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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

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Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling




This is a great activity to do as part of the Olympics theme this year. Plus, important history. 

(see all our Olympics related materials).

1. Show the trailer in its entirety.  Ask students to make notes for the 5 ws.  Who / What / Where / When / How.  Take up as a class.  Ask what students know about Jesse Owens. 

2. Watch again but hand out the sequence sheet (or cut up in strips and students can order).  Students watch and try to sequence.  Let them try once before starting the video.  Play as many times until students get the correct order. 

3. Ask students to write out the Question summary and share / present their writing about the Jesse Owens story. 

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THANKS A LOT FOR THIS MATERIAL. It can be also as a "spring board" for individual creativity work- to find a person- champion of one's country and present the work for the classmates.

Inese,/ Riga ,Latvia/

Yes, most definitely.  He's a hero but there are so many others pushing things so things get better for us all. 

Also a good intro to making a timeline. Students can put his life onto a timeline ....  then do so for other "heroes". 

Also good for talking about prejudice and overcoming injustice without resorting to violence/anger.


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