Lesson Plan (WebQuest)

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This lesson plan is done as Assignment#3: Internet-based project (using WebQuest). It is aimed at intermediate students who are learning about ecology and finding different ways to SAVE THE PLANET. The lesson plan was required for the subject 'ICT in English Teaching' at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.

ICT in English Teaching – UTN (2010)
                                  ASSIGNMENT #3: Internet-based Project Work

 •       TOPIC: SAVE THE PLANET (the unit of work will be based on a number of topics such as pollution,
         endangered animals, ecology, the responsible use of different sources of energy, water, …)
 •       LEVEL OF STUDENTS: intermediate
 •       NUMBER OF LESSONS: 3 lessons.


 •       OBJECTIVES:
 Students will be able to:
 -       Identify and discuss different types of pollution, their sources and their consequences.
 -       Explain why it is important to keep the environment free of pollution.
 -       Read and comprehend different material based on environmental issues.
 -       Apply their prior knowledge on ecology and pollution to enlarge their work, and search the web in order to
         know more about them.
 -       Have fun while using technology.


LESSON ONE
     •     WARMER:
The teacher will give out different brochures related to ecology and pollution issues and will ask students to give
them a quick look. She will ask them different questions in order to activate students’ prior, background and
cultural knowledge of the subject. For example:
- How many kinds of pollution do you know? Can you name them?
- In which ways is water, air or land contaminated?
- Do you save energy at home? Doing what, for example? Do you think it is useful? Why?
- Do you know what animals are in danger of extinction? Why?
- Do you know how rubbish is classified? Why does that help us to recycle? Do you recycle at home? What
things/objects?
- What can we do to help our planet and ecology?
Then, the teacher will ask students to have a look at the brochures again. She will ask students now to read
them and to pay attention to the way in which information is organized, if there are pictures, graphs, etc. She
will explained learners that they will have to do some exercises and extra research on the subject to create their
own brochures to raise ecological awareness in their community.
•   WEB:
Students will work on the following g webquest: www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=72065


TITLE: SAVE THE PLANET
Description: The following Webquest is aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues. Following the
process steps, students will have to prepare brochures as final tasks.
Grade Level: intermediate
Curriculum: Foreign Language
Keywords: environment, pollution, recycling, endangered animals, energy saving

INTRODUCTION: Our planet Earth is sick. Pollution, abusive energy consumption, and deforestation are all
issues that are making the temperature of the Earth go up every day. And with our planet, many animals and
living beings are suffering. We will suffer too if we do not take action now. We have the opportunity to save our
planet. We must do it!

TASK: Imagine you are a member of an ecological organization. Create a brochure to raise awareness about the
problems that are affecting our planet. The brochure should contain information on the topic of pollution,
endangered animals, energy consumption and recycling. You may also want to add some pictures, drawings, charts
or graphics. Invite people to take action and help our planet Earth!

PROCESS:
1- Visit this link and listen to the story. Then, make a chart including the places mentioned and why they are
    contaminated.
British Council (n.d). Planet Earth: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/planet-earth
2- Get the facts. Use this links to get information that will be useful for your brochures.
Mayntz , Melissa (n.d) Kinds of pollution: http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Types_of_Pollution




Harrison Paul (2010) http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/index.html
You may need to consult a dictionary for some definitions:
Cambridge University Press (2010): http://dictionary.cambridge.org/




3- Let’s have some fun! With the information you already have, try to sort out rubbish.
British Council (n.d). Clean and green. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-with-english/clean-and-
green
4- Follow this link to test yourself. You should include some of the tips provided in the game in your brochure to
    encourage people to protect the planet.
British Council (n.d.) How green are you?
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-with-english/how-green-are-you




5- Design your brochure!



EVALUATION: Click on the attachment to see how you will be evaluated. Remember to do your self-assessment.

CONCLUSION:     MAKE EVERYDAY EARTH DAY!

TEACHER PAGE: lesson plan attached




LESSON TWO
Students will have half of lesson one and lesson two to do the Webquest.




