To engage students creatively with target language through a joint project or pair work activity.
Steps for Students
Watch the youtube short on the History of Halloween:
In your group decide on which celebration you will make a one-minute video on.
Who will be the director?
Who will record the video?
Who will act or narrate?
What images will you use?
Will these images be drawings or photos?
Create your video and show to your class.
Preparation and Tips for Teachers
Show students this short history of Halloween one minute video: ACTIVITY 5
Divide class into groups and assign them a celebration to make a one-minute video about. This celebration could be an international one for example: The History of Valentine’s Day in one minute Or a Local/regional one.
Post the finished videos on the school website/Facebook or Instagram site + please tag BOOST!
If you would like to work more with the theme of Halloween and build on the vocabulary introduced by this lesson see here: TIP 1
If you would like the Student Videos to follow the YouTube shorts style please follow the steps here: TIP 2
Answers when relevant
The BOOST Project (Building Open Online Series for Teaching) aims to improve the digital readiness of teachers of English as a foreign language to students aged 8 -14 by providing an open-access series of engaging native-speaker content videos linked with a Resource Pack of ready-made activities to stimulate production of the language in online learning.