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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.

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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 …

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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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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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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.

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The White House and more …

Activity 1: Here is a video about the most famous home in the USA.

Activity 2: Now let’s learn how to speak about past events in English.

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Activity 3: Finally, here is an explanation about how to pronounce regular verbs in past simple.

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Unit 7: House and Home

Activity 1: This is a video about British houses. Complete the worksheet.

Activity 2: Was and Were

Activity 3: Complete with was / were

Activity 4: Play this game!

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King Arthur and Excalibur

This term we will read the famous British legend of King Arthur.

Activity 1: Read this interactive story about this legend. Look up the words you do not understand in a dictionary.

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Activity 2: Now choose a character in the story. You must design a toy based on your favourite character from the Arthurian legend. This action figure must include:

  1. Three features (things that the toy can do)
  2. Three accessories (small items that come with the toy)
  3. A means of transportation
  4. An advertisiment for another toy

All this information will be included in a poster with a picture of the toy similar to the following image:

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Sports and schools in Britain

On this post we will learn about the popular sports and schools in Britain.

Activity 1: Watch this video about sports in Britain.

Activity 2: And now watch this video about schools in Britain.

Homework: You will watch the videos at home too and answer the questions.

Go to the website EDpuzzle and sign up as a student. Include the class code dJyn7P to join our class and watch the two videos presented.

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Daily routines

On this post we will review daily routines, the actions that we do every day in English.

Activity 1: Learn and practise the daily routines.

routinesActivity 2: Let’s practise structures to speak about your free time and daily routines.

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Activity 3: Now practise the present simple with these interactive activities.

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Activity 4: Watch this video about a girl´s daily routines.

Activity 5: Finally, write about the girl’s daily routines in your notebook in the third person singular  following the example.

Example: She wakes up at … 

Use the following words:

  1. Connectors: Then, After that, Later, Finally
  2. Frequency adverbs: Always, usually, often, sometimes, never
  3. Time expressions: In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night, at half-past eight, at one o’clock
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Christmas Cards Using Recycled Materials

Creating Christmas cards doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. It is possible to make cards in a simple and ecological way!

And here are some Christmas cards made from construction paper, paint, newspaper, an old Christmas card, a cardboard box, raffia, and buttons!

We are going to make Christmas cards recycling and reusing materials that we can find around the house. During next week, take a box and throw in anything that can be useful: paper scraps, fabric scraps, food packaging, envelopes, calendars, old Christmas cards, advertisement leaflets, magazines, newspapers and so on. Be creative!

What to use for the card part of the card:

  • Paper supermarket bags
  • Used file folders
  • Thin boxes (such as cereal boxes, some mailing boxes, thick envelopes)
  • Construction paper

What to use to decorate the card:

Look around your house and you will find some useful materials hiding in there!

  • Scrap paper
  • Scrap fabric
  • Old clothing that can be cut up
  • Wool
  • Buttons (we all have a collection of them somewhere!)
  • Magazines and newspapers – cut shapes from colourful pages. Cut strips and glue onto card or cardboard for background.

Information adapted from this website.

 

 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

You have to create a Christmas card to send to a classmate. You must include:

  1. The card decorated using recycled materials.
  2. A message in Spanish, English and French for your classmate, not necessarily the same text.
  3. Write the sender and receiver’s address on an envelope in Spanish. Put an envelope and send it to your classmate.

WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS

Creating and sending card with a Christmas wish is the ideal way to share your feelings and happiness with a classmate. Here are some beautiful wishes you can use for your card.

  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  2. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
  3. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  4. Have a wonderful Christmas.
  5. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
  6. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.
  7. May Santa Claus grant you all that you wish for this Christmas. 
  8. May this Christmas bring your way plenty of reasons to smile.
  9. Peace, Love and Joy to you and your family!
  10. May all your wishes, dreams and desires come true this Christmas.

Click here to find messages in French: Messages Joyeux Noël

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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Here is a video presentation with the Christmas cards our students created last year!

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British food

On this post we will find information about food and drinks in general and about the traditional British food.

Activity 1: First watch this video with vocabulary of food and drinks. Listen and repeat.

Now complete these sentences with the food and drinks in the video:

  1. I love …
  2. I like …
  3. I don’t like …
  4. I hate …

Activity 2: Pay attention to this video!

Answer the questions:

  1. What do British people eat and drink for breakfast?
  2. What do they have for lunch?
  3. How long does lunch take?
  4. What is the most important meal of the day?
  5. What do they usually have for dinner?
  6. What are the most popular restaurant serving international food?
  7. What do teenagers like to eat?
  8. What do teenagers hate?
  9. What doesn’t a vegetarian eat?
  10. What is the traditional British food they eat outside? How much is it?
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