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"Learn to imagine, imagine to learn" with the Bilingual Program at I.E.S. Albert Einstein"

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Plan de lectura: Egyptian and Greek Myths

On this post we will read short stories about Egyptian and Greek mythology. A myth is a story based on tradition or legend, which has a symbolic meaning.

Myth 1: Egyptian creation

Myth 2: How the Gods began

Greek Myth: The Wooden Horse

This is a short story about the legend of the wooden horse at the Troyan war.

Other Greek Myths: Finally, here is the link to other short stories of Greek myths including an easy version of the Minotaur.

Greek MythDaedalus and Icarus

This is the story of one young man who did not listen to his father’s warning. Play the story to find out what happened.

Here is the link to the story text of Daedalus and Icarus (This story has not an easy read version)

Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box

It was just a simple box. What was in it? Could it be gold, or silver, even precious stones? Surely just taking a very quick look inside couldn’t do any harm – could it?

Here is the link to the story text and an easy read version of Pandora’s Box

Third Greek Myth: Theseus and the Minotaur

A long time ago, in a dark Labyrinth, lived a terrifying monster. A monster that ate humans. Could the brave Theseus defeat the beast? Why not read the story and find out.

Here is the story text and an easy read version of Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek Myth: Arachne the Spinner

Arachne was a very talented spinner and weaver but also arrogant, so arrogant she challenged the goddess Athena to a contest. Find out what happened when the goddess accepted the challenge.

This is the link to the story text and an easy read version of Arachne the Spinner

Project: In groups of three, choose one of these myths and memorize it. In class you will tell the story to all your classmates. You can create a presentation presentation with images to help you. You can also use marionettes or puppets or wear a costume to illustrate your story.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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Here is the link to include your presentation if you choose to create a pdf document. Digital board about myths

Send a comment to this post telling us your favourite myth and your opinion about this project.

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Easter celebration around the world

Easter is the time for holidays, festivals and a time for giving chocolate Easter eggs. But Easter means much more….

Easter is the oldest and the most important Christian Festival, the celebration of the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is the high point of the Christian year.

With these videos we wil learn how they celebrate Easter in the English-speaking countries and all around the world.

Activity 1: Pay attention to this video explaining the celabration of Easter in different countries.

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Activity 2: Pay attention to this video to learn about the origin of this festivity.

Activity 3: Now watch this video about how a British family celebrate Easter.

Activity 4: This is a video about they celebrate Easter in the USA.

Activity 5: Finally, watch this video about the celebration of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

On Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme was “#GimmeFive,” and more than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn to join in the celebrations. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt, live music and storytelling. In addition to all of the fun, the day’s activities encouraged children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.

(From https://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll)

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The water cycle and the rock cycle explained in comics

We will start a new project for Science and English!

In groups of three students you will create a comic to expalin the water cycle or the rock cycle.

Using the application to create comics called Pixton you will design a comic which has to include the following elements:

  1. Six panels or eight panels which are illustrations in a square or rectangular frame including:
    1. One introductory panel with a caption with the title and introduction of the character that will explain the cycle: “The Water Cycle” or “The Rock Cycle” and a character (a teacher, student, a robot, an alien, a water drop, a cloud, a rock, etc) introducing the topic.
    2. Some panels to explain every step of the cycle with a caption with the name of the different part of the cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff. and the character explaining what it is happening.
    3. A final panel to include a conclusion and the creditswith the names of the writers and artists.
  2. Speech balloons, which contain what a character is saying.
  3. Thought balloons, containing what a character is thinking. They usually have the shape of a cloud.
  4. Sound effects, which are words that describe noises or sounds.
  5. Captions, which are words that are not in speech or thought balloons usually in a square or rectangle. The captions are for the title and each process of the cycle you will explain.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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OUR FIRST COMICS

This is the first comic created by Irene, Paula and Raquel about the Rock Cycle:

This is the second comic created by Lucía, Anabel and Nerea about the Rock Cycle:

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Here is the amazing comic created by Paula, Isabel and Jesús:

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Here are some resources to take information for your project:

WATER CYCLE RESOURCES

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THE ROCK CYCLE RESOURCES

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To create your comic go to the website of Pixton and sign up in Pixton for schools. When you enter the site and write the activation code (RY6E-MP). Only one member of the group has to sign up.

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The deadline to complete the project is Friday 6th March.

Here are some comic examples:

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Trinity College Exams

Here is a presentation for the Trinity Candidates preparing the Trinity College Exams.

You have only one month to prepare well, so keep up the hard work and try to do your best!

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When our grandparents and parents were young

In this post we will learn expressions and vocabulary to describe the past.

Activity 1: Visit this interactive explanation about the structure to talk about the past: there was / there were / was / were. Complete the activities on-line.

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Activity 2: Let’s about life in the 20th century. Pay attention to the video and write about the appliances and transport when our grandparents were young.

