Teaching Social Science in an Inclusive Classroom. Gowramma I P Regional Institute of Education Mysore . “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving……………………… and that is your own self” -- Aldous Huxley . Introduction.
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Gowramma I P
Regional Institute of Education
and that is your own self”
- content should be transacted through activities drawing on local resources.
Show me, and I will remember……
Involve me, and I will understand……..
“Everyone is genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb the tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” --------Albert Einstein
Example: Rulers, their rise and fall; Advent of Europeans to India
Example: involving in community service, visit to historical places
Example: origin of UNO, functions of WHO,
Example: evaluating the schemes and policies of the Government
Draw the diagram on the black board, show India as a peninsula on a map.
Ask simple questions to elicit from children the features of peninsula.
Using total communication, we can explain the water body and land body referring to the map and the diagram.
Children can be asked to prepare a model of peninsula with embossed land with soil and plants, lower region with water.
The term may be made to repeat by CWHI by following the teacher’s lip movement and facial expression. Children can be given a task of identifying peninsula in the world map and the globe.
A project on making a three dimensional map of India can be given.
Different shapes, texture and colours of threads can be used to make the International boundaries and coast line.
Paper with different colour and texture can be used to stick on the region to represent the feature.
Height of land above mean sea level and depth of water below the mean sea level can be depicted in the model map.
To understand this lesson child can be taken on field visit to various places where people perform different activities for their livelihood
Children can interact with them and understand their challenges
Rural women, persons with disability who are worthy of emulation in the locality may be exposed to students
This can be assigned as group work, then discussion can be arranged in the class.
Prepare charts to show different stages of election
Show video clipping
If there is an opportunity, show local election live
Elect class leader by following the procedure.
Make a map of crops in India using pictures.
Specific regions can be made in separate maps highlighting the soil condition, climate, physical features related to the growth of specific crops.
Display all the maps and use graded questions to know the understanding.
Provide opportunity to respond to every students by inviting their participation according to their level.
Indicate location of Dandi in an outline of India in a play ground depicting sea for preparing salt.
Let students come from different directions of India and join the main path to the sea.
Leaders from different locations can be identified and the role can be given to selected students.
One can take the lead role of Mahathma Gandhi. The student can be taught the action of Gandhiji to be performed along with the fast walking style.
Slogans can be learnt, few can act as police who stop the march. Placard of names of leaders, slogans, date and year of the event can be held by some students.
all of us can do small things with great love”
- Mother Teresa
Few of us can do great things but,