Oxfam Education. Oxfam for teachers. Brings global citizenship into the classroom.
This is a great site with lots of resources relating to issues that affect us all, both at the local and at the global level. Most of the resources are aimed at UK based native speaker students, but this could be a good way of extending topics found in higher level coursebooks and the like.
I’m about to do the “Making Sense of World Conflicts – Lesson Plan 5: Is it war?” set of worksheets with my Proficiency group – I’ll let you know how it goes!
Wednesday 9 February 2011 at 18:39
Feedback on how it went with the CPE group:
They seemed genuinely engaged in the tasks – I think to be more applicable to a language classroom it needs to be a little meatier – adapting it to include some kind of language input would be sensible and I think there needs to be more of a productive stage beyond general discussion, possible something concrete that learners can take away from the lesson and say “I did that”. Not sure what… A nice way to build on the lesson would be – as suggested in the homework section – to ask learners to find news articles that describe conflict / war. this could then be developed into a longer term project where learners build up a global conflict map and examine the reasons behind conflicts and wars.
Some thoughts anyway!