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INSTRUCTIONAL LESSON PLAN

Lesson Overview

Lesson Author:                                              Date: 27th October 2017

Grade Level: 4

Subject Area: Managing the environment

Time Allotment:  30 minutes

Short Description; There are many ways in which we contaminate our surroundings, knowingly or unconscious. I am to engage my students in noting the various ways we pollute our environment and then come up with management solutions.  

Rationale

I am to engage my students in making them aware of the different ways we pollute our environment and the possible ways we can conserve together. I am also to assist them in noting the various causes of pollution. So I will guide them by making them aware, then we discuss on possible solutions.

Standards

Curriculum Standards met in this lesson:

To meet the curriculum standards, I am to begin my lesson with brainstorming questions like, “Is it fair enough to neglect our responsibility to manage our surrounding?” “How best can we ensure the environment is free from pollutants?” “What are the main causes of environmental pollution?”  This is for soliciting the students for responses so that they can give a proper credit to the curriculum and the lesson. Referral of the students back to their textbooks is salient as it makes them more aware and widens their reasoning.

Instructional Outcomes:

The students are to identify the objects that lead to environmental pollution.

The students are also to note the already existing pollutants even in the class

The learners are to strategize on the best ways to clean their immediate environment

The learners are to note some of the actions that cause environmental pollution

The learners are to come up with workable solutions to engage in cleaning their environments such as proper disposal of waste materials and recycling.

Big Idea (or Compelling Question):

 “Is it fair enough to neglect our responsibility to manage our surrounding? How best can we ensure the environment is free from pollutants? What are the main causes of environmental pollution? In reference to our textbook, what are the various means of recycling disposable materials that do not decay? What options does the book give us that are applicable to our surrounding situation?”

Essential Questions (or Supporting Questions):

How are we as learners going to suffer if we neglect the duty to manage our environment?

How best can we ensure the environment is free from pollutants? What are the main causes of environmental pollution? In reference to our textbook, what are the various means of recycling disposable materials that do not decay? What options does the book give us that are applicable to our surrounding situation?

Vocabulary:

The key terms to understand;

Environment

Management

Environmental management

Recycle

Procedures

Staging the Question:

Has any of us ever come across a dumping site without being aware? How was the smell like in the area?

I will ask the students to give examples of how irritated they were on unknowingly coming over an area which is meant for disposing of solid waste.

I will ask students if they remember anything about what happens when glass, paper, or plastic gets recycled. I will then show them a short video about the recycling process and how an empty plastic bottle of water can be turned into something new.

Techniques and Activities:

“Is it fair enough to neglect our responsibility to manage our surrounding?” The simple ideas for us to answer this question is to engage our thinking in asking ourselves what the following terms mean. Management simply refers to the process or practice of making something better or preventing it from being worse.

Environment simply refers to all that surrounds us while recycling is an action or process of sorting and collecting waste materials for new use.

How many of us have ever been engaged in cleaning their compound? That is a simple way of managing the environment. The simple understanding is, making our surrounding neat and free of all possible pollutants be it air, noise, and other pollutants.

What are the main causes of environmental pollution?

Here, I will engage the students with examples of primary and secondary sources which will assist them to understand the concept of environmental pollution better. For the primary source, I will ask them to look around the class and identify objects or materials which are not in use. Such materials are the pollutants. They include wrappers that cover snacks, fruits peels, and others. Then I will introduce them to secondary sources by reviewing a short clip that I will display on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh4F3sZNLqA. We would review the clip together and engage the students to tell the class one thing that the dumped wastes were recycled too.

“How best can we ensure the environment is free from pollutants?”

In this section, having made the students understand the main idea of environmental management, I would engage them in coming up with workable solutions towards managing the environment. I will ask them what they think those close materials which pollute the environment can be turned into to become productive and not a menace to our environment. For instance, I will request any of them to explain to us how best we can-

-recycle vehicle rubber tires instead of burning them. What kinds of materials we would come up with. The main purpose here will be making them not just see the rubber tire but familiarizing them with other materials which pollute our environment and the best way to ensure that the end product may become useful or has been disposed of since not all waste products can be re-materialized.

