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Instructional Plan on a Flipped Lesson for Africa's Plea


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This is a presentation for a lesson on the poem Africa's Plea using flipped classroom approach. The lesson blog can be accessed here:

This is a presentation for a lesson on the poem Africa's Plea using flipped classroom approach. The lesson blog can be accessed here:

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  • 1. Africa’s Plea: A Flipped Lesson By Christine Gapuz
  • 2. Africa’s Plea: A Flipped Lesson • Subject : English (African and Asian Literature) • Level : Grade 8/2nd Year High School • Class Size : 30
  • 3. Africa’s Plea: A Flipped Lesson • Class Ability : Average to Above average • Duration : 40 minutes • Unit: African Literature • Topic : Africa’s Plea (poem by Roland Tombekai Dempster)
  • 4. Prerequisite knowledge Pupils are expected to already know how to: • • read, interpret and write poems • • use blog features • • follow instructions on how to create and upload online media
  • 5. Specific instructional objectives At the end of the lesson, students should be able to • • define the terms “apartheid” and “discrimination” in their own words • • discuss their opinion on apartheid and discrimination in modern society
  • 6. Specific instructional objectives • • create an online media on apartheid • • write a poem about a personal experience on discrimination or apartheid
  • 7. Instructional materials and technology • •Video to be shown via TV • Class blog and personal blogs • •Blog post containing the poem and links to online sources on African apartheid, video on current discrimination and a study guide
  • 8. Instructional materials and technology • • Online quiz on study guide • • Projector • PCs with Internet access
  • 9. Motivation • During meeting before the lesson, teacher will show a video of Harvard students who are stereotyped because of their skin color. • YouTube Video title: #I Too Am Harvard
  • 10. Motivation
  • 11. Motivation
  • 12. Motivation • • After viewing, teacher will ask: Has someone made you feel inferior or unimportant because of your appearance?
  • 13. Motivation • • Teacher will then say: Tonight in your study assignment, you will read a poem about how a certain group of people experienced of being judged and oppressed because of their appearance.
  • 14. Flipped: Prerequisite and Information and Examples Students will access the class blog at home. Class Blog Sample:
  • 15. Flipped: Prerequisite and Information and Examples Teacher will provide a blog post containing: • the poem Africa’s Plea • slideshow of the poem • online article on the history of apartheid in Africa • an online quiz
  • 16. Slideshow of poem via Slideshare
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  • 18. Flipped Prerequisite and Information and Examples After reading, students will answer an online quiz on the study guide questions via Google Forms.
  • 19. Practice and Feedback At the start of class, teacher will flash a slideshow of the poem and guide questions.
  • 20. Practice and Feedback The study guide questions will be discussed in groups.
  • 21. Practice and Feedback: Group Study guide questions: • • What is “apartheid”? What is “discrimination”? • • How did “apartheid” affect South Africans? How did they react to it?
  • 22. Practice and Feedback Study guide questions: • What do you think about beliefs that put one group as superior over another? • • Do you think discrimination still happens in our day and age? Have you experienced discrimination?
  • 23. Practice and Feedback: Individual • Students will write their own poem about their experience of discrimination. • If they don’t have a personal experience, they can choose a specific form of discrimination.
  • 24. Practice and Feedback: Individual After writing, students will create an online media to accompany their poem. Options for the media are: • • Comic strip via • • Presentation via • • Poster via LucidPress or Canva
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  • 30. Blog Post on Africa’s Plea • The poems will be posted on the class blog. • Students will be asked to comment on each other’s work after class. • Commenting guidelines will be provided.
  • 31. Summary Teacher asks the class questions about the lesson: • • What is apartheid? • • How does discrimination affect people? • • What are your thoughts and feelings about the lesson?