Bombay Teacher’s Training College      Lesson Plan

Name of the teacher: Mahfrid Irani             Roll No: 18

Practising School: GD Somani     Lesson no.: 1      in(subject): History            Date: 28th September

Standard: VI        B            Period: 6        Time: 11.30-12.00

Topic of lesson: Local Self-Government-Urban Areas

Previous knowledge of the pupil: The pupil has studied local self-government in rural areas in the previous chapter.

General Objectives: To acquaint the students with the functions of the government.

Instructional Objectives:

Knowledge: The pupil acquires the knowledge of various types of local bodies governing urban areas.

Understanding: The pupil gains an understanding of the differences between the nagar panchayat, municipality and municipal corporation.

Application:  The pupil applies the gained knowledge and understanding of local bodies in a classroom roleplay.

Skill: The pupil acquires the skill of drawing the structure of the municipal corporation.

Core element: The pupil understands the importance equality of sexes.

Teaching Aids:

  1. Placards with designations of the various members of the municipality
  2. Map of Mumbai showing the various wards from A to T.
  3. Photos of the BMC building at CST.
  4. Three population flashcards.

Introduction:

Teacher’s Activity Student’s Activity
Good morning students.Cuffe Parade residents, Mr and Mrs Divkar noticed a lot of garbage had collected in their neighbourhood during their morning walk. A passing vehicle splashed dirty water from a pothole on them. The state of their neighbourhood prompted Mr Divkar to pen down a complaint letter. Who was it addressed to:

  1. The Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh
  2. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan
  3. The principal of GD Somani
  4. The local ward officer
The student selects the correct option and is prompted to talk about what the various ward offices come together to form. (A photograph of the BMC building is shown as a hint)

Statement of Aim: So today we are going to learn more about local self government in urban areas.

Content Analysis Specifications Teacher’s Activity Student’s Activity Evaluation
The three types of local bodies governing urban areas:-Nagar Panchayat-Municipality-Municipal Corporation

The differences between the 3 types of local bodies governing urban areas.

The pupil defines the need for various local bodies in urban areas and describes them.The pupil differentiates between the 3 urban local bodies. What are the names of the headbody and headgirl of this school? Who is the class monitor? Why do you think these students have been appointed?Similarly, why is India divided in 28 states and 7 union territories?Each state has its own CM and state government but they are not involved in solving local problems. For that there are three types of bodies:Nagar Panchayat

Municipality

Municipal Corporation

Teacher uses population flashcards to explain how local bodies are formed according to the population density of an area

Fashcard 1: Small towns that have recently changed from rural to urban and have a population of 20,000 to 1 lakh are looked after by nagar panchayats.

Flashcard 2: Small cities with a population of 20,000 to 1 lakh are governed by municipalities.

Flashcard 3: Big cities with a population of more than 10 lakh are governed by municipal corporations.

Name the richest municipal corporation in India.

Why is it the richest?

To maintain discipline and reduce the burden on the teachers and principal.BMC.Because of the large population, more tax money is collected. What are the three types of local bodies governing urban areas?Differentiate between gram and nagar panchayat.
Examples of different types of urban areas and the local bodies that govern them. The pupil segregates urban areas according to the local bodies that govern them. Let’s do an activity in class. I need 3 student volunteers. (Each student is given a cutout with a photograph of a group of people.) Here are 3 urban areas in India:

  1. Machhiwara (was previously a village and has a population of around 20,000)
  2. Navsari (small city with a population of 1,34,009
  3. Mumbai (metro with a population of 1,19,14,398)

Now you have to tell me which local body will govern each of these urban areas.

How do I know the populations of these areas? Is there a way to measure population?

Machhiwara-NPNavsari-MunicipalityMumbai-Municipal corporationCensus. Why is Machhiwara governed by a nagar panchayat?
Structure of a municipal committee. The pupil draws a diagram of the structure of the municipal committee. How many wards are there in Mumbai? Now look at this map of Mumbai and answer. Cities are divided into several wards for better administration. Each ward has a municipal commissioner. Mumbai has 20 wards from A to T. Draw the structure of the municipal committee.
Core Element The pupil understands the importance of equality of sexes. By observing these flashcards you realise that women are missing. Why do you think so?Is it because:-Women cannot be councilors-Women don’t like to work in government offices

-Women are not smart enough

-Women haven’t been encouraged to participate.

Correct. So we have 1/3rd reservation for women.

Women haven’t been encouraged to participate.

Recap:

Small towns that have recently changed from rural to urban and have a population of 20,000 to 1 lakh are looked after by nagar panchayats.

Small cities with a population of 20,000 to 1 lakh are governed by municipalities.

Big cities with a population of more than 10 lakh are governed by municipal corporations.

Cities are divided into several wards for better administration. Each wards has a municipal commissioner.

Municipality

Elected members              Appointed by the Government

Chairman                          Municipal commissioner

Vice-chairman                   Health, education officer councillors

Application: Student volunteers are called and each is given a placard that has a designation: Chairman, Vice-chairman, councilor, commissioner etc. The rest of the class is asked questions about who reports to whom and how each is nominated/elected.

Assignment: Find out the details about the name of your ward and the name of the councilor.

CB Work:

28th September 2010 Subject: History
Topic:
Local Self-Government-Urban Areas
Jottings: CensusNagar panchayat

Aldermen

1/3rd reservation

(chart showing the hirerarchy. Somehow WordPress is acting mean and won’t let me paste the table here.)
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