Δευτέρα, 1 Μαΐου 2017

THE STORY OF DAEDALUS AND ICARUS

THE STORY OF DAEDALUS AND ICARUS

A. Watch the story of Daedalus and Icarus, then complete the following sentences with words from the box.
a) Daedalus is making a _________________ in the palace of Crete.
b) King _________________ puts Daedalus and Icarus in prison.
c) _________________ is making a set of wings for him and his son _________________, from bird feathers.
d) Daedalus is telling his young son not to fly near the _________________ because the sun will melt the wax and destroy (=καταστρέφω) the  _________________.

e) Icarus loves to _________________, so he forgets his father’s words.



B. Complete.




https://youtu.be/dCRFwFmNsGo
C. Colour.




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Τετάρτη, 12 Απριλίου 2017

ODYSSEUS' ADVENTURES


ODYSSEUS’ ADVENTURES

A. Watch a short video about Odysseus’ adventures and number the following pictures.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wo8jC4iwAI


B. 
  AT THE CICONES – What happened?
  Odysseus and his men are taking ________ from the Cicones. They are eating and drinking   ________ on the ________. The Cicones attack and _______ a lot of Odysseus’ men.

  AT THE LOTUS EATERS - True (T) or False (F)?
    The land of the Lotus Eaters is in Africa. ____
    Lotus is a magical drink.  ____
    Odysseus’ men are eating the lotus fruit, forget about their homes and don’t want to     leave. ____
    Odysseus is eating the lotus, too.  ____

  AT THE CYCLOPES – Choose the correct answer
   Odysseus has got twelve / eleven ships.
   There is a very big house/cave on the beach.
   Odysseus and his men are drinking wine/milk and are eating cheese and meat/butter   and fruit.
   Polyphemus is Poseidon’s/Zeus’ son. He is very short/tall and has got two/one eye(s).
   He is a Cyclops.
  AT THE CYCLOPES – True (T) or False (F)?
Polyphemus is eating three of Odysseus’ men. ___
Odysseus is giving Polyphemus some wine. ___
Odysseus is telling Polyphemus his real name. ___
Odysseus is hitting Polyphemus in his eye with a long stick. ___
Odysseus and his men escape, tied under some animals. ___
Polyphemus is very angry and is throwing a stone on Odysseus’ ship.  ___

ON AEOLUS ISLAND – Complete
Aeolus is the god of the __________ .
His island is travelling in the __________ .
Odysseus is staying there for one _________ .
Aeolus is giving them a _________ with all the winds as a present.
Odysseus is ________ and his men are _______ the bag, so all the winds are coming out.

AT THE LAESTRYGONIANS – Complete
The Laestrygonians…
… are very w______ and t_______ like giants.
… are scr_______ and throwing big s________ on the Greek ships.
… are breaking all the s________ and are e_______ all the men.

ON CIRCE ISLAND – True (T) or False (F)?
Circe is a witch.  _____
She lives in a small house. _____
Odysseus’ men are drinking a magic juice and then Circe is making them pigs. _____
Odysseus is drinking the magic juice, too.  _____
Circe is telling Odysseus to visit Hades and talk with Tiresias. _____

ART TIME
Draw your favourite scene. Give it a title.


ODYSSEUS’ ADVENTURES (TEACHER PRESENTATION)


https://vimeo.com/212958688

Σάββατο, 18 Μαρτίου 2017

UNIT 6, LESSON 4: HELIOS, CALYPSO AND FAIAKES

UNIT 6, LESSON 4: AEOLUS, LAESTRYGONIANS, CIRCE

Lesson Plan
Cover Page

 

 

Language

Outcomes

Content

Learners move on with Odysseus’ return to Ithaca and his adventures on the islands of Helios, Calypso and the Faiakes.

Language

Learners can use the Present Continuous tense to comment on the story.

Learning skill

Learners can work cooperatively in pairs or in groups of four (4).

Personal aim

Want to try out narrative technique based on pictures – Revise vocabulary taught during the English class 

Educational aims

Students study and learn vocabulary items related to Odysseus adventures, then use this knowledge to carry out relevant tasks.

Timetable fit

This is the sixth in a series of units, dealing with Odysseus return voyage to Ithaca.

Group profile

There are 26 students in class, 13 boys and 13 girls.

Duration

One (1) teaching hour [45 minutes]

Assumptions

Students are pre-elementary (A1) level English learners. They have enough of the key vocabulary already to discuss mythology, as well as start writing short relevant texts.

Anticipated problems and solutions

Learners may be unsure of some key vocabulary in the presented videos; therefore, a powerpoint presentation, together with a related language task, will facilitate learning.

