Topic: Spin the EnglishGlobe!Level: 3º E.S.O. – A2Reason: the studentswill learn importantaspects about Englishspoken countries.
Objectives• To have a general sight about L2.• To practice spoken interaction among students.• To develop autonomous learning.• To grasp the overall meaning and extract specific information from different sources in English.• To get all students engaged in the activity.• To learn new vocabulary.
ContentsCollecting information from different WebPages in English.Using different lexis fields to collect and share the information.Gathering and extracting specific information.Using videos to extract and summarize information.
Driving question• Do you know in which countries or states the English language is spoken?• Find out the main cultural aspects.• Look for information: Web pages. Videos from YouTube.• Creative PowerPoint presentation.
Management of the process• Previous preparations needed: creating mixed groups integrating all kinds of students.• Evaluation:a)Power Point presentation.b)Individual evaluations.c) Group evaluations.
AssessmentEarly in project: information and creativity.During the project: participation and involvement.End of the project: presentation on time, structured, details, clearness effects.
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Uses vocabulary Uses vocabulary Uses vocabulary Uses several (5 or more) appropriate for the appropriate for the appropriate for the words or phrases that are Vocabulary audience. Extends audience. Includes 1-2 audience. Does not include not understood by the audience vocabulary by words that might be new to any vocabulary that might audience. defining words that might most of the audience, but be new to the audience. be new to most of the does not define them. audience. Shows a full understanding Shows a good Shows a good Does not seem to Content of the topic. understanding of the topic. understanding of parts of understand the topic very the topic. well. The ideas suggested use a There is a great number of Some resources are used The work is based on great number of resources, resources and the content and the content is relevant. teacher presentations and Creativity the content is relevant to is relevant and engaging. students interests are not the students and engaging, taken into account. there is a strong conection with the real world. Appart from being The presentation is The presentation is The presentation is not submited on time, the submitted on time, submitted on time and submitted on time and/orPresentation presentation is well structured and detailed. detailed. is not detailed. structured, detailed and having into account effects, colours to make the presentation engaging. All the members of the Almost all the members of Many members of the There was an irregularParticipation group regularly came to the group regularly came to group came to class and participation and class and participated class and participated participated actively. assistance within the actively in the task. actively. group.
Knowledge and Already have Taught before Taught during Skills needed learned the project the project1. English cultural Xaspects.2. English spoken Xlanguagecountries.3. Work with PP X4. Use of ICTs X5. Group works X6. Looking for Xrelevant info7. Summarize and Xorganize info8. Good use of the X Xlanguage
Challenges and problems• Using foreign language sources of information and developing an autonomous learning.• Problems:a)The selection and use of the proper data and resources.b)The cooperation and participation among students.c) The difficulty to find specific cultural aspects.
ScotlandBelongs to the United Kingdom.Capital: Edinburgh.Population: 5,295,000.
LanguageScottish English (Scottish Standard English).a)The characteristic speech of the professional class [in Scotland] and the accepted norm in schools.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ File:RenfrewshireAccent.oggScottish Gaelic.a)A Celtic language native to Scotland.b)Classed as an autochthonous language ratified by the British government.
Places of interest. The Scottish Fisheries MuseumDrumlanrig Castle Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition Experience
Night life The Garage (Glasgow) Cowgate (Edinburgh) Tiger Tiger (Glasgow)Grassmarket (Edinburgh)
Gastronomy.• Haggis: a savoury pudding containing sheeps pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animals stomach and simmered for approximately three hours.• Neeps and tatties: The well-known Scottish Tatties (potato) and Neeps (turnip or swede) are mashed potatoes and mashed turnips or swede. Traditionally, they are mashed separately and served with haggis, but can be served with anything else.
Festivities Edinburgh Fringe Festival St. Andrews DayEdinburgh Military Tattoo
Trivial questions Which Scottish festivity includes a wide variety of celebrations?a) Edinburgh Fringe Festivalb) St. Andrews Dayc) Edinburgh Military Tattoo What is the name of the Scottish traditional dish made of sheeps heart, liver and lungs?a) Neeps and tattiesb) Omelettec) Haggis What is the capital of Scotland?a) Glasgowb) Edinburghc) Aberdeen