5 a viii). Explain how a teacher for Religious Education ought to prepare charts.
How to prepare charts
When preparing charts for teaching/learning purposes, the teacher should do the
- Use a manila paper which allows for the use of all conventional colours, white is an
- Give the chart a heading written in capital letters which is brief but clear.
- Give it a frame which has a margin with two opposite sides which are proportional.
- Sketch out the outline of the chart on a manila paper in pencil.
- Pencil in the details of the chart lightly.
- Ink in the outline and details in the chart.
- Where possible use a lettering guide.
- Give the chart a key at the right hand bottom corner. The key should tell exactly
what each symbol represents.
- Keep it in good condition before and after use.
How do you use it?
In using the chart the following should be done:
- Give a provision for hanging or pinning the chart at a strategic place in the
classroom. Do not use learners to hold it unless it cannot be helped.
- Use proper materials for displaying the chart without damaging it, e.g. cello tape, a string for hanging, pins, staples, etc.
- Display it when you are ready to use it, i.e. it should be introduced at the right time.
- At times prepare questions which could be answered using the chart.
- Use a pointer to point out specific features in the chart.
- Make maximum use of the chart during the lesson.
- Once the class is through with the chart, it should be removed.
- Store and preserve it for future use.