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


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.


söndag 8 oktober 2017

Global Goals - Earth Song- Heal the World

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

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?

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:

Made with Padlet

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

tisdag 3 oktober 2017

Missing - A great English Teacher

Walkabout !

The children are missing! Today are we going to create Missing Posters.
On Thursday we will vote and the three posters that "won" will be published here.
Below you can find an example:


Copy of missing poster template

måndag 25 september 2017

Walkabout - chapter 3,4 and 5


1. Homework check! 

1. Where in the world are we? Together we take a look at the map using Google Earth.

2. Tell each other about "how blacks were treated in South Carolina before the 1950s, when the Walkabout was written. 

3. Reading! 
I am going to read chapter 3, 4 and 5 aloud.

4. Discussing! 
1. Have you ever gone to another country when nobody spoke your language? How did you feel?
If you haven't - how do you think you would feel?
2. Is Mary afraid of, angry with or in love with the bush boy?
3. What is a mugga-wood?
Why does the bush boy want to die there? Will the boy die there or will the children help him? Why/Why not?
4. What do you think Uncle Keith did when he understood that the children were lost in the desert?
5. The children have changed in the story. What were they like at the beginning of the story and what are they like now?

5. Reading, understanding and writing!

The class will be divided into 3 different groups.
Together we are going to take a look at the text from different perspectives.
Open a Google document and help each other in the group. Make sure everyone is active. Share your texts with me: sara.bruun@eduhoor.se

Group 1 will write Mary’s thoughts about the bush boy.
What does she think about the bush buy? Does she like him? Dislike him? How do you know? Add quotes from the text to support your text.

Mary thinks that the bush boy is...  because...
On page.... we can read that.... , which means that Mary thinks..

Group 2 will write Peter’s thoughts about the bush boy.

Group 3 will write the bush boy’s thoughts about Mary and Peter.

Then, we are going to put the different perspectives together to one text and we will take a look at the similarities and differences.

6.  Speaking and writing individually

1. Imagine that Mary and Peter finally arrive in Adelaide and they find a smartphone. The phone is open and you see that Snapchat seems to be working even if it is someone else's account. You now have the opportunity to create a new My Story and post it. Hopefully, you will now have a chance to find Uncle Keith.

How to do it: 
If you have your own Snapchat account - send me a short snapchat where you pretend to be either Mary or Peter. Explain what has happened to you, who you need to find and why.
My Snapchat nickname is: Piggelin2 (Sara Bruun)
If you don't have Snapchat, use your Chromebook instead. Make sure you have the add-on Screencastify installed on your computer. Film yourself and send the film to me in Google Classroom. (Copy the link to the film, Open Google Classroom, Open the task, Add link, Send to me) I will show you how to do this, don't worry!

2. A bit further away you suddenly find a notebook and a pencil. You are now able to write a letter to the local newspaper and ask for help.
Imagine that you are either Mary or Peter. Describe what has happened to you, where you are, that you are looking for Uncle Keith and that you need help to find him.
Write maximum one A4 page, size 12.
Remember how to write a letter? If you don't - take a look here: A letter

/ Sara

söndag 17 september 2017

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall


We are going to read a book called Walkabout, which is written by James Vance Marshall.

Take a look at the cover of the book.
(Bild: Penguinreaders.com)

1. Discuss: (Take notes so you remember what you have talked about.)

Describe the picture. What do you see on the cover?
When you see the word Walkabout what do you think it means?
How old do you think the boy is?
Where do you think the story takes place? How do you know?
What do you think will happen in the book?

2. Reading! 
I am going to read chapter one and two aloud.
Listen and underline words that you don't understand.

3. Vocabulary! 
Every group gathers 10 words from the first two chapters. Login to Quizlet.com
where we are creating our own word list. Translate the words and then add them to the wordlist.

4. Discuss chapter 1 and 2 
What is a man-child?
What do the Aboriginals do when a child is sixteen?
Do you have any celebration when you turn sixteen?
What would you do if you were Peter and Mary?
How would you find food or water?

5. Writing! Chapter 1 and 2 
Individually - open a document and answer the questions below:

Who are in the book?                         
Where are they?
What happened?       

5. Create! 
Mary and Peter’s parents don’t think the children are dead.
Open Postermywall and create missing posters for Mary and Peter.
Show me when you are finished. We will vote for the three nicest and those will be published on the blog.
On the web page "Poster my wall" you can see many different examples of a poster. Design your own and make it special!

6. Homework!
On page 12, we are told that ‘At home in Charleston, South Carolina, no black person came near white people.’
Find information about how blacks were treated in South Carolina before the 1950s, when the Walkabout was written.
Write down 5-10 sentences about it and bring to class. We are going to talk about it when we see each other on Thursday.

/ Sara

onsdag 6 september 2017

Today we are going to practice speaking and grammar!

1. Work in pairs. Click on the link below. There you will find two pictures.
 You have one minute to look at your picture. Describe all that you can see in the picture and explain what you think is happening.


If you need help use the phrases below:

What is in the picture?

In the picture I can see ...
s / There are ...
There isn’t a ... / There aren’t any ...

Say what is happening...

The man is ...ing
The people are ...ing
It’s raining.

Where in the picture?

At the top/bottom of the picture ...
In the middle of the picture ...
On the left/right of the picture ...
next to
in front of
on top of

If something isn’t clear

It looks like a ...
It might be a ...
He could be ...ing
Maybe it’s a ...

Read the poster above. Then go to: Genitive. Work around your tables and help each other. I want you to do the first 5 exercises. When one task is finished, check your answers and show me the results. Discuss your results. Questions? Make sure that everyone in the group understands before you continue. 

Homework for Thursday: 
Understand genitive and be able to write correct sentences. 

/ Sara