icesi/level vi/ module 2/ Reconstructing my academic program history


Proyecto

icesi/level vi/ module 2/ Reconstructing my academic program history


Materia: Lengua Extranjera - Inglés

Edad sugerida para el desarrollo de la actividad: 16-17+

Descripción

The objective with this project is having students reconstruct their university, faculty or program history through the design of a History Timeline Lapbook. History is inescapable and it is important for students to understand the legacies of the past in the present. Understanding the linkages between past and present is absolutely basic for a good understanding of the condition of being human. In this particular case, students will understand their condition as future professionals by reconstructing the history of the place where they study in a lapbook.

Objetivos

Reconstruct the history of one’s university, faculty and/or program in a timeline.

Duración

Sesión 1: 2 hours 
Sesión 2: 4 hours 
Sesión 3: 2 hours

Requisitos

Effective communication Linguistic signs Appropriate grammar   Critical thinking Research Intellectual curiosity Imagination Analytical and systematic reasoning   Abilities/Skills Interacción comunicativa Argumentación/justificación/ persuasión Demostración Descripción/narración Representación (textual, plástica o matemática)

Herramientas

  • Líneas de tiempo

Actividad de clase

Propósito

In phase 1, students are exposed to information about Cambridge University with the purpose of engaging students to understand and comprehend the importance of universities in the world and to encourage them to reconstruct their own university/faculty/program history. First, students listen and watch a video about Cambridge University. Then, they identify the most important information about the university and its legacy to the world. Finally, they answer and discuss a set of listening comprehension questions with the purpose of describing and explaining the reasons why Cambridge is considered one of the most important universities in the world. After being familiar with Cambridge University, students read a series of articles about Cambridge’s history, then in groups of four or five they reconstruct segments of Cambridge history.  Each group explains orally what happened in Cambridge during a specific time so as to understand how periods of time can be systematically organized in a timeline.

Duración

2 hours 

Actividad Docente

Monitors Corrects Provides feedback  Manages the class dynamic

Actividad Estudiante

Brainstorms ideas Is exposed to language 

Propósito

In phase 2, students get ready to reconstruct their own university, faculty or program history. To do this, students need to reflect on the impact of their experiences as university students in their lives and carry out a research quest for historical data. First, students are asked to write down an essay answering the question “what would you have done if you had not studied ______________’” this with the purpose of having students reflect on their university life. Essays need to be 250 words long and be composed by 4 well written paragraphs. Then, students are requested to form groups based on their faculties and programs, once groups are formed students need to carry out research about their university, faculty and/or program. To do this, students need to: First, develop their intellectual curiosity to find out why, when and how their university, program or faculty was built/designed. Then, identify key events and organize them in chronological order. Finally, organize this information in a timeline.

Duración

4 hours 

Actividad Docente

Monitors Corrects Provides feedback  Manages the class dynamic

Actividad Estudiante

First write down an essay answering the question “what would you have done if you had not studied ______________’”  Then, students are requested to form groups based on their faculties and programs Students need to carry out research about their university, faculty and/or program.  Students find out why, when and how their university, program or faculty was built/designed. Then, Students identify key events and organize them in chronological order. Finally, organize this information in a timeline.

Propósito

In phase 3, students present their findings displaying each group’s timeline and presenting the information they found in their own research quest. Information needs to exhibit 10 specific key moments in the program or faculty history where students can explain the importance of these events. In general, the timeline needs to show progress and continuity.

Duración

2 hours

Actividad Docente

Provides feedback Assess students Evaluates and Grades students

Actividad Estudiante

Students present their final product. 

Propósito

Duración

Actividad Docente

Actividad Estudiante

Evaluación

Check resources for rubric. 

Notas

Créditos
autor

Autor: Héctor Fabio Bianchá