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|Subject||Higher Tamil Language|
|Theme :||Community and Nation|
|Enduring Understanding:||Students understand the role of the youth in their community, and that they have a duty to serve the community.|
|Essential Questions:||What are the roles of the youth in the family and community?|
|Curricular or Pedagogical Focus / Lens||Concept-based Instruction|
Through the reading of the text and listening to the movie song, the students will understand that they have to give back to the community through doing social service.
|Topic||Graphs of Exponential Functions|
|Enduring Understanding||Models communicate mathematical patterns in quantitative relationships.|
|Essential Question||Can all patterns in quantitative relationships be represented?|
|Curricular or Pedagogical Focus / Lens||Differentiation|
A class of 28 students has completed their study on rules of indices before introducing them to the graphs of exponential functions. Based on the students’ performance in the previous formative assessments and assignments, part of the lesson preparation involves splitting the class into 2 groups according to their perceived readiness in manipulating algebraic expressions by using rules of indices.
After establishing the basic knowledge of exponential graphs, the process of differentiated instruction is demonstrated in two ways: student choice and grouping by readiness.
|Enduring Understanding||1) Loyalty forms the basis of any civilised and humane system of morals.
2) “Loyalty” can only be seen as a virtue if the object of loyalty is good.
|Essential Questions||1)Does modern society continue to value loyalty?
2) What is “loyalty” as a virtue?
3) Is there a need for a moral basis to “loyalty”?
|Curricular or Pedagogical Focus / Lens||Concept-Based Instruction|
Students are required to learn about Yue Fei and “Man Jiang Hong” Poem that he wrote. Through discussing the essential questions, the students will re-define the notion of loyalty in modern context.