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25 maps that explain the English language. By Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer.

25 maps that explain the English language

It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. The origins of English Where English comes fromEnglish, like more than 400 other languages, is part of the Indo-European language family, sharing common roots not just with German and French but with Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Persian. The spread of English The colonization of AmericaThe British settlers coming to different parts of America in the 17th and 18th centuries were from different regional, class, and religious backgrounds, and brought with them distinctive ways of speaking.

Rio: Beyond the Map - Google Arts & Culture. Webquest: St George's Day: History and traditions. On 23rd April, we celebrate England’s patron saint, St George.

Webquest: St George's Day: History and traditions

But St George isn’t just the patron saint of England. Who was he? Where is his day celebrated? And did he really kill a dragon? Find out the answers in this webquest. Activity 1: Who was St George? Choose one of the topics below and prepare a report. 1. Open this link and read the introduction: www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/saints/george_1.shtml.

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St Patrick's Day. BBC iWonder. Digital läsförståelse på mellanstadiet – med jultema. Ni som följer min blogg vet att jag brinner för att fördjupa elevernas kompetens när det gäller att ta sig ut på internet.

Digital läsförståelse på mellanstadiet – med jultema

Med Skolverkets bedömningsstöd i ryggen har jag nu plockat fram ett projekt för mina elever i år 5 och 6 för de sista lektionerna före jul. Eftersom eleverna inte är särskilt vana datoranvändare, i alla fall inte inom ramen för undervisningen, kommer de få arbeta i grupp. Grundupplägget är så här: Sök efter information på internet om julfirande i engelskspråkiga länder.Samla ihop korta informationsfragment.Utifrån dessa fragment, skriv en kort text.Reflektera över hur själva sökandet gick till – den viktigaste biten av dem alla. Detta ska spegla det kunskapskrav för engelska i år 6 som lyder ”Eleven kan välja texter och talat språk av enkel karaktär och från olika medier samt med viss relevans använda det valda materialet i sin egen produktion och interaktion.”

För att stötta eleverna kommer jag även förse dem med den ordlista som finns i bedömningsstödet. A podcast about life as a teenager in Sweden. We will work with podcasts the last weeks.

A podcast about life as a teenager in Sweden

We are going to follow a Syrian family in this podcast. I will give you questions to discuss. You are also going to produce your own podcasts and reflect on your own lives in Sweden. The ability we are going to focus on is this: reflect over living conditions, social and cultural phenomena in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used. reflektera över livsvillkor, samhällsfrågor och kulturella företeelser i olika sammanhang och delar av världen där engelska används This is the assessment: Pupils can understand the main content and basic details in English spoken at a moderate pace and in basic texts in various genres.

Eleven kan förstå det huvudsakliga innehållet och uppfatta tydliga detaljer i talad engelska i måttligt tempo samt i lättillgängliga texter i olika genrer. In oral and written production, pupils can express themselves simply, understandably and relatively coherently. Here are some suggested topics to your podcasts:

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Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween. Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern. There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve?

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

(a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded. To learn more about the distribution of languages across the world, see LL-map or The Ethnologue.