Class VI Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April-May – Activity Based

SOCIAL SCIENCE LESSON PLAN - CLASS VI

Written By Avinash Sharan

7th March 2022

Activity Based Class VI Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April-May 2022

 Class VI Social Science Lesson plan for the month of April-May 2022  is the road map for any teacher. Moreover, you are more focused if you have Class VI Social Science lesson plan at the beginning of the session. You can easily use teaching aids and conduct tests. Social science of class VI  is based on concepts, therefore for better interaction with students, social science lesson plan is must. Many new teachers face problems in designing the Class VI Social Science lesson plan during their initial years.

This post mainly deals with a detailed Class VI Social Science lesson plan.

Hope, Class VI Social science lesson plan helps all social science teachers teaching in class VI

Here, I have tried to include objective, specific objective, method of teaching, teaching aids, activities, home-work planned, learning outcome and remedial measures in my Class VI Social Science lesson plan.

For next Lesson Plan For the months of June-July, click on the given link. Class 6 Social Science Lesson Plan – Detailed, Interactive and Child Centric

Activity Based Class VI Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April – May 2022 

Topics covered:

  1. Geography Chapter 1   : The earth in the solar system.
  2. History Chapter 1.         : What, Where, How and When

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Activity Based Class VI Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April – May 2022 

Chapter 1 Geography: The earth in the solar system.

 Our solar system

class VI Social Science Lesson Plan of Our solar system

General Objective:

Firstly, to develop interest in the subject.

Secondly, to apply the knowledge practically in real life.

Finally, developing scientific temperament among the students.

Specific Objective:

  • Students will acquire knowledge about the Solar System.
  • They will also know about the difference between a planet and a star.
  • Students will also learn about the importance of earth in our Solar System  What is solar system?.

Checking Previous Knowledge:

At first, the teacher checks the previous knowledge of the students by asking a question.

Which one is a planet the earth or the sun?

How many planets are there in our solar system?

Read interesting story on our solar system in Hindi सौरमंडल में पृथ्वी Class 6- Geography Chapter 1 With NCERT Solutions In Hindi

Introducing Topic:

Now, the teacher introduces the topic by asking basic questions like:

Teacher: Where do we all live?

Student’s response: Earth

Teacher: From where do the earth get light in the day time?

Student’s answer: From the sun.

Teacher: How many planets are there?

Student’s answer: Teacher eight, no teacher nine….

Teacher: Do all planets get light from the sun?

Student: Yes

Teacher: Why don’t we see the sun at night?

Students are unable to answer this question.

Statement of Topic

Now, the teacher will announce the topic. Today we are going to study about “The earth in the solar system”.

 

Teaching Method: Story Telling

We know that, Solar system is the family of the Sun.

Therefore, the Sun is the head of the family.

Now, the sun has eight children called planets.

Not only that, It also has Grand children such as asteroids, meteors, satellite etc.

Therefore, it is a small family of planets and satellites in our solar system.

But, they all live together happily in a Grand house called “The Milky-Way.

Moreover, Children and grandchildren love the head of the family so much that they keep revolving around it whole day.

Everyone respects sun and therefore is regarded as a star of the family.

It is the only star in the entire  Solar System.

Now, if anyone asks you what is a solar system, you can easily answer that “the sun and all the objects that orbit (Revolve) around it”.

So, Do you want to know more about the Planets  in our solar system?

After narrating this story, the students will develop interest in the subject.

Taking the advantage, the teacher starts explaining the chapter.

Teaching aids:

Text Book, Black Board, Images and PPT

Technique:

Interactive with common examples.

However, the teacher uses various methods to make the topic interesting by interacting with the children in the class.

By asking very simple questions, the teacher draws the attention of the class.

Also make sure that the children are involved in the discussion.

Therefore, While interacting with the students, the teacher also tells about different types of planets

Content/ Teaching Points:

  • Introduction
  • Solar System
  • Planets
  • Earth
  • Moon
  • Satellites
  • Meteoroids and
  • Stars

First Activity : Day 1

Draw the Solar System and color it. Also name all the planets.

Objective: To know about the position of planets in our solar system.

Duration: 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, the teacher asks the students to interchange their notebooks.

Now, asks the students to check and award marks out of 10.

Second Activity: Day 2

Open Book Assessment.

Objective: To know more about our solar system.

