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Teaching Idea: Watching some Videos of Cahyo Alkantana’s Expeditions


Students were watching the video in our classroom

In the last unit of EXPLORATION, one of the most engaging teaching journey is when I introduced my students to Cahyo Alkantana, the inspiring Indonesian modern explorer who is a photographer and contributor of National Geographic, cave and diving instructor. We got connected through facebook and in his busy day he got a chance to say hi to us and kept inspiring us through his video of TEROKA series. The most interesting video that we watched is his expedition to the East of Indonesia, Nabire, Papua to research about Whale Shark. While watching, students  were very engaging and they were very excited to watch the adventurous journey of Cahyo Alkantana.

Here is the plan that I had for the lesson:

Aim of the lesson: To find information about how explorer explored

Before watching

Introduction to Mr. Cahyo Alkanta (reading article), show his pictures and his expeditions. Tell students that they are going to watch some videos of Cahyo alkantana’s expeditions. Students are going to find out more about the reasons of his doing expedition.

While watching

TEROKA Whale Shark Expedition Nabire

Guided Questions

  1. What is the name of the Expedition?
  2. Who were the explorers
  3. Where was the location of the exploration?
  4. What is the purpose of their exploration?
  5. How did they explore?
  6. What tools or equipment did they use in the exploration?
  7. What problems did they face when doing the exploration? How did they overcome the problems?
  8. What do you think the explorers’ feeling when they explored the sea?
  9. What are the results of the exploration? What did they find out?
  10. What are some factors that make them successful in their exploration?

After watching

Discuss the answer and ask students about their feelings and comments about Cahyo Alkantana and his expeditions in relation to the unit learned.

We also watched Cahyo Alkantana’s Gua Jomblang expedition.

Here are some guided questions for students while watching the video:

Guided Questions:

  1. What is the name of the Expedition?
  2. Where was the location of the exploration?
  3. Who was the team leader of the expedition?
  4. What is the purpose of their exploration?
  5. How did they explore?
  6. What tools or equipment did they use in the exploration?
  7. Why did they explore the cave?
  8. What problems did they face when doing the exploration?
  9. What do you think the explorers’ feeling when they explored the cave?
  10. What are the results of the exploration? What did they find out in the cave?

After watching the videos, I was asking my students to write a letter to Cahyo Alkantana. Here is one of the samples of letters written by the PYP 5A girls. Cahyo Alkantana got a chance to say hi to the students through facebook.

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