Thursday, September 10, 2009

* WWW Lesson Plan *

LEVEL: Form 2 (Intermediate)
TOPIC: The Value of Friendship
THEME: People and Social Issues
TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes

AIMS: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to locate Conjunctions on a Website and to be able to practice writing.


1) One computer for each pair of students

2) Internet connection

3) Web Browser

4) Printer



1) Browse and locate suitable sites about friendship songs.

2) Check the accuracy and appropriateness of the sites for the students.

3) Using the information on the site, prepare worksheets.


Set Induction

1) Introduce the topic of the day.

2) Recap the previous lesson on Conjunctions.

Task 1

1) Ask students to sit in pairs and share a computer.

2) Send students to the website chosen and ask them to choose any song (with lyric) that really reflects their friendship at the present.

3) Ask students if they had any problems while using the website.

4) Ask them to copy and paste the lyrics in a new document of Microsoft Word.

5) Next, they will have to locate Conjunctions in the lyrics and underline it.

6) Demonstrate using the website and give an example to complete the task.

7) After the students have done this, ask them to print the document directly from the computer.

Task 2

1) Ask the students for the list of feelings that they know and write them on board. Select students to provide example for each.

2) Distribute the worksheet prepared to each student. The students need to do the task individually.

3) Find a sentence from the lyrics that describe any of these feelings. Next, write the sentence in the space provided. Put a dash (-) if there is no sentence suitable for certain feelings.

Task 3

1) Distribute the worksheet prepared to each student. The students need to do the task individually.

2) Ask them to write and explain why they chose the song and share their feelings, experience or opinions in the space provided.

3) Encourage them to use Conjunctions and type of feelings that they have identified earlier.

4) Ask the students to submit the task before the class ends.

FOLLOW-UP: Each student has to find the song that they have picked earlier and E-mail it to the teacher before the next class.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.

After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela's campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour. In 1963, when many fellow leaders of the ANC and the Umkhonto we Sizwe were arrested, Mandela was brought to stand trial with them for plotting to overthrow the government by violence. His statement from the dock received considerable international publicity. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.

During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.

Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990. After his release, he plunged himself wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after the organization had been banned in 1960, Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson.