Lesson and Project Ideas

Christmas Card Exchange Project

The purpose of Christmas Card Exchange Project is to have students create physical Christmas cards for other participating students around the world. The project aims at helping students become global citizens by studying the culture and traditions of and interacting with students from partner countries.

CSI Activity

This is a hands-on CSI classroom activity where students take on the role of forensics expert to solve a mystery murder case that happened in the classroom. CSI is an English language activity that aims at developing collaborative work and critical thinking skills.

DESERTED ISLAND SURVIVAL ACTIVITY

In this lesson, students participate in an exciting journey from a lavish cruise ship to a deserted island. The objective is to have them work cooperatively in small group of 5 or 6 and use their critical thinking and common sense to “survive” should they be stranded in a remote, isolated place.

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES

In these classic performance activities, students are required to, as the name implies, perform in front of their peers. These are successful ways in having your students speak using English!

I try to engage the class during the first day of school by doing the time capsule activity. It is always a delight to see their different reactions by the end of the year!

In these lessons, students explore the setting and create a visual representation of the setting of a story. I tried this project on two literature readings I had before and both achieved the same fantastic end!

One of the challenges of teaching in a foreign country with a different language is remembering student names – especially names that are pronounced differently than they are spelled! This project will help not only the teacher but also the students know each other – even themselves – better and faster!

In this sci-fi project, students make their own paper mache futuristic Earths or other imaginary planets as described in science fiction.

In this project, students make a video about a pressing issue that they or the world is currently facing.