How to Use guest speaker In Teaching Social Studies
Guest speaker is an important part of educational experience for the students. Guest speaker’s real life experience will help the students to get more information about the lesson. One important benefit that is derived from having a guest speaker is the enhancement of the students’ educational experience. Another added benefit is the link that students get to make between what they learn in their textbooks and what they learn from the guest speaker. Guest speakers offer something that you can’t offer your students; a guest speaker supports a topic that you may know little about and can offer your students a different point of view. It gives them the opportunity to learn something new, while it gives you a break. There are many strands and sub strands in social studies which we can give more information to the students if we use a guest speaker,
Subject:- Social Studies Grade:- 2
Strand:- Time Continuity and Change,
Investigation, communication and planning.
Sub-strand:-Time and Change
- To start the lesson play the video about the changes occurred to fishing industry. (e.g.: sail changed into mechanized, use of lights to catch bait fishes, use of fish attracting devices, etc.)
· Invite a guest speaker from the community to the class and tell the students that a guest speaker is going to give more information about changes that occurred to the fishing industry.
· Tell the students that he will talk about advantages and disadvantages of the way fishing has been carried out in different times.
· Then the guest speaker will give more information about the lesson.
· -Tell students to ask questions from the guest speaker and note down the important dates and points, later they will be using these information.
· Divide the class in to 4 groups.
· Ask them to prepare a time line how fishing industry has been carried out in different times.
· The groups can present their work when they finish.
· Ask other groups to listen when presenting.
· Ask the groups to ask question and give new ideas and information that could be added.
· Listen to the students and appreciate and applaud their effort.
· Brainstorm with the students about the advantages and the disadvantages of the fishing industry.