CEIP las Vaguadas
Three generations of farmers
La historia de tres generaciones de granjeros
Lesson materials for children
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English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
From 10 to 11, From 11 to 12
The realities of being a farmer in Europe. Life in rural areas, relying on EU subsidies, abandoning rural areas, introduction of new technologies, hardships of farming life, running a farm successfully, taking care of the environment…
Social science / Social studies [Geography, History, etc...]
Listening - Spoken reception (Listening comprehension), Speaking - Spoken production (Oral production, interaction), Reading - Written reception (Reading comprehension), Writing - Written production (Written production)
Run the farm, produce food, subsidies, harvest, take a calculated risk, crop varieties, animal breeds, farm management, surpluses, production limits, organic food, biodiversity, foot and mouth disease, chemical fertilizers, pesticides…
The large, colourful illustrations draw the young readers into the story.
Pupils can do group projects about farming in their areas, rural life or interview grandparents and/or parents about the ways of life in the past.
The OER takes the learner’s developmental stage, cognitive development and language competence into account., The OER integrates content and language, There is a varied number of items learners are expected to engage in, The OER makes it clear in which language learners are expected to respond, The OER can be used in project-based learning, interclass and intercultural collaboration