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Appendix 1

LESSON PLAN
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

LESSON ORGANISATION

Year Level: 8 Time: 2.30 3.00 Date: 25 May 2017 Students Prior Knowledge:
Learning Area: Religious Education According to background information provided by parents,
most students in the class have attended Catholic primary
Strand/Topic from the WA Curriculum schools, however a majority are not practicing Catholics.

Part of Year 8 Catholic Education WA Curriculum The lesson targets the needs of searchers and doubters
Come Follow Me (Holohan, 2007) while accounting for the two other faith situations. It is
appreciated that students have fears and doubts about the
human condition.
Chapter/ Overview 7
Key understanding: The Church founded by Jesus The teacher will encourage students to ask questions and
seek a Catholic response to the issues they view as most
Learning Points: important.
The religion founded by Jesus is known as
Christianity The previous lesson titled The New Covenant of Jesus in
Come Follow Me Year 8 Catholic Education Office of
The religious writings of the Old and New Western Australia text, provides the background knowledge
Testaments relate the revelations of God for this lesson.
Christians are empowered by the Spirit to follow
Christs teaching in their community

General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)


Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative thinking behaviour Social understanding
competence
Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australias engagement with Asia Sustainability
histories and cultures
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of the lesson, students will be able to:
Define the New Testament through guided research methods
Identify geographical locations in New Testament scripture
Explore a geographic location using an online interactive mapping tool to expand upon knowledge of the New
Testament
Compile a collaborative document based on different geographical locations in the New Testament to be used
for future study
Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:
Learning difficulty Dyslexia
Laptop and classroom Air Play link operating The lesson is visual based with hands on, interactive
ICT tools on Weebly activities that can be explained further if required. Students
Prepare the ICT Tools to ensure students have the can work in pairs/small groups for some activities, to help
applications for class activities boost social skills and the development of ideas.
Learning difficulty - ADHD
Students are to have QR Readers code on their BYOD.
Activities in the lesson are planned to run one after the other
Students are to have Kahoot application on their device.
with minimal breaks. This is to ensure optimal efficiency and
Students are to have AnswerGarden app on their device. work time for students to minimise distractions. One key
Teacher is to bear witness to key faith concepts in Bible strategy is the establish a seating plan to seat the student
teachings including involvement in local church community. away from those who are usually a distraction.

LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)


Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:

Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:

[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:

LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)


Resources/References
Align these with the segment where they will be
Time Motivation and Introduction: introduced.
2.30pm Students are welcomed to the classroom and the topic of
the Geography of the New Testament is introduced.
The lesson objectives are discussed with the requirement Weebly: Geography of The New Testament
for students to have the ICT tools ready on their BYOD
devices. Students are directed to the Weebly to access the http://geographyofthenewtestament.weebly.com
ICT tools for the lesson
http://geographyofthenewtestament.weebly.com

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key


Questions):
2:32pm Students are directed to log into Kahoot with the code to
start the interactive multi-choice questionnaire.
The teacher provides a brief overview on the ICT tools used ICT Tool Kahoot:
in the lesson such as Kahoot as an online interactive quiz. Code provided on classroom screen
The purpose is to assess prior knowledge on the topic using
multiple choice questions. The results are used by the
teacher as a means of assessing prior knowledge and may
be used to influence future testing and assignment tasks.

Using online databases such as Citizendium, Brittanica or Internet Research:


2:37pm Infoplease students are directed to research and record a Citizendium, Brittanica or Infoplease
definition of the New Testament.
Students are required to define the meaning of the New
Testament and identify important features They are to
identify important features and gather relevant information
into the Padlet.

Students are to use the collaborative tool Padlet to post ICT Tool: Padlet
their definition of the New Testament in their own words.
Through researching the locations, students are to identify
important features and relevant information onto the Padlet.
Students are to list the sources of information for future

reference.
ICT Tool: QR Reader

2:44pm QR Code readers are presented on the Weebly for students


to select an unveil a designated New Testament passage.
Students are instructed to identify the geographical location
and identify what happened at that specific location and Internet search
describe why this is an important event. http://earth.google.com/web/
Using the Google Chrome web browser students are to log
into https://earth.google.com/web/ and in the search engine
of Google Earth type in the name of the specific
geographical location. Students are to navigate around
using the mouse by scrolling in and out to move around the
surrounds of the location. Students are to take note of the
terrain, landscape, routes and vicinity to water sources and
other natural features in relation to the surrounding cities
that can be used for directional assistance.
ICT Tool GoogleDoc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-
Students are required to compile a collaborative resource ykzuMuMP3fl14KV4nesn5kro7-Kcevgb-
document using the Google Doc for future study. Students CS1L3-xEE/edit
are to read and analyse the scripture reference and provide
comments in the summary document.

2:57pm Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)


In concluding the lesson, the lesson objectives have been
met including establishing a definition of the New Testament
and identifying geographical locations of Jesus journey
through the Holy Land. The class has compiled a
collaborative document, based on the geographical
locations in the New Testament to be used for future study. ICT Tool Interactive online Poll

Students are to provide feedback on their learning


experience, by participating in a poll, asking them which
activity they think was most beneficial for the lesson.

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next


lesson?)
Students are to consider the sacraments as religious rituals
that impart Gods grace. They are to discuss the topic of
Sacraments with family members that they and other
members of family have received. The anecdotal
information will inform the discussion for the next lesson
based on the Sacraments.

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will


these be judged?)
3:00pm
The lesson objectives have been met as the students
produced the collaborative Google Doc that states the
definition of New Testament and research on the topic.