With social distancing an elibrary may be the ideal school purchase to get the students reading and at the same time introducing the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals. Pearson has elibraries at each CEFR level. There are two elibraries, one with 20 books and one with 6 books. Students can choose which books to read or you could decide to all read the same book as a class reader. When students have read their books at the end of the year you can ask them to link one of the themes in the book to a UN Global Sustainable Development Goal and create a response to their favourite book and organize a reading festival in school or online! Students can also make videos as responses, posters or draw pictures.
Pearson & BBC Live Classes
Live Classes is a unique worldwide English learning project for secondary students and their teachers.
During and after the lesson, the students not only speak English and improve their communication skills, but they also get to know each other, learning respect and tolerance of diversity. It is a unique learning experience where students and their teacher can join together online with classes from other countries to learn about a topic together. Students and teachers participating in the lessons receive a Pearson and BBC Live Classes Champion certificate
Pearson and the BBC Live Classes give students a unique opportunity to enter an online language classroom. The project is a way of teaching students digital citizenship by promoting digital literacy and students learn to communicate with students of the same age in schools around the world.
‘The BBC Pearson Live Classes project allows your students to speak to students in other countries exploring the differences and finding similarities and seeing how global English really is. It is an opportunity to create a truly authentic English situation’.
Vanessa Hartson Walker – 2020 BBC Pearson Live Classes Trainer
To join the Live Classes look at the Live Classes program and find a time that works for you. Register your group. Do the preparatory activities in class before the lesson, join the lesson then do the post lesson project with your students.
Lessons on Citizenship in Scuola secondaria primo grado
"It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen."
In Scuola secondaria primo grado teachers can introduce lessons on Citizenship with Kids For Future book. It includes themes such as Health and wellbeing, digital citizenship, the environment, EU institutions, Road Safety and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Thinking Routines enable students to engage with the topics and develop projects about them. Video lessons on the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals introduce each topic.