geography term 3 grade 5

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SOCIAL SCIENCES – INTERMEDIATE PHASE
TOPIC:
LESSON PLAN : Geography
Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa
15 hours
DATE:FROM ____________ TO ___________
CONTENT / CONCEPTS:
GRADE
TERM
5
3
NR. OF periods: ___
Weather - 3 hours
1.Elements of weather – temperature, wind, cloud cover, rainfall:
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
2.Precipitation – rain, hail and snow:
NR. OF periods: ____
(Making a rain gauge is a recommended activity)
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
3.How temperature and rain can be measured (instruments and units of measurement):
(This independent study is a project for formal assessment. Introduce this project early in the term for submission later in the term. It should not absorb much formal classroom time. However, some time for explaining and
monitoring the project will be necessary.)
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
4.Determining and describing wind direction:
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
5.Weather maps in the media (newspaper and television):
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
6.How weather affects the daily lives of people :
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
NR. OF periods: ____
1
WORDBANK :
1.Elements of weather – temperature, wind, cloud cover, rainfall:
2.Precipitation – rain, hail and snow:
3.How temperature and rain can be measured (instruments and units of
measurement):
ASSESSMENT
(Indicate with an x)
 Map skills
Formal assessment:
 Test
 Exam
 Data - handling
 Contextual - analysis
 Investigation/Research
 Case Study
 Creative Response
Informal assessment:
 Classroom activities
 Homework
 Worksheet
 Test
Assessment Tools:
Memorandum
Rubric
4.Wind direction:
5.Weather maps in the media (newspaper and television):
6.How weather affects the daily lives of people:
TEACHER ACTIVITIES:
1.Elements of weather – temperature, wind, cloud cover, rainfall:
AIMS
2.Precipitation – rain, hail and snow:
The Geography curriculum aims to develop
learners who:
Are curious about the world they live in.
Have a sound general knowledge of places and the natural
forces at work on earth.
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
2
SKILLS
3.How temperature and rain can be measured (instruments and units of
measurement):
Understand the interaction between society and the natural
environment.
Think independently and support their ideas with sound
knowledge.
Care about their planet and the well-being of all who live on
it.
Understand and work with a range of source – including
maps, data and photographs.
Observe and engage with phenomena in their own
environment.
Find out about places, people, events and issues using
different sources.
Communicate ideas and information.
4.Wind direction:
Make informed decisions and take appropriate action.
WHO ASSESSES?
5. Weather maps in the media (newspaper and television):
Elements
Precipitation
How
measured?
Wind
directions
Maps
Affects
Teacher
Self
6.How weather affects the daily lives of people:
Group
Peer
LEARNER ACTIVITIES:
RESOURCES
Elements
1.Elements of weather – temperature, wind, cloud cover, rainfall:
Precipitation
How
measured?
Wind
directions
Maps
Affects
Textbook
Maps/Atlas/
Globe
Activity sheet
2.Precipitation – rain, hail and snow:
Pictures/photo
’s/Illustrations
Newspapers&
magazines
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
3
3.How temperature and rain can be measured (instruments and units of
measurement):
Others
EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES /DIFFERENSIATION
4.Wind direction:
5.Weather maps in the media (newspaper and television):
6.How weather affects the daily lives of people:
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
4
SOCIAL SCIENCES – INTERMEDIATE PHASE
LESSON PLAN : Geography
TOPIC: Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa
15 hours GRADE
DATE:FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ___
TERM
5
3
CONTENT / CONCEPTS: Observing and recording the weather (Independent project ) - 2 hours
1.Observe and record the daily weather over a two-week period:
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
2.Report on temperatures, cloud cover, precipitation and wind, using terms such as hot, warm, cold, cool, cloudy, partly cloudy, clear,
dry, wet and windy : ( Learners with access to instruments of measurement (such as thermometer and rain gauge) should use them and record their findings using graphs where appropriate. Others should
give descriptive observations. Drawing symbols for given terms on a daily calendar is recommended for all learners.)
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
3.Include observations of wind direction and weather patterns over the period of observation:
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
4.Observe and comment on how weather affects the daily lives of people:
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
WORDBANK :
1.Observe and record the daily weather over a two-week period:
2.Report on temperatures, cloud cover, precipitation and wind:
3. Observations of wind direction and weather patterns :
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
(Indicate with an x)
Formal assessment:
 Test
 Exam
 Data – handling
 Contextual - analysis
 Investigation/Research
 Case Study
 Creative Response
5
ASSESSMENT
 Map skills
Informal assessment:
 Classroom activities
 Homework
 Worksheet
 Test
Assessment Tools:
Memorandum
Rubric
4. How weather affects the daily lives of people:
AIMS
SKILLS
The Geography curriculum aims to develop
learners who:
TEACHER ACTIVITIES:
Are curious about the world they live in.
