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Topic: Employment and economy

Time: 50

Aims: raising awareness towards the importance of work in a person`s life as a

mean of raising country`s economy

Students` age: 10-14

Operational objectives: At the end of the lesson students have to be able:

O1 to explain the connection between employment and economy;
O2 to be able to say who represents the workforce of a country
O3 to be able to say what `unemployment` refers to;
O4 to be able to say what the gross domestic product (GDP) consists of;
O5 to define `products`;

O6 to be able to explain what `salary` means.

Lesson type: Communication and acquisition of new knowledge

Didactical endeavor:
a.) Teaching techniques/methods: heuristic conversation, observation,
exercise, brainstorming, questioning, jigsaw
b.) Materials: handouts, evaluation papers, video and power point
computers connected to the internet, video projector
Class organization: individual work, pair work, group work, lockstep



Warm - up 2` T checks if everything and Ss get ready for the lesson; they prepare Conversation Lockstep
everybody is prepared for the their materials (book, notebook, pencil
lesson; jots down the absents; case etc)
prepares the didactical material
needed for the teaching activity.
Review of 5` Orally addressed questions: Ss answer T`s questions: T supervises
past Conversation Lockstep /supplies error
material O1 1.What does `Employment` -Employment is a relationship between correction,
mean? two parties, usually based on a contract
where work is paid for, where one party,
2.What does `Economy` mean? which may be a corporation, for profit, appreciations,
not-for-profit organization, co-operative checks the
3.What is the connection or other entity is the employer and the appropriate
between employment and other is the employee. Employees work in answers, praises
economy? return for payment, which may be in the the Ss who get
form of an hourly wage, by piecework or actively involved
4. What`s the definition of an annual salary, depending on the type of
in the activity,
`work`? work an employee does or which sector
she or he is working in. Employees in encourages all Ss
some fields or sectors may receive to participate
gratuities, bonus payment or stock with opinions
options. In some types of employment,
employees may receive benefits in
addition to payment. Benefits can include
health insurance, housing, disability
insurance or use of a gym. Employment is
typically governed by employment laws
or regulations or legal contracts.

Economy: the state of a country or region
in terms of the production and
consumption of goods and services and
the supply of money.

Work: activity involving mental or

physical effort done in order to achieve a

Catching 5 T writes the title on the board Ss solve the given tasks Conversation Lockstep T supervises
Ss` and askes Ss to elicit as many /supplies error
attention O1 words related to the topic as Brainstorming correction,
O2 possible (Employment and makes
Lead in economy: work, work force, Questioning appreciations,
money, goods, rich, poor, checks the
holidays, travel, capital, appropriate
production, business etc) answers, praises
T divides the class in two and the Ss who get
asks the first half of Ss to write actively involved
questions related to the given in the activity,
topic (work, jobs, money, encourages all Ss
economy, employment) and the to participate
Introducing other half to try and answer with opinions.
the new those questions.
Ss jot down the title of the lesson and
listen carefully to the T.
Conducting 25 T presents the material meant to T asks Ss for
learning inform Ss about the topic (a The Ss solve the tasks Group work questions, helps
O1 PPT presentation) them understand
O2 new
O3 The Ss are grouped, each group word/concepts
O4 has to solve a questionnaire T supervises
O5 containing questions from /supplies error
theppt presentation, related to correction,
the topic of the lesson. makes
checks the
answers, praises
the Ss who get
actively involved
in the activity,
encourages all Ss
to participate
with opinions.

Reinforcem The T gives each S the task to Each S solves the task received from the Exercise Individual T supervises
ent activity come up with a rule needed in T. Enouncement /supplies error
10 order to have a healthy correction,
economy in the country (a rich Handout makes
O1 country). appreciations,
O2 checks the
O3 The T asks the Ss to group appropriate
O4 again and each group has to answers, praises
O5 choose the most powerful laws the Ss who get
related to the topic. actively involved
in the activity,
They display the laws on the encourages all Ss
flipchart and at the end they to participate
read them aloud. with opinions.

Evaluation 3 Homework: - Ss solve the task Conversation Paper sheets Possible pair
activity In pairs role play `My favourite work or
job`. Exhibition individual work
the Ss can
T praises the most active Ss and choose
jots down appropriate marks


1. The workforce in the country is represented by:

a) all the people from this country
b) all the people in a country who are over 18 years old
c) all the people who are capable of working, who have physical and intellectual potential
d) all the people who are provided with unemployment benefits/compensation

2. The word `unemployment` refers to the:

a) lack of a job abroad
b) lack of a job in a country
c) lack of a well paid job
d) lack of a paid job

3. The gross domestic product (GDP) consists of:

a) all the goods and services produced in an economy over a period of time
b) all the goods produced in a country
c) all the services provided/fulfilled in a given territory
d) all the goods consumed by population

4. `Products` are defined as:

a) all the objects or goods obtained in the production process, designed for the customers
b) all the activities performed for customers at request, at a certain time
c) the entire amount of tourism activities in Romania
d) only products that can be found in the grocery stores, which are intended for immediate consumption
5. The salary received by the working people is:
a) the amount of money an employee receives in return for the service/work he/she has performed at a work place
b) the amount of money that one person receives from another person without having to work
c) the amount of money that a student receives from the Government
d) the amount of money a person needs to live decently

Maria IFREA & Alexandra URBAN