1. DIDACTIC PLAN

OBJECTIVES

  • You will become familiar with cultural aspects of the country/countries where English is spoken as a first language.
  • You will work with original texts.
  • You will learn grammatical contents such as the past simple or the imperative and practise the four basic skills (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking).
  • You will be able to create your own material, taking into account other people's material and being respectful towards other people's work. You will learn to quote the sources.

CONTENTS

  • You will read a text from Wikipedia about the origins of The Beatles.
  • You will listen to several songs by The Beatles and Joy Division to practise lexical and grammatical contents and to become familiar with English culture.
  • You will collaborate in the creation of a Google Map about Liverpool and The Beatles.
  • You will work on extracts from original literary texts by Emily Brontë, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson to become familiar with English and North American Literature.
  • You will be shown some paintings by William Turner to revise lexical contents and to relate different artistic manifestations such as Literature, Painting or Music to an age, The Romantic Age.
  • You will work on a Webquest about English music from the 60s, 70s and 80s to broaden your cultural knowledge.

Several competences will be exploited with this didactic unit, such as the linguistic, cultural, technological and artistic.

METHODOLOGY AND TIME

There will be individual and class activities, some guided and some with more freedom. You will also have to work in groups to produce a final task at the end of the didactic unit.

The approximate time will be two to two and a half weeks (6 to 8 classes), depending on how quickly each group works.

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

You will be working with different resources: music, films, Wikipedia, YouTube, Google maps, Flickr, among others. Therefore, you will need access to a computer at home to work on some of the activities. In the classroom, you will be working with a computer from the English Lab, a projector and a white board.

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