Earlier this week, a student asked me if the final project can include a movie or a play, and I told him I would think about how we can include that option in the final project. After musing upon it, I decided that it might be a good idea to work with the class to design a project. This way, their voices will be heard and they will be given the options that they want—not just ones that I imagine would be good for them.
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Kids explore the ongoing debate about bottled and tap water by reading a text introducing the topic. After reading, the students stage their own debate. Chemistry is incorporated to inform the debate.
Persuasion is a concept that is far reaching and extends past the boundaries of five paragraph essays in an English classroom. Advertisments are perhaps the most visceral and continuous persuasion that many of us see and hear everyday. Students will understand that persuasive elements are at work inside and outside of the classroom walls.
At the beginning of the lesson, student will be "hooked" by a short CSI clip, which shows "mysterious white powder". Students will be told that researchers used various analytical methods to find out the powder's chemical composition, but they are sure about the powder's identity. Students will then learn how to determine and write chemical formula of various chemical substances. The lesson will then be tied back to its beginning and students will be asked to determine the correct chemical formula for the "white powder".
Grade Level(s): 9-12
Duration: Four 45-minute sessions
Description: The students will decorate the classroom like a department store, including prices in pesos. Afterwards, the students will prepare skits of varying lengths using the department store they have just created.
Goals: A goal of this activity is for students to use the foreign language in a creative, but realistic way. Another goal is for students to work together in both decorating the room and presenting the skits. The students will also role-play various parts for the skit. In this lesson, technology is used to enhance the student experience and allow them to hear and see (and subsequently evaluate) themselves as Spanish language learners.
Objectives: The students will work in groups to decorate the classroom in order to create a department store. The students will present and review their own oral skits to go along with the department store theme, thereby practicing new vocabulary about a department store and reviewing already-taught vocabulary and structures.