Take a look below and explore one teaching module of World Phenomena and a sample of its Interactive Digital Content.
See what a module of World Phenomena looks like. Each module starts with motivation and continues with several activities that use BBC videos. We provide 5 alternative solutions for implementation in schools.
The teacher and the students start a discussion and form a hypothesis about the formation of the most famous canyon in the world.
1. The greatest valley in the world
The Bingo game is focused on understanding the content of educational videos. During the activity, students will learn about the world’s largest canyon.
2. How does a river affect the landscape
In the role-playing game students make up questions from information that was presented in the video. Students understand the erosion action of the river, develop critical thinking and learn to formulate questions and answers.
3. Weathering and erosion
The activity is focused on peer education. In pairs, students read and interpret a text on the problems of weathering and erosion. In addition to gaining new knowledge, pupils learn to work with the text and shall explain its contents.
4. Water in the landscape
Students play a memory game focused on repetition. The pairs contain terms and definitions related to the module theme.
During the module, the teacher rewards groups, or individual students with 12 progress stickers for the World Phenomena Game
World Phenomena as a new teaching subject
- time to carry out activities and multiple topics
- team teaching with two teachers / division into groups
- creating a standard space for cross-curricular teaching
What to consider:
- more demanding organizational arrangements: timetable
- creating a curriculum for a new subject
- higher demands on teachers
Real life example:
School management and teachers created a World Phenomena subject with a two-hour allowance from available lessons to create blocks of consecutive 45-minute classes to carry out activities. The World Phenomena are taught by two Physics-Biology and History-Geography teachers, and in block teaching they will take turns as needed. They also teach the whole class or divide into halves.