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I already had made an outline for my proposed lesson but I woke up at 7 am to fully prepare my lesson which wasn't until 2:30 pm. I got my ideas together and felt pretty good about the material I was going to teach. I left at noon, making the hour hike so that I could get there early to prepare. The materials I had were pictures of landmarks, buildings, and people from around the world as well as background information and history about each subject (ex. President Obama, Pyramids at Giza, Nelson Mandela, The Eiffel Tower, etc), as well as a few tricks up my sleeve
Next, came another lesson about time, day and night, and the seasons. I drew another diagram of the earth in 4 stages as it orbits the sun. Each stage represented a 3 monthh period during the year, showing which season different parts of the world are experiencing. Initially, I was worried that the subject matter may be too abstract and complicated for the students to understand, but to my surprise, they fully grasped the concept and were even able to offer some insights and intelligent comments of their own (a testament attributed to a few variables: the work Lucy had accomplished w/ them beforehand, the help I had from Joseph as he translated tough concepts in Chichewa, and most importantly, how damn good I am..totally joking...hahaha)
Lastly, I asked the students what time it was. They replied that it was 3:45 pm. I took off my watch (still on Ohio time) and passed it around so that each student could take a look. My clock read 8:45 am. I used this to explain time zones: how in one part of the world it could be afternoon, while in another people could just be waking up, and in another people could be asleep. This blew their minds and helped to reinforce the previous topic.
Finally I erased the pinpoints on the world map and gave the students all the pics we had gone over. Their task was to work together and figure out which country and continent each belonged. The exercise proved to be a success as the students were able to identify 90 % of the people and places and put them in their correct origins!
The lesson concluded and I thanked the students. To my surprise, I was given a round of applause. Eager questions followed, asking what I would teach next week. Smiling, I answered, " You'll have to come back next wednesday to find out."