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Numer publikacji: 19404
Dział: Języki obce

Project Britain

This is a lesson which was created to employ an active board connected to the internet although it can be easily modified to be use just with computers connected to the internet.

I. Introduction

Today, we are going to talk about the place where English language come from.
So please open your notebooks and write the subject (At this moment we enter the webpage www.projectbritain.com and we cicrle the subject so they can copy it to their notebooks).
Now we need to make a list of basic words we are going to use today.
What do you think of when we talk about national symbols:

country
state
flag
capital
national anthem
population
goverment
head of the govement
head of the state

II. Main part

1.Official name.
T asks: What's the difference between: the UK, England, Great Britain, British Isles:

The teacher presents 4 simple maps of above and students have to match the above names to the maps.

The teacher swiches back to the website and says: Ok lets check (Facts>Introduction>the countries)

The students fil in their worksheet:
England = ...... country :
Great Britain = ...... countries :
the UK = ...... countries :
British Isles =

The UK means ........................................

After finishing the notes in the notebooks Ss do the same on the board to check.

2.Some geographical facts

T asks: Where is the UK

In next step we click the link in the lower part of the page "Click here to find out more about the UK" and look together at the map.

Then Ss fill in the table about What countries are in the UK:

country capital Nationality of people

The last line of the table should be the UK/London/Britain so your students would feel the difference. Nationalities are easy to find under facts>identity


After that we might use a link at this page to check what they do remember "Interactive Map of the UK"

The population of the United Kingdom is about 59 million people

3. A little bit of politics – goverment and so on (seek under goverment>who runs the country)
We need to prepare a table comparing Poland and the UK

POLAND THE UK

1.GOVERMENT
2.HEAD OF GOVERMENT/
3.LEADER OF THE GOVERMENT
4.HEAD OF THE STATE
5.WHO decides the laws and make decisions on running the country

4. Symbols of Britain:

British Anthem - God Save the Queen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ujvOWWfpY
Flag facts>flag>making of the flag
The flag is called Union Jack. It is red, blue and white. It represents flags of 3 countries. Wales is not present on the British flag.

Other symbols of England
animal - 3 lions http://www.thefa.com/england
flower - rose

STUDENTS' NOTE (a worksheet to be fill in during the lesson. Sorry but the tables haven't survived the coping :(

1.Official name

England = ...... country : ........................................
Great Britain = ...... countries : ........................................
the UK = ...... countries : ........................................
British Isles - ........................................

The UK means ........................................

2.Some geografical facts

The UK is in ........................................ . The population of the United Kingdom is about .................... million people

country capital Nationality of people

3. A little bit of politics

POLAND THE UK

1.GOVERMENT
2.HEAD OF GOVERMENT/
3.LEADER OF THE GOVERMENT
4.HEAD OF THE STATE
5.WHO decides the laws and make decisions on running the country

4. Symbols of Britain:

British Anthem - ........................................
The flag is called .......................... It is ....................., ........................ and ........................... . It represents flags of ............... countries. .......................... is not present on the British flag.

As a round up or homework you can use the crossword:

file://localhost/C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/marzena/Pulpit/09.2012/PROJECT%20BRITAIN/pb3.html

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