I saw an item on The Guardian website and thought that it would be a great starting point for a resource comparing schools across the world. The resource I have put together is a thinking skills activity and requires printing on to card (I would print out the activity as 2 pages to 1). This then needs to be cut up. The PowerPoint really explains what to do and the overall focus is on improving reading skills. Firstly the students have to read the texts for gist / key words and match them to the photos. This is followed by a reading for detail task. As I have a top GCSE set this year the resource is aimed at higher ability. Nevertheless, the PowerPoint starts with an introduction to the Instituto de Educación Secundaria El Fontanal in Lebrija, Andalucía and the Spanish needed to describe a school which could be used for other groups. I love the video the students made and this is posted below. It is great for our students to see what a Spanish school really looks like and to then go on to the reading task to look at classrooms across the globe and some of the interesting facts that emerge. Thanks to Irene, as ever, for your help putting this together. Gracias.
POWERPOINT: http://www.slideshare.net/njones40/las-aulas-del-mundo THINKING SKILLS ACTIVITY: THINKING SKILLS CARD ACTIVITY THINKING SKILLS ACTIVITY WORKSHEET: THINKING SKILLS CARD ACTIVITY WORKSHEET