I decided to publish a monthly series. I’ll try to set myself a goal and choose themes which will help my students to know more about the world.
February will be a great month to start because of the Winter Olympics. Sport has always been my favourite. I never miss watching Olympic Games, World Cups, European championships of any sport, even football.
So my #1 theme is Winter Olympics. Here is a great challenge and I have already assigned my students to do it. I’ll share my students’ works here or on our class blogs.
#2 is Valentine’s Day, we started a wiki project.This is a joint project and we hope it will become global.
#3 can be Thomas Edison. He was born on February, 11. My students liked my lesson on Elvis Presley’s birthday so something similar to it can make them learn better. May be it can be a research project and can be done using glogster or animoto.
I also think wall dictation can be a great activity. I’ll write Edison’s biography on pieces of paper . I’ll stick the copies of the bio to the walls. A student from each group will go to their copy on the wall and memorise as much as he can and go to his desk and dictate the sentence . The group who finishes first will become the winner.
#4 Venice. It’s time for carnival and may be we can learn more about this beautiful city. A virtual tour can be planned. A story which takes place in Venice, during the carnival can be written. A mysterious one…Glogs about Venice can be created.
#5 Oscars. As we know the nominees, we can start talking about Oscars this month. A school survey can be done and we can choose our own Oscar winners. Students can choose a cathegory and prepare a small presentation on it. They can prepare their posters of the nominees whom they support and tell me why they have chosen them.
If you have any idea, I’ll be happy to hear.