Materials

History Student’s Book, Worksheets, Video, Computer, Whiteboard, Projector


Procedure

Stage
Aim
Procedure
Materials
Interaction
Time
Warm-up
Activate prior knowledge
T shows Ls cover page – elicits the topic of Odysseus voyage to the islands of Helios, Calypso and the Faiakes
Board
Computer
Projector

Group work

5 mins
Outcomes
Vocabulary input
Clarify lesson aims
Present and practise vocabulary
1. Ls watch a presentation about Odysseus’ voyages
2.T discusses with Ls, who complete  relevant tasks in class
Board
Computer
Projector
PowerPoint presentation
Handout



T - Ls

35 mins
Assign
Homework
Practise vocabulary
Drawing activity

Handouts
Individual task
5 mins


HELIOS, CALYPSO AND FAIAKES (TEACHER PRESENTATION)

Module 6, Lesson 4: On the islands of Helios, Calypso and Faiakes

Student Worksheet

A. Read the story, then number the sentences:

Odysseus and his mates are sailing to the island of God Helios. They are very hungry. One day, Odysseus is sleeping. His men are killing some of Helios’ oxen and are eating them. While sailing again, Zeus is sending them a wild storm. The ship is broken and all the men die. Only Odysseus is alive. After ten days swimming in the sea, he arrives on Calypso island. Odysseus is staying there for seven years. Then with the help of Athena and Zeus, Calypso lets him go. Odysseus is making a raft and starts sailing again. But Poseidon is sending him a terrible storm, his raft is broken and he is in the sea, swimming for two days and two nights. On the third day, with the help of Leukothea, a nymph, he is arriving on an island.  Very tired, he is sleeping under an olive tree. This is the island of Faiakes. The next morning, Nafsika, the king’s daughter, and her friends are playing with a ball on the beach. She finds Odysseus, feels sorry for him and takes him to Alkinoos’ (her father’s) palace. They are all having dinner together when Dimodokos, the king’s musician, starts playing music and singing about the Greeks and the Trojan war. Odysseus starts crying and is telling them who he is. The next day, the Faiakes are making a new ship for Odysseus and are all sailing to Ithaki.
                                                           
     _____ Odysseus is making a raft and is leaving Calypso island.

     _____ Odysseus and his friends arrive to the island of God Helios.

     _____ Odysseus is arriving on Ithaki island.

     _____ Zeus is breaking Odysseus’ ship.

     _____ The Faiakes are helping Odysseus.

     _____ Odysseus is staying with Calypso for seven years.


B. Draw and colour Odysseus’ raft.



      

Κυριακή, 12 Μαρτίου 2017

UNIT 6, LESSON 2: AEOLUS, LAESTRYGONIANS, CIRCE

UNIT 6, LESSON 2: AEOLUS, LAESTRYGONIANS, CIRCE

Lesson Plan

Cover Page

 

 

Language

Outcomes

Content

Learners move on with Odysseus’ return to Ithaca and his adventures on the islands of Aeolus, the Laestrygonians and Circe.

Language

Learners can use the Present Continuous tense to comment on the story.

Learning skill

Learners can work cooperatively in pairs or in groups of four (4).

Personal aim

Want to try out narrative technique based on pictures – Revise vocabulary taught during the English class 

Educational aims

Students study and learn vocabulary items related to Odysseus adventures, then use this knowledge to carry out relevant tasks.

Timetable fit

This is the sixth in a series of units, dealing with Odysseus return voyage to Ithaca.

Group profile

There are 26 students in class, 13 boys and 13 girls.

Duration

One (1) teaching hour [45 minutes]

Assumptions

Students are pre-elementary (A1) level English learners. They have enough of the key vocabulary already to discuss mythology, as well as start writing short relevant texts.

Anticipated problems and solutions

Learners may be unsure of some key vocabulary in the presented videos; therefore, a powerpoint presentation, together with a  related language task, will facilitate learning.

Materials

History Student’s Book, Worksheets, Video, Computer, Whiteboard, Projector


Procedure

Stage
Aim
Procedure
Materials
Interaction
Time
Warm-up
Activate prior knowledge
T shows Ls cover page – elicits the topic of Odysseus voyage to Aeolus, the Laestrygonians and Circe
Board
Computer
Projector

Group work

5 mins
Outcomes
Vocabulary input
Clarify lesson aims
Present and practise vocabulary
1. Ls watch a presentation about Odysseus’ first voyages
2.T discusses with Ls, who complete  a relevant tasks in class
Board
Computer
Projector
PowerPoint presentation
Handout



T - Ls

35 mins
Assign
Homework
Practise vocabulary
“Draw Circe” activity

Handouts
Individual task
5 mins


AEOLUS, LAESTRYGONIANS, CIRCE (TEACHER PRESENTATION)
                              https://vimeo.com/208033263

Module 6, Lesson 2: Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe

Student Worksheet
A. Number the sentences.

     _____ The winds are sending the ships to the land of the Laestrygonians.

     _____ Circe is making Odysseus’ men pigs.

     _____ Odysseus and his mates are sailing to Aeolus’ island.

     _____ Odysseus and his mates are sailing for Hades.

     _____ Aeolus is giving Odysseus a bag with all the winds.

     _____ The Laestrygonians are breaking the ships and killing people.

     _____ Odysseus’ mates are opening the bag and all the winds are coming out.

     _____ Odysseus and his mates are sailing to the island of Circe.

     _____ Odysseus is very angry and forces Circe to make his mates people again.


B. Colour.


Sample Student Answers