© EVER AFTER CREATIVE EDUCATOR CONTEST- SAMPLE

WHY THE SEA IS SALTY

(A folktale from Philippines)

Objectives:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the

through listening, discussing, and participating in various story-based activities.

 

Time Taken:

40-50 minutes for Introduction/Pre-Reading, Story Reading, History lesson

Grade Level(s) or Age Group:  

Grade 6 (CBSE) | Ages 11-12

Materials:

Why the Sea is Salty, pencil, world map, pin, Worksheet 1.1

Assessment Tools:

Worksheet 1.1 - “Salt in the World History”

Instructional Plan

Introduction/Pre-Reading:

 

Read the Story to the Class:

 

Discussion Questions for Assessing Students’ Comprehension:

  1. Who was Ang-ngalo?
  2. Why did the people seek Ang-ngalo’s help to cross the sea?
  3. What happened when Ang-ngalo’s heel landed on a hill of red ants?
  4. Why did Ang-ngalo refuse to stretch his leg when the villagers wanted to go home?
  5. Why did the villagers walk slowly despite Ang-ngalo’s request to hurry up?
  6. What happened when Ang-ngalo dipped his itchy leg in the water?
  7. Why is the sea salty?

Subject/Topic: History/ Importance of Salt | Difference between BC and AD

 

Further Reading:

The Story of Salt - http://www.amazon.com/The-Story-Salt-Mark-Kurlansky/dp/0399239987

                  

                             

                          

 

 

                   

                          

Worksheet 1.1- Salt in the World History

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Directions: Read the salt timeline and answer the questions that follow.

 

Questions:

1.   From the timeline we can understand that salt:

a.  was a valuable commodity

b.  has played a key role in the world history

c.   is a key ingredient in our food

d.  All of the above

2.   What does AD stand for in the timeline?

a.     After Death

b.     Anno Domini

c.     Ancestral Date

d.     None of the above

3.   How many years after the birth of Christ did African merchants traded an ounce of salt for an ounce of gold?

 

4.   Which year in the timeline marks an important event in Indian history?

 

5.   Salt tax is still prevalent in France. True or False?