2g iii). Suggest guidelines for imaginary visits?
Suggested guidelines for imaginary visits
The following is a useful guide for a teacher who intends to use imaginary visits in a history lesson:
- The teacher should choose a place of interest, which is relevant to the topic under study.
- If the place is within reach but learners are not in h position to visit, the teacher should make effort to visit the area so as to describe it well to the learners.
- During the visit, the teacher should note carefully what can be seen on the way to the place and also at the site.
- If possible, a map should be prepared which is simple enough for the learners to understand.
- When telling the learners to imagine the journey, the teacher should focus on:
- Interesting things seen on the way e.g. wild life, buildings, factories, landscape, etc.
- Distance to the place,
- Time taken to the place,
- Any problems encountered on the way.
- While at the site, the learners should describe the people, buildings, objects at the place and the activities being performed there.
- To make imaginary visits real, the teacher should use a variety of relevant learning resources such as pictures of the place and objects from the site. Both the teacher and learners can collect relevant pictures from newspapers, magazines, textbooks etc.
- The teacher can also take photographs of actual things or places