LESSON PLAN 1
Form Level: Form 3
Teacher’s Name: Alana Harewood
Subject Area: Language Arts
Time: 40 minutes
Topic: Using information on Herbal medicine to engage class in a debate
i) ‘Choices’ Book 3 by Neville Grant et al.
ii) Internet access
iv) Computer with speakers
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
* Debate issues arising from an extract (cognitive)
* Share knowledge about herbs and herbal medicine (affective)
* Propose reasons for lack of information on local herbs (affective)
* Develop oracy skills by sharing/discussing personal views (psychomotor)
Development of lesson:
1) Teacher would have already written the objectives of the class on the board. The teacher is free to draw a picture of a herb/tree just as a visual representation of what the topic will be. Just as effective, a small mortar and pestle is placed in sight of all students who enter the class. No explanation is given to students at this point.
2) Ask for a volunteer student to read the extract “Green Medicine” on page 90 of Choices while the rest of the class follows in their books. [3-5 minutes]
3) Ask students to jot down anything pertaining to green medicine that may stand out for them in the passage including any additional thoughts. [3 minutes]
4) Then ask for volunteers to share. [3-5 minutes]
5) Teacher engages class in a debate by asking a few probing questions to generate opposing students’ views in the class: believers vs non-believers of herbal medicines. Encourage students to justify their beliefs logically. Should there be no believers in herbal medicines, the teacher needs to assume that opposing role. [7-10 minutes]
6) Teacher then asks about ways the class can learn more about herbal medicines; where to look to get these answers. A student writes these ways on the board for everyone to see and record in his/her book. [2 minutes]
7) A student then...