LESSON THREE
    •   WHAT NEXT:
Student will now go back to the classroom in order to prepare the brochures. Once the brochures are finished,
students will have to present them orally to the rest of the class, explaining what information and pictures or
graphs they have selected and in what way their brochure can help to raise awareness about environmental
issues. After all the students have presented their work, they will make copies to give out in the school.

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Lesson Plan (WebQuest)

  • 1. ICT in English Teaching – UTN (2010) ASSIGNMENT #3: Internet-based Project Work • TOPIC: SAVE THE PLANET (the unit of work will be based on a number of topics such as pollution, endangered animals, ecology, the responsible use of different sources of energy, water, …) • LEVEL OF STUDENTS: intermediate • NUMBER OF LESSONS: 3 lessons. • OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: - Identify and discuss different types of pollution, their sources and their consequences. - Explain why it is important to keep the environment free of pollution. - Read and comprehend different material based on environmental issues. - Apply their prior knowledge on ecology and pollution to enlarge their work, and search the web in order to know more about them. - Have fun while using technology. LESSON ONE • WARMER: The teacher will give out different brochures related to ecology and pollution issues and will ask students to give them a quick look. She will ask them different questions in order to activate students’ prior, background and cultural knowledge of the subject. For example: - How many kinds of pollution do you know? Can you name them? - In which ways is water, air or land contaminated? - Do you save energy at home? Doing what, for example? Do you think it is useful? Why? - Do you know what animals are in danger of extinction? Why? - Do you know how rubbish is classified? Why does that help us to recycle? Do you recycle at home? What things/objects? - What can we do to help our planet and ecology? Then, the teacher will ask students to have a look at the brochures again. She will ask students now to read them and to pay attention to the way in which information is organized, if there are pictures, graphs, etc. She will explained learners that they will have to do some exercises and extra research on the subject to create their own brochures to raise ecological awareness in their community.
  • 2. WEB: Students will work on the following g webquest: www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=72065 TITLE: SAVE THE PLANET Description: The following Webquest is aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues. Following the process steps, students will have to prepare brochures as final tasks. Grade Level: intermediate Curriculum: Foreign Language Keywords: environment, pollution, recycling, endangered animals, energy saving INTRODUCTION: Our planet Earth is sick. Pollution, abusive energy consumption, and deforestation are all issues that are making the temperature of the Earth go up every day. And with our planet, many animals and living beings are suffering. We will suffer too if we do not take action now. We have the opportunity to save our planet. We must do it! TASK: Imagine you are a member of an ecological organization. Create a brochure to raise awareness about the problems that are affecting our planet. The brochure should contain information on the topic of pollution, endangered animals, energy consumption and recycling. You may also want to add some pictures, drawings, charts or graphics. Invite people to take action and help our planet Earth! PROCESS: 1- Visit this link and listen to the story. Then, make a chart including the places mentioned and why they are contaminated. British Council (n.d). Planet Earth: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/planet-earth
  • 3. 2- Get the facts. Use this links to get information that will be useful for your brochures. Mayntz , Melissa (n.d) Kinds of pollution: http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Types_of_Pollution Harrison Paul (2010) http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/index.html
  • 4. You may need to consult a dictionary for some definitions: Cambridge University Press (2010): http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ 3- Let’s have some fun! With the information you already have, try to sort out rubbish. British Council (n.d). Clean and green. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-with-english/clean-and- green
  • 5. 4- Follow this link to test yourself. You should include some of the tips provided in the game in your brochure to encourage people to protect the planet. British Council (n.d.) How green are you? http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-with-english/how-green-are-you 5- Design your brochure! EVALUATION: Click on the attachment to see how you will be evaluated. Remember to do your self-assessment. CONCLUSION: MAKE EVERYDAY EARTH DAY! TEACHER PAGE: lesson plan attached LESSON TWO Students will have half of lesson one and lesson two to do the Webquest. LESSON THREE • WHAT NEXT:
  • 6. Student will now go back to the classroom in order to prepare the brochures. Once the brochures are finished, students will have to present them orally to the rest of the class, explaining what information and pictures or graphs they have selected and in what way their brochure can help to raise awareness about environmental issues. After all the students have presented their work, they will make copies to give out in the school.