My Contribution to the Materials.<br />Mikhail Nokhov  <br />
This material can be used with the students of the 9-11 Grades. <br />Age- 14-16.<br /> <br />The Instructions are clear; ...
Instructions:<br />Read the text about American Memorial day and find the features common to both holidays and the feature...
Fill out this Chart: <br />Find Similarities and Differences Between Memorial Day in the USA and in the Victory Day in Rus...
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  1. 1. My Contribution to the Materials.<br />Mikhail Nokhov  <br />
  2. 2. This material can be used with the students of the 9-11 Grades. <br />Age- 14-16.<br /> <br />The Instructions are clear; the teachers have clear knowledge of what they are supposed to do. <br /> <br />Activity name of type – Find out what are common features between the celebration of Memorial Day in the USA and the Victory Day in the Russian Federation and what the differences are. <br />Placement: <br />Ex. This activity could be added to the material learnt after the students have read the texts “Memorial Day” and “The Celebration of the Victory Day”. <br />Purpose:<br />Depending upon where it is used in a particular lesson this type of activity can activate students’ knowledge of their local holiday – the Victory Day.<br />
  3. 3. Instructions:<br />Read the text about American Memorial day and find the features common to both holidays and the features, which are different. <br /> <br />Post-reading activity:<br />After you have read the text answer the following questions and then fill out the chart below.<br />When are both of the holidays celebrated?<br />When was Memorial Day introduced in the USA?<br />When was the Victory Day first celebrated in Russia?<br />What man can be called a hero?<br />What features of character should the hero possess?<br />How do the people celebrated these holidays in the USA and in Russia?<br />Do they lay wreaths to the monuments of the heroes?<br />Are these holidays popular both in the USA and Russia?<br />
  4. 4. Fill out this Chart: <br />Find Similarities and Differences Between Memorial Day in the USA and in the Victory Day in Russia.<br />  <br />The students work in pairs and after they have finished filling out the chart they are supposed to make a short dialogue based on the answers to the questions.<br />Other students may add if the previous pair has omitted anything or make corrections.<br /> <br />Variation: It depends upon the teacher in what way he wants to organize this activity – <br />The students may feel out this chart at home and make a detailed analyses, they can be given pictures of the celebration of Memory Day and the Victory day and asked to describe the, saying what is common and what is different. <br />The students are asked to prepare the PowerPoint presentation of both holidays by the next lesson and get ready for a monologue.<br /> <br />

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