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Grudtvig project 2012-2014

The wheel and traditional crafts and dances

NARRATIVE – PEASANT WHEEL

  • Video name: ROMANIAN TRADITIONS
    Video link: ROMANIA TARGOVISTE

    Category: Traditions

    Theme:

    GENERAL:

    • The videos cover four themes – 1) The Wheel and Traditional Crafts, 2) The Dance of the Goat and 3) Martishor (Spring Festival) 4) Dragobete
    • They take an holistic approach in that they include elements from other themes, eg music and dance, as well as traditions
    • The exercises can be differentiated according to level, so it is possible to use some of the videos at Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels

    Competences:
    Writing
    Supporting vocabulary
    Supporting grammar
    Supporting strategies

    Difficulty: Advanced (C)

    Function:

    The two centres have already created some exercises but not all have been uploaded yet.

    They have some video clips of the processes involved in creating the videos and will also film future evaluation and feedback sessions.

    Functions have included:

    • Team work
    • ICT
    • Prioritising
    • Decision making
    • Cultural awareness
    • Presenting
    • Discussing
    • Researching

    Tasks/Skills:

    LANGUAGE TASKS:

     

  • SUGGESTED EXERCISES RELATED TO VIDEOS 

    Questionnaire

  • SECTION 1 – The Wheel and Traditional Crafts:
    • Pre-questions to elicit existing knowledge of theme
    • Key vocabulary is presented linked to images – eg ”water, earth’- (good for Elem learners)
    • Gap fill
    • Multiple choice
    • Class questionnaires
    • Speaking and listening
    • Peer to peer presentation using what they have learned – a male and female learner wear traditional dress and, via Q&A, practise new vocabulary and grammar (eg Present Continuous tense: ‘What are you wearing?’)

    Follow-up activities:

    • Listen to video (audio only) and identify the ethnographic location – this leads to cultural awareness in a diverse group
    • Make a video on other traditional crafts and present to peers

    SECTIONS 2 & 3 – The Dance of the Goat/Martishor:

    • Reading comprehension
    • Oral description of other festivals/traditions
    • Introduction to passive tenses (Īt’s made from..”
    • Revision and practice of past tenses (‘They used to..’)
    • Written exercises as follow-up

    NB: Some of these learners sit the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English) exam and are required to give oral descriptions as well as listening comprehension – therefore one section has no subtitles or commentary to provide practice.

    Keywords:

    Attachment: powerpoint.gif Activities.ppt

 

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