This week I came across a board called HISTORY - TOOLS OF THE TRADE which inspired the idea I'm sharing in this post. http://pinterest.com/AmylynnRichards/history-tools-of-the-trade/
As you can see from the image, the board is a collection of old stuff we used years ago. It's quite funny in fact to remember what they were used for.
The idea I had for an activity is the following:
- As I teach teenagers, the idea would be for them to discover different objects people used in the past (from the pinterest board) , read about it, ask their relatives if they had one or even if they still have one. Learn about it.
- In a following class, students could present to the whole class or small groups the chosen object (either using the image from pinterest or showing the real object if they have it), talk about what they have learned from their research and conversations with relatives.
- They could even create a joint post for a blog where each student would write about their findings.
Language: USED TO, names of objects, verbs in the past.
Skills: reading, speaking, listening, writing. ALL.