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Theme: Market Structure and Market Failure

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Maureen Rowe-Campbell
  • Number of views: 7168
Theme: Market Structure and Market Failure
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Not specified
Topic: Market Failure. This occurs when there is an inefficient allocation of goods and services in a free market.
Description: The topic of the lesson will be written on a whiteboard.
Objectives will be communicated to students orally and will also be written on a whiteboard.
Introduction: As a student state some market failure you have experienced/is experiencing
Ex. Too few buses on route so you have to get up extra early and this may also cause security risk

Students will be asked to define the term Market failure using any available source in the class. (Mainly smartphones, tablets and textbooks. They will then discuss this definition with a pair. Students will next randomly share the meaning of Market failure with the entire class (10 Minutes)

Students will watch a video on the causes of Market Failure, they will be required to take notes during the watching of the video. At the end of the video students will be given a worksheet to complete reinforcing the causes of Market failure. Pairs wil look at the answered worksheet, discuss and then this will be handed to the teacher for marking. (30 Minutes)

Role play, The consequences of Market failure. a rubric will be given to students outlining the expectations. (15 minutes)
Each CRITERIA will be judge using a 5 point scale 5 4 3 2 1
Speech was clear with appropriate volume and tone
Role was played in a convincing and consistent manner
Viewpoints and information presented are accurate
Costumes/props/etc are properly used
Role-play was well-prepared and organized
Role-play captured and maintained audience interest

Students will be placed in FIVE groups. They will be given 15 minutes to prepare for the presentations. each group will be give 5 minutes to complete their prsentation.

The Fish bowl strategy will be used as a whole group discussion to bring out the salient points in Market Failure. Emphasis will be placed on the explanation of the various consequences of Market filure and how it may be applied to their society. One person from each group previously formed will be a part of the fish bowl to start the discussion. After that person has given two points they will be replaced by someone else from that group. This will last for approximately (30 minutes)

Development and Underdevelopment

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Karen Young
  • Number of views: 6287
Development and Underdevelopment
Students’ age range: 16-18
Main subject: Sciences
Topic: Defining Development and Underdevelopment
Description: At the beginning of the class students were asked to give their meaning of development, underdevelopment and sustainable development and site examples to support their response. This sparked lively discussions as students sought to justify their responses.
Reading from text and doing internet search allowed for better understanding of the terms and to identify the indicators that influence development-economic and non economic

Water and Aquatic Life

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Princess Lawrence
  • Number of views: 7561
Water and Aquatic Life
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Sciences
Topic: The effects of water pollution on Aquatic Life
Description: Teacher used the Compass strategy in developing the reader’s skill in identifying the causes and effect of wáter pollution in the article.

Steps involved were

Teacher introduce the topic.
Students will use four sheets of paper that could be taped to the walls. Students will use markers to jot down their ideas.
Students moved through the four sections of the Excitements, Worries, Needs and Suggestions in the alloted time. After which teacher invited students to respond to ideas under each of the compass points.