Level 3 and 4 Activities
Verbal / Linguistic
Read this mission carefully, then march
on to the web site to learn about this topic. Plan out your ideas before
getting into your presentation copy.
Newspaper Assignment: Eulogy for Simpson and his donkey.
Before you get started on this topic you may need to check
in a dictionary to see what a eulogy is!
Find out about Simpson and his donkey. When were they famous
and where? What did they do that was so special? How and why did they do this
thing? Who did they do it for?
Imagine that you are a newspaper reporter during the first
World War. Your assignment is to write a eulogy for Simpson and his donkey.
As well as the article, the newspaper also need an attention grabbing headline
and a picture with a caption.
If you have access to a computer, you could complete this
assignment using a word processing or desktop publishing programme. You may
choose to copy and paste a picture from the web site.
Read this mission carefully, then march on to the web site to learn
about this topic. Plan out your ideas before getting into your presentation
Message to a soldier.
If you lived during one of the World Wars, what would
your life be like? Imagine your dad or uncle is away fighting in the war.
How might your mum or auntie be helping the war effort? What might you
be doing? What would dad tell you about the war, in his letters home.
Write a newsy letter to your dad or your uncle. Tell
him about what has been happening at home, what have the family been doing.
Imagine you are replying to a letter he has sent you, so it would be good
to talk about what is happening in his life too. Use what you have learnt,
plus your creative and imaginative mind to create an interesting and realistic
Read this mission carefully, then march on to the web site
to learn about this topic. Plan out your ideas before getting into your
The year is 1915, the date, April 28th. You are a soldier
who three days ago landed at Gallipoli. It is evening and you are
still alive, a small miracle! The past four days have been the most unforgettable
days of your life so far. There has been a lull in the action, the first
break since you arrived four days ago, but you can't sleep.You pull out
you diary and start to write ...
Think about who you are, where you are from, how you
would be feeling, what happened to your mates who landed with you, what
are you thinking about family and friends back home, how do you feel about
tomorrow?? Read ... imagine ... write ...
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