My March themes and some activities for these days are as follows. I hope I’ll be able to use some of them with my classes.
1. March 4, the world book day :
In the class we can create posters telling why we should read, how reading can help us to become ourselves. Students can create another poster suggesting their favourite books to their friends. They can create glogs for the class blogs.
2. March 8, the international women’s day:
My next small talk topic for my classes will be the most important women in history. Just a plan but I’ll assign them to
a) talk about 5 extra ordinary women who played a great role in history and tell why you have chosen them.
b) Choose the most influential woman of all times and introduce her to the class.
c) Prepare a talk on why international women’s day is celebrated.
3. March 27, the world theatre day:
Students can research and find out about
a) theatre in ancient times
b) genres such as tragedy, comedy, vaudeville or another one of their choice.
Students can also watch a play, preferably with the teacher and then you can ask them to do the followings after the play
a) You are a critic and write the review of the play.
b) A role play: One of you is the actor or the actress of that play and one of you is the reporter. Write the interview then act it out.
c) Write an article for the school magazine about the play.
Write a very short sketch for your class to act it on stage. This can be a group work.
4. March 27 1899, the first international radio transmition was sent by Marconi.
a) As all of them are digital natives and born with their mobiles, they can create a poster telling why the mobile phones are important for them.
b) Researching the evolution of telephone they can create a timeline and write a report.
c) Using goAnimate or Xtranormal they can create an animation on how teenagers are using the phone.
For #2, 3 and 4 you can ask your students visit Virsona and have a chat with Marconi, Shakespeare or an important woman from history. This link was suggested in my February post by Alexandra Francisco and it looks so cool and helpful.
And an idea for the class blogs for the celebrations; you can get a widget from My countdown.org