Living and non-living things

Here are some activities about living things and non-living things.

Activity 1: Let’s sing along!

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Activity 2: Now watch this video about the characteristics of living things. Which are the four characteristics of living things?

Living things can … , …, …, …, …

Non-living things can’t …, …, …, …, …

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Activity 3: Finally, listen to the description of these living things. Choose a different animal and describe it!

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Telling Greek Myths

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

Here is the link to some short stories of Greek myths. The class will divide into six groups. Each group of four students will create a stop motion video of the story.

Click on Ancient myths to read the document in a doc file.

Here is a scene of the myth of Pegasus created by your teacher as an example.

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?

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 …

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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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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!!!

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.

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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.