Project: Memorial Day<br />Mikhail Nokhov<br />
In this project, students of one class will exchange information and collaborate to learn about Memorial Day.Project Overv...
REMEMBERANCE DAY in GREAT BRITAIN<br />http://digg.com/political_opinion<br />www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.UK.<br />www.a...
5.      TEACHING STEPS:<br />Lesson 1: Introduction  <br />        1. Introducing the topic to students, explaining what t...
Lesson 2: Getting to know other groups, exchanging questions about their holidays.<br />Lesson 3: Collecting information f...
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  1. 1.  Project: Memorial Day<br />Mikhail Nokhov<br />
  2. 2. In this project, students of one class will exchange information and collaborate to learn about Memorial Day.Project Overview:<br />1.      BACKGROUND: <br />a.   Students’ levels: intermediate to advanced<br />b.   Technology and other resources needed: computers with the Internet connection, cameras, wetpaint.com . <br />2.      PROJECT OBJECTIVES: <br />a.   Language focus (vocabulary domains, key grammatical structures, pronunciation): adjectives and nouns to describe the holiday, present tense (to describe) and past tense (to talk about history), pronunciation focuses will vary.<br />b.   Skill focus: writing with mixed media<br />c.   Content focus: Memorial Day, its history, traditions, customs, symbols relative days in other countries, battlegrounds, war memorials, museums, etc.<br />d.    Task focus: <br />- collecting information and pictures how Memorial Day is celebrated in the U.S.A., Remembrance Day in Great Britain and Victory Day in Russia <br />- reading about the celebration of Memorial Day in the U.S.A., Remembrance Day in Great Britain and Victory Day in Russia. <br />
  3. 3. REMEMBERANCE DAY in GREAT BRITAIN<br />http://digg.com/political_opinion<br />www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.UK.<br />www.answers.com/topic/rememberance-day<br />MEMORIAL DAY in the U.S.A.<br />http://en.wikpedia.org./ wiki/ memorialday<br />http://www.usmemorialday.org. <br />http://usmemorialdayorg. <br />VICTORY DAY in Russia<br />http://wikpedia.org/wiki/VictoryDay - (Eastern Europe) <br />www.msnbc.msn.com//:d/30654932<br />http:// commons. wikipedia. org. /wiki/ category:Victory-Day(Russia)<br />- creating a website with links to the different aspects of the celebrations. Audience: other groups of students from this class.<br />3.      PROJECT LENGTH: 4 weeks<br />4.      PROJECT OUTCOMES: the students will produce a community-based website hosted by Wetpaint.com. <br />
  4. 4. 5.      TEACHING STEPS:<br />Lesson 1: Introduction <br />        1. Introducing the topic to students, explaining what the aims of the project are, how important it is to revere the memory of fallen heroes, to take care of the heroes who are in their declining years.<br />        2. Forming groups of 3 or 4 students, each group focuses on celebrating the Memorial Day in three countries – the U.S.A., Great Britain and Russia. <br />        3. Guiding the groups to make a group task list and assign each task to the group members, e.g.,<br />            - brainstorm ideas about what to include in the description: all the students<br />          - photo correspondent: Zaur<br />            - information gatherer: Daud<br />           - secretary: Naida<br />           - drafting the description: all the students<br />           - posting the description on Wetpaint: Naida, with Daud’s and Zaur’s help<br />           - reading and commenting on other groups&apos; descriptions: all the students<br />         - revising the description: everybody<br />
  5. 5. Lesson 2: Getting to know other groups, exchanging questions about their holidays.<br />Lesson 3: Collecting information for the group&apos;s multimedia description about the holiday: looking for pictures, looking up information. Lesson 4: Drafting the group&apos;s multimedia description about their holiday.Lesson 5: Posting the group&apos;s description draft on Wetpaint.Lesson 6: Reading and commenting on other groups&apos; descript ion Lesson 7: Revising the group&apos;s description based on the other groups&apos; comments and questions. Lesson 8: Reading and commenting on the partner group&apos;s description.Lesson 9: Revising the group&apos;s description based on the partner group&apos;s comments and questions.Lesson 10: Evaluation and reflection: a game quiz about the holidays, self-reflection on language learned, content learned, and skills learned.     <br />3.      POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS OR VARIATIONS<br />The three groups exchange their opinions of the work done at the end of the activity. <br />The Teacher evaluates their activity. <br />

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