Friday, September 11, 2009
LEVEL : Form 4
TIME : 80 minutes
AIM(S) : To upload videos and persuade friends to watch them using persuasive
speech (listening and speaking skill)
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT :
- One computer for each student with an Internet connection and a Web Browser.
Websites : www.facebook.com
- Locate sites that can offer uploading videos within the networking. Eg, facebook.com
- Prepare a worksheet for the lesson.
- Ask the students to sign up for an account if they do not have any yet.
- Search for an interesting video first on “how to make cupcakes” from
- Then, locate the video tab in facebook homepage and upload the video based on the instruction given.
- Teacher shows a demo on how to upload the video to the students.
- Teacher distributes the worksheet on persuasive speech outline to the students.
- The students brainstorm on the points to persuade others to add him and watch the video that they have uploaded.
- Teacher calls one by one to present their speech based on the written outline.
- One student is supposed to persuade his classmates to add him and watch the video as well as relay comments whenever appropriate.
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY :
- Students try to find out any other interesting video so that it can be shared with the added friends.
- Browse through the friends’ page and send comments or suggestions on their uploaded video.
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.