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See how Roché and her team of Art, Music and isiXhosa educators worked together to design and implement a Grade 6 PBL unit about folktales.
History and traditions are getting lost through the ages. Preservation of these tales is usually done through storytelling and this could get lost in translation and fade away with time. What if we start recording or documenting them somehow? (Like museums are doing now, digitising various media to preserve them for the future.) - Thoughts like these served as the impetus for this learning design. My culture team (consisting of Art, Music, and isiXhosa educators) work well together to foster curiosity, passion, creativity, empathy and inquiry within our learners through experience and collaborative projects. We want our learners to be effective communicators who can use their voice clearly and confidently, who are creative agents who can ‘think out of the box' to express their ideas and thoughts, and who are purposeful collaborators who work well in a group and present their work with pride.
This learning facilitated the development of the following skills identified in CAPS:
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