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Grade 5 Teaching Guides (Catch-up Fridays): PEACE AND VALUES EDUCATION | February 16, 2024

Grade 5 Teaching Guides: Community Awareness (Catch Up Fridays)

FEBRUARY 16, 2024

  • Quarter 3 Theme: Community Awareness
  • Sub Theme: Respect:  Peace Concepts (Positive and Negative Peace)

Lesson Proper

Introduction (5 minutes): 

Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of community awareness and the impact of hope in fostering peace within a community. Define the principles of peace and set the tone for the lesson.

The principles of peace embody harmony, understanding, and compassion. By embracing these values, we cultivate an environment of respect and unity. In setting the tone for the lesson, it is essential to encourage open dialogue, active listening, and empathy towards one another. Through fostering a culture of peace, we can create a foundation for learning and growth that is rooted in mutual respect and understanding. Let us embark on this journey together, guided by the principles of peace, as we strive to build a more harmonious world.

Icebreaker Activity: (10 minutes): 

Conduct a "Hope Circle" activity where students share their hopes and aspirations for themselves and their community. Encourage active listening and positive reinforcement.

"Hope Circle" activity 

  • Invite the first student to share their hope or aspiration for themselves and their community. Encourage them to be specific and thoughtful in their sharing.
  • After the first student shares, pass the opportunity to the next person in the circle until everyone has had a chance to speak.
  • Emphasize that each person's contribution is valuable, whether their hope is big or small, personal or communal.
  • Encourage active listening as each student shares. Encourage nods, smiles, and supportive gestures to show appreciation for their peers' aspirations.
  • After each student shares, allow a moment for reflection or brief comments from others in the circle. This could include expressing support, sharing similar hopes, or offering words of encouragement.
Once everyone has had a chance to share, bring the activity to a close by thanking the students for their participation and openness.

Multimedia Exploration (8 minutes): 

Show a short video or presentation depicting examples of communities coming together to promote peace and hope. Discuss the key takeaways and how students can apply these principles in their own lives.

Small Group Discussion (8 minutes): 

Divide students into small groups and provide discussion prompts related to the principles of peace. Encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas on how these principles can be implemented in their community.

Group Presentation (5 minutes per group):

 Each group presents their ideas on promoting peace and hope within their community. Encourage creativity and collaboration during the presentations.

Class Reflection (2 minutes): 

Facilitate a brief class reflection on the key learnings from the lesson. Encourage students to share their reflections and insights gained.

Conclusion and Homework Assignment (2 minutes): 

Summarize the lesson highlights and assign homework where students are tasked with writing a short paragraph on how they can contribute to promoting peace and hope in their community.

Suggested Activity for Reading Enhancement:

Picture-Word Association: Provide students with a set of pictures and ask them to match each picture with the corresponding word, emphasizing vocabulary enrichment.

Making Predictions: Select a short story or text related to community awareness and have students make predictions about the outcome before reading. Discuss their predictions and compare them to the actual story.

This lesson plan aims to engage students in critical thinking, empathy, and active participation in promoting peace and hope within their communities.
Grade 5 Teaching Guides (Catch-up Fridays): PEACE AND VALUES EDUCATION | February 16, 2024
 Grade 5 Teaching Guides (Catch-up Fridays): PEACE AND VALUES EDUCATION | February 16, 2024 

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