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

Visiting London

On this post we will learn about Britain,including its capital city: London.

Activity 1: First, watch this video Britain.

 Activity 2: Now, watch this video about London.

Activity 3: Pay attention to this video about London. Which are the public transport that appear?

Activity 4: Finally, listen to this rap song about the main London attractions.

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Practising the past simple

Activity 1: First, let’s practise with these interactive presentation about the past simple and dates in English.

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Activity 2: Now listen to this story in past and complete the activity.

Activity 3: Now practise the past simple with a chant.

Activity 4: Watch another video to learn the irregular verbs.

Activity 5: Finally, watch another video to learn the irregular verbs.

Activity 6: Now, watch this video about questions in past simple.

Activity 7: Here is a song by One Republic

Send a comment! Do you know any other songs to practise the past in English?

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Ancient Greece Posters

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You are going to work in pairs. Each group will create a poster 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.

In you poster you have to include:

  1. A title in big letters in colour in the middle of your poster
  2. The questions for each aspect of your topic and the answers
  3. Images printed or drawn by yourself to illustrate your ideas
  4. Text using your own words (100-120 words). You have to write the main ideas from the resources offered by your teachers. Don’t write a lot of words. Include only the relevant clear information. Use highlighters in different colours to write the information.
  5. The authors: Created by …

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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Here are the questions for each section:

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You will divide the poster in two sections. Every aspect should be created by one student. Once you create the posters we will take a picture and make a video using the App Tellagami on your mobile phones or tablet on Android or Apple. To have your two tellagami videos in only one video use the App VivaVideo.

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Next Monday 25th April bring all the materials necessary for this project: highlighters, scissors, crayons, glue, the illustrations and the information from the Internet. You will work in class together.

The deadline to finish your project is Monday 9th May for 1º C and the oral presentation of this project will be the 10th in the Social Science and English class. For 1º D and 1º E the deadline will be 11th May and 12th May for the presentation in class. We will watch the videos in class!

Upload your videos on this digital wall:

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If at home you have not access to this application, on Wednesday at break time your teachers will be available at the library of our school.

RESOURCES

Who were the Ancient Greeks?

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Ancient Greece for Kids

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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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Explore Ancient Greece

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Citizens of Athens and Sparta

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Adventures in Ancient Greece

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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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Homenaje a Cervantes y Shakespeare

Hemos diseñado este proyecto interdisciplinar colaborativo en lengua e inglés con motivo de una de las efemérides más importantes de esta década en el mundo literario, el 400 aniversario de la muerte de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra y William Shakespeare.

En grupos elaboraréis un póster con una cita de cada autor que deberéis ilustrar con un dibujo o fotografía elaborados por vosotros mismos.

Podéis utilizar la aplicación de Notegraphy que podéis utilizar desde un ordenador o dispositivo móvil.

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Los pasos que debéis seguir son:

  1. Elegid la cita de cada autor: puede ser el fragmento de una escena de obra de teatro o un poema completo. Debes indicar de qué obra es, escena o soneto.
  2. Pensad y diseñar una imagen para ilustrar la escena o el poema elegido. La ilustración puede ser una fotografía de vosotros representando el texto, una fotografía o dibujo creado por algún miembro del grupo.
  3. Un miembro del grupo se registra y sube la imagen a Notegraphy añadiendo el texto.
  4. Otro miembro del grupo se debe registrar en la aplicación de Pinterest. Entrad en el tablero para este proyecto e insertad vuestra cita ilustrada. En el pin debéis indicar el nombre de los miembros del grupo en la descripción.
  5. A nivel individual o en grupo podéis añadir comentarios a los proyectos de otros compañeros y marcarlos como me gusta. Las imágenes más comentadas serán impresas a todo color para se expuestas en el hall de entrada del centro y en la cuenta de Twitter de nuestro centro.

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Aquí os dejo un muro digital con imágenes recopiladas de otros tableros de Pinterest para que os inspiréis en vuestro proyecto.

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RECURSOS:

FECHA DE ENTREGA: 30 DE MAYO

CRITERIOS DE EVALUACIÓN

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Super Fridays Videos

Here are the videos for this week.

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Here is the same video presented by 2nd Bachillerato students:

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Here are more videos from TED lesson plans:

Here is the link to the lesson plan for this video

This is a video about narcissim:

This is the link to the lesson plan.

Finally, here is a video about how to improve our critical thinking.

This is the link to the lesson plan.

