onsdag 15 november 2017

Newspaper article - #stopplasticpollution

Yesterday you met a scientist and the research focus is #stopplasticpollution .

Imagine that you are a journalist and you make an interview with the scientist.
You are very interested in taking care of our planet and you write articles for the National Geographic and newspapers that buy your texts.
You have been on vacation and you found out that it was impossible to swim in the ocean. You found dead animals on the beach, covered in oil, and you also saw a lot of waste on the beach and in the ocean. You met the scientist at the hotel and you started talking.
You decided to write an article about the situation. 

Watch the video below to understand how you write a newspaper article:




When we see each other on Tuesday, week 47, I want you to be ready to start writing.

You need to prepare:
- A mind map
- Make sure you answer the 5 W- questions:
  • Who was involved?
  • What happened?
  • Where did it take place?
  • When did it take place?
  • Why did that happen?
Some authors add a sixth question, “how”, to the list:
  • How did it happen? 

Don't write your text at home. Only prepare your mind- map with a few supportive words. I want you to write in the classroom

It is ok to be creative - you need to use your imagination when it comes to who the scientist is, but you need to stick to the truth when you write about the facts. You have many examples here: 

Examples of how to write: 

Mrs Bruun means that overfishing is a huge problem and Peter Darwin states the same thing in his text: The Caudallure 

If there are any problems, feel free to contact me. I will the in the US, but I answer when I have time. 

/ Sara 












måndag 13 november 2017

Character spotlight

Character Spotlight


In pairs, read about your character. Write down supportive words. Be able to tell your friends about your character. 

Who was he or she?
Where did he/she live?
What happened to him/her?

Emmanuel Driggus

Mum Bett

Harriet Jacobs

Jupiter

Maria Stewart

Nat Turner 

John Punch

Robert Smalls 

2. Read the text together.
To the right, you can see a box with questions.
Click on the headline: Assessment and answer the questions. Take notes and help each other.
Above the box, you see different symbols. If if you would like to listen to the text just click the play button. If you need to translate a word click the symbol that looks like a book.
Gather words you don't understand and make a wordlist.

THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1

Homework for Tuesday week 47: 

Watch the film:




1. You are a journalist that secretly meets one of the slaves that we have read about. You are now able to write a newspaper article and report to the world what has happened to the person you have met.
You make an "interview" with the person and when you write your article you include quotations from the interview. You want your article to be a clickbait so think carefully about your headline!

You need to plan your text before you start writing. Follow the instructions in the video. You don't need to write the whole text at home. Only plan it.
You will write when we see each other on Tuesday.

/ Sara


















onsdag 8 november 2017

Slavery - Crash Course US History

Here is a  crash course:



1. We will watch the video above together since he speaks pretty fast. I will help you

2. Read the text together in your groups.
To the right, you can see a box with questions.
Click on the headline: Assessment and answer the questions. Take notes and help each other.
Above the box you see different symbols. If if you would like to listen to the text just click the play button. If you need to translate a word click the symbol that looks like a book.
Gather words you don't understand and make a wordlist.


THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1

For Tuesday:
Watch the video and write a short summary (10 sentences). What is the video about?


söndag 5 november 2017

Fanfiction - year 7

Writing fanfiction

Before we start working with fanfiction we need to know what it is. For Thursday I want you to read about how you write Fanfiction. Shortly, you can describe it as:
You pretend to be someone in a famous book or movie and you re-write parts of the story.
You may as well take your favorite character and put in a completely different movie or book. Let's say you put Frodo into Spiderman. What do you think would have happened?

For Thursday:
1. Read about Fanfiction
2. Decide what film or book you would like to write about (Pick a famous one!)
3. Decide which character you would like to be
4. Choose your favorite scene in the movie that you would like to re-write

Together are we going to create our first story. We work together and help each other so you all know what to do. Which film or book do you think we should work with? Tell me!

Homework for Thursday is to watch the two videos below:

PS. You don't have to write at home. We do everything in class. Just watch the videos and start thinking! See you soon.










/Sara






måndag 16 oktober 2017

Slavery and the Making of America




1. For today, your homework was to find out where the slavery took place.
We will take a look at a map of the US and talk about it.

2. Go to the web page above.  Take notes and make sure you understand. Look up words if you need to.

- Group 1: take a look at the information about what happened during the 17th century.
- Group 2: take a look at the 18th century
- Group 3: take a look at the 19th century.

3. Form new groups with members from the different centuries.
Start with the 17th century and tell your friends what happened during that time.
Another group member continues with the 18th century and you finish with the 19th century.
4. Together in your groups decide which occurrences you think were the most important on the way towards freedom. Tell the whole class about them.

5.   Go to The Underground Railroad and play the game. Work in pairs and help each other. Look up words you don't know.



6. Character Spotlight 

Individually, read about your character. Write down supportive words. Be able to tell your friends about your character.

Emmanuel Driggus

Mum Bett

Harriet Jacobs

Jupiter

Maria Stewart

Nat Turner

John Punch

Robert Smalls

/ Sara






måndag 9 oktober 2017

It is just a label #atouchofmidnight

You have now finished reading En droppe midnatt and we will start working with different themes from the book.

The first theme will be about identity and who you are:




Record your discussions. Use Screencastify and add your link in Google Classroom when you are finished. One in the group records and make sure that you sit close to the microphone. Start the discussion by saying your name so I recognize your voice!

"I am not black, You are NOT white. I was taught to be black."

- What does he mean?

"It is just a label"

- What does that mean?
- Do you label people? How do you know? Give examples:

"How we truly are- is found inside"
- Do you agree - disagree?

"Who would you be if the world never gave you a label"
- What do you think about this quote? Who would YOU be?

"It is the labels, you must rip them off"
- How can this be done? Is it possible? Give examples.

"Only until we stop thinking so small, we will be free"
- What does "thinking so small" mean?
- What does it mean to be free?
- Can we be free? What do we need to do?

In the book, Jason doesn't really know who he is. He is looking for his roots.

Do you think that your roots are important?
Have you ever thought about your roots and who you are?

Homework for Thursday:

Find out:
When we talk about the slavery in the US, when and where do we mean?
Where in the US were the slave states and which states were free?

Take notes since we will talk about this in class on Thursday.

Sara














söndag 8 oktober 2017

Global Goals - Earth Song- Heal the World






 1. In your groups - listen to the song and read the lyrics.
Lyrics:
Earth Song
Heal the World
Man in the Mirror


2.
Discuss and take notes so you remember:

What do you think about the song? Do you like or dislike it?
Why do you think Michael Jackson wrote the song?
What do you think he wants to say with the song?
What do you think about the video? Are the videos and lyrics well connected?
Can you think of any other artists that have written songs about changing the world? Try to find examples and show the rest of the class.


3 .
Michael Jackson is famous and his songs have an impact on people all over the world. He has tried to change the world with his songs about i.e environment, and racism.
Do you think he succeeded?
Is it possible to make a difference with music?
Do you think that unknown people can make a difference?
Give examples of what we can do?

4.
The name of our project is GlobalGoals1718.
When you think about our environment in Höör and in Sweden -
what do you think we need to change to heal and save the planet? What can you do to make a difference? What can the class do? What can we in Sweden do?
Write your thoughts here:

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Homework: 
Find a song that you like and that you think the artist has written because he or she wants to make a change.
Think about our planet. Find two problems that need to be changed to save the planet.
Remember to check your source. Is the problem a real problem? Who has created the web page? How do you know that it is for real?
Write in a Google Doc- only a few sentences.

/ Sara