It is taken from the website of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia. It presents a model lesson plan for a state school in Australia. A lesson plan is a detailed description of the course instructed by the teacher to the class. Lesson plans are developed by the teacher on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The lesson plan critique presented in this paper evaluates the course on the basis of its objectives, activities and assessment.
Students will start learning the value of water and natural resources at an early age, which is beneficial for them and society. The objectives of the lesson plan include focusing on the values of responsibility, care, compassion, respect and sustainability. The key learning areas here include art, society & environment and science.
The first activity includes thinking about water in a session. Students can think and generate questions on the topic such as: What is water? Where does it come from? How it is stored and used? Is there enough availability of water for the humanity?
Questions like these can certainly generate a lot of curiosity among children and help them in knowing its value and appropriate use. The thinking session will be followed by questions and queries discussed by students among themselves. They will be asked to write their ideas on the board.
This activity asks students to identify ways of using water resources. Several pictures and short movies are shown to students and questions are asked based on water usage, responsible usage and conservation of water.
Students are to visit the school campus and ask to note down the ways of water usage on a sheet of paper. Students will come to know the overall water usage from different sources such as drink taps, kitchen, gardening water, staff rooms and toilets. After this, they will categorize all what they have seen inside the school campus.
The curriculum will move ahead with two activities covered in the ...Show more