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Road Safety

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Novelette Richardson
  • Number of views: 4669
Road Safety
Students’ age range: 08-10
Main subject: Life skills
Topic: Safety
Description: Firstly students will be asked to tell what they think safety is and based on their response(s) the teacher would then link it to road safety. The teacher would then tell the students a dictionary definition for safety and road safety, following a brief recall of what was said. The teacher would then set up road signs and role play a scenario where road safety is needed to resolve problems while doing the day to day activity of going home from school or even going to the supermarket.

Street fashion

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Monica Alomoto
  • Number of views: 5099
Street fashion
Students’ age range: 12-14
Main subject: Foreign languages
Topic: What are you wearing? students can identify what people are wearing around they and can describe the clothes in different places of their city and country.
Description: In this lesson, present words about clothes through pictures. Practice the vocabulary individual and group thought board race.
Then, rrganize the class in two circles. In the middle of the class, they have a small circle with six chairs and other chairs will be located around the small circle.
The students must listen carefully the rules to apply in this discussion
Give different pictures each student to do and answer questions.
Six students participate sitting in a small circle in a discussion and if someone in the big group can participate and change the place in the small group.
They can understand the topic with help their classmates.
Do a graphic organizer about clothes that people in different situations or places.

The Story of Paethon

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Shameka Burnett
  • Number of views: 4760
The Story of Paethon
Students’ age range: 12-14
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Hubris
Description: Engage: Ask students , “ if they had wanted something so badly , that when they finally got it that it turned out to be a disaster.”

Tell them the story of the girl who went missing at the recent bombing in London.

Ask of their own experiences

Play Sway reviewing the story of Phaethon https://sway.com/vsffNe9hRHs4Fx9N?ref=Link&loc=mysways

Explain: Student will be given discussion question to gauge their critical thinking skills using the Socratic questions

e.g Explain how Phaethon’s pride destroyed him?

Explore: Students will be placed in groups. Each group will be given a crossword puzzle to solve. When each group is finished they will have to answer a question on the natural phenomenon found in the story for the next activity.

Elaborate: Students will be given different character cards in the same groups to defend who’s to blame for Phaeton’s demise? Using the PEE METHOD
P- point
E- example
E- explain

Persuasive Writing

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Kennetta Reid
  • Number of views: 4367
Persuasive Writing
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Techniques of persuasion
Description: 1. Teacher will introduce the lesson by telling a sad story, to get the students in a particular mood.
2. Students will respond by conveying the way they feel about the situation, and why they feel that way.
3. They will be introduced to the Ethos, Pathos and Logos via the projector
4. The various persuasive techniques will be shown with the use of advertisements, on famous drinks, movie stars, singers etc
5. The students will then be shown different ads, and will identify the technique used.
6. In pairs they will complete a graphic organizer/persuasive sheet . Each pair will share their answers and the class will be engaged in discussion.
7. Individually, as many children will plan for 2 mins, an impromptu ad by using two techniques discussed in the class.
8. The students will judge
9. The prize will be two dollars.

Our Common Heritage

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Nettisha Fyne
  • Number of views: 7670
Our Common Heritage
Students’ age range: 08-10
Main subject: Social studies
Topic: Who were the original inhabitants of Jamaica?
Description: Engage
Students will sing the song “Welcome to Jamaica the land of wood and water". Boys will sing and girls will echo what is heard.
Recall the name given to the earliest inhabitants of Jamaica (the Taibos) and where they came from (Venezuela-Orinoco Valley)
Teacher will make a t-chart on the board and label one side 'Needs' and the other 'Wants'. Ask volunteers to name human needs and write down their answers on the left side of the chart. Guide children to understand that people need air, food, water, shelter, and clothes to live. Then ask students to name some things they want to have, but don't need in order to survive, and record their answers on the right side of the chart. As children mention expensive items they want, guide them to understand that families must carefully budget their money to cover needs and pay for wants using only the leftover money.

Explain to students the difference between wants and needs by saying “I've got a set of flash cards. When I hold one up, tell me if the picture on the card is something that you need—you have to have it to live—or if it is a want—something that you would like to have, but you can live without it. Shuffle the Wants and Needs flashcards and hold them up one at a time. Allow students to call out the answers. If students disagree on an item, stop and discuss it with the class. Make sure they understand the difference between goods that they must have to survive and those that they don't really need.
Discuss the lifestyle of the Tainos and identify some of the needs they had versus some of their wants.
Observe pictures on the multi media projector showing aspects of the Taino culture. Identify each as a need or a want. Say how their needs and wants differ from that of the Tainos. Teacher will ask the following questions to promote discussion
1. How would you describe the Taino houses?
2. Why do you think their houses were built that way?
3. What did the Tainos do in order to supply their need for food?
4. What did the Tainos eat that we still eat today?