Have a sound general knowledge of places and the
natural forces at work on earth.
Understand the interaction between society and the
natural environment.
Think independently and support their ideas with
sound knowledge.
Care about their planet and the well-being of all who
live on it.
Understand and work with a range of source –
including maps, data and photographs.
Observe and engage with phenomena in their own
environment.
(ATTACH COPIED PAGES OUT OF SOURCES)
1.Observe and record the daily weather over a two-week period:
2.Report on temperatures, cloud cover, precipitation and wind:
Find out about places, people, events and issues
using different sources.
Communicate ideas and information.
3. Observations of wind direction and weather patterns :
Make informed decisions and take appropriate
action.
4. How weather affects the daily lives of people:
WHO ASSESSES?
LEARNER ACTIVITIES: (ATTACH WORKSHEETS/ACTIVITIES & MEMORANDUMS)
Daily
weather
Report
Observations
Weather affects
Teacher
Self
Group
1.Observe and record the daily weather over a two-week period:
Peer
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
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2.Report on temperatures, cloud cover, precipitation and wind:
RESOURCES
3. Observations of wind direction and weather patterns :
Daily
weather
Report
Observations
Weather
affects
Textbook
Maps/Atlas/Globe
Activity sheet
4. How weather affects the daily lives of people:
Pictures/photo’s/Illustrations
Newspapers& magazines
Others
EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES /DIFFERENSIATION:
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
7
SOCIAL SCIENCES – INTERMEDIATE PHASE
LESSON PLAN : Geography
TOPIC: Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa
15 hours GRADE
DATE:FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ___
TERM
5
3
CONTENT / CONCEPTS: Rainfall - 2 hours
1. Rainfall in South Africa (distribution map):
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
2.Rainfall patterns – summer/winter/all year (maps; bar graphs for selected places):
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
WORDBANK :
ASSESSMENT
(Indicate with an x)
Formal assessment:
 Test
 Exam
 Data - handling
 Contextual - analysis
 Investigation/Research
 Case Study
 Creative Response
1. Rainfall in South Africa:
2.Rainfall patterns:
TEACHER ACTIVITIES:
 Map skills
Informal assessment:
 Classroom activities
 Homework
 Worksheet
 Test
Assessment Tools:
Memorandum
Rubric
(ATTACH COPIED PAGES OUT OF SOURCES)
1. Rainfall in South Africa:
AIMS
The Geography curriculum aims to develop
learners who:
2.Rainfall patterns:
Are curious about the world they live in.
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
8
SKILLS
LEARNER ACTIVITIES: (ATTACH WORKSHEETS/ACTIVITIES & MEMORANDUMS)
Have a sound general knowledge of places and
the natural forces at work on earth.
Understand the interaction between society and
the natural environment.
1. Rainfall in South Africa:
Think independently and support their ideas with
sound knowledge.
Care about their planet and the well-being of all
who live on it.
Understand and work with a range of source –
including maps, data and photographs.
2.Rainfall patterns:
Observe and engage with phenomena in their
own environment.
Find out about places, people, events and issues
using different sources.
Communicate ideas and information.
Make informed decisions and take appropriate
action.
EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES /DIFFERENSIATION :
WHO ASSESSES?
Rainfall
Rainfall patterns
Teacher
Self
Group
Peer
RESOURCES
Rainfall
Rainfall patterns
Textbook
Maps/Atlas/Globe
Activity sheet
Pictures/photo’s/Illustrations
Newspapers& magazines
Others
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
9
SOCIAL SCIENCES – INTERMEDIATE PHASE
LESSON PLAN : Geography
TOPIC: Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa
15 hours GRADE
DATE:FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ___
TERM
CONTENT / CONCEPTS: Climate - 3 hours
1.Difference between weather and climate :
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
2.Different kinds of climate in South Africa (hot, warm, cold, cool, dry, wet, humid):
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
3.Climate of own area – summer and winter : Potchefstroom / Ventersdorp :
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
WORDBANK :
1.Difference between weather and climate :
2.Different kinds of climate in South Africa (hot, warm, cold, cool, dry, wet, humid):
ASSESSMENT
(Indicate with an x)
Formal assessment:
 Test
 Exam
 Data - handling
 Contextual - analysis
 Investigation/Research
 Case Study
 Creative Response
3.Climate of own area – summer and winter : Potchefstroom / Ventersdorp :
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
10
 Map skills
Informal assessment:
 Classroom activities
 Homework
 Worksheet
 Test
Assessment Tools:
Memorandum
Rubric
5
3
TEACHER ACTIVITIES:
AIMS
(ATTACH COPIED PAGES OUT OF SOURCES)
1.Difference between weather and climate :
SKILLS
The Geography curriculum aims to develop
learners who:
Are curious about the world they live in.
