While working on child labour, we had the opportunity to learn about Robert Owen, a man that in the 19th century, struggled to improve the conditions in which many children were forced to work in the factories that opened in the wake of the industrial revolution. His courage and human quality contributed to the passing of the first law regulating child labour in 1833.
We then asked the students to choose someone who they thought had also changed the world, and explain to the class how they’d done it.
Some of the people they chose are: Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Alan Turing, Steve Jobs, Mohamed Ali, Gideon Sundbäck, Coco Chanel, Pope Francis and Christopher Columbus.
It’s been very inspiring to hear about these extraordinary people.
Essays, like sandwiches or burgers, are divided into different parts. These parts are the:
The introduction opens the essay. It is a short paragraph – usually about THREE sentences. In an argument essay, it usually describes or summarizes both sides of the present situation and says what you are going to do in your essay. Read more about Introductions here.
The Body is the main part of the essay. In an argument essay, it is divided into two or three paragraphs, giving your opinion and reasons.
Each paragraph in the body is between FIVE and SEVEN sentences long. Read more about the Body of the essay here.
The Conclusion is the end of the essay. It is a short paragraph – about THREE sentences. It often has the same idea as the Introduction, only in different words.
Some people think of the essay as a sandwich. The Introduction and Conclusion are the bread, and the Body is the filling in the center. If the introduction looks good, people will carry on to the body. Hopefully, the conclusion will leave them with a nice taste in their mouth…
TED talk on the subject for more information.
Guidelines for Oral Presentations
(2 or 3 students per group, 5 minutes per person)
Food festivals and traditions
Describe a celebration related to food and explain its importance.
• What do they do?
• When, where, who, why, how, for how long?
• Include photos and quotes
There should be at least 5 slides (diapositivas) per person!
• Include your sources (references)
• Include photos
• If you include video it must be short (1 minute or less)
• Very Important: USE YOUR OWN WORDS
don’t just cut and paste!
Pay attention to your English grammar and spelling.
Your presentation will be evaluated like this:
Write a cover letter for this job. Try to present yourself as the best candidate, taking into account the type of person they’re looking for, the job requirements, and the personality of the company. Write in the appropriate style and tone. Try to sound like a real person, not a suit-wearing robot!
Here you have the rubric for your oral presentations, be sure to take all the information into account while working on them.
A folktale or legend
Write a 300-word essay about a folktale or legend from a town or region of Spain that is important to you. Describe the origins of the story, including its history and social context. Write a short summary of the folktale or legend. Then give your interpretation of what it means or what the message of the story is. What do folktales tell us about the people who tell them?
- Introduction (25-50 words)
- Summary (approx.100-125 words)
- Interpretation/analysis (approx. 100-125 words)
- Conclusion (25-50 words)
Good luck. I look forward to reading your work.
Contact me at christianperez (at) colegioarturosoria (dot) org if you have any questions.
Due by April 10th.