Friday, 19 September 2014

Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland)



At the beginning of the new school year teachers usually explain to their students what they are going to study. Sometimes efl teachers not only teach grammar but also British culture, so one of the first cultural topics they discuss with their students are the geography of the UK and its form of government. Here you can find an interactive mindmap, a digital poster and a  collection of useful websites, just to simplify the work.

Click on the Glogster digital poster below, you will find general information about the United Kingdom and some videos.


Now take a look at my Cacoo mindmap below about the UK form of government. I have edited it with Thinglink to make it interactive. Pass your cursor over the image, you will see that some links will appear.



You can also click on the following link to enlarge the above image:


SCOTTISH REFERENDUM


Last September, 18th Scottish people voted for Scotland independence. The question they were asked to answer was "“Should Scotland be an independent country?” The majority of voters answered "NO". Click on the following link to learn more about the referendum: 
then watch the video below from The Guardian.

Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits



Here you can see the referendum results.




If you want more general information about the Uk government, the Queen and the Royal Family, open my Blendspace lesson.


STUDENTS' TASK

Use Cacoo or some other mindmapping tool to draw your own mindmap about the Scottish referendum (what the referendum process was; what "yes"  and "no" voters wanted, etc.)


1 comment:

  1. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. It is not everyday that I have the possibility to see something like this.
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