Lesson plan #1Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: Learning about Greek My...
The teacher will read the cards with the names of the Gods and Godesses and studentswill have to sit down when she names a...
Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: learning about Hercules’s lifeGrammar...
1. Accuracy:Who wrote the page? Is this person an expert in the subject matter?Is the page content reliable and factually ...
http://www.mythweb.com/hercules/index.html1: accuracy:Text by Joel SkidmoreCopyright MythwebIt is quite accurate and nice ...
It is easy to navigate but not really attractive4. It works properly since it mainly has text and some images, all links w...
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  1. 1. Lesson plan #1Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: Learning about Greek MythologyGrammar focus: simple pastVocabulary focus: lightening, thunder, wisdom, justice, peace, civilization, etcRecycled language: family relationshipsActivation (3 min)The teacher will ask students to brainstorm any information they might know aboutGreece. If students cannot remember anything she will write some concepts (eg:Democracy, Maths, Tragedy & Comedy, Olympic Games, etc) in order to prompt someideas.Comprehension and clarification: (10 min)The teacher will explain the origin of myths and then she will tell them the myth of thebirth of Zeus.(The teacher will tell them an adaptation of the myth from the following site:http://historylink102.com/greece2/creation.htm)As they listen they will have to complete the following True or False Are the following statements about the myth you hear true or false? TRUE FALSE 1. From Mother Earth and Sky came Chaos 2. There were 6 Titans 3. Cyclopes have 50 heads and 100 arms 4. Cronos came to Gaia’s aid 5. Cronos married his sister Phoebe 6. Cronos had six children 7. Cronos swallowed all of his children 8. Zeus survived to defeat his fatherApplication (20 min)Activity 1: Students will be organized into 6 groups. The teacher will have a bag withthe names of 12 Gods. Each group will pick 2 cards from the bag and they will have tolook for information about the Gods in those cards in web pages. Each group will readabout their Gods and later on retell this to the other groups.Time allotted: 15 minActivity 2: After having listened to everybody’s retelling of Greek Gods, the class as awhole will create a family tree with all the Gods and Godesses mentioned.Time allotted: 5 minReflection (2 min)
  2. 2. The teacher will read the cards with the names of the Gods and Godesses and studentswill have to sit down when she names a God and stand up when she names a Goddess Lesson plan #2Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: Learning about Greek MythologyGrammar focus: simple pastRecycled language: lightening, thunder, wisdom, justice, peace, civilization, etcActivation (5 min)The teacher will ask students to tell her what they can remember about GreekMythology and characteristics of myths and Gods from the previous class.The class as a whole will complete a Crossword in Hot Potatoes (JCross) about all theGods that they have discussed on the previous classApplication (30 min)Activity 1: Students will be divided into 4 groups and each group will read a myth. Theywill have to complete the following chart about the myth they read.Time allotted: 10 minGods and Goddesses in themythHumans in the mythWhat does the myth explain? • Group 1: Zeus and Herahttp://library.thinkquest.org/18169/zeusmyth.htm • Group 2: Poseidon and Athenahttp://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/poseidon/stories/poseidon-athena-contest/ • Group 3: Hades and Demeterhttp://artfulalf.com/persephonemyth.html • Group 4: Athena and Arachnehttp://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/athena/stories/athena-arachne/Activity 2: Those groups will have to retell their classmates the myths they have readand all the groups will have to complete the chart from Activity 1 with informationabout the myths their classmates are telling themTime allotted: 20 min Lesson plan #3
  3. 3. Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: learning about Hercules’s lifeGrammar focus: ---------- revisionVocabulary focus: abilities, personal informationRecycled language: can, age, Greek gods, etc.ACTIVATION (3 min.)The teacher will make them remember the stories they had been discussing aboutGreek gods, and she will ask to the students, questions about them.T: do you remember who Zeus was?St: yes! He was the greatest god and the strongest!T: yes that’s right!Comprehension and clarification: (7 min)The teacher will tell them that now they will have to find out about one of Zeus’s sons,Hercules, and that they will have to complete a chart about his life using the internet.She will present them the web quest and she will explain how to use it.http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=111459Application: 20 minsActivity 1: the students will solve the web quest on their own and the teacher willmonitor and try to help them as much as she can.While doing the web quest they will have to visit different websites provided by theteacher and they will have to produce a chart with the information they collect on theinternet.Activity 2:The students will print the chart and they will discuss with the whole class. Then theywill send it by email to the teacher.Activity 3: students will go to a special section of the web quest the “conclusion” andthere they will find a quote and some questions to discuss with the whole class:Read the following phrase and think if you agree with it or not"To look beyond the glory is the hardest part, for a heros strength is measured by hisheart"Do you agree?Do you think that this can be related with Hercules’s story?Websites Evaluation
