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Unemployment - causes and effects

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Racquel Whitfield
  • Number of views: 937
Unemployment - causes and effects
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Social studies
Topic: The effects of high unemployment rates
Description: Introduction of the lesson
The classroom will be set up to facilitate the Fish Bowl strategy. Six chairs will be placed in the middle and the remaining chairs around the circle. 5 students will volunteer to sit in the bowl with one chair being empty. The students will be told the rules and then they will suggest any other rules they think are needed. The empty chair is for any student who at any point wants to join the discussion. If another student wants to join, he or she will tap that student and he or she will switch places. At all times the other 5 students will have 5 minutes in the circle and then the teacher will say ‘switch’. Before the discussion starts students will be shown a video on unemployment:

The video will be played once and students will be asked to state the topic they believe will be discussed in the session. The word ‘unemployment’ will be written and a concept map will be done. Students will state what they know about unemployment. The responses will be listed on the map.

• Teacher will pose a question such as: do you think the unemployment rate in this country is high? Relate it to what you observe in your community. Students in the Fish Bowl will begin their discussions and they will be asked to explain the meaning of unemployment and the unemployment rate.
• After 20 minutes of discussions, the teacher will pose another question:
Do you think the high level of unemployment rate has any negatve impacts on the community and country at large? Explain the impacts.
• Another 20 minutes will be used to discuss the above question and the final question for the session will be posed: Do you believe the government is doing enough to lower the unemployment rate? If your answer is yes, explain. If your answer is no, state some ways in which the government can help to lower the unemployment rate.


  • 23 April 2018
  • Number of views: 2510
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Description: Teaching/Learning Activities
1. Students make predictions using pictures and scenes.
2. They draw conclusion about story before reading.
3. Students identify words on Flash Cards.
4. Students read story practicing word attack skills to unlock troublesome words.
5. Students reread story more fluently.
6. Students watch short video of story highlighting main idea.
7. Students summarize in one paragraph the main idea of story.
8. Students enact key scenes.
9. Students divided in 2 teams- A & B
10. Team A sit in Fish Bowl
11. Team B stand around fish bowl.
12. Team A reflects on story giving their views of open ended questions.
13. Team B responds to questions giving their views.
14. Each Team required to draw conclusion highlighting the central message in their public announcement.

Daily routines

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: SILVIA CARDENAS
  • Number of views: 1243
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.

Physical Health

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Miryan Chicaiza
  • Number of views: 125
Physical Health
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Foreign languages
Topic: Health problems
Description: These are the following steps that the students are going to cover along the lesson.
-Play the game HOT POTATO with a paper ball and explain the game to students. They are going to pass the ball according to song, and the student who keeps the ball in their hands. He has to take a sheet of paper and at the end of the game each one has to answer each question.
-Encourage students to answer the question at the end of the game.
-Ask students to see a short video related to new topic HEALTH PROBLEMS in which it is the vocabulary presentation in use.
-Work on pronunctiation of new words.
-Practice a short dialogue AT THE DOCTOR.
-Explain the use of SHOULD and imperative to give advice.
-Use color sheets of paper to form group to ROLE PLAY.
-Invite learners to make a short dialogue AT THE DOCTOR using vocabulary, they are allowed to use technological devices.
-Present the rubric to score the presentation.

Reading Comprehension

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: sophia anderson
  • Number of views: 164
Reading Comprehension
Students’ age range: 12-14
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Interpreting Pictures
Description: Pupils will observe pictures uploaded to their smart phones and give their own views about the picture through analyzing and predicting
Situations. Pupls prior knowledge would be in discussion in relation to the pictures, engagae pupil in the actual discussion and explanation using the “Fish Bowl Strategy.” Pupils will write a summary about the discusión, draw other objects the writer could include in the picture/s