The outbreak of COVID-19 virus has brought forth the best of humanity among Singaporeans. This selfless spirit we can see among our front-line essential services workers who quietly go about doing their jobs to make Singapore safe. At the same time, we have also seen a minority among us who flout the COVID-19 circuit breaker rules without any regard towards the safety of fellow Singaporeans. This unfortunate development has encouraged us to prepare another COVID-19 lesson package to inculcate in our students to love and care for Singapore and fellow Singaporeans.
Our COVID-19 Lesson Package
In this package we organise oral activities around the theme Patriotism Towards Singapore. These oral activities are designed to help our graduating students to build their oral competency to better prepare for the O Level Oral Examinations. To help us, we first looked out for topics in the Secondary 1-4 Jauhari textbooks that focus on building a strong sense of love and the willingness to sacrifice for Singapore. From our research, we found 2 such topics below:
Negara Kita, Pertahankannya
Based on these topics we put together relevant oral videos and designing oral questions together with suggested pointers serves as scaffolds. As with all scaffolds, they are only useful for students who need them. However, for high ability students, these scaffolds will soon become straitjackets that hinder their thoughts and creativity. So, for these students, we encouraged them to come up with their own points and challenge them to give something different and better than our suggested pointers. We printed this information onto worksheets (QR codes to video the oral video).
We share below our worksheets. Please click on the pics below for the worksheets. We have also included exemplary oral presentations accompanying the worksheets.
I encourage you to try this lesson package with your students. Do not forget to share with us how it went. Good luck! : )