Unit 6 - Extraordinary Beginnings of Everyday Things

| Between the Lines | 3e secondaire | English

Unit 6 - Extraordinary Beginnings of Everyday Things

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” as the saying goes. Is that really true? It seems that some inventions have come about by accident, others due to necessity and some only after careful and lengthy trials. In this unit, students will take a new look at everyday items, who created them and how they came to be. From the food they eat, to what they wear, to the things that make life easier and simpler, students will discover the story of the many items they use in their everyday lives. Finally, for evaluation purposes, students will read a text about the invention of snowblowers. 



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
    • Word Order
    • Transition Words
    • Figures of Speech
    • Idiomatic Expressions
  • 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...

  • Try an exotic dish whose ingredients are a mystery or make up your own mystery dish and serve it to friends?
  • Invent something that would change the face of the world and give it away for free or invent something useless but that makes you rich?
  • Create a coat that is almost invisible and extremely warm for winter use or create a shirt that keeps you cool in the summer?
  • Create a hat that can let you read minds whenever you are wearing it or create a machine that can control other people’s thoughts?
  • Create a drug that gives you infinite knowledge or create a drug that gives you infinite strength?
  • Have scientists invent a way to fill your brain with everything you normally need to learn at school and then start your career at 5 years of age or have a way of using 100% of your brain and never failing at school but have to spend 25 years there to learn everything?
  • Invent something that would remove all the plastic from the oceans or invent something that would purify the air over cities affected by smog?
  • Create a “varnish” that protects everything from fire or create a “varnish” that protects everything from water?
  • Invent a method to quickly and effectively stop forest fires or invent a fence to prevent cities from being flooded?



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.