questions

Content Questions
CQ1.1 How is a database a useful tool for
storage and what terms are associated with
a database? What is a database
CQ 1.2 What can I use to store data
efficiently? Creating a table
CQ 1.3 How can I maintain my database?
Modifying a table

CQ2.1. How can I organize my data so that


it can be used efficiently? Sorting a table.
CQ2.2. How can I link tables in a database
together? Foreign Keys
CQ2.3. How can I retrieve data efficiently?
Queries

CQ2.4. How can I retrieve data from more


than one table? Advanced Queries
CQ2.4. How can I produce a summary of
data efficiently? Reports

Before Unit Work Begins

While Students
Work on Unit

After Unit Work


Ends
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Discussion/answering questions
Unit Details

Formative Assess

Summative Assessment

Unit Details
1. CONCEPT LESSON: What is a database

What is a database?
Terminology used in databases
Types of data
(1 Period)
2. LESSON TITLE: Creating a table

Using design view


Populating a table
(2 Period)
3. LESSON TITLE: Modifying a table.

(2

Adding and deleting new fields


Adding and deleting records
Changing field definitions
Period)

4. LESSON TITLE: Sorting a table

Alphabetic
Numeric
Alphanumeric
(1 Period)

5. LESSON TITLE: Foreign Keys

Creating multiple tables


Using the foreign key
(1 Period)

6. LESSON TITLE: Queries

Creating queries using one


condition
Calculated fields
(2 Period)
7. LESSON TITLE: Advanced Queries

Relationships
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More than one criterion


Using relational and logical
operators
(2 periods)
8. LESSONTITLE: Reports

Sorting
Grouping
Statistical and summary features
(2 periods)

9.

LESSON TITLE: Evaluation


(1 Period)

Student Prerequisite Skills

Student Prerequisite Skills


Familiarity with Windows User
interface

Students Prior Knowledge

Students Prior Knowledge

Teachers Processional
Learning

Teachers Processional Learning

Teaching and Learning Activities


Strategies
MAIN: Demonstration

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Other: Problem solving


Accommodations for Diverse Needs
Students with Special Needs
Peer tutoring

Gifted Students
Additional and increasingly difficult exercise

Materials and Resources Required for Unit


Technology Hardware

Technology Hardware
Computer
Projector

Technology Software

Technology Software
Microsoft Excel

Printed Materials

Printed Materials
Assessment sheets

Other Resources

Other Resources

Unit Author
First and Last Name

Carla Lewis

School District

St Patrick

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School Name

Point Fortin West Secondary School

School Address

Reid Road, Egypt Village, Point Fortin

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