Summative Performance Task and Extension

By the end of the lesson, I will see to it that all my students have familiarized with the concept of environmental management. Having engaged the students with disposable wastes around the class and others outside, I am going to give them some independent short assignments and group assignments.

Independent assignment,

I will give the students some worksheets that breaks down what we have been learning in that specific class. They are to write an essay on the wastes around their home areas and how best they think the wastes can be materialized or disposed to avoid polluting the environment.

Group assignment;

I will give some examples causes of pollution, then the waste management processes. Having chosen the areas of their interests, I will divide them into groups and ask them to provide solutions to the environmental pollutants.

Assessment;

I will be collecting worksheets from individuals in order to reflect if the students got the concept of environmental pollution and management. I will be able to see how best the students have familiarized with the key terms that I taught in class.

Worth noting, since it is a 30 minutes class there would be very little engagement on hands on activity. However, some minutes were allocated so that several engagements were done. They included watching a five minutes clip, some students coming on board to explain some charts on the wall with sticks to identify different types of solid wastes drawn.

 Class Demographic; 18 students

                               10 Boys

                               8 Girls

Informed action

Assess – After the submissions of their individual essays, I will be able to gauge those students who have gotten the concept. This is because, they were in one group, drafted one mind map but wrote different essays based on their observations.

Act – as a follow-up activity, I will engage the students that have not gotten the content with some extra hands-on activities together with them and with the rest of the class.

Student Products:

With the surrounding recycled products, I will engage the students for instance that came up with recyclable plastic cans to build an alternative fence around their class. With this, it will create awareness for the rest of the school members of the need to conserve the environment and proper disposal of non-degradable waste materials. This will encourage the whole school on the need to take care of their surroundings.

Supplemental Activities

Extension and Remediation:

In this area I am going to focus on assisting the students to soar beyond, with the idea being, those that come up with smart brands from wastes, they are to make it public by assisting them to publish their ideas. Additionally, I will ensure that they earn credits from them. Such credits will include when other schools visit to learn more about the waste management, the students benefit from the rewards given.

Accommodating for Special Learners:

The class has students with exceptionalities so it would be unethical to assume them. There are those who are extremely gifted and those that have learning disabilities. For the students who are exceptionally talented, I will engage them in organizing tuff tasks which require serious thinking. For instance, I would ask such students to come up with the best rubber tire management and create a product that will be outstanding. Then come up with ways of marketing the idea.

For those students with learning disabilities, I will organize extra classes or remedial teaching to ensure that they walk at the same pace with the rest of the class.

Differentiated Instruction:

To make the class livelier and cater for even the students with exceptionalities, I will have incorporated the use of audiovisuals such as the clip that I introduced in the class. I will have hung many charts detailed with information on environmental management.

Collaboration:

There is a dire need for the engagement with other collaborators who deal with either firms that pollutes the environment or even those involved in controlling environmental pollution. This is because most of the follow-up activities will involve their participation. With such a topic, it is worth noting that it takes you and me to take care of the environment since I would diligently endeavor to make my surrounding neat but the people around me are knowingly or unknowingly polluting the same environment.

Resources

Glass bottles and plastic bottles are a good example of reusable materials that were used in the class.

There used rubber tires by vehicles, the oil products from vehicles

Flow-charts and diagrams hanged on the walls

Video clip to explain how to recycle waste products such as tires-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh4F3sZNLqA.

Textbooks on the topic, Environmental Management

Reflection

During the beginning of the class, I was uncertain as to whether I would be in a position to cover the topic in such a time. I was not also sure as to whether the learners would be able to materialize the concepts into reality which they have. It later appeared to me that the students were very familiar with the content and so it was like I was doing the emphasis. The students have even helped me view the whole topic in a wider perspective through the questions that they asked which required an intervention of a higher degree than I thought of them.

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