How do I introduce K-12 ESL students from South Korea and beyond to history and context while staying nearby to storytelling and creative performance? We’ve been reciting and reflecting upon some of Aesop’s fables but it might be useful to try basic Shakespeare. It has been a nice journey so far so let’s probe deeper, OK?>.
I appreciate this BBC educational media work about some of Shakespeare’s works
My old fren-emy, the hindrance of sloth and torpor
My second graders will love this:
I am using Peter and the Wolf and The Lion King (with Study Guide) as visual and aural learning resources as I teach four brilliant 2nd graders from Seoul, South Korea (ESL for Special Purposes), These kids are a huge wake up call for me. Their brilliance reflects poorly upon our local and national educational system in the USA which is obviously derelict and ineffective and threatened. I’m grateful to learn while teaching these kids for four weeks, then they go back to South Korea while I go on my way to teach in Thailand. It is fun to teach when one has students like these. I wish I had some art lessons to use for ESL. Suggestions welcomed!.
Listen and Watch PETER and the WOLF
Listen and Watch the Walt Disney version of PETER and the WOLF
PETER and the WOLF Study Guide
Vancouver Symphony plays PETER and the WOLF
For those who have not heard Uncle Pen, here is your chance!
Listen to Uncle Pen
This is a great article by the IDA about documentary budgets. Useful.
How to make thick curd
This article has some very good tips for making homemade yogurt using whole milk and hot chilis. Yummy and hot. I also like to blend homemade yogurt with greens, ginger and hot chilis.