Friday, 11 September 2009
"EGG IN A BASKET"
LEVEL: Form 2 (Intermediate)
TOPIC: A Healthier You (Chapter 8)
THEME: Health and People
TIME: 70 minutes
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Listening, Reading, writing & speaking skills
LANGUAGE CONTENT: Sequence Connectors & Vocabulary
EDUCATIONAL EMPHASES: Thinking skills, Learning how to learn skills, Information & communication, Technology skills, Knowledge acquisition, Sequencing, and Multiple intelligences.
AIMS: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
(a) sequence the steps as shown in the video
(b) practice their writing skills in writing a step-by-step procedure using sequence connectors and present it in front of the class
(a) one desktop computer per group (3 students)
(c) email accounts
(d) Internet connection
(e) Web browser (preferably Mozilla firefox)
(a) Browse the World Wide Web (WWW) on sites of 'egg in a basket'
(b) Locate a related video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhtYp-ohM8w&feature=channel_page
(c) Check the sites and the videos to ensure its appropriateness for students
(d) prepare interesting worksheets based on the video
Set Induction (15 minutes):
1. Give time for students to settle down.
2. Then teacher shows students a short video clip from the movie V for Vendetta where V is cooking ‘Egg in A Basket’ for Evey Hammond. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z98Mw4NQLIg&feature=related
3. Next, teacher asks students if they have tasted the food and whether they think the food looks tempting, delicious or mouth watery.
4. Then, teacher asks are they interested to see how the food is prepared.
5. Finally, teacher explains the objectives of the lesson to students wherein they are supposed to watch the video and fill in the blanks with the ingredients as well as sequence the steps, work in groups of three and come up with their own recipe and the name of the recipe based on the given ingredients and present.
Task 1 (20 minutes):
1. Teacher assigns the students into groups of 3.
2. Teacher explains that each student is required to watch the video and fill in the blanks with the ingredients. Then they are also required to sequence the steps as they watch the video.
3. Teacher distributes the task sheets to students.
4. Teacher asks the students to go to the following URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhtYp-ohM8w&feature=channel_page
5. Teacher observes the students and assists them whenever possible.
6. Teacher plays the video for the second time should they miss certain words or needs clarification.
7. Next, once finished, teacher discusses the answers with the students.
8. Teacher explains to students the words they find difficult to understand.
TASK SHEET 1:
Task 2 (30 minutes):
1. Teacher distributes a sheet which consists of a list of ingredients.
2. Teacher asks the students to discuss with their group members and come up with a recipe and its name.
3. Students are required to use sequence connectors.
4. Then, teacher asks each group to present.
TASK SHEET 2:
Conclusion (5 minutes):
1. Teacher recapitulates the lesson by asking students what they have learnt for the day.
2. Teacher inculcates moral values.
Each student is asked to go to Martha Stewart's website http://www.marthastewart.com/ and choose a video that they favour the most. Each student is required to come up with a step-by-step procedure using sequence connectors and they are required to email it to the teacher.
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.
After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela's campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour. In 1963, when many fellow leaders of the ANC and the Umkhonto we Sizwe were arrested, Mandela was brought to stand trial with them for plotting to overthrow the government by violence. His statement from the dock received considerable international publicity. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.
During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.
Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990. After his release, he plunged himself wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after the organization had been banned in 1960, Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson.