Today we did grammar in an usual way - The students Took turns being the teacher. They were so great and they really enjoyed it :) each student prepared a chapter of grammar and role played being a teacher, they had lots of fun and I'm sure they'll remember bit much better this way :)
Just before Christmas we studied American history via Forrest Gump - an amazing way to do it! (Our theme is still culture in English speaking countries).
I used to movies in two classes, in the first class we saw the movie before we worked with the movie, and in the second class we work with the topics of the movie before we saw it - both ways were good.
The result was this beautiful timeline - now on a wall of the classroom:
Here are some illustrations for the work about words and culture in English speaking countries. This time I combined it with the teambuilding, and it worked wonderfully - i've never seen a class so good at working together as they did this day in BBU3:
Our theme is "culture in English speaking countries" and right now the focus is on Great Britain. We just watched the movie "hope and glory" (it takes place in London during ww2)
Now we are working with words from the movie. The students illustrates and/or explain the words on the board. A great activity - everyone joins in, they move around in the classroom, and they really experience the words in a new way.
When the words were "translated" we put them in the context from the movie, and the students created sentences with the words.