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Social Studies-Land Pollution

Lesson plan.

LEARNERS:

Age and Grade Level: Ages 7-8   Level: Standard One

Analysis of Learners:

22 students.

16 males/6 females.

Ages 7-8

Mental, Social, Physical, Social notes such as:

-Eleven children are dyslexic.

-One child has ADHD

-Visual, Kinesthetic, Logical learners in the classroom.

Children lack basic reading skills. Strengths are in counting and numbers.

Learning styles- Visual (50%), Kinesthetic (30%), and Logical (20%).

Content Area Entry Skills and Prerequisite Knowledge: Students are familiar with throwing garbage in bins and cleaning up their surroundings. They have been exposed to environments that are unclean and unhealthy.

Technology Prerequisite Skills: Students are competent in typing and editing using the program Microsoft Word.

THE LESSON:

Lesson Title: Land Pollution

Subject Area: Social Studies

Student Technology Standards for the Lesson:

Creativity and Innovation- Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

a)      apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes.

b)      create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making- Students use their critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

a)      identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.

b)      plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete project.

c)      collect and analyze data to solutions and/or make informed decisions.

Objectives: At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Define what land pollution is.
  2. Use software applications effectively and productively to create ‘cyber-posters’.
  3. State the preventative measures and solutions to land pollution.

LESSON TECHNOLOGIES, RESOURCES AND MATERIALS:

Teacher Technologies and Resources: computer, projector, internet, video.

Student Technologies and Resources: computer.

Materials and Supplies: pencils, paper.

LESSON DESCRIPTION:

The teacher introduces the lesson by using an animated video via the internet together with a projector to look at the video that shows land pollution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6m4wNhbFt0

A brief discussion then follows, in terms of causes, consequences, solutions and preventative measures. The students will then be required to write notes based on the discussion using paper and pencil, after which they will be grouped into fours as they use Microsoft Word-Paint Program and Clip Art as tools to create their ‘cyber-posters’ based on the solutions and preventative measures of land pollution.

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