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Hello everybody !!

This morning I want to show you this printable about the Braille System that I have used with my 15-year-old students from my CLIL History class (English level, intermediate CEFR B1). It consists of a warming up activity to motivate them to learn about the topic and to check their prior knowledge on the topic, a reading text, some reading comprehension questions, a couple of vocabulary activities, a collaborative exercise and some final discussion points to deal with in a heads-together activity. You will also find the answer key and a printer-friendly versión of the text.

I have done this activity when we were dealing with the different systems of communications that we humans have been using from prehistory to present-day society.

Braille is a form of communication that allows blind people to read, write, do math and even compose music and which was developed in the 1820s by Louis Braille. It's not a langua, but a system that can be used by blind people to read or write most of the world's languages.

 

Hope you find it useful... Let me know your feedback and remember,... always have fun !!

Sophia

 

braille.pdf

 

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonders-of-the-World-1848687 

 

Wonders of the World would never be so clear and close to you after working with this unit especially designed to cover the following wonders:



Part 1: Ancient Wonders of the World

Part 2: The New 7 Wonders of the World

Part 3: the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Four end-of-unit activities.

Glossary with key words.

Answer keys.

Following Bloom's Taxonomy and the relevance of high-order thinking in developing our students' critical thinking, there are four extra activities along the unit (which is clearly marked with a "thinking head symbol")

You can watch some short videos on this topic on the following links:

Egyptian Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU1icQ-Cr4Q

Mayan Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4LYrU_rDOU

Great Wall of China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvKtIbO5W0g

Hope you enjoy it and find it useful !!

 

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Pagan Origin of the days of the week

 

Did you know that the names of our months and week days have their roots in paganism? Use this printable to learn the seven pagan gods behind each day of the week !!

 

(the days of the week in any Latin language are different and they come from Ancient Greek gods and goddesses... let's talk about it another day !!)

 

pagan-origins-of-days.pdf

 

 

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Geishas in Japan

 

Geisha (芸者?) or geigi (芸妓?) are traditional female Japanese entertainers. They are skilled at different Japanese arts, like playing classical Japanese music, dancing and poetry. The term "geisha" is made of two Japanese words, (gei) meaning "art" and 者 (sha) meaning "person who does" or "to be employed in". The most literal translation of geisha to English is "artist". Geisha are very respected and it is hard to become one. This video clip talks about this old tradition of the Japanese culture.

To learn more, you can find the free printable with the worksheet and the answer key in the following link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geishas-in-Japan-httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvdXOfEWFOSN4-1643719


Or just click on the following link: TPT-Geishas-in-Japan-merger.pdf

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