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Pocahontas & the Powhatan Indians – Skype in the Classroom

Posted by thecolou on 13 februari 2015 in Uncategorized |

Another great English lesson! We have met the crew from Virginia Historical Society and they told us about Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians. We learned a lot! Did you know that Pocahontas didn’t look like she does in the movie? We saw a portrait of her and it was not at all the same!

We also learned that a reservation is like a ”society within the society”. Some of the reservations have their own laws and their own governments, but they can still vote for the President.

We recorded this lesson and below you can watch a part of it. If you want to participate in a Skype lesson just join: Skype in the classroom

See you soon/

9C

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Skype in the classroom

Posted by thecolou on 12 februari 2015 in Uncategorized |

As you know by now, we have read a book about Indians. We wanted to learn more about Indians and our teacher found a guest speaker through Skype in the classroom: Virignia Historical Society. On Friday we are going to ”meet” Mr Evan Liddiard and his colleagues. They are going to talk about Indians -Pocahontas […]

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To this day… for the bullied and beautiful

Posted by thecolou on 7 februari 2015 in Uncategorized |

Yesterday Niklas in 9B showed us this TedTalk and told us to watch it. Niklas thought that this video told the world exactly what we are trying to tell the world with our blog. We took 12 minutes of our lives and watched it. Afterwards it was dead silent. Some of us were crying… Please, […]

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#trueFurutorpRomance

Posted by thecolou on 6 februari 2015 in Uncategorized |

Last week we got married! Yes! It is true – we are now married! Well, not actually we, but our characters. We work together with the other year 9 classes and we speed dated before we chose who we wanted to marry. Our teachers acted matchmakers and decided who would marry who. Our teachers had […]

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Posted by thecolou on 18 januari 2015 in Uncategorized |
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On Mondays we are working with the other classes, but on Fridays we will be on our own. We will be reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. The picture is from the book and made by Ellen Forney. On page 16 there is a quote:      ” I am zero on […]

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Speed dating

Posted by thecolou on 18 januari 2015 in Uncategorized |

We are now working on a project where all the students in grade 9 are working together. We have created characters and during next week the characters will speed date each other! We will then fall in love (!) in one of the partners we have chosen and get married! Our honeymoon will be documented […]

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#TrueFurutorpRomance #Weddingtrip

Posted by thecolou on 18 januari 2015 in Uncategorized |

Once a week you will be working together with the other classes – 9A and 9B. On Fridays we will work with our own project. This is the #weddingtrip intro and how you are going to work with it: The Wedding Trip – a project with 9A, 9B and 9C.  (We have used free pictures […]

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Let’s explore the world…

Posted by thecolou on 14 januari 2015 in Uncategorized |

We will participate in a Mystery Skype lesson. You don’t know where in the world the other class will be! You have to ask Yes and No questions and the class that first finds out where the other class is will win. I have told the other teacher that the closest town (Hässleholm) will be […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted by thecolou on 21 december 2014 in Uncategorized |

Thanks to all of you who have supported us ! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! We will be back on the 9th of January 2015. Mira has created this poem in Canva. / 9C( Th

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Poems

Posted by thecolou on 5 december 2014 in Uncategorized |

We have worked with the app Canva and created poems. Canva is a very easy app to understand. It is also good that the pictures in the app are free to use. First of all we read an extract from the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. Then we gathered words that […]

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