Term 4 Topic 3 Early indigenous knowledge IntroductionRevise a few concepts about the Moon, the Sun and the Stars that the learners were taught in grade 6.Show Video Clip 1: This is Astronomy. [4:24 min.].Teacher Input 1Greet the learners.Inform the learners that:They will study the historical development of astronomy.Early indigenous groups/ cultures did not have the knowledge, but they observed how the Moon changed each night and noticed the seasonal changes.Show Video Clip 2: Archaeologists find 'world's oldest calendar' in Aberdeenshire field. [2:06 min.].Present an overview of ancient indigenous knowledge by using Presentation 1: Early indigenous knowledge.Learner Activity 1The learners discuss the following terms: ecliptic, zodiac and constellation.“Ancient people did not have telescopes to study the Universe.” Allow the learners to brainstorm the manner in which these people could have gained more knowledge about the patterns in the sky.Complete Worksheet A: Development of astronomy.Teacher to use Worksheet A: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work.Teacher Input 2Inform the learners that they will be looking at ancient images of calendars. The following link can be used hereShow Video Clip 3: Does The Moon Rotate? [2:29 min.].Show Video clip 4: The shango bone.Learner Activity 2The learners discuss the following terms: ecliptic, zodiac andGroups report back on the different ancient calendars.“Ancient people did not have telescopes to study the Universe.” Allow the learners to brainstorm what the manner in which these people could have gained more knowledge about the patterns in the sky.Complete Worksheet B: Facts of different calendars.Teacher to use Worksheet B: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work. By Administrator|2018-02-23T15:15:54+02:00February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.