Have a sound general knowledge of places and the
natural forces at work on earth.
Understand the interaction between society and the
natural environment.
Think independently and support their ideas with
sound knowledge.
Care about their planet and the well-being of all who
live on it.
Understand and work with a range of source –
including maps, data and photographs.
Observe and engage with phenomena in their own
environment.
2.Different kinds of climate in South Africa (hot, warm, cold, cool, dry, wet, humid):
3.Climate of own area – summer and winter : Potchefstroom / Ventersdorp :
LEARNER ACTIVITIES: (ATTACH WORKSHEETS/ACTIVITIES &
Find out about places, people, events and issues
using different sources.
MEMORANDUMS)
Communicate ideas and information.
1.Difference between weather and climate :
Make informed decisions and take appropriate action.
WHO ASSESSES?
Difference
Kinds
Own Area
Teacher
Self
2.Different kinds of climate in South Africa (hot, warm, cold, cool, dry, wet, humid):
Group
Peer
RESOURCES
3.Climate of own area – summer and winter : Potchefstroom / Ventersdorp :
Difference
Kinds
Own Area
Textbook
Maps/Atlas/Globe
Activity sheet
EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES /DIFFERENSIATION
Pictures/photo’s/Illustrations
Newspapers& magazines& others
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
11
SOCIAL SCIENCES – INTERMEDIATE PHASE
LESSON PLAN : Geography
TOPIC: Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa
15 hours GRADE
DATE:FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ___
TERM
CONTENT / CONCEPTS:
5
3
Natural vegetation - 3 hours
1.Concept of ‘natural vegetation’:
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
2.Links between natural vegetation and climate – examples of plants and adaptations to climate around South – Africa :
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
3.Case study – Savannah grasslands:
* Location in South Africa
* Links between climate, natural vegetation and wildlife
DATE: FROM ____________ TO ___________
NR. OF periods: ____
WORDBANK :
ASSESSMENT
1.Concept of ‘natural vegetation’:
2.Links between natural vegetation and climate – examples of plants and
adaptations to climate around South – Africa :
3. Savannah grasslands:
(Indicate with an x)
Formal assessment:
 Test
 Exam
 Data - handling
 Contextual - analysis
 Investigation/Research
 Case Study
 Creative Response
 Map skills
Informal assessment:
 Classroom activities
 Homework
 Worksheet
 Test
Assessment Tools:
Memorandum
AIMS
TEACHER ACTIVITIES:
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
(ATTACH COPIED PAGES OUT OF SOURCES)
The Geography curriculum aims to develop
learners who:
12
Rubric
SKILLS
1.Concept of ‘natural vegetation’:
Are curious about the world they live in.
Have a sound general knowledge of places and the
natural forces at work on earth.
Understand the interaction between society and the
natural environment.
Think independently and support their ideas with
sound knowledge.
Care about their planet and the well-being of all who
live on it.
Understand and work with a range of source –
including maps, data and photographs.
Observe and engage with phenomena in their own
environment.
Find out about places, people, events and issues
using different sources.
2.Links between natural vegetation and climate – examples of plants and
adaptations to climate around South – Africa :
3. Savannah grasslands:
Communicate ideas and information.
Make informed decisions and take appropriate action.
LEARNER ACTIVITIES: (ATTACH WORKSHEETS/ACTIVITIES &
MEMORANDUMS)
1.Concept of ‘natural vegetation’:
WHO ASSESSES?
Natural vegetation
Links
Savannah grasslands
Teacher
Self
2.Links between natural vegetation and climate – examples of plants and
adaptations to climate around South – Africa :
Group
Peer
RESOURCES
3. Savannah grasslands:
Natural vegetation
Links
Savannah grasslands
Textbook
Maps/Atlas/Globe
Activity sheet
EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES /DIFFERENSIATION
Pictures/photo’s/Illustrations
Newspapers& magazines
Others
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
13
SOCIAL SCIENCES – INTERMEDIATE PHASE
LESSON PLAN : Geography
TOPIC: Weather, climate and vegetation of South Africa
15
hours
DATE:FROM ____________ TO ___________
GRADE
TERM
5
3
NR. OF periods: ___
CONTENT / CONCEPTS:
Revision , formal assessment etc. - 3 hours
TEACHER ACTIVITIES:
ASSESSMENT
(Indicate with an x)
Formal assessment:
 Test
 Exam
 Data - handling
 Contextual - analysis
 Investigation/Research
 Case Study
 Creative Response
 Map Skills
LEARNER ACTIVITIES:
EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES /DIFFERENSIATION
Geography Grade 5 Term 3
14
Assessment Tools:
Memorandum
Rubric
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