Monday, 2 June 2014

UFOs time!

We can believe that aliens exist or not, it is a very fascinating and intriguing topic anyway!

June and July are UFO months! First of all, the famous Roswell UFO incident took place in the U.S. in June or July 1947. Moreover, July 2nd is the official World UFO Day (in the past also June 24th was celebrated as the UFO Day, until the World UFO Day Organization  declared July 2nd to be the official UFO Day).

As usual, this is just an opportunity for us to have a different kind of lesson... and this time the topic will be full of mystery!



LET'S LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT UFOS

UFO means Unidentified Flying Object, that is any unexplained moving object flying in the sky.
Ufo sightings have been reported since ancient times...

The first Ufo sightings:
http://www.theastralworld.com/aliens-ufos/first-ufo-sightings.php

List of reported Ufo sightings from antiquity to the 21st century. you can even select a list by location:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reported_UFO_sightings


Cave painting, Sego Canyon, Utah - estimated up to 5.5000 B.C.

Medieval painting 

 Egyptian hieroglyphics


ACTIVITIES AND GAMES FOR KIDS


Let's have some fun with our young learners!


Esl printables:
http://www.eslprintables.com/reading_worksheets/reading_comprehension/ufos/

Alien printables, mazes, puzzles and coloring pages for younger learners:
http://www.printactivities.com/Theme-Printables/Alien-Printables.html

Funny aliens games for young kids:
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/science/UFOs.html

Space crafts for kids:
http://www.craftjr.com/space-crafts-for-kids/

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Talking about Ufos could also be an opportunity to discuss about the universe or the environmental problems (see my previous post about an aliens' message from the space).



Space and the solar system:
http://simpleesl.com/english-worksheets-activities-games-outer-space/

Games about the solar system:
http://www.eslgamesplus.com/space-solar-system/

MOVIES


There are plenty of movies about Ufos and aliens. 
Students woul be so happy to watch some of them!


List of films featuring extraterrestrials:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_featuring_extraterrestrials

Space alien movies for kids:
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/family-friendly/space-alien-movies-for-kids/

Aliens movies for teens:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/alien-movies-for-tweens-and-teens

MY OWN ALIENS STORY

Ok, we have just learned something about Ufos. Now it's time to write a story!
Click on my Thinglink image below and then click again on each link. You will get some more information about aliens. Choose your type of flying saucer and your alien's specie, read about abductions and crop circles... and invent your story!




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