Christmas in Britain

Evo jedne lepe ideje za kraj kalendarske godine. Božić i božićna tradicija u Britaniji.

Tok časa:

-učenici dobiju tekst koji čitaju u parovima

-nakon pročitanog teksta u grupama od 4 dobijaju dva seta papirića: jedan sa odštampanim REČIMA, drugi sa odgovarajućim FOTOGRAFIJAMA koje oni zatim spajaju i po za završenom zadatku uz svaku sliku daju objašnjenje svojim rečima na osnovu teksta.

– sledi niz AKTIVNOSTI u vezi  božićnih pojmova.

-na kraju časa sledi kratka diskusija o božiću u Srbiji.

CHRISTMAS   IN   BRITAIN

 

What is Christmas? It is a universal celebration of the birth of Jesus. People then celebrate the Mass-a church service for Christ. You probably didn’t know that it was in AD 440 that the Christian Church declared that a celebration day was to be 25th December.

How do the British celebrate Christmas? There are many activities before the celebration day. Christmas cards are sent to friends and relatives. , in which the birth of Jesus is presented and the visit of the Shepherd and Wise Men to Mary and Joseph are played at primary schools for parents and students. The first man to set up the nativity play was St. Frances of Assisi. He did that so that many illiterate people could understand the Christmas story.

Another activity preceding Christmas is that of decorating homes on Christmas Eve. Two colours are predominant:

Red-symbolizing the blood of Jesus

Green-symbolizing eternal life through Jesus

A Christmas tree usually occupies the central place in the living room. Children often love trimming (decorating) the tree.

Mistletoe is considered to be magical by the Druids who dedicated it to the Goddess of love so there is a custom of kissing under it. A couple that finds themselves under mistletoe should kiss and a male should give a berry from mistletoe to a girl.

Christmas stockings, specially made stockings are put in a visible place, often hung on a fireplace for small presents to be put in them.


Christmas Day

 

          On Christmas Day people attend church services and Christmas dinner is served at midday. It includes roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, rich nutty stuffing, tiny sausages wrapped in bacon, and a lot of hot gravy, Christmas pudding.  During dinner people crack Christmas crackers, a three -part paper fold with a paper king’s crown, some nuts and a present.

At 5 o’clock p.m.The Queen gives her speech to the nation. The first ever broadcast speech was made in 1957.

An important part of Christmas traditions are carolers, groups of people that walk down the street going from house to house singing Christmas carols. It is a tradition to give something to each of the carolers after they sing.

It is a custom to put wrapped presents under a Christmas tree to be opened on the Christmas morning. Children tend to believe that they are from the Santa Clause(Father Christmas) for the children who were good during the year, so children often leave cookies and milk to help himself while being at their house in which he gets through the chimney. Santa is believed to ride in sleighs, pulled by reindeer. Christmas is one of the most joyous holidays and a time when people spend time with their friends and family.

 

A Song Twist

Koliko vam se puta desilo da za vreme časa opominjete učenike da ostave svoje mobilne telefone ili iPod-ove ili izvade slušalice iz ušiju?

Učenici uglavnom slušaju muziku po svom izboru i uglavnom obraćaju pažnju na tekst pesme i onda se zainteresuju za neku reč pa vas pitaju za prevod.

Vodjena tom idejom reših da napravim jednu aktivnost u kojoj će glavnu ulogu imati tekst pesme.

Šta vam je sve potrebno za ovaj recept:

-dovoljan broj kopija teksta odabrane pesme (evo jednog primera )

-dovoljan broj učenika na času

-kondicija za šetnju po učionici radi obilaženja grupa i praćenja rada

IZRADA

Podelite učenike u grupe od 4,podeliti im tekst pesme isečen na 3-4 dela.Pošto zajedno proverite  sastavljen tekst,svaka grupa dobije  brainstorming zadatak od 3 minuta

GRUPE 1,4

-how did he feel?

GRUPE 2,5

-why didn’t she come?

GRUPE 3,6

-what happened afterwards?

Posle iščitavanja  komentara svake grupe zajedno odlučujemo koja od dve grupe sa istim zadatkom ima bolje komentare

Zatim se grupama dodeljuju novi zadaci (25 min)

GRUPE 1,4

-write an email that she would write to him after that night

GRUPE  2,5

-write an email that he would write to her after that night

GRUPE 3,6

-write a story of what happened afterwards

Ovde možete imati različite opcije. Umesto ovih zadataka možete dati da napišu stranicu dnevika u ime jednog od likova, ili da napišu scenario za kako bi tekao njihov razgovor posle te večeri,ili da napišu komentar u vidu novinskog teksta o datom dogadjaju…..I tako, pustite mašti na volju….

Nakon završenog zadatka grupe prezentuju svoje radove i glasaju za najbolji

O Blogu

Prvo, srdačan pozdrav svima koji se nadju na ovom blogu, i onima koji su tu namerno i onima koji se tu slučajno nadju…

Ideju za naziv ovog bloga dobila sam prvenstveno zahvaljujući činjenici kadgod nemam ideju šta bih od hrane pripremila svojim najmilijima, ja posegnem za internetom i tu uglavnom nalazim predivne ideje od kojih je dosta u vidu bloga a koje postavljaju vrsne kuvarice ali i one manje vične. U svakom slučaju i dobroj domaćici ponekad nedostaje ideja za kuvanje,kao i dobrom profesoru ideja za čas. Otud umesto kuvarskog ovaj drugi šešir. 😉

Podnaslov je nešto što predstavlja veliku istinu kada je proces učenja u pitanju a što se često pokazalo tačnim kada su moji učenici u pitanju.

Pokušaću da napravim blog na kome ću kolegama ponuditi praktične ideje za čas koje zahtevaju malo nastavnih materijala a daju dobre rezultate. Kao i na sajtu sa kulinarskim receptima svaki komentar sa povratnom informacijom o tome kako je uspeo ‘recept’ je dobrodošao kao i oni kako isti može da se poboljša.