Below are some helpful links about lesson plans and why they are valuable. While these links do not address Gaelic language instruction, they do provide a good foundation for lesson planning regarding language teaching and acquisition.

Algonquin College: https://www.algonquincollege.com/profres/lesson-planning/

Cambridge CELTA: https://cambridgecelta.org/2016/04/06/celta_planning/

For writing learning objectives, this article on Bloom’s Taxonomy can be of assistance.

Here is a link to an English as a Second Language (ESL) page on teaching objectives and ways to assess students on whether or not learning objectives were achieved.

Additionally, Dr. Sparling’s example template for lesson plans produced as part of this project may be found here.

Session Summaries

Session One: A discussion around the group’s experience with lesson planning was conducted and a template project lesson plan was introduced.

Q & A

Q. When is the deadline for these lesson plans? A: The deadline will be the end of August or beginning of September.

Q. What can be expected in terms of sessions after June? A. Participants will attend one of the sessions to be planned for July and August in order to receive feedback and showcase their lesson plans.

Q. Is the goal of these lessons to teach language with song or to teach song with language? A. The project will accept lessons using either approach.

Q. Can these lessons be developed for subjects other than Gaelic language instruction, such as social studies or history classes? A. Yes, that is acceptable.

Q. Can you clarify the term “community teacher/instructor”? A: By “community teacher/instructor” we mean someone who is teaching Gaelic outside of formal education, such as through evening classes in the community. However, we also recognize that in many instances trained teachers also take on the role of community instructors.

Nova Scotia Gaelic Curriculum Links that Might be of Interest:

Grades 3-9

Grade 10

Grade 11 Gaelic Studies