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Module: Changes

Unit: Now and Then

Level: KS2

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1. The Time Tunnel

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use connectives 'although' to link contrasting ideas, e.g. Although they make me look taller, I don't feel comfortable in them.
  • Use time markers to show the time relationships between two actions, e.g. In 1980, the first personal computer was invented. Since then they are used to store information…

Reading:

  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, e.g. therefore, although, since
  • Self-correct by using strategies such as checking understanding against predictions, re-reading, using context reading further to clarify, asking for help

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in a spoken texts
  • Understand the connection between ideas supported by cohesive devices, e.g. although, because

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/filemanager/file/english/The_Time_Tunnel/The_Time_Tunnel_Overview.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive exercise to find out what young people liked to wear about 30 years ago

User Tips:

  • This exercise can be used for self-learning.
  • Students can find information for Project Learning in the activities.

2. Hong Kong's Popular Entertainment

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Source: Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of games and activities, e.g. watching parade, hula hoop

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions
  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/downloads/17_eng.pdf

Brief Description:
A set of worksheets about the entertainment in the 70s

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can read some information about the entertainment in the pastime.
  • The worksheets can be an extended activity after a visit to the museum.

3. Life in China

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Source: Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Media: Web page Image 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. information text
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/minisite/lifeinchina/eng/home.html

Brief Description:
A set of photos and information about life in China many years ago

User tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can ask students to imagine what it was like in China many years ago.
  • After reading, students can compare the life in Hong Kong now and the life in China many years ago.
  • Students can choose a topic to further study and write a short report to compare the living in Hong Kong now and in China many years ago.

4. Online Exhibition

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Source: Government Records Service, HKSAR
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. poster
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_exh.htm#

Brief Description:
A set of exhibition about changes over the century in Hong Kong

User Tips:

5. Hong Kong Toy Story

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.news.gov.hk
Media: Web page Image 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. This yellow plastic duck is a product of 1960s' Hong Kong.
  • Use the simple past tense to express past activities or events, e.g. A battery operated fish boat made in the Mainland in 1960s.
  • Passive constructions, e.g. This UK-made Monopoly game set was produced in 1920s.

Reading:

  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. captions

Hong Kong Toy story (1)

http://archive.news.gov.hk/isd/ebulletin/en/photo/event/040513/040513en30001/pages/1.htm

Hong Kong Toy story (2)

http://archive.news.gov.hk/isd/ebulletin/en/photo/event/040513/040513en30002/pages/1.htm

Brief Description:
Photos and information about toys in Hong Kong from 60s

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can show a picture of a toy in the pastime and ask students to guess what it is.
  • After reading, teachers can draw students' attention to the use of tenses, passive constructions and writing of captions.
  • Teachers can download some pictures and ask students to write the new caption or make use of the 'Timeline Creator' to make a timeline about the history of toys. ( http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/timeline/Timeline.pdf )
  • This website can be used for project-based learning about the history of toys.
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