5th Grade Social and Political behavior:
(Greek educational system)
|Materials for the lesson
Papers, pencils, scissors, cartons, glue, staples, pictures.
|Layout of the classroom
We separate the desks so as to form 4 squares which we name with labels : Sports, Social-political, Artistic-aesthetic, General editing-press room. The pictures are displayed for all to see.
The teachers explains to the children that today they will make a news-paper that will be distributed to all of Greece. He/she asks the children to decide which subject they will write about in the paper.
After the teacher listens to what the children have chosen , they pick out a picture and go to the according section. So, some children are sports editors, other are social reporters and others are artistic reporters.
The teacher asks the children to comment on the pictures they have chosen and write their comments on a piece of paper. So, each of the 3 sections discuss the subjects of each one and co-operates to decide which is more important to be first-story. Then they glue the Central theme on a news-paper size paper and add all the other stories they think will make complete the 3 sections of the news-paper. When they finish all 3 sections move to the Editing, Press-room section and put together the whole news-paper, adding all else that is needed…zodiacs, criss-crosses … When they are done the children staple the news-paper and hang it at the News-paper Stand (blackboard) to sell it.
The classroom returns to its formal structure and the teacher talks to the children about groups, small or large about their common things or how groups act and co-operate for a common cause