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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 53

To read a historical text

Activity 1:

To read a historic text [lo 3.3.4]

To extract information from material used in history [lo 5.1.2]

The following activity will be carried out in your group. study the topics that are listed below. choose one on which your group would like to do some research.

  1. The Great Fire of London - 1666
  2. Guy Fawkes
  3. The New York Harbour Fire of 1904
  4. The Chun-King Fire of China in 1949

There are four different questions that need to be researched with regard to the topic that you have chosen. Each member of the group will be responsible for researching one of them. Decide among yourselves who will be researching each topic.

The questions are:

  • What is the background to the fire? Where did it occur?
  • How did the fire start and what happened after it had started?
  • How was the fire put out and who was involved?
  • What were the effects of the fire?

Your research can be taken from books, the Internet, encyclopaedias. Write your findings on the lines below.

Now that your research is complete, share your findings with your group. Every member of the group will have a chance to share. Listen carefully to one another, showing respect and asking questions once they have finished speaking. Your educator will be assessing how well you interact in your group.

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Ability to gather information Poor, requires constant assistance Fair, good deal of assistance required Good, very little assistance required Excellent, no assistance required
Punctuation and spelling Poor – difficult to decipher Still developing – many errors Good – very few errors Excellent - no errors
Teamwork – participation listening, showing respect for each other Poor In some contexts only Good Excellent


LO 3
READING AND VIEWING The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 understands some elements of stories:
3.1.1 understands title, setting and plot (e.g. says why things happened in the way they did);
3.1.3 identifies and discusses social and ethical issues in the story;
3.2 understands, in a simple way, some elements of poetry:
3.2.1 rhyme;
3.2.3 words which imitate their sound;
3.3 reads for information:
3.3.4 reads texts across the curriculum (History);
3.7 reads for pleasure:
3.7.1 reads much fiction and non-fiction at an appropriate reading and language level;
3.8 uses reference books and develops vocabulary:
3.8.2 uses a dictionary.
LO 5
THINKING AND REASONING The learner will be able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.
We know this when the learner:
5.1 uses language across the curriculum:
5.1.2 extracts information from materials used in History;
5.2 uses language for thinking:
5.2.1 answers and asks some more complex questions;
5.2.3 analyses the features of things in order to classify them;
5.2.6 expresses cause and effect;
5.2.7 discusses advantages and disadvantages and writes about them;
5.3 collects and records information in different ways:
5.3.1 carries out some simple research.


This is a research activity. Learners must be divided into groups and must select a topic, from the four provided, for their research. Each member of the group will be responsible for researching a different question about the topic. Allow time for learners to discuss the topics and to allocate the questions.

Depending on what resources you have available to you, learners may make use of books, encyclopaedias or the Internet for their research. Give the learners a deadline for their research. Once the research section is complete, learners must report their findings to the group. During this time, they will be assessed on how they work as a group, how they listen to and respect one another. The Assessment Chart will help you with the assessment.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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