Global Learning 

By: Tramal Turner


EDUC 230-1

What is Global Learning?

Global Learning is concerned with exploring the interconnections between people and places around the world. It asks us to observe the similarities and differences that exist around our world today and relate these to our own lives. 

Sweden is the Country Chosen for the Collaboration 

Internet Safety and Netiquette

1. Ask the teacher if you are unsure of anything online

2. Do not sign up for anything without the teacher's permission 

.3. Do not share your full name online, address, phone number, and passwords

4. Choose an appropriate username

5. Do not put anything online that you would not want your friends, family and future employers to see

The Lesson

Essential Standard

5.PCH.4.1 Summarize the functions of the organs that make up the digestive system. 


The student will list in sequence the organs which make up the digestive system.

The student will explain the process of breaking down foods to create nutrients.

The student will consume fiber-rich foods, drink water, and exercise regularly to benefit the digestive system.

What is the Digestive System?

The digestive system breaks down food into smaller pieces that the body can use. Digestion begins in the mouth where Food is taken in, chewed, and swallowed. The esophagus muscles push food from the mouth to the stomach. Digestion continues in the stomach where acids made by the stomach help break down food. Food leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine. A liquid made in the liver goes into the small intestine where it breaks down even more. Nutrients are absorbed into the walls of the small intestine and carried throughout the body by the blood. Waste is passed to the large intestine until it leaves the body through the rectum. Digestive health is enhanced by eating foods high in fiber  drinking sufficient water, and exercising regularly.

Bell Ringer

Below, are the different parts of the digestive system. Guess the order of the digestive system, and see how many you can get correct. We are going to go over the digestive system today, and by the end of this lesson, you will know this in your sleep!

Gallbladder, Stomach, Mouth, Colon, Anus, Esophagus, Small Intestine (Large Intestine), Pancreas

Did you get this?

Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Pancreas, Liver, Gallbladder, Colon (Large Intestine), Rectum and Anus


The mouth is where digestion begins

We break down food by chewing

Saliva helps break the food down into something your body can use and absorb 


The esophagus is a transporting tool

It is located at the back of the mouth, and once the food is chewed the food travels down the esophagus through a series of muscular contractions

The food is then delivered to the stomach 


The stomach acts as a tupperware bowl

The food is constantly being broken down

The stomach has an acidic lining that helps break down food into a usable form the body can use

Once successfully broken down the food goes to the small intestine 

Small Intestine 

The small intestine is a 22 foot muscular tube that also breaks down the food

It consists of three components: the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum

All these components work to break down food

The duodenum breaks down the food for the most part while the jejunum and the ileum absorbs the nutrients from the content

Contents enter as a solid and leave as a liquid and goes into the pancreas 


The pancreas releases enzymes into the duodenum

Those enzymes break down the fats, protein and carbohydrates 


The liver has multiple functions

Processes the nutrients taken in from the small intestine

The liver works as a chemical factory; it breaks down harmful chemicals that come from the small intestines by detoxifying harmful chemicals and drugs

*Detoxify(ing) – To remove toxic or bad substances 


Stores and concentrates bile, and releases back to the duodenum to help absorb and digest fats 

Colon (Large Intestine

S-Shaped 6 foot long tube

The colon is responsible for processing waste so that emptying the bowels is easy

The colon keeps its S-shape until it bile passes through, it normally takes 36 hours for bile to go through the colon

Stool is consists of food and bacteria

The bacteria involved is good bacteria such as protects us from bad bacteria, processes waste products

Once the colon is full it passes the product on to the rectum


The rectum is an 8 inch chamber that is connected to the anus and colon

Much like the stomach it is also a container filled

The rectum receives the bile from the colon and holds the bile until it is time for the bile to evacuate

Anytime the rectum receives bile or gas sensors go to the brain and the brain decides whether or not the bile or gas can be released 


It is a 2 inch canal

The lining on the upper end of the anus can tell if the bile received from the rectum is a gas, liquid or solid

The anus relies on the lower pelvic muscles to hold the stool in

There are muscles in the anus that help keep the stool from coming out when it is not supposed to

When we feel the urge to go to the bathroom the muscles on the outside of the anus relax and releases the stool


Mouth – Contains teeth and saliva to help break down food

Esophagus- Transport tool, carries the food from the mouth to the stomach

Stomach- Container like; holds food acid lining breaks down food

Small Intestine- Has three segments that break down food and absorbs its nutrients

Pancreas- Breaks down the fats, proteins and carbohydrates

Liver- Processes nutrients taken in from the small intestine

Gallbladder- Stores and concentrates bile

Colon (Large Intestine)- S-shaped 6 foot tube

Rectum- 8 inch chamber connected to the colon and anus

Anus- 2 inch canal that releases the bile

Quiz Time

Go to

I will post the game Pin 


This is a drawing of the human body

Draw the human body and the organs we learned about in today’s lesson and label each part of the digestive system

Group Project

I will group you in groups of 4. 

Of the 4 students, 2 will be from my class, and the other 2 will be from the Swedish class 

Make a presentation in Google Drive on the digestive system

Talk about the different parts, and their functions

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Global Learning

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Public - 4/21/16, 2:52 AM