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Theory behind US Foreign Policy

Theory behind US Foreign Policy

This lesson is meant to help students understand the key theoretic concepts needed to understand US foreign policy. An activity is included to encourage students to critically evaluate the impact events in the realm of domestic politics have on foreign policy. The goal of this lesson is to go through the sometimes not engaging theoretic concepts that are required to understand foreign policy and this lesson can be used for students 16+, or highly motivated students in the 14-16 group. The lesson can easily be used for 45 minutes- 1 hour, depending on how long you want the activity to last. The expected learning outcomes are: Defining foreign policy; Identifying several theories that analyze foreign policy; Understanding the relationship between domestic and foreign policy; Understanding the term ''motivation gap''; Identifying key actors in creating American foreign policy; Identifying types of foreign policy goals.

By filip_kokotovic

Courage bravery assembly complete walk through and resources

Courage bravery assembly complete walk through and resources

This assembly is themed on courage, although can be edited for bravery instead. It includes two powerpoints and a page of notes and explanation. With this, you will have everything you need for a 20-25 minute assembly that will go down a treat. Suitable for ages 7-16, KS2, KS3 and KS4.

By georgey32

LGBTQ+ Assembly

LGBTQ+ Assembly

Whole school assembly on LGBTQ+ history and rights. Meant to tackle casual use of the word 'gay' in school and to create a sense of inclusivity.

By rosalindamy

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 6)

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 6)

*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 6th episode of the BBC series Planet Earth 2. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (descriptive writing), which can be completed at school or as homework. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. __________________________ Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.

By nadineinprague

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 5)

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 5)

*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 5th episode of the BBC series Planet Earth 2. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (descriptive writing), which can be completed at school or as homework. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. __________________________ Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.

By nadineinprague

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 4)

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 4)

*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 4th episode of the BBC series Planet Earth 2. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (descriptive writing), which can be completed at school or as homework. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. __________________________ Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.

By nadineinprague

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 3)

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 3)

*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 3rd episode of the BBC series Planet Earth 2. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (descriptive writing), which can be completed at school or as homework. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. __________________________ Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.

By nadineinprague

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 2)

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 2)

*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 2nd episode of the BBC series Planet Earth 2. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (descriptive writing), which can be completed at school or as homework. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. __________________________ Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.

By nadineinprague

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 1)

Listening Comprehension - Planet Earth 2 (episode 1)

*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 1st episode of the BBC series Planet Earth 2. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (descriptive writing), which can be completed at school or as homework. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. __________________________ Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.

By nadineinprague

Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This presentation provides a short introduction to the United Nations Agenda 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation allows the student to critically assess the difference between the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the SDGs. It also helps explain the role of the United Nations as a key facilitator of environmental diplomacy. This lesson that is meant for a standard 45 minute class can be used for any geography or global politics course for ages 14 and above. The learning outcomes are: Understanding the role of the United Nations in the global environment; Evaluating the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Identifying several areas where the MDGs failed to achieve relevant change; Identify the role of the United Nations in climate diplomacy; Understanding how the MDGs differ from the SDGs.

By filip_kokotovic