Открытый урок в 10 классе
"Pages of History: Linking Past and Present"
Кибизов А. Ю.
Subject: Political situation in the world at the turn of the 20th century
Objectives: By the end of the lesson students will be able
to speak about the Soviet Union
to use the words "policy" and "politics" in their speech
to act out short dialogues
1 Warming Up
Teacher -Good afternoon boys and girls. Let's begin our lesson. On the
blackboard you can see the political map of the world. Do you know the
biggest countries in the world?
Student 1 -Yes, I do. The biggest countries are Russia, Canada, China, America,
Brazil, Australia, India.
Teacher -Yes, you are right. I see you know geography rather well. As you guessed, we will speak about the history of Russia and political situation in the world. Do you know that Russia was even bigger before 1991. What countries did Russia comprise? Can you show them on the map? Now these countries are independent. By the way, what was Russia called?
Student 1 - It was called the Soviet Union and it comprised Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. (the student shows them on the map)
Teacher - Well done. Today we will learn some more information about the first and the last Soviet President Michail Gorbachev. Open your textbooks at page 88, read the text and put the following sentences in the right order.
Studen's Hand out
The symbol of hostility becomes history.
The head of the country faces a number of complicated problems.
The important changes in Russia tell on some European countries.
The two great nuclear powers find a common language.
The initial changes call for new ones.
The important step to United Europe.
Student 1 - I have finished. I can do the task.
Teacher - Have you read the text? Now let us discuss it!
Studen's Hand out
What kind of reform did Michail Gorbachev begin in the 1980s and why?
What positive and negative effects did the reform have?
What's the connection between Gorbachev's reform and the peacefulprocess in the world?
What do you know about the cold war?
How did Gorbachev's reform influence the political changes in Europe?
What do you know about two Germanies and their reunion?
How do you see the future of Europe? Are all European countries likely to unite? What are pros and cons of such uniting?
What do you know about the European Union? Why was it formed? Which European countries have joined it and which haven't? Would you like Russia to join? Why?
4 Monologue Speech
Teacher- Now we will speak about advantages and disadvantages of Gorbachev's reforms. But first form two groups. The first group will speak about positive effects, the second group about negative effects.
Group 1 presents their information
Group 2 presents their information
5 Dialogue Speech
Now I would like you to make up dialogues.
Studen's Hand out
6 Vocabulary Practice
Teacher- Today we will learn the difference between the words "policy" and "politics". When we say "policy" we mean a plan of action, a set of ideas.(политика, план действий, линия поведения, правило поведения, тактика)
It's not my policy to believe everything I hear.
It's the firm's policy to employ young talented people.
We use "politics" in singular when we speak about political affairs or life. (Политика)
Adults like to discuss politics.
He went into politics and became a professional politician.
We also use "politics" in plural when we speak about person's believes about government's work (убеждения, политические взгляды)
I don't know much about her politics.
Teacher- Now let us do the task. You will get cards. Complete the words with the words "policy" or "politics"
Studen's Hand outNowadays more and more young people are getting interested in _________ .
His ________ is/are rather liberal, especially on the problem of divorce.
Time has come for us to develop (a) new policy/politics for our compony.
You can talk beautifully. You should go into _______ .
After the war the government's ________ was to rebuild the country as soon as possible.
My friend says his life will be connected with _______ .
What do you know about the French foreign _______ .
Teacher- Pupils, did you like the lesson?
Student 1 - As for me I liked the lesson very much. I have learnt so many new facts about Russia.
Student 2- So did I, I liked making up dialogues.
Teacher- Today our lesson was dedicated to the history of our homeland. We live in Russia and we should know its history.
Now put down your homework ex. 33 p. 87. You will have to translate the sentences from Russian into English. There's the bell. See you tomorrow. Goodbye.
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