Recurs Educatiu Primària| Educació en Valors

Activitat relacionada amb el conte "Super Pepo The Musical"

Objectius d'aquest recurs didàctic infantil: 
Document que dona pautes al professorat per treballar el conte de "Super Pepo The Musical", en anglés.

El conte en sí fa reflexionar sobre els drets dels nens i les nenes, i especialment sobre la importància d'implicar-nos a buscar solucions davant dels problemes, ser solidaris amb els que més ho necessitem i sumar esforços per aconseguir alguna cosa. Dona nou vocabulari en anglés a l'alumnat.

Per fer l'activitat call llegir abans el conte. Troba'l en aquest link: http://mansunides.org/ca/recursos-educatius-primaria/educacio-valors-11


THE MUSICAL

Aims

Learn new words related to the story.

Improve reading/listening comprehension.

Discuss ways of getting money to help people in need.

Vocabulary

The language in this story can be difficult for the average student. Nevertheless, they don’t need to understand every word to get the general idea and do the comprehension activities. The teacher can teach some of the key words or the students can try to read it by themselves, individually or in small groups, with the help of the printed glossary.

Structures

Simple past vs. present tense

Vocabulary

Key words in the story

cholera - cólera

disease - enfermedad

empty - vacío

fair - justo

motto - lema

moved - emocionado/a

moving - emocionante

performance representación

piggy bank - hucha

proud - orgulloso/a

rehearsals - ensayo

rights - derechos

role - papel (en una obra de teatro)

savings - ahorros

scared - asustado

sewage - system sistema de alcantarillado

shy - tímido

sold out - vendido

suffering - sufriendo

tap - grifo

to achieve - conseguir

to believe - creer

to blush - ponerse colorado

to clap - aplaudir

to die (dying) - morir

to fill (filling) - llenar

to miss - perder

to overcome - vencer

to rehearse - ensayar

to sweat - sudar

to tremble - temblar

useful - util

Pre-reading activities:

Discuss orally ways of getting money to help poor people. Brainstorm and write students suggestions on the blackboard. Help them with the vocabulary if necessary.

Some examples: selling used things, a charity raffle, organizing a lottery and selling the tickets, selling sandwiches and drinks in the school break, organizing a party and selling tickets for it, making handcrafts and selling them, doing a show (theatre, musical).

Vocabulary

1. Teach some of the words in the story which you think may be difficult for the children. The underlined words in the story are in the glossary. Try to teach them in a context, miming the words or showing objects.

Some examples:

Show objects or pictures for: piggy bank, tap,Mime: trembling, sweating, proud, shy, blush, scared, suffering, clapping…

2. Whisper a word to a student and tell him to mime it in front of the class. The others have to guess the word and say it in English.

Activities with worksheets

Vocabulary: glossary and worksheet 1

Structures: Worksheet 2 (Only if the students already know the past tenses). Tell them to underline the verbs and then decide if the actions refer to the present or to the past

Reading comprehension: worksheets 3 and 4.Depending on the level of the students these worksheets can also be done only by listening to the story

STUDENTS’ GLOSSARY

cholera - cólera

disease - enfermedad

empty - vacío

fair - justo

motto - lema

 moved - emocionado/a

moving - emocionante

performance - representación

piggy bank - hucha

proud - orgulloso/a

rehearsals - ensayo

rights - derechos

role - papel (en una obra de teatro)

savings - ahorros

scared - asustado

sewage - system sistema de alcantarillado

shy - tímido

sold out - vendido

suffering - sufriendo

tap - grifo

to achieve - conseguir

to believe - creer

to blush - ponerse colorado

to clap - aplaudir

to die (dying) - morir

to fill (filling) - llenar

to miss - perder

to overcome - vencer

to rehearse - ensayar

to sweat - sudar

to tremble - temblar

useful - util

WORKSHEET 2

Present or Past?

1. Underline the verbs in each sentence

2. Decide if it is present or past

Example