8th lesson for 2020: Social studies lesson for 9th graders (basic education) in distance teaching – Finnish parliament and legislation

Author: Satu Herrala (M.A.) special education teacher in lower secondary school (grades 7-9), Takahuhti school, Tampere, Finland In February, before the Covid-19 pandemic reached Finland, my class of 9th graders made a field trip to the Parliament house in Helsinki. The hostess of our visit was a Finnish MP Hanna-Leena Read more…

5th lesson for 2020: Information Hunting (pre-existing, new and fake information) Topic: What is a corona virus? (6th grade)

Author: Kaisa Tuomarla, Class teacher, Basic Education This lesson type can be useful for many different subjects and topics: e.g. biology (for example human / growing up, nature / animals / certain animal) or geography (continents, particular country). In my case, I had an extra lesson to give, and therefore Read more…

1st lesson for 2020: Philosophy lesson: The difference between science and pseudoscience (High school)

Author: Johanna Järvinen Taubert In the Finnish general upper secondary school (high school) curriculum, philosophy is one of the mandatory subjects. Philosophy is not only seen as part of the shared, cultural knowledge everyone should have an understanding of, but also a way to develop much needed thinking skills. Studying Read more…