I noticed another post suggesting to do the Chapters/Units in a slightly different order, based on the “flow” and how some of the ideas fit together–but I have a question about another modification.
My current thought is to do Unit 4 and Unit 5 “at the same time”–we have one long period each week that would be a “programming day” (unit5) and 3 shorter periods that would be “content” (unit4). The kids will get to keep doing programming, but smaller more discrete blocks, while having time to discuss real world and philosophy.
For context, many of my students are part of an in-school “stem academy” and are involved in extracurriculars like robotics. We’re just completing Unit 3 and I’m looking at what’s happened so far and how to proceed. Their input has been that “we haven’t done very much programming” but, I’ve noticed that too long doing just programming seems to leave them un-focused and overwhelmed.
Talk me into/out of this idea, please!