Students’ age range: 16-18
Main subject: Social studies
Topic: The Labor Force : Unemployment
Type of device: Laptop
Description: Step 1: The lesson started with a warm up which is a simple question and answer oral review on the material that was covered in the previous lesson. The students learned what the Labour Force is and how people become part of it.
Step 2: Introduction the concept of ‘unemployment’. Students suggested possible definitions for unemployment then have them wrote down and recited the correct definition given by the teacher.
Step 3: Using the ‘Fish Bowl’ Method to do group activity. The students were placed in groups of three and were allowed to work on three ítems from the list of causes of unemployment.
The students were very enthusiastic about this topic. The seemed to possess a wealth of knowledge about unemployment and were able to give examples of people they know who are unemployed. It was also amazing to see how correctly they were able to define the term. As always, the students were excited to work in groups where they were able to discuss their ideas and contribute to the class. They were very welcoming of using the Fish Bowl method of discussion and everyone participated fully. After each group presented their solutions to the causes of employment, the other students outside the circle were allowed to question them as to how effective their solutins would be and they were also allowed to make their own suggestions. The discussion was wholesome, enjoyable and, most of all, a tremendous learing experience.