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English first additional language

Grade 8

Celebrations

Module 16

The christmas/easter debate

Activity 1:

To listen actively in discussionslisten for specific informationinteract in additional languagedebate social and ethical issues

[lo 1.4, 1.3.1, 2.2.1, 2.4]

  • Two of the major public holidays in South Africa are Easter and Christmas. These are both religious holidays and both have relevance to the Christian religion.
  • There are people who are of the opinion that public holidays should not be linked to any religious festival. They argue that this amounts to favouritism and discrimination among religions.
  • You will now have a debate around this issue.
  • Your teacher will divide the class into two groups.
  • Group One will support the national celebration of Christmas and Easter as public holidays.
  • Group Two will oppose this and suggest that Easter and Christmas be a private and personal celebration. They will argue that South Africans be given the choice of using their leave benefits at work to celebrate these religious festivals.

About Debating:

Debating is more than just a class discussion. You are required to support and defend a particular point of view on a given topic. You will be given time to prepare yourself. Different roles will be assigned to different learners in the class.

These roles are:

  1. A chairperson: This learner will be in control of the debate. (S) he opens and closes the proceedings. (S) he will never express a personal point of view or support either group.
  2. A first speaker for each side. : These learners will each introduce their point of view before the debate starts in all earnest. When the topic has been thoroughly debated, these speakers will summarize their group’s argument.
  3. The floor (an uneven number of learners): These learners’ sole purpose is to listen to the arguments and cast their vote at the end of the debate, based only on the arguments they have heard.
TOTALS
1. Does not meet expectations.(1 each)
  1. Minimal completion of task and /or responses frequently inappropriate.
  2. Responses barely comprehensible.
  3. Pronunciation frequently interferes with communication.
  4. Inadequate and /or inaccurate use of vocabulary.
  5. Inadequate and/or inaccurate use of basic language structures.
2. Almost meets expectations.(2 each)
  1. Partial completion of the task, responses mostly appropriate yet underdeveloped.
  2. Responses mostly comprehensible, requiring interpretation on the part of the listener.
  3. Speech choppy and /or slow with frequent pauses, few or no incomplete thoughts.
  4. Pronunciation occasionally interferes with communication.
  5. Somewhat inadequate and/or incorrect use of vocabulary. Emerging use of basic language structures.
3. Meets expectations.(3 each)
  1. Completion of task, responses appropriate and adequately developed.
  2. Responses comprehensible, need minimal interpretation on the part of the listener.
  3. Some hesitation, but manages to continue and complete thoughts.
  4. Pronunciation does not interfere with communication. Adequate and accurate use of vocabulary.
  5. Emerging control of basic language structures.
4. Exceeds expectations.(4 each)
  1. Superior completion of task, responses appropriate and with elaboration.
  2. Responses readily comprehensible, needs no interpretation on the part of the listener.
  3. Pronunciation enhances communication.
  4. Rich use of vocabulary.
  5. Control of basic language structures.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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