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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

Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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
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