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  1. page South Africa Culture edited ... Culture of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encycl…
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    Culture of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 11, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_South_Africa
    Official 46664 Bangle bracelet in support of Nelson Mandela Foundation 46664 campaign » Rugby World Cup . (n.d.). The 46664 Bangle – the gift that gives back, inspired by Nelson Mandela and the 46664 campaign for HIV AIDS prevention. Retrieved December 11, 2011, from http://thebangle.com/blog/tag/rugby-world-cup/
    Education in South Africa - SouthAfrica.info. (n.d.). South Africa's official gateway - investment, travel, country information - SouthAfrica.info. Retrieved December 12, 2011, from http://www.southafrica.info/about/education/education.htm
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  2. page South Africa Culture edited ... MusicThere is great diversity in music from South Africa. Afrikaans music covers multiple genr…
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    MusicThere is great diversity in music from South Africa. Afrikaans music covers multiple genres, such as the contemporary Steve Hofmeyr, and the punk rock band Fokofpolisiekar.
    "The South African music scene includes Kwaito, a new music genre that had developed in the mid 1980s and has since developed to become the most popular socio-economic form of representation among the populace." (Music of South Africa par 3)
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    schooling (grades 1-12)1-12). Grades 1 through 9 is their basic education. Years 10-12 are career oriented or technical oriented. The passing rate of students was 40% in the 90's but 2009 it had risen all the up to 60.6%!!
    "Public universities in South Africa are divided into three types: traditional universities, which offer theoretically oriented university degrees; universities of technology ("Technikons"), which offer vocational oriented diplomas and degrees; and comprehensive universities, which offer both types of qualification." (Education of South Africa, par 2)
    Sports in South AfricaThe most popular sports in South Africa are soccer, rugby union and cricket. South Africa has been the home to numerous world cup tournaments of each of the three.
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  3. page South Africa Classroom Activities edited ... Teachers Page On this page you will find some different classroom activities that will help s…
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    On this page you will find some different classroom activities that will help students to solidify their knowledge of South Africa.
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    Early Elementary Activity
    [17.A.1a] Identify physical characteristics of places, both local and global (e.g., locations, roads, regions, bodies of water).
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  4. page South Africa Classroom Activities edited ... Objective: Students will be create a flag of South Africa using construction paper. Overview:…
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    Objective: Students will be create a flag of South Africa using construction paper.
    Overview: Students will be asked to create a flag of South Africa. They will first make a rough copy of their flag using markers/colored pencils/crayons to make sure they know what the flag looks like. Then they will use construction paper to create their flag. They can do this in any way that they would like. They can used ripped up pieces of construction paper or they can cut out pieces that fit together in the shape of the flags or they can come up with their own procedure for using the construction paper.
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  5. page Teachers Page edited ... About the Class: This class has many different units about all the different continents. We wi…
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    About the Class: This class has many different units about all the different continents. We will be going on many fun field trips throughout the year so be ready to have some fun!!
    Grade Level: 6th grade Social Studies
    Dear Parents,The semester has come to an end and I am very thankful for all your help with volunteering your time to help with various activities with our class. For those of you who have not volunteered yet I suggest you try to sign up for at least one volunteer opportunity before the school year is over. For a complete list of ways that you can help feel free to email me or call me. My email is mahigdo@gmail.com and my phone number is 630 555 1234. Also you can always just come in and talk to me to sign up if you would prefer that. Have a great day and I hope to hear from you soon!!
    From,Mr. Higdon

    Initial Reflective EssayThe ethical and intellectual demands are very important for teachers to follow because they are guidelines for including everyone in and out of your classroom in all aspects of teaching. They aim to not leave anyone out and treat everyone with fairness and respect. They are important when trying to plan and develop goals in your classroom. You may have the goal of making sure everyone gets a turn to pass out the homework or to take the attendance down to the front office. They help to make sure that you are staying fair throughout your teaching career. Teachers that use these ethical and intellectual demands are sure to become great teachers and leaders in the communities and schools that they live and teach in.
    One demand that I thought was one of the most important was “sensitivity toward the varieties of the individual and cultural diversity”. Based on all my years in the public school system I have found this is a very important demand and that if followed that it creates a fun and inclusive learning environment. I remember being in elementary school and everyone had to give a presentation about a special holiday tradition that they shared with their family. This was a great way to show students how much cultural diversity is present in our own society. I hope that someday I can use a method like this or I can use an idea like this to help pass on the idea that we need to be accepting and willing to learn about other peoples culture. I would make sure that everyone was accepted in my classroom no matter what.
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  6. page Teachers Page edited ... Teachers Page My name is Mr. Higdon and I am an elementary education major. Right now I am a …
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    My name is Mr. Higdon and I am an elementary education major. Right now I am a senior at Illinois State University. I will be graduating in May 2012. I am from Naperville, Illinois and come from a pretty big family. I am a huge Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks fan!