  4. 4. 1. Accuracy:Who wrote the page? Is this person an expert in the subject matter?Is the page content reliable and factually correct?2. Currency:Is the content up-tp-date?When was the page last updated?3. Content:Is the site interesting and stimulating?Is it attractive and easy to navigate?4. Functionality:Does the site work well? Are there any broken links?Does it use a lot of large files or alternative technologies? (e.g. Flash)Site 1 :http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/heracles.html1: accuracy:The Theoi Project: Guide to Greek Mythology was created and is edited by Aaron J.Atsma.Website copyrightYes it is reliable and the information it contains is very useful and clear.2: currency:Yes it is updatedIt was last updated in 20073: content:It is a very interesting and stimulating site, the information is well and clearly divided inorder to make your search easy.It has pictures and titles, subtitles and links.4: functionality: it works perfectly.No it is simple. Only texts and pictures no videos.Site 2:http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/religion/myths/herakles.htm1: accuracy:Copyright 1998-2011 Dr. Karen Carr, Assoc. Professor Emerita of History, Portland StateUniversity. The facts are reliable and attractive to kids.2: currencyThis page last updated Wednesday, Mar 2, 20113: contentYes the content is stimulating and very clear for kids, it has visuals and videos.It is easy to navigate.4: functionality:All the links work properly and the videos too.Site 3:
  5. 5. http://www.mythweb.com/hercules/index.html1: accuracy:Text by Joel SkidmoreCopyright MythwebIt is quite accurate and nice to navigate. The information is updated.2: currency:It hasn´t been uptdated since 1997 but the information is ok3: content:It´s a very stimulating and interesting site, the information is clearly presented andeasy to follow.It is very attractive with colours and pictures.4: functionality:Yes it works properly.It uses texts and links only.Site 4: http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/hercules/a/Hercules.htm1: accuracy: it was written by N.S. GillThe content is reliable and clear.2. currency:The content is updated3: content:The content is very clearly presented and the information is good.It is easy and attractive to navigate4: functionality:It functions properly.Sites we didn´t choose. Site 5:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules1.accuracy:It does not provide inform ation about the autor an anyone can update it. Thereforethe information may not be completely reliable.2: currency:It was last updated in 20103:contentThe content is good but there some pieces of information missingTexts are too long and it is boring.4. functionality:Links work properly, but they may end up being distracting.Site 6:http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/hercules.html1. Accuracy: no information about an author is provided, only about an illustratorThe information seems to be reliable, though we do not know who it is written by2. Currency: no information is provided about when the web page was last updated3. Content: the content is good
  6. 6. It is easy to navigate but not really attractive4. It works properly since it mainly has text and some images, all links work properlySite 7:http://people.uncw.edu/deagona/herakles/children/home.htm1. Accuracy:Although there is no information about who the writer is, the webpage belongs to theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, therefore it is reliable2. Currency: there is no information about when the page was last updated3. Content: the content is good but the page is not easy to navigate unless you havethe specific link for the section you want to visit4. functionality: all links in the webpage work properlySite 8:http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9274854/Hercules2. Accuracy: This page belongs to the Britannica Encyclopaedia Online for Kids, so itseems to be reliable2. Currency: the page was last updated in 20113. Content: the content seems to be good but you need to register in order to be ableto read the complete articleThe webpage is easy to navigate4. Functionality: the page works correctlySite 9:http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/greece/myths.htm1. Accuracy: the webpage belongs to Woodlands Junior School but the article waswritten by students so it might not be completely reliable2. Currency: it was last updated in 20113. Content: the webpage is easy to navigate, but not really attractive4. Functionality: the webpage does not have heavy files but some links are brokenSite 10:http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0882073.html1. Accuracy: this website publishes in the name of Pearson Education but there is notone specific author for this article cited2. Currency: the article was written on 2007 but the page was updated in 20113. Content: the information provided is too short and the website is not attractive at all4. Functionality: the website is really simple so it works properly

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