Learning to Speak andLearning WhileSpeaking:AMERICAN ART AS A GATEWAY TOLANGUAGE STUDY AND CRITICALTHINKINGTatiana EfremovaSamara State University
Works of American Art asO A starting point for developingspeaking, listening, reading and writingskillsO A source of information about AmericancultureO A source for developing researchquestions and critical thinking.
11-A Thomas Eakins, John Biglin in a Single Scull , c 1873Tatiana EfremovaLesson Plan Title: Sports Before and TodaySkills Covered: reading, writing, listening, speakingGeneral Goal(s): Students will develop reading, speaking,listening and writing skills through interactive games and tasks,discussing the work of art and sharing opinions. Students will learnabout the role of sport in the American culture of the past andpresent and discuss their own experience and ideas related to thetopic.Specific Objectives: Students will use a range of vocabulary itemsrelated to description of painting, different kinds of sports andpastimes. They will use the information from the text to penetrateinto the cultural background of the work of art and will writecreative stories using the new vocabulary and will watch a videoclip prompting a discussion.Materials/ Visual Aids: Projector, computer (to present the PowerPoint Presentation assisting the lesson); internet access to watch aYoutube video online, interactive whiteboard to project images onthe screen, paper, pens/pencils.http://picturing.lingvograd.ru/