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Geography class, year 5 - The 3 R’s And Waste Management


The 3 R’s And Waste Management

Definition of waste, classification of materials, biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials, and the 3 R’s and ways to implement them

Geography lesson for year 5

Maximum number of students: 25

Equipment needed: computer and projector.

Activities: The presentation support was an interactive one using Genially platform, with embedded videos and quizzes. The teacher presented the danger posed by waste, the importance of waste management and how this can be implemented, the materials ordinary items are made of, what the definitions of the 3 R’s are, and ways of carrying out each activity. The interactive quiz and the videos helped the students better understand the topic.

Results achieved: The students were able to share their opinions and ideas regarding their views on waste management, and they could relate the topic to their own experience of managing waste.

Challenges: Most of the students have a very good level of English, although there are still some of them who still encounter difficulties, mainly in speaking. The teacher encouraged the latter to speak up, even if they had to switch, for some words or phrases, to their mother tongue. Since the topic was quite engaging, all the students could participate in the lesson.

Points of strength:

The world's communities are now more interconnected. Speaking various languages is therefore becoming increasingly important. There is a big focus on spoken language while teaching in a foreign language. It facilitates and enhances language learning. Academically, children typically perform better and are more equipped for future learning and employment.

Areas of improvement: Teachers can examine students' knowledge through student-teacher dialogue. In order to encourage students to participate in conversation, teachers might use a variety of strategies, such as refraining from interrupting, asking students to summarize, and converting comments into questions. In order to improve students' language and literacy learning, teachers should make use of students' prior knowledge and experiences as well as build on what they already know.

It's crucial for teachers to give English language learners rich and relevant classroom experiences so they can understand the new academic terminology they learn and the topics they are taught.

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