Conceptual Teaching in Primary Social Studies: Teaching the Primary Three Reader,“Making the Little Red Dot Blue and Brown” in a Conceptual Way, pp. 7 of 10

Lesson Objectives

At the end of the five lessons (of 6 periods), pupils will be able to:

  • Define what are resources (Lesson 1).
  • Provide relevant examples of resources (Lesson 1).
  • Explain why resources are precious (Lesson 1).
  • State the water sources of Singapore (Lesson 2).
  • Explain why it is important to conserve water in Singapore (Lesson 2).
  • Describe how electricity in Singapore is generated (Lesson 3). 
  • Explain why it is important to conserve electricity and energy sources in Singapore (Lesson 3).
  • Name the different types of waste produced in Singapore (Lesson 4).
  • Explain two ways of waste disposal in Singapore (Lesson 4). 
  • Explain why it is important to reduce waste production in Singapore (Lesson 4).
  • Describe what everyone can do to protect the environment (Lesson 5).
  • Develop a sense of responsibility by planning some actions to conserve resources and reduce waste at home and in school (Lesson 5).
  • Develop their teamwork skills (All lessons).

Develop their inquiry skills of information gathering, data analysis and interpretation and drawing conclusions (All lessons).

An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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