Lesson Plan # 1Trainee Teacher: PerosaSilvanaClass: 7th GradeCommunicative Goal: Learning about Ancient Olympic Games.Time allotted: 80’Grammar focus: past simple (recycled language)Vocabulary: general and related to Ancient Greece and the origins of the ‘Olympics’Warmer: (10’)The teacher will ask the students to brainstorm any information they might knowabout the Olympic Games. To help students she will write on BB some concepts –Greece – Athletes – Sports.Then she will give students a short set of questions to discuss with their partners. 1. What do you know about the Olympic Games? 2. Which is the country host for the Olympic Games this year? 3. What do you know about the origin of the Olympic Games?Web:(25’) the teacher will ask the students to complete a webquest.What next (45’):the activities they are expected to do are included in thewebquest.http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=160968
Lesson Plan # 2Trainee Teacher: PerosaSilvanaClass: 7th GradeCommunicative Goal:Talking about Olympic Games symbols and Traditions.Time allotted: 80’Grammar focus: present simple (recycled language)Vocabulary: related to Olympic Games and OlympicSymbols.Warmer:(10’)The teacher will ask the students to share any information they might know aboutLondon 2012 Olympic Games. To help students she will write on BB the followingconcepts: the opening ceremony – the torch – the flameThen in pairs they will have to answer the following question: What Olympic symbols do you know? Why are these symbols part of the Olympic Games?Web: (20’) Students will have to visit a website and find information about the Olympicsymbols. They will use the following questions as a guide. 1. Which are the Olympic symbols? 1. What do the Olympic rings mean? 2. What is the Olympic motto? 3. What is the Olympic creed? 4. What is the Olympic oath? 5. What are The Olympic flame and torch? 6. What is the Opening ceremony? 7. What is the Closing Parade and Statement? 8. What is the Victory Ceremony? 9. What do these symbols represent for the athletes and spectators? http://voices.yahoo.com/the-meanings-history-olympic-symbols- 1785273.html
http://www.londontopic.co.uk/olympics/symbols.html http://www.woodlands- junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/olympics/winter/symbols.htmWhat next:(50’)Activity 1 (20’): the whole class will have to complete a chart taking into account theorigin of these symbols and the meaning. Symbol Origen (year and country) Meaning Olympic rings Olympic motto Olympic creed Olympic oath Olympic flame and Torch
Opening ceremony Closing parade and statement The Victory CeremonyActivity 2:(20’) Students will be organized into 5 groups. The teacher will have a boxwith some cards containing the questions used during the web stage.Each group will pick up 2 cards from the box and they will have to make twoflashcards. Each of them should contain one ofthe symbols or phrases they havetaken (for example ‘the rings’ and ‘the oath’)Activity 3: (10’) when they finish, each group will have to give a presentation aboutthe symbol or phrases while showing the flash cards they havealready made. To dothis activity they have to use all the possible information they have collected duringthe web stage.
Lesson Plan # 3Trainee Teacher: PerosaSilvanaClass: 7th GradeCommunicative Goal: Learning about Olympic AthletesTime allotted: 60’Grammar focus:Vocabulary: General, related to sports and Olympic Games.Warmer:(10’)The teacher will ask the students to tell her what Olympic Athletes they know andwhat sports they play.Teacher will write the name of the Athletes on BB and will write students’outcomessuch as athlete nationality, sport, etc.Web:(20’) students will have to look at the following websites and will have to findinformation about 8 athletes. They must find out about their nationality, why theyare famous (sport), the numbers of medals each of them have won, and the hostcountry in which they won their prizes. While they are looking for the informationthey will have to complete the following chart: Usain Bolt Ian Thorpe Chris Hoy Kelly HolmesNationalitySportFamousMedalsHost country Carl Lewis Sebastian Coe Michael Phelps Haile GebrselassieNationalitySportFamousMedalsHost country
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/summer_olympics.htmWhat next: (20’ min)Activity 1: (10’) Pair work. Each student will be asked to take the role of one of theathletes and in pairs they will have to ask and answer some questions about theirachievements and events in which they have taken part.Activity 2: (20’) students will have to choose one of the athletes and write a shortbiography including all the facts they have learned about him or her. The studentswill have to use a printable from the same website.