English level: Beginners (A1 according to the Common European Framework).
Topics and themes: Land pollution, waste classification, recycling, natural recycling.
Previous Knowledge: Present simple and vocabulary related to waste and land pollution.
Learning Strategies: Metacognitive strategies: Planning, monitoring and evaluating. Vocabulary learning strategies: discovery and consolidation
Grammar: Present simple, imperatives.
Content Connections: Science.
Study time: Four weeks
Skills: Solving real-world problems, promoting good actions, team work, creativity, oral and written communication, making a difference in the world.
Language Objectives: At the end of the unit you will be able to:
* Give 10 pieces of advice to avoid land pollution by using imperatives and simple present through an oral presentation.
Content Objectives: At the end of the unit you will be able to:* Design a visual resource to propose 10 solutions to teach people how to avoid land pollution in the school.
Learning to learn Objectives:
* Use metacognitive strategies (planning, monitoring, evaluating) to learn new vocabulary about land pollution by using learning diaries.
See the following interesting cartoon related to the topic. How do you relate the cartoon with the "land pollution" topic? Write down 5 ideas on the blog, which is available in http://theworldinourhands2012.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-post.html
Listen to "Heal the world" by Michael Jackson, which will help you to reflect about the necessary changes in our planet. Read the lyrics and translation if necessary. Write down five ideas from the song's lyrics that you find important for the topic "Land Pollution" on the blog