DESCRIPTION

The goal of the present learning situation is to raise learners’ awareness of the impact of their everyday household chores on the wider environment and to encourage them to explore and adopt more eco-friendly housecleaning practices. In the process of carrying out a variety of challenging language activities, learners become more informed decision makers when it comes to environmental matters while, at the same time, enhancing and refining their language knowledge.

INTENTION PÉDAGOGIQUE

Learners carry out a variety of challenging reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. In the process they exercise their operational competencies, develop positive attitudes and extend their use of social and material resources. The learning situation `Clean and Green` consists of 4 activities: ACTIVITY 1. `Raising Awareness.` Learners identify common household chores that they perform on a regular basis. ACTIVITY 2. `Researching to Verify and Expand Existing Knowledge.` Learners conduct research on the Internet to obtain more precise information about the effects of household cleaning practices on the environment. ACTIVITY 3. `Researching Green Methods of Housecleaning.` Learners explore ways to reduce the harmful effects of common household cleaning practices on the environment. ACTIVITY 4. `Creating a Handbook of Green Housecleaning Tips.` Learners create a user-friendly handbook of tips for green housecleaning, which they can take home for other members of the family, or make available online.

Utilisation

The activities in this situation focus learners' attention on their own household cleaning practices. The information they explore is geared to adults aged 18 and up. However, other than for themselves, some learners may explore ways to reduce the harmful effects of household cleaning practices for younger members of their family or friends.

ÉLÉMENTS PRESCRITS

CA1 - Interacting orally in matters related to everyday home life
CA2 - Listening to informative texts related to everyday home life
CA3 - Reading informative, expressive and aesthetic texts related to everyday home life
CA4 - Writing informative, expressive and aesthetic texts related to everyday home life
CA7 - Reading informative texts about daily news
EK1 - Types of discourse (informative, expressive and aesthetic)
EK3 - Speaking, listening, reading, and writing, strategies, techniques and procedures
EK5 - The writing system
EK6 - Language functions
EK7 - Sociolinguistic features
EK9 - Vocabulary pertaining to home life and daily news
OC1 - Communicates
OC2 - Acts methodically

Particularité

Plus de 9 h / Travail d'équipe

INTÉGRATION DES TIC

S'informer / Communiquer / Soutenir la métacognition / Créer/produire

CLIENTÈLE PARTICULIÈRE

Moins de 20 ans / Immigrantes / Handicapées