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ES S12 ADV Religion

Language and Section: SPA 13.2

Date: 02/21/2011

Class theme/topics discussed: Religion

Goal of the class: To introduce new and emerging religious forms in Uruguay and discuss the topic of Religion in general

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

We watched two videos about emerging religions in Uruguay: Pare de Sufrir and Umbanda. We discussed the context that lead to the rise of these new religious forms.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

Youtube, Tv

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students were very, very interested in the topic and even shocked at the examples of Pare de Sufrir’s TV programming; they were very talkative, asking a lot of questions and making very intelligent observations about the role of Religion in the public discourse.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
– Perhaps a link with other, American religions would be useful.

ES F11 INT/ADV: Religion

Language and Section:  SPA 13.2

 Date:  12/1/2011

 Class theme/topics discussed: Religion

 Goal of the class: To talk about religion in general and about new, growing religions in Uruguay.

 Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

–        I introduced language and concepts related to the two fastest growing religions in Uruguay (Umbanda and Pare de Sufrir); both has spiritist elements and began their rise during the economic crisis of 2002. Terms used:

– Pai/Mai

– Orisha

– “Trabajo”

 

– Pastor

– “Dios vivo”

– Espíritu maligno

 

–        We watched a short video on Pare de Sufrir on youtube; it features a “Pastor” trying to perform an exorcism via the TV.

–        We talked about religion in America and Uruguay

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

TV, laptop, whiteboard. Video used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6UlOZ5HVq0

 What worked well in this class? What did not work?

 The topic was very, very motivating for the students. We talked a lot about religion and they were very interested in its social and political role. They linked the new information with different religious movements in America. Everyone participated a lot. WARNING: since this is a very sensitive topic, I waited until very late in the semester, when I knew my students enough to feel comfortable approaching it.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 I should have saved two classes for this, as I did it right before the end of the semester and could not follow up on it.

 Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

RU F11 ADV Books and Storytelling

Language and Section: Russian – PO Russ 13.1

Date: 15.11.2011 

Class theme/topics discussed: Books and Storytelling

Goal of the class: developing speaking skills; learning vocabulary for discussing and describing books and literature; learning other registers of the language

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below): 

regist Plan attached.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

None

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Everything worked wonderful; students talked a lot and exchanged their opinions.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

The Bible is a sensible topic to discuss; when I was carrying out this lesson, I was pretty sure none of my students were very religious. Still to be on the safe side, I asked them first. If there are some fundamental Christians, it’s better to choose another book (see ideas in the lesson plan).

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

DE F10 INT Christmas

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Conversation Intermediate

Date: 30th Nov 2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Christmas

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s Christmas soon.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave them 2 papers, one with vocabs and the other one with the corresponding pictures. The students had to cut the pictures and put them next to the words. After that we talked about the different Christmas traditions we have.

How did students react?
They liked it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Why or why not?
It’s the time of the year, everybody likes Christmas.

DE F10 INT St. Martin

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: 16th Nov 2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
St. Martin

How did you pick this theme or topic?
St. Martin is a Christian holiday, which is celebrated in Germany on 11th Nov.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We read a text about the life of St. Martin about his life and the traditions that we have in Germany. Students learned some vocabulary and we discussed the text.

How did students react?
Like to learn about the traditions in Germany

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Text about St. Martin.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
Students are interested in traditions from Germany.

DE F10 INT Religious Holidays

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate

Date: 09-23-10

Class theme/topics discussed:
Religious holidays

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It was Yom Kippur and I did knot know what was celebrated on that day. Two of my students are Jew, one is Catholic.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I asked them to prepare a presentation. We worked in groups. The two jewish kids made a presentation about their holidays and me and the other student made a list of catholic holidays.

How did students react?
They liked it and were interested in the other culture.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
None.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
If you have students who have different religions then yes, otherwise it could be boring.

FR F09 INT/ADV – Caricatures

caricatures

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to talk about freedom of speech and compare what is doable here and in France.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I had brought some “Charlie Hebdo” newspapers as well as a bunch of caricatures of Bush, Obama, Sarkozy, the pope. First I asked them what the use of caricatures was, and who could be criticized.
Then I divided them into groups and asked and gave them either “sarko” or the Pope… and also asked them to look at some of the caricatures in Charlie hebdo. Then Altogether, each group had to describe some of their caricatures.
Then I showed a caricature of “Mahomet” on the Charlie hebdo cover and explain the controversy and we talked about the caricatures of Mahomet published in the Danish newspaper.
I asked them if religion could be criticized that much in the US…

How did students react?
They liked most the caricatures, and they were interested in knowing some of the underlying stories behind them (about Segolene royal…)

Did they engage with each other and you?
yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Slideshow, newspaper fill in the blank

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

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