Treasures of Marovo

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Grade and topic

G6 Science

Curriculum references

Students are able to

  • identify plants, animals and things in Nature
  • know the names in Marovo
  • use to use computers for research

Concept / Topic To Teach

Scientific names

Standards Addressed

General Goal(s)

To identify and understand Marovo natural things

Specific Objectives

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Catalogue and improve entries in the Reef and Rain Rainforest resources

Required Materials

  • XO laptops if available
  • Windows laptops
  • digital cameras
  • other multi media devices
  • Reef and Rainforest books
  • access to the wiki

Anticipatory Set (Lead-In)

  • use visual aids to introduce the topic

Step-By-Step Procedures

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  • identify 2 or 3 objects from the reef or rainforest together as a class exercise
  • give a few examples of short descriptions, clues and/or drawings of Marovo objects on the blackboard
  • in groups, with girls and boys and mixed abilities, students use the book or wiki to identify the objects and their names in English and Marovo
  • Students consider if there is any additional information they would like to add about the objects
  • If the entries are text only, students can take photos and draw pictures to upload on the wiki with teacher's assistance
  • Advanced students can then go on to choose their own entries and suggest how to improve them by adding images and text

Plan For Independent Practice

  • Students choose entries in the wiki and then in own time document with laptop or in their exercise books
  • Write stories, poems, even short dramas, use the OLPC laptops if available, for instance
    • Paint
    • Joke Machine (creating interactive scrapbooks)
    • Write with inserted photos and drawings

Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set)

  • Present and review
  • select some of the best examples for upload into the wiki

Assessment Based On Objectives

  • Mark home work
  • End of the week quiz about things and names

Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities)

  • later in the lesson separate the slower learners and give attention to them

Extensions (For Gifted Students)

  • use OLPC laptops advanced activities (etoys, memorize etc..) to create content for the wiki
  • create short dramas or plays and record
  • search Internet for related information

Possible Connections To Other Subjects

  • English - translating things from Marovo

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