di F. Ambrosino, G. Alaimo, A. Migliore, F. Vethusan, G. La Rosa
From 14th May to 20th May 2017, we (five students selected among 22 schoolmates in the Erasmus+ Italian team) have been in Petra, on the Greek island of Lesvos, to take part of the second meeting of the international Erasmus+ project (“Every Child Matters – Refugees And Immigrants In Education“). During the week, we had the opportunity to meet a lot of important people, such as Mr. Antonis Kelaiditis, President of the Town Council, and Ms. Georgia Kokkinogeni, the headmistress of Petra’s Junior High School, teacher of Ancient/Modern Greek and History. Also, we’ve been able to improve our English by having conversations and socializing with boys and girls from the other three countries (Portugal, England, Turkey) and we’ve been working in groups to write and illustrate our own original stories about immigration, a phenomenon which is sadly becoming really common in many European countries. At school, in the afternoon, we presented the products we prepared for the trip when we were in Italy and mostly in the morning we visited a lot of interesting and cultural places near Petra (A castle in Molivos, a small town but still one of the most important and popular commercial zones on the whole island; A ruined Greek temple and a church). Also, a specialized instructor taught us four traditional local dances and on Thursday night, when we had the farewell dinner, we used the recently gained experience to dance with a group of experts! It was really enjoyable and funny and it was great to learn interesting things about this country, its uses and costumes, but on the last day, it was hard for all of us to leave and say goodbye to our new friends, because this trip let us meet teenagers just like us from all over the world, and we’re sure everybody would have taken our places if they had the chance to.
“Chiedo scusa alla favola antica se non mi piace l’avara formica, io sto dalla parte della cicala che il più bel canto non vende, regala.” La lettura della favola “La cicala e la formica” alla luce del commento di Rodari, si presta ad un’interpretazione diversa, ciò che sembra discutibile merita invece di essere apprezzato e si può scoprire che la collaborazione spesso si realizza attraverso linguaggi e comportamenti diversi. Su questo sfondo si è svolto l’ascolto della narrazione in lingua inglese, che si è snodato nel tempo e ha preso forma nella produzione come gioco comunicativo, esercizio di condivisione sociale, accompagnato da gesti, espressioni del viso, rappresentazione. Giocando con i personaggi il gruppo ha vissuto la storia, raccontando in coro e successivamente, recitando in L2. Nel video realizzato potete ascoltare “The ant and the cicada” e osservare i disegni.
Grazie agli alunni della 2^ D e alle loro famiglie!
GLI ALUNNI A.MIGLIORE , G.ALAIMO, V.FELIX II B
E F.AMBROSINI, A.VITALE II D (scuola secondaria I grado)
This year we learnt how to become young citizens.
We studied about our rights and about liberty. We learnt that when there is respect and solidarity we can live together: at school, in our towns and in our countries. For this reason we faced an important topic such as the CHILD LABOUR during the Industrial Revolution. We learnt that children worked between 12 and 14 hours a day and even during THE VICTORIAN AGE (1837-1901) poor children worked in factories. We also faced one of the great English writers CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) who created many famous characters such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield.
We learnt that every child has the right to go to school but in some countries in the world children are used as soldiers because they are easier to control than adults.
We also spoke about MALALA YOUSAFZAI who could not accept that girls had not the right to go to school. We faced an important topic such as DISCRIMINATION. People can be discriminated against for their religion, the colour of their skin or because they come from different countries. For this last topic we have created a movie called “EUROPE THE NEW LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES” in which we speak about refugees and migrants that, nowadays, are trying to reach Europe from Africa, Syria and Middle East.
ADESSO GUARDA IL VIDEO….
PROJECT: CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
realizzato dagli alunni delle classi IIB e IID (scuola secondaria I grado)
We imagined that our Italian friends wanted to go to London for a month. We prepared a short presentation about the city. We wrote about the most interesting places to see.
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Per tutto il primo quadrimestre le nostre prime del plesso Archimede hanno lavorato insieme, a classi parallele, creando originali Filastrocche sul tema dell’Albero e delle stagioni. Ne è venuto fuori un libricino illustrato, in italiano e in inglese, che vogliamo condividere con voi tutti! Cliccate pure per scaricarlo!
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