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    About the Class: This class has many different units about all the different continents. We will be going on many fun field trips throughout the year so be ready to have some fun!!
    Grade Level: 6th grade Social Studies
    Initial Reflective Essay
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    EssayThe ethical and
    One demand that I thought was one of the most important was “sensitivity toward the varieties of the individual and cultural diversity”. Based on all my years in the public school system I have found this is a very important demand and that if followed that it creates a fun and inclusive learning environment. I remember being in elementary school and everyone had to give a presentation about a special holiday tradition that they shared with their family. This was a great way to show students how much cultural diversity is present in our own society. I hope that someday I can use a method like this or I can use an idea like this to help pass on the idea that we need to be accepting and willing to learn about other peoples culture. I would make sure that everyone was accepted in my classroom no matter what.
    The second demand that I thought was very important was “wide general knowledge and a deep knowledge of the content to be taught”. Based on my experiences I have found that this is a very important demand because you definitely need to know what you’re teaching. If you do not have a good grasp on the subject matter then there is no way you would be able to pass on the knowledge to your students. I remember when I was in high school, all of my teachers showed a great understanding and knowledge of the subject matter that they were teaching. From mathematics to language arts, from science to physical education, every teacher seemed to know exactly what they were teaching and how to teach it.
    The third and most important demand, in my opinion, is “contagious intellectual enthusiasm and courage enough to be creative”. I think it is very important for teachers to be enthusiastic when they teach and to have the courage to be creative. If a teacher has these characteristics then they have the ability to catch the attention of even the most bored student. If a teacher themselves is boring, then none of the students are going to want to be in the classroom or they will just not pay attention. I remember in high school speech class my teacher was Mr. Plackett. He was not afraid to be creative and he always had a great enthusiasm for teaching in general. You could definitely see his desire to be in the classroom at all times. I hope that I can take this into my classroom and always be enthusiastic with my students so that they will be interested all the time.
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Sunday, December 11

  1. page Teachers Page edited ... About the Class: This class has many different units about all the different continents. We wi…
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    About the Class: This class has many different units about all the different continents. We will be going on many fun field trips throughout the year so be ready to have some fun!!
    Grade Level: 6th grade Social Studies
    Student PortfoliosInitial Reflective Essay
    The ethical and intellectual demands are very important for teachers to follow because they are guidelines for including everyone in and out of your classroom in all aspects of teaching. They aim to not leave anyone out and treat everyone with fairness and respect. They are important when trying to plan and develop goals in your classroom. You may have the goal of making sure everyone gets a turn to pass out the homework or to take the attendance down to the front office. They help to make sure that you are staying fair throughout your teaching career. Teachers that use these ethical and intellectual demands are sure to become great teachers and leaders in the communities and schools that they live and teach in.
    One demand that I thought was one of the most important was “sensitivity toward the varieties of the individual and cultural diversity”. Based on all my years in the public school system I have found this is a very important demand and that if followed that it creates a fun and inclusive learning environment. I remember being in elementary school and everyone had to give a presentation about a special holiday tradition that they shared with their family. This was a great way to show students how much cultural diversity is present in our own society. I hope that someday I can use a method like this or I can use an idea like this to help pass on the idea that we need to be accepting and willing to learn about other peoples culture. I would make sure that everyone was accepted in my classroom no matter what.
    The second demand that I thought was very important was “wide general knowledge and a deep knowledge of the content to be taught”. Based on my experiences I have found that this is a very important demand because you definitely need to know what you’re teaching. If you do not have a good grasp on the subject matter then there is no way you would be able to pass on the knowledge to your students. I remember when I was in high school, all of my teachers showed a great understanding and knowledge of the subject matter that they were teaching. From mathematics to language arts, from science to physical education, every teacher seemed to know exactly what they were teaching and how to teach it.
    The third and most important demand, in my opinion, is “contagious intellectual enthusiasm and courage enough to be creative”. I think it is very important for teachers to be enthusiastic when they teach and to have the courage to be creative. If a teacher has these characteristics then they have the ability to catch the attention of even the most bored student. If a teacher themselves is boring, then none of the students are going to want to be in the classroom or they will just not pay attention. I remember in high school speech class my teacher was Mr. Plackett. He was not afraid to be creative and he always had a great enthusiasm for teaching in general. You could definitely see his desire to be in the classroom at all times. I hope that I can take this into my classroom and always be enthusiastic with my students so that they will be interested all the time.
    I think that “sensitivity toward the varieties of the individual and cultural diversity”, “wide general knowledge and a deep knowledge of the content to be taught” and “contagious intellectual enthusiasm and courage enough to be creative” are all very important demands to keep in mind when teaching a class of any age.
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