Πέμπτη, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2017

NINOS 17/1/2017 international lesson: art and refugees [ERASMUS]

teacher prompting the students

Students reading the poem in their mother tongue

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Emmanuel Ninos shows on the small Mediterranean map the route of Emis's voyage to Syria


Greek student reads the poem in Greek

Spanish students reads the poem in Spanish

Italian student reads the poem in Italian

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Tuesday    17/1/2017
international lesson:  art and refugees
ERASMUS exchange visit        Italia        España        Ελλάδα

4th SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ILION, GREECE
4ο ΓΕ.Λ ΙΛΙΟΥ

http://4lyk-iliou.att.sch.gr

EMMANUEL NINOS
BA English & Greek, Dip RSA TEFL, MA Ed.

[The lesson took place in our computer lab. All 36 students and their Erasmus teachers were present.]

LESSON PLAN NOTES
1. Kavafis’s poem “In the Harbor-Town]
Teacher shows English translation on the projector
T. hands out Greek, Italian and Spanish translations
Question: what happens in this short poem
[When, where, who, tragedy]

Difficult task:
Each national group chooses one student to recite the poem in her mother tongue

T. shows photo of 3-year old child washed ashore
Question: What is the connection of the 3 year-old Aylan Kurdi refugee with the main character in Kavafis’s poem?

PURPOSE
A] to hear how the three languages [Greek, Spanish, Italian sound]
B] realize that refugees are not only a problem but also a litany of tragedies
C] express their opinions in English, to share them with all the Erasmus groups
D] admire poetry as a form of art
E] to think about English as a lingua franca linguistic imperialism

2. Christos Bacharakis photography exhibition at Stavros Niarhos cultural center
Teacher explains what Bachrakis thinks the role of artist/photographer is nowadays
Teachers shows the 5 photographs
The students explain what the photos depict [any kind of background information, too.]


PURPOSE
A] to realize what the refugee crisis really looks like
B] admire photography as a form of art

3. Grico song “O andra mou pai”
T. gives translation of the Grico lyrics to Italian students.
An Italian student explains what the song is about:
[A woman complains because her husbands leaves her to work as a guest worker in Germany]
T. gives Grico lyrics to all students
We listen to the song and whoever wants sings along

PURPOSE
A] to learn about the Italiot Greek Grico dialect in South Italy
B] To realize that folk songs express the social problem of emigration
C] To have fun by singing a beautiful, though sad, song
D] to realize that refugees and immigrants have been a phenomenon for centuries, due to specific political/economic/social reasons

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