Students select a random date in history and use their iPads to find out three interesting events that took place on this date. They will present these events using either Explain Everything or Puppet Pals.
[this is a follow-up on a vocabulary lesson about dates/time/ordinal numbers]
Students select a random date from history, using http://www.random.org/calendar-dates/. They then do some research and select three interesting events that took place on this date. They can then choose option A or B.
Option A: Using Explain Everything, record a video explaining three interesting events that happened on your day. Insert pictures from the internet to make your explanation clearer.
Option B: Using Puppet Pals, record a video explaining three interesting events that happened on your day. Divide your stage into three parts, one for each event, and make your puppet(s) walk from one event to the other while they explain them.
Remember to credit your sources in some way! Your explanation should last between 1 and 3 minutes.
Aims: practising vocabulary (dates/ordinal numbers); practising grammar
(past simple); general speaking skills (presenting information clearly)
- Kennis van de app en bediening ervan
- Zorg dat aan alle voorwaarden voldaan is
- Bespreek de opdracht met de leerlingen of geef hen een opdrachtbeschrijving
- Go to http://www.random.org/calendar-dates/ and get a date (teacher can specify from-to-dates if necessary)
- Find out more about your date.
- Select three events that took place on this day in world history.
- Prepare an explanation of these three events. Tips: take notes in Evernote or make a mindmap.
- Choose your app to explain your three events.
- Record your explanation.
- Show in class! Best explanation could win a prize.
Tip voor op school
If students are assigned a particularly boring day (i.e. nothing interesting happened on that day...), you could give them the alternative of finding three things that happened on that particular day, but in any year (i.e. April 12 1830, April 12 1893 and April 12 1638).