One of my goals each school year is to find new ways to use my classroom mannequins in my lessons. I enjoy creating & teaching these lessons, and my students really love them too! Last week I had a new idea. In French IV, we've been studying how to talk about accidents and doctor visits. I decided to dress Jacques up as though he'd had an accident. Here's what he looked like:
Instead of having the students describe what happened in random pictures of people who had suffered various accidents (found in their textbook), I asked them to describe what happened to Jacques. This was instantly more interesting to them. And they were interested in the lesson as soon as they entered the classroom...they wanted to know what had happened to Jacques.
Students were asked to take photos with their iPads of Jacques' head, neck, hand and leg.
|Jacques has a bandage on his head, and stitches on his neck!!|
|Jacques has a scar on his hand from a burn!!|