I am very happy to present to you my first Learning Scenario. The topic I have chosen is for pupils of lower secondary level. For the lesson, I used the picture by Arcimboldo as the turning point.
Questioning through art
My students’ reaction to the painting convinced me that using works of art during lessons has a deep sense, because thanks to that, they leave traditional frames and interact with them without having to organize trips to galleries or museums.
At the beginning of the lesson, I also showed my students Europeana resources and I think I will use them often.
I hid the image under some vocabulary connected with the topic that we learned using the learningapps application. It gives several possibilities, from which I chose to combine words in German with their Polish equivalents.
This task can be replaced, for example, by placing a puzzle with the image of Vertumnus, but due to the fact this idea is time-consuming, I decided to use the application.
I noticed that my students liked all the activities, especially those linked to movement.
Connecting art to language skills
In case of German, working on new vocabulary and the ability to express preferences is inseparably connected with learning grammar, so in the next part of the lesson we concentrated on the verb ‘like‘ and practised sentences starting with: I like/ I don’t like – in German.
Subsequently, the students collected opinions in the class among colleagues about their favourite fruit and vegetables and prepared tasks for the Kahoot on this topic.
Finally, the best part of the lesson: the students themselves attempted to reconstruct the image. There was no end to joy, especially when they discovered how many objects were hidden in Arcimboldo’s work.
At the end of the lesson, I conducted a short evaluation that confirmed my observations. The students willingly worked in this lesson, mastered the new vocabulary, they definitely liked the lesson.
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The featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and belongs to the public domain.