Preparation: Preparing 5 simple questions from the chapter.

Q1. Which is the largest planet?

Q2. Name the smallest planet.

Q3. What is the position of earth in our solar system?

Q4. Which planet has a ring?

Q5. Why earth is called a blue planet?

Duration: 20 minutes

After 20 minutes, the teacher asks the students to interchange their notebooks.

Now, asks the students to check and award marks out of 10.

Class work:

i) Objective and short answer type questions will be done.

ii) Long answer type questions will be discussed and done in the class.

Home-work:

Draw or paste or make a model of our solar system.

Values imparted:

  • Becoming responsible just like sun.
  • Living together in harmony like our planets.
  • Rise Early and Surely Everyday like sun.
  • Sensitization towards mother earth.

Multidisciplinary Integrated learning:

  1. Calculate the distance of earth and moon from sun.
  2. Hindi: write a poem on our mother earth.
  3. Art: Draw any one artificial satellite.
  4. Science: Why there is life only on earth?

Assessment Criteria:

Indicators

  • Relevance of Content
  • Presentation of information gathered
  • Awareness of the information gathered
  • Logical Approach
  • Creativeness
  • Analytical Skills

Learning Outcome:

After the completion of this chapter, students will be able to

  • Exhibit clear understanding of various terms like solar system, planets, star, satellite, etc.

  • Sensitize peers about mother earth.

  • get familiarized with the role of artificial satellite.

  • develop clear understanding of various types planets

Remedial Measure:

Each One – Teach One.

Children sitting on the left side of the row will explain the chapter to the children sitting on their right.

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Class VI Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April – May 2022 – Activity Based

Chapter 1.  History: What, Where, How and When

General Objective:

Firstly, to develop students interest in the subject.

Secondly, to apply the knowledge practically in real life.

Thirdly, developing scientific temperament among the students.

Finally, to enhance student’s learning ability.

Specific Objective:

  • Students will know the concepts of the past and periods of History.
  • They will also know about the geographical framework of the earliest civilizations.
  • Students will also learn about the sources of information used to study the past.

Checking Previous Knowledge:

At first, the teacher checks the previous knowledge of the students by asking a question.

We know what happened yesterday by watching T.V. news. But, how do we know what happened many years ago, in the past?

Introducing Topic:

At first, the teacher introduces the topic by asking basic questions like:

Teacher: Where do early men used to live?

Student’s response: Forests, Caves.

Teacher: On the banks of which river was the first civilization found?

Student’s answer: Sindhu river, Indus river, Indus valley civilization.

Teacher: Did people lived alone or in group near Indus river?

Student’s answer: Group.

Teacher: Where did the early people live?

Students are unable to answer this question.

Statement of Topic

O.K. So, today we are going to find out what people ate, the kind of clothes they wore, the sort of houses they lived and so on.

Introducing Topic: story telling method

Hunters and Gatherers 

Do you know, thousands of years ago people lived along the banks of Narmada river.

These people were skilled gatherers. (people who gather their food)

Moreover, they were also knowing about the vast wealth of plants in the surrounding forests.

So, they collected fruits, roots from the forests for their food.

At times they also hunted animals.

So, they were also called hunters.

8000 years ago

Later,  about 8000 years ago, they started growing wheat and Barley in North -West India.

Now people also began rearing animals like sheep, goat and dog.

They also started living in villages.

The Garo hills to the North east and the Vindhyas in central India were some of the other areas where agriculture first developed.

Rice was first grown to the North of Vindhyas.

4700 years ago 

Then, about 4700 years ago, some of the earliest cities flourished on the banks of Indus river.

Later, about 2500 years ago, cities developed on the banks of the Ganga and its tributaries.

The area around Ganga and its tributary Son was known as Magadha.

Magadha rulers 

Do you know, the rulers of Magadha were very powerful.

They set up a large kingdom.

Moreover, Kingdoms were also set up in in other parts of the Indian sub-continent.

Now, throughout people travelled from one part of the sub continent to another.

From Himalayas to deserts.

Rivers and seas made journeys dangerous at times but, never impossible.

So, men and women moved in search of livelihood.

Also, to escape from natural disasters like floods or droughts.

Sometimes, men marched in armies to conquer other lands.

India from Indus 

The word India comes from the river Indus also called Sindhu in Sanskrit, Hind in Persian and Arabic.

