First, read this list of New Year's resolutions. Which ones do you like the most? Discuss with a partner or small group.
Next, make your own list of 10-20 resolutions, or goals for the year. Then, share your goals with a partner or small group.
Extension activity: What is a past resolution or decision you made that has had the most positive impact in your life?
Unscramble 'Happy New Year!' by rearranging the 12 letters in ‘Happy New Year’ to see how many new words you can create. One new 6-letter word is ‘appear’ and one new 3-letter word is ‘awe’.
Activity: See if you can find at least 2 more 6-letter words, 5 5-letter words, 10 4-letter words, and 10 more 3-letter words. If you want a challenge, find the 7-letter word!
The answer key with over 80 words can be found here, but try your best before you check! An extension activity is to write sentences with the new words you found.
There are 52 'Would You Rather...' Discussion Questions. An example question is: "Would you rather play drums or guitar?" and an example answer could be: "I would rather play guitar because I think acoustic guitar music sounds beautiful." Take turns asking and answering the questions with a friend or in a small group.
1. Complete the Halloween Crossword Puzzle.
2. Write a 3-2-1 Halloween Story.
3. Play Halloween Bingo.
4. Take the Halloween Quiz.
1. In the video, what is categorized as a positive event in 2020?
2. Can you think of something positive that happened to you personally in 2020?
3. What was most difficult or challenging aspect of 2020 for you?
Watch this 3-minute video & then complete the Thanksgiving Food and History Activity Page.
Watch the video & then make a list of the most common fruits that grow in your area. Choose one fruit, and then summarize how it is planted, grown and harvested. (You can include some research on your topic!)
Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech with and without subtitles + plus 2 files to download for class activities
What stories define your culture? How does art tell stories? What is the most important book you read? What stories do you remember from your childhood?
Take the TED-Ed quiz on this video here.
Discussion Questions: What is equality of the sexes? How will politics change when men and women are equally represented?
More Discussion Questions: Describe the traditional roles of women and men. How have these roles changed in the last 100 years? In the last 10 years? What jobs are now open to women that were traditionally only open to men? What jobs are now open to men that were traditionally only open to women?
Discussion Questions: What are the hardest words for you to say in English? Why? Check out this article on the 16 most difficult English words to pronounce. Do you agree or disagree?
Take some quizzes next!