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Educators and learners can use this resource in a number of ways:

Planning lessons:

This LTSM provides information and ideas for lesson development in various learning areas. To help you use this information, we have included a number of lesson plans. Some of these lessons are based on work done by local educators.

Lesson plans are included for four learning areas:

  • Arts and Culture

  • Language

  • Natural Sciences

  • Social Sciences

Lesson plans include curriculum links, step-by-step instructions, worksheets and assessment guidelines. They can

be used as they are or, better still, adapted to suit your particular circumstances.

In addition to these formal lesson plans, each module has links to computer-based or computer-supported

activities that can be completed in the computer laboratory or adapted as classroom activities.

Question boxes in the text highlight issues for debate and discussion or lesson ideas that educators could develop further.

Presenting lessons Teachers who have access to digital projectors or interactive white boards will be able to draw on the information and illustrations in this resource to develop computer-based presentations (e.g. PowerPoint) in a variety of learning areas.

In the original version of Cape Flats Floral Treasures, a poster illustrating plant and animal species accompanied

t h e t e a c h e r s g u i d e . I n t h i s v e r s i o n , t h e p o s t e r i s a v a i l a b l e i n e l e c t r o n i c f o r m a t , w i t h i n t e r a c t i v e l i n k s t o p h o t o g r a p h s

and information on the species illustrated. This may be projected or used on desktop computers in the computer laboratory.

Developing language skills

Educators can use the text to develop a variety of language activities, from reading and comprehension, to summarising and translation, and as stimulus for debates, discussions, letter writing and compositions:

  • In the text you will find questions to stimulate debate, discussion and written work.

  • Many of the computer-based and computer-supported activities can be used as comprehension tests.

  • Three of the detailed lesson plans focus on Language learning outcomes.

Setting projects All Learning Areas require learners to do projects, and the curriculum encourages learners to investigate their own surroundings. However, it is often difficult to find information on the local environment. Most information in school libraries is of a general nature, and often out of date. The expense of Internet access in South Africa limits the number

of learners who can access the worldwide web, where they would find more current information.


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