Discover where honey comes from. Learn how and why honey is made and how we get different types of honey. See what daily...
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A great video that explores how bees make honey! This would be engaging for stage one to discuss how goods such as honey are made, processed and made available through the use of systems and technology. It also has some preliminary teaching notes to kick start classroom thinking around this resource. I believe this resource could be used effectively do develop technical language, look at the environment, sustainability and ecosystems. Understanding and appreciating our native Flora and Fauna means that children can build their knowledge of the natural environment and be engaged with sustainability and advocacy in their own lives.
I also this this resource is very relatable for children who are often fascinated by animals and insects and connects that interest with the concept of resources and systems that produce goods. Colony structure of the bees and hive and also the human structures and technology for collecting, processing and distributing the honey for our own use.
With a video such as this, it would be great to incorporate literacy strategies such as providing a rich introduction for the class before showing the resource. Asking what students already know about bees, or honey and collecting those ideas on the board. Reflecting after viewing is also significant to develop summarising and questioning strategies for young children (M. Hertzberg, Teaching English language learners in mainstream classes. Ch 5 Focus on reading, 2012). After viewing, collecting the technical vocabulary and collaboratively creating or looking up definitions could produce a list to be used in writing activities or other text construction such as story boarding. Work samples can be used to assess whether outcomes are being met. Student ability to communicate their understanding through creating texts like that described above can be useful for teachers to tailor their teaching and meet student's learning needs.