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We are the world – Even at school

ELT Forum 2014 Presentation

by Zuzana Hardoš Kurnasová

CS LewisBilingualHighSchool


Table of contents
Tableof Contents

  • Global Studies at CS Lewis Bilingual High School

  • Activities for your classroom

  • Challenges (Accepted)

  • Resources for teachers


Global studies at cs lewis hs
Global Studies at CS Lewis HS

  • Since 2006– regular English course

  • Freshmen – Globalization and Challenges

  • Sophomores – Stereotypes, migration, nationalism

  • Juniors – Human rights and repressive regimes


Inspiration no 1 freshmen
Inspiration no. 1 - Freshmen

  • Social Issues Project

    • A video reportage of max 10 minutes

    • Requirement: Interview at least 2 people

    • Structure: intro to the topic, interviews, conclusion

    • Extra: Subtitles

    • Working w/ English

      • Background info on the topic

      • Subtitles

      • Presentation in class


No 2 sophomores
no. 2 - Sophomores

  • Refugees

    • In-class activity

    • Photos of refugees

      • stories

    • Asylum Committee

      • 1 asylum

    • Combines:

      • Research

      • In-Class Role Play

  • Foreigner in Slovakia

    • Look at your country, act as if you were an English speaking foreigner

    • Write a journal about your experience


No 3 juniors
no. 3 - Juniors

  • Human Rights Investigator's Log

    • Work with UDHR in class

    • Learn the principles of summarizing

      at home:

    • HR violations in the last (2) weeks – (4) countries

Skills

  • Reading news articles

  • Finding reliable sources

  • Working with UDHR – practical understanding of Human Rights

  • Writing a report/log – summary + HR violations

  • Back in class – small presentation + discussion


Challenges
Challenges

  • Longer-term projects

  • Keeping up with the news

  • Finding the background info to the activity/topic

  • Discussions

    • Asking good questions

    • Controversial topics vs own opinion


Why accept the challenge
Why accept the challenge?

The students bring the world into the classroom


Activities resources
Activities Resources

  • Výchova k toleranciihrouby Dušan Ondrušek, Dana Potočková and JurajHipš – excellent in-class activities

  • Človek v ohrozenífilms from Jedensvet Festival and accompanying material

  • Multi-Kultinaškoláchby Nadácia Milana Šimečku

  • http://nehejtuj.sk/

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (plain language)

  • Visiting Albatros Island

  • http://www.thiagi.com/

  • http://www.storyofstuff.com/

  • http://www.globalfocus.org.nz/?page=PublicationsAndResources

  • Documentary films on http://mediastorm.com/

  • http://www.understandingprejudice.org/

  • Books by KeriSmith


Informative resources
Informative Resources

  • Freedom House, Amnesty International, Brookings Institute, Carnegie Endowment for Peace, Human Rights Watch, International Crisis Group

  • Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) esp. their Interactives & Backgrounders, Foreign Policy (magazine), Stratfor, European CFR

  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, The Atlantic, Slate, The Browser, Policy Innovations Magazine

  • The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, BBC, PBS Frontline, MSNBC, Al- Jazeera English

  • scholar.google.com (scholarly peer-reviewed articles)


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