The Iranians and the Greeks who came through the North west about 2500 years ago were also familiar with the Indus.

Moreover, they called the land east of Indus as India.

However, the name Bharat was used for a group of people who lived in the North west.

It is also mentioned in the Rigveda (the earliest composition in Sanskrit about 3500 years ago).

India and its neighboring countries together form the sub continent.

A sub continent is very large and is separated from the rest of Asia by seas, hills and mountains.

Finding out about the past 
 class vi History Chapter 1.  History: What, Where, How and When

Manuscript: Hand written documents from class vi History Chapter 1.  History: What, Where, How and When

There are many ways of finding out about the past.

One is to read books that were written long ago.

These are called manuscripts.

These were written on Palm leaves or on the specially prepared bark of a tree.

Many manuscripts were eaten away by the insects, some were destroyed but many have survived and preserved in temples.

These books deal with all kinds of subjects like religion, beliefs, faiths and practices.

Sometimes, kings got their orders inscribed so that people could see, read and obey them.

Often, kings kept records of victories in battle.

Besides, manuscripts and inscriptions, there were many other things that were made and used in the past.

Those who study these objects are called archaeologists.

They explore and excavate to find tools, weapons, pots, ornaments and coins.

Archeologists are like detectives who use all these sources like clues to find out about history.

What dates mean?

Dates are often written as AD and BC.

So, 20 B.C. means 20 years before the birth of Christ.

Where as 20 A D means 20 years after the birth of Christ.

Now a days CE (COMMON ERA) is used instead of AD and BCE (BEFORE COMMON ERA) is used instead of BC.

After listening to this story, the students will be curious to know more about the past.

Taking the advantage, the teacher starts explaining the chapter.

Teaching aids:

Text Book, Black Board, Images and PPT

Technique:

Interactive with common examples.

However, the teacher uses various methods to make the topic interesting by interacting with the children in the class.

By asking very simple questions, the teacher draws the attention of the class.

Also make sure that the children are involved in the discussion.

While interacting with the students, the teacher also tells about different types of sources.

Later, The teacher also asks the students what all things you have at home to prove that you have passed class 1 five years back?

Answer: Books & notebooks, Fee receipt, old uniform, report card, class group photographs etc.

Content/ Teaching Points:

  • What can we know about the past?
  • Where did people live?
  • Finding out about the past.
  • One past or many
  • What do dates mean?

First Activity:

Open Book Assessment

The teacher conducts an open book test.

To begin with, she Prepares 10 short questions from the chapter.

Students are asked to find out the answers from the text book and write in their copy.

Time: 30 minutes.

Second Activity

Imagine, You have to interview an archaeologist.

To begin with, prepare a list of five questions that you would like to ask her/him.

  • What is Archaeology?
  • What does an Archaeologist do?
  • What is the process involved in excavation?
  • How does Archaeologist determine the age of any of the objects discovered from excavations?
  • Why are symbols important in the field of Archaeology?

Class work:

i) Firstly, Objective and short answer type questions will be done.

ii) Finally, Long answer type questions will be discussed and done in the class.

Home-work:

Draw or paste the pictures of different sources which are used by Historians.

Values imparted:

Firstly, Social responsibility of preserving our manuscripts and monuments.

Secondly, Sensitization towards keeping records.

Multidisciplinary Integrated learning:

  1. History: What were the advantages of settling near the river bank?
  2. Art: Draw a scene of early settlement?
  3. English: Write a paragraph on the topic “History is an important subject, even in the 21st century”
  4.  Geography: Mark Greece, Iran, river Narmada, Indus and Ganga in the map.

Assessment Criteria:

Indicators

  • Relevance of Content
  • Presentation of information gathered
  • Awareness of the information gathered
  • Logical Approach
  • Creativeness
  • Analytical Skills

Learning Outcome:

After the completion of this chapter, students will be able to

  • Firstly, explain the topic what Books and burial tell us.
  • Secondly, discuss about source of History.
  • Thirdly, sketch out the information we get from ancient sources and
  • Finally, find facts about ancient History.

Remedial Measure:

Pair and share

Children sitting on the left side of the row will explain the chapter to the children sitting on their right.

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Class VI Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April – May 2022 – Activity Based

Conclusion:

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  1. Nirmala

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