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Geography as a branch of Social Studies

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Jonnett Johnson
  • Number of views: 3972
Geography as a branch of Social Studies
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Social studies
Topic: Introduction to Geography
Description: Engagement:
Students will be shown a video entitled ‘Geography Matters’. They will be asked to deduce the meaning of geography after watching the video. Teacher and students will then work together in order to create a working definition of the concept; this will be noted on the w/board.

Students will be placed in groups; they will be asked to re-watch the video. As a group they will identify and discuss the different aspects/ branches of geography showcased in the video. The groups will ask a representative to share their findings. These will be captured on the w/board. A discussion will ensue, and the non-responses will be eliminated.

Students will be asked to explain the importance of geography in helping human beings to manage their environment properly in order to have a clean and safe place to live, work and grow their families. Teacher and students will be engaged in discussion in order to justify the student’s findings.

Students will be given blank graphic organizers and use relevant pictorial evidence to complete the graphic organizers highlighting the branches of geography from the class discussion. They will be asked to write a paragraph to explain their graphic organizers. The teacher will supervise them as they work collaboratively.

When it Rains, it Pours

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Afrine Hill-Walker
  • Number of views: 4563
When it Rains, it Pours
Students’ age range: Not specified
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Poetry Analysis
Description: Students will enter a darkened room where the sound effects of a thunderstorm are ongoing. After a minute or two, the effects will be turned off and a volunteer will identify what they heard and identify the elements of the thunderstorm. Two other volunteers will relay their experiences concerning storms and how they feel about it. This will be done using the fish bone technique. Then a volunteer will read the poem and another student will explain what (s)he understands from what was read. The idea of things having layers of meaning and the concept of allegory will be introduced. The students will use their smartphones to research the colonization of Malawi and locate the country on the map of Africa, as well as learn a little about the country's history and culture. This will be shared with the rest of the class and the leaders of the discussion will offer up possible links between the background and the symbols and other images in the poem. From the ideas brought out, students will try to give another interpretation to the poem.

Daily routines

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: SILVIA CARDENAS
  • Number of views: 5188
Daily routines
Students’ age range: 18+
Main subject: Foreign languages
Topic: Describing daily routines
Description: This lesson was applied in a university in an English class level I. Students got organized in groups of 3 and then they used some pictures provided by the teacher to create their daily routine and inform their partners including time or frequency. In addition, they also integrated a speaking practice where they had to present their peers daily routine in front of the class.