Published in September 2019
Module 2: Previewing the smuggling of migrants video
|Subject||Smuggling of Migrants|
|Grade level||Secondary (13-18)|
|Learning outcomes||Students should be able to:
|Essential question||What do you already know about the smuggling of migrants?|
|Rationale||The Know-Want-Learned-Question (KWLQ) activity helps students recall prior learning and organize their ideas before, during and after viewing the video.|
|Instructional time||30 minutes|
|Materials needed||Paper, writing tools|
Previewing activities are conducted prior to watching the video. Previewing is not watching a trailer or excerpts of the video. Previewing helps to activate student's prior knowledge. One way to preview is to help students discover what they already know or think they know about the smuggling of migrants. Identifying misconceptions is critical before introducing a new topic.
Using the KWLQ activity is a good way of achieving this goal. You should conduct the KW parts of the activity before viewing the video. These activities can be carried out with students in groups or individually using large paper, a chalkboard, on paper, or computers. The purpose is to identify what they know (K) about the smuggling of migrants and what they would like to learn about the smuggling of migrants (W).
After the students have viewed the video, you can conduct the LQ parts of the activity: finding out what they have learned (L) about the smuggling of migrants and identifying what further questions (Q) they have about the smuggling of migrants. This (Q) part of the activity offers opportunities to explore issues about the smuggling of migrants that are not covered in the video.
Lesson plan procedures
1. Divide the students into groups of 3-5, depending on the size of your class. Place students with special needs in groups where dedicated staff can help support their participation.
2. Ask the students to write down everything they know (K) about the smuggling of migrants.
3. Ask the students to identify what (W) they would like to learn about the smuggling of migrants (e.g., how to stop the smuggling of migrants, etc.).
4. Invite the students share their (K) and (W) results.
5. Invite the groups to share their work with the class. Ask the students to compare and contrast what the different groups have reported.
6. Ask the students if they noticed any patterns.
Closure: The (Q) offers opportunities to explore issues about the smuggling of migrants that are not covered in the video.
Close by reiterating the key messages about the smuggling of migrants that teachers are urged to frame their lessons around and share with students:
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