Unit 1 - School Issues

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Unit 1 - School Issues

How do your students feel about homework? Could it be that it is something they love to hate? In this unit, your students will be confronted by the perennial dilemma of work to be done at home. They will realize that not all schools operate in the same way and that, in fact, there are some very unusual schools around the world. They may also be surprised by the reasons most teenagers seem so lethargic early in the morning. Students will also read about two opposing views of technology used in the classroom. Finally, for evaluation purposes, students will read a text about the pros and cons of school uniforms.



Here is the content of the Digital Teacher's Toolkit ''Pour l'enseignant":


1. Reproductible material

  • Pedagogical notes
  • Support | All texts, questions and exercices in the activity book are modified for students who have difficulties
  • Enrichment | An additional text including questions and consolidation activities, is available for student who need more challenges
  • Grammar exercices
    • Articles A – An – The
    • Prepositions
    • Personal Pronouns ( Subject/object), Reflexive Pronouns and Demonstrative Pronouns
    • There is / There are / There was / There were
    • Possessive Adjectives / Pronouns / Nouns
    • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Mini-grammar tests
  • Texts and questions to print (Schools Around the World)
  • Answer Key


2. Material to project in class

Interactive grammar tools | To energize the teaching of grammar.

Project this interactive tool in the classroom, which allows you to virtually manipulate words based on various grammatical concept:

  • English verb tenses
  • Pronouns and possessives
  • Pronunciation of regular verbs
  • Plural forms of nouns
  • Spelling of -ing and -ed forms
  • Asking questions



Would you Rather...? activities | Fun interactive activities linked to the theme that stimulate conversation.

Let your students have zany conversations and debate over odd subjects with this interactive version of the popular Would You Rather game. It’s a playful way to improve their vocabulary and give free rein to their imagination.

Would you rather...

  • Attend a school situated in the Iceland or attend a school in the Bahamas?
  • Attend a school that starts classes at 5 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. but has no homework or final exams or attend a school that starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m. but has 3 hours of homework per day to compensate and final exams?
  • Attend a school with no human contact (no teachers) and only computers or attend a school with no computers at all but access to all the teachers and helpers you want?
  • Have all the knowledge you need injected directly into your brain (it might hurt… a lot) and never have to study again or study things as you want to know them but take a lifetime to learn everything?
  • Be the smartest student in Quebec or be the most popular person (but not that bright) in Quebec?
  • Go to school twice a week for 12 months or go to school for 7 days a week for 3 months and have 9 months off?
  • Have a very entertaining but strict teacher or have a boring but easy teacher?
  • Get paid to go to school but make an average salary when you graduate or not get paid to go to school and make a lot of money when you graduate?
  • Be an excellent athlete in school but fail some subjects or pass all your subjects but have no athletic abilities?
  • Learn online at your own speed and alone or learn in a regular classroom with friends?



Commented mediagraphy

Internet links, including videos, quizzes, reports, etc.

Text and activities in HTML format

The activity book to project in HTML format with corrections displayed one by one.