This activity is revised for a face-to-face K-12 classroom, although it is most appropriate for secondary (middle school and high school) levels. I added layers to the warm-up and cool-down and the entirety of the activity could easily last one full (50 minute) class period or be divided into two classes. The entire activity is contextualized as an authentic performance task where prospective students go on a virtual “university campus tour”.
Students will be able to ask for directions, information, and recommendations in the target language. Students will also learn to provide directions and information to other students. Students will play a game of "Chutes and Ladders" and answer trivia questions in the target language.
This nonfiction article, written for elementary students, discusses the unique characteristics of the North and South poles. The student article is available as a text-only document, illustrated book, and electronic book. Related lesson plans are included for teacher use.
- Applied Science
- Environmental Science
- Physical Science
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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- Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
- Stephen Whitt
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Though this website focuses on providing tours to Egypt, it offers an extensive list of words in the Egyptian dialect in both Arabic script and in transliteration. The word list includes the kinds of words you might need to know when traveling, such as "Go straight please" and "I need room service." Each word is transliterated and accompanied by an audio file. There is also an article about history of the Arabic language and the Egyptian dialect. Photo galleries on the site could be used as part of classroom instruction.
This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of geography and places, including the names of cities and countries, as well as directional indicators. The list also contains verbs and nouns relevant to finding specific regions or countries on a map.
The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both modern standard and colloquial Egypt, and feature Arabic text and transliteration.
In this lesson, students are shown the very basics of navigation. The concepts of relative and absolute location, latitude, longitude and cardinal directions are discussed, as well as the use and principles of a map and compass.
In this activity, students will have the opportunity to practice giving directions to one another. They will also work together to think of different ways to give directions.