  1. There was only a …
  2. There were no  …
  3. They did not have …
  4. There were only …
  5. There were no …
  6. There wasn’t a …
  7. There weren’t any …
  8. They had only…

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Activity 3: Finally, listen to the stories in this interactive website about society and the environment. Click on Families – past and present and then in When our grandparents were young,  later on When our parents were young. and finally on What it is like for us now. Find out the main differences between:

  1. Life when our parents were young: When my grandparents were young, there was / were
  2. Life when our parents were young: When my parents were young, there was / were
  3. Life nowadays: Now there is / are … 

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Ancient Greece comics

You are going to work in groups of three. Each group will create a comic in Pixton about one aspect of the Ancient Greece:

  1. Daily Life in Athens: Geographical location, family and education (boys-girls)
  2. Daily Life in Sparta: Geographical location, family and education (boys-girls)
  3. The Olympic Games: Origin, competitions and prizes.
  4. Architecture: Characteristics, Types of buildings, the Parthenon and the theatre of Epidaurus.
  5. Sculpture: Characteristics, Periods (Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic) including characteristics and examples of statues.
  6. Literature: new alphabet, actors, musicians, the building (theatre), poetry (Homer and the Iliad or the Odyssey) and theatre (tragedy and comedy)
  7. Government in Sparta and in Athens: for each one, type of government, institutions and social groups.
  8. Science: Maths (Thales, Pythagoras), Medicine (Hippocrates), Physics (Archimedes) and History (Herodotus)
  9. Religion: Polytheism, the twelve gods-goddesses of Mount Olympus. Procession to the Acropolis.
  10. Alexander the Great: his life, conquests and death.

To create your comic go to the website of Pixton and sign up in Pixton for schools. When you enter the site and write the activation code (RY6E-MP). Only one member of the group has to sign up.

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In the comic you will include:

  • Eighty words minimum.
  • Nine panels.
  • Speech bubbles for the characters in the story with audio texts recorded by all members of the group.
  • In the first panel you will include a caption with an introduction and the title of the topic.
  • In the last panel the names of the creators of the comic. If your name does not appear you will not be evaluated.

The deadline to finish your project is Monday 4th May and the oral presentation of this project will be the 11th, 12th and 13th May in Social Science and English. Each member of the group will present three panels.

RESOURCES

Who were the Ancient Greeks?

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Olympic Games

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British Museum Olympic Games

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 BBC Olympic Games

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Ancient Greek Facts

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Ancient Greeks

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Explore Ancient Greece

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Citizens of Athens and Sparta

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Adventures in Ancient Greece

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Greek hero

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The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece

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The Greek House

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Alexander the Great Video

Horrible story about Alexander the Great’s Conquest of Greece

Alexander the Great Sing Along!

Clipart images about Ancient Greeks

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Enjoy this project!!!

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Oratory contest in English

This term our cross-curricular project will consist of an oratorical contest in English and Spanish. You will work in groups of six students. Each member of the team will perform one of the following tasks.

  1. Recitation of a philosophical speech. (2 minutes maximum)
  2. For and against speech about issues affecting our world today. (2 minutes maximum)
  3. Sale of an object. The student will choose an object from a box. They will have to convince the audience about the need and benefits of that object. (1 minute maximum)
  4. Defense and attack of two fictional characters. Students decide which character they are defending or attacking. (2 minute maximum).
  5. Persuative speech. Students will try to persuade the audience to take action. (2 minutes maximum).
  6. Recitation of a literary text. Students will a poem or a literary text. (2 minutes maximum)

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The final score for all the speeches will be given according to the following criteria:

  1. Content of speech (clear, meaningful and relevant information)
  2. Presentation of speech (volume, emphasis, fluency, gestures, eye contact, appearance, eloquence)
  3. Structure of speech (cohesion and coherence, linking words)
  4. Persuasion (ability to persuade)
  5. Use of English (accuracy in vocabulary, pronunciation, intonation and grammar)

Time penalties: for each 10 seconds over or under the given time.

Here is the video of the final of the contest organised in Madrid.

Here are the different tasks:

Here is the text in English: ORATORICAL CONTEST  IN ENGLISH

Here are the audio text for the literary texts:

1. When we two parted

2. If

3. The Raven

4. Hunger games

5. To be or not to be

The Book Thief

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Houses in history

On this post we will learn about the parts of the house: furniture, objects and rooms.

Activity 1: Read this interactive book about the description of houses.

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Activity 2: Now learn more about the parts of the house with this presentation.

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Activity 3: Describe this house.

Include:

  1. The rooms: There is a big bathroom upstairs.
  2. The objects, furniture and gadgets in each rooms: In the bathroom, there is / are …
  3. Adjectives before the nouns: colour, big, small, comfortable, modern, etc. There is a comfortable bunk bed in the bedroom.
  4. Prepositions: next to, near, on, in, between, in front of, etc. There is a washing machine next to the oven.
  5. The objects and gadgets that did not exist in the 16th century: There wasn’t / there weren’tThere weren’t any plastic chairs. There wasn’t any electricity.

Project: We will create a presentation with a description of a house in past. Choose a house in history using THERE WAS / THERE WERE.

Oral presentation: Study the description of your house. You cannot read the text on the screen.

House 1: Visit this castle

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House 2: Visit Aston Hall

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House 3: Visit Blakesley Hall, a Tudor house.

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House 4: Visit this Victorian house.

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House 5: Visit this house at war.

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Life of Pi

The new film we will watch in class is “Life of Pi”, which is based on the book written by the Canadian writter Yann Martel. Here are some book trailers.

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