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Super Friday Songs

This Super Friday we will improve our English listening skills using song lyrics.

Activity 1: Here is the first activity on Lyricstraining:

Stressed out by Twenty One Pilots

Activity 2: Now let’s play this game on Learningapps

Stressed out by Twenty One Piots

Activity 3: Here is another song by Sia “Unstoppable”

Unstoppable by Sia

Activity 4: Finally, let’s listen to the song “7 Years” by Lukas Graham

7 Years

 

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Remembering the Holocaust

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This term we will work in groups for three subjects: Social Studies, Ethics and English to learn about the World War II and remember the holocaust. You will create interesting projects related to literature, art and history.

CROSS-CURRICULAR PROJECT

In groups, you will create a video (up to five minutes) including:

  1. Title of your topic
  2. Copyright free audiovisual material that you can find via Flickr, Pixabay or Wikimedia Commons
  3. Interactive activities created using the website of learningapps.org to show your classmates the holocaust in English.
  4. A narration including an introduction, development and conclusion of the topic recorded by each member of the group.
  5. Sources: audiovisual materials shown in the video should be cited correctly mentioning the sources and authors.
  6. Resources: materials such as websites or bibliography used in the research of the topic should be cited correctly.
  7. Credits including the authors of the project.

Every group will work on one of the following topics:

  1. History of the Holocaust and Second World War: photographs, news and speeches of historical events and main leaders.
  2. Progaganda of the Holocaust and Second World War: Nazi mass communication as well as British and American propaganda during the Second World War.
  3. Art of the Holocaust: evolution of painting (from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism), Looted Art & Degenerate Art and drawing the Holocaust
  4. Memorials to the Holocaust: monuments and structures built to remember the victims of the holocaust.
  5. Literature of the Holocaust: poems, excerpts and quotes from books.
  6. Films on the Holocaust: film posters and sinopsis of films and short films.
  7. Personal stories of the Holocaust: first-hand stories told by victims of the holocaust.

Every member of the group will create an interactive activity using the tools on the website learningapps.orgYou don’t have to register on this website. Just click HERE or on the image below to log in our class:

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The app that your have to create to integrate all the different interactive activities and the video you have created is called Video with notices.

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For the interactive activity each student has to create you can use a great variety of activities. You have to make these activities before creating the video with notices.

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1. History of the Holocaust and Second World War

Your task: You will create a video with a collection of photos, news and speeches of historical events and main leaders shaping our world today. Try to explain how the Holocaust changed people, places, laws…and what it consisted on. You may show the before and after image of some cities and people in the different countries involved in the Second World War. You should also show the evidences of the Holocaust, the first laws against Jews, the ghettos, Jews in exile and extermination camps and survivors. Use caption lines to give some information about each image.

Resources:

  1. Jewish Virtual Library
  2. Holocaust survivors
  3. Hitler’s personal photographer
  4. Photos of the Holocaust
  5. Apocalypse the Second World War
  6. Photographs before WWII
  7. Berlin before WWII
  8. The US Memorial Museum
  9. Photographs in colour of the WWII
  10. Before and after D-Day
  11. Image Gallery
  12. Prelude to genocide
  13. The ghosts of WWII
  14. Then and now D-Day
  15. Aerial photos
  16. Collection of Yad Vashem
  17. Photos of the Second World War
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Image Bank WWII
  20. Primary sources of WWII
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  22. War War Two

2. Propaganda of the Holocaust

Your task: You will create a video showing posters, news and advertisement of the Nazi and anti-semitic propaganda. You will also include images of the Second World War posters created in Britain and North America.

Resources: 

  1. German propaganda
  2. Propaganda
  3. Propaganda in the World War II
  4. WWII Propaganda

3. Art of the Holocaust

In class, you will learn a brief history of painting during the first half of the twentieth century in order to understand better how art was during these years of war and terror.

Your task: You will create a video showing the evolution of art from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism, focusing on the Holocaust. It is really important that you explain the main characteristics of each art movement and how they changed to reflect how people lived and felt. Include for every work of art shown a caption line giving some basic information and explaining its meaning.

Resources:
  1. Short view of Art
  2. The Art of the Twentieth Century
  3. 20th Century Art
  4. Early Twentieth Century Art
  5. Modern painters
  6. Art Movements
  7. Die Brücke Museum
  8. Der Blaue Reiter Museum
  9. Art Gallery
  10. Art of the holocaust
  11. Gideon’s Art Collection
  12. Ushmm Collections
  13. Degererate art

4. Memorials to the Holocaust

Your task: You will create a video showing monuments and structures built to remember the victims of the holocaust.

Resources:

  1. Memorials
  2. Cultural memory in Germany
  3. http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/memorials/
  4. The rise of genocide memorials
  5. http://www.stiftung-denkmal.de/en/home.html
  6. The new “Topography of Terror” Documentation Centre
  7. Jewish Museum in Berlin
  8. Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  9. Center for Holocaust
  10. Book burning Memorial
  11. Sites of Remembrance
  12. The missing Haus
  13. Stolpersteine English version

5. Literature of the Holocaust

Your task: You will create a video including with poems, excerpts and quotes from books to learn about the holocaust through literature.

Resources: 

  1. Literature
  2. Holocaust Literature
  3. The Diary of Anne Frank
  4. Excerpts of the Diary of Anne Frank
  5. Quotes about Holocaust

6. Films on the Holocaust

Your task: You will create a video including film posters, trailers and sinopsis of films and short films on the holocaust.

Resources: 

  1. Films of the holocaust
  2. List of films in Wikipedia
  3. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  4. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  5. Cracovia, realidad y ficción

We highly recommend the following films:

  1. The Counterfeiters  (Die Fälscher )2007. Stefan Ruzowitzky
  2. The Reader 2008,  Stephen Daldry
  3. Sophie Scholl – The Final Days(Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage) 2005 . Marc Rothemund
  4. Downfall (Der Untergang) 2004.  Oliver Hirschbiegel
  5. The Pianist. 2002. R. Polanski
  6. Amen. 2002  Costa-Gavras
  7. Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) 1997 Roberto Benigni
  8. Schindler’s List. 1993, Spielberg.
  9. Europa Europa . 1990Agnieszka Holland
  10. To be or not to be. 1942. E. Lubisch

7. Personal stories of the Holocaust

Your task: You will create a video showing the first-hand stories told by victims of the holocaust. Include photos, videos and transcripts of interviews and stories of survivors and their families.

Resources:

  1. Heroes and heroines
  2. World War II roleplay
  3. WW2 People’s War BBC
  4. Imperial War Museum Resources
  5. Telling stories
  6. Survivors
  7. Testimonies

Deadline: Thursday 2nd June, presentation in class (20 minutes for each group) in the English, Social Studies an Ethics classses.

OTHER GENERAL RESOURCES

  1. A Teachers’s Guide to the Holocaust
  2. Other educational resources

MUSIC

  1. Holocaust music
  2. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch – surviving Auschwitz, she was saved by her ability to play the cello, gaining her a place in the camp’s orchestra.
  3. The Pianist soundtrack

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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YOUR BEST PROJECTS

School year 2012-2013

This is the website created by Belén, Alba Aragón and María del Mar about Personal Stories of the Holocaust:

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This is the prezi created by Jose Antonio Moriche’s group:

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School year 2013-14

Congratulations to all! This year your projects were even better than last year!!!!

Here is the amazing presentation created by Angie, David and Laura Aguilar about Art and the Holocaust:

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This is the projects designed by Aarón, Almudena, Alejandro, and Sergio about Personal Stories of the Holocaust:

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Here is the prezi created by Paloma’s group:

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Sara, Mireya, Laura and Inma created the following prezi about the Literature of the Holocaust:

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Super Friday Videos

This is a video about falling in love presented by Rosa’s group.

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Here is an interesting video presented by Sara and Pablo.

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Here is one more video about a serious problem affecting our world today presented by Miriam’s group.

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Here is another video about a speech about sexism in gaming presented by Andrea’s group

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Finally, here is a video about life on Mars.

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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 with images to help you. You can also use marionettes or puppets or wear a costume to illustrate your story and record a video. The presentation will be NEXT FRIDAY 19th JUNE.

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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April Fools’ Day!!!

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On this post we will know more about April Fools Day, which is celebrated in different countries all around the world.

Task 1: Read this story about the origin of this festivity.

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Task 2: Here is a video about the origin of this day

Task 3: Watch this video about how students pranked a teacher.

Task 4: Here is a funny prank on a TV programme.
James Corden Pranked By Ant & Dec On The Late Late Show – Saturday Night Takeaway

Task 5: Watch this video about celebrities being prunked.

Task 5: Here are some ideas to fool your family and friends.

 

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