Teaching in English should essentially give pupils the opportunities to develop their ability to:
You’re going to “adopt” a small town in an English-speaking country. You'll find the instructions down below.
Mandatory assignments – find out the following:
If you’re aiming for a higher grade, I also want you to find out and do the following assignments:
Use the information you have gathered and prepare a 5-10 minutes long presentation. You can choose to make a PowerPoint presentation or a movie using any programme.
When you gather information about your town don’t forget to use Google Earth to get as good a view as possible over the surroundings. You may save screenshots over places you find especially interesting, for example, the main street, the school, parks etc. Make sure to only use allowed or official pictures.
Search YouTube for videos from your town.
Compare your town with Skutskär, Älvkarleby or Gävle and write down your thoughts about the differences and similarities, for example, the school system, everyday life, economy, health care.
You are going to write a Letter of Introduction and e-mail it to the city’s mayor, police chief, the principal or another person in a leading position. In the letter, you are supposed to tell a little about yourself and the project you are writing about. Take the opportunity to ask questions in the letter and use the answers you get in your work.
I’m going to assess your ability to:
· - to compile fact and information
· - to adapt your language to the receiver
· - to tell and describe in English
· - analyse how it is to live in your city compared to your hometown
· - be critical of the sources