British or not?
Critical thinking + culture activity
Submitted by nachonaz
June 14, 2021
Estimated time: 20-30
For the British ALTs!
- Hand out the worksheet, read the items listed. Explain that these items show us British culture.
- Explanation: students must check off the British items only. Can work with their friends. Give them 8-10 minutes.
-> Optional: you can tell them there are 14 British items: Soccer, Battenberg cake, Bentley, Alice, Skittles, Reebok, bulldogs, roast beef, Winnie, sandwiches, table tennis, Stonehenge, Dr. Martens and Big Ben
- Show them the ppt to check the answer
I updated and changed no.4 from potato chips to Battenberg cake to avoid any confusion over explanations!
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Nice. I thought potato chips were invented by an African American cook.
That's the legend and I also agree but there are some sources in a British cookbook, so I would explain that and the Saratoga story! Then let students decide on what they believe :)
I'm just a stubborn brit :') hahaha
I get that. As a Canadian we claim a few inventions that are pretty debatable.
As always, I'm really grateful for these - my JTEs often ask me for more UK-based activities and I'm always at a bit of a loss! :)
No problem! I've been teaching the same students for a while so I always want to see how much knowledge they've retained about the UK. Especially about footie (::::::::
sorry realised I messed up the animations on one slide - fixed it!
I changed no.4 to battenberg--- a stubborn brit, I will bow down to the potato chip debacle :)
....pushes up glasses...technically Winnie is Canadian....based on the mascot for the Winnipeg Rifles, seen by AA Milne and his son at the London Zoo where it was kept safe while the Rifles were in France in WW1 (sorry, Im a trivia geek)
I was thinking that too but 'umm actually although the bear the story was inspired by was from Canada, the character and the book were infact written in the UK by a British writer.'
Hahah that could be a sneaky trick question! Really blow the students mind! Us ALTs all across the country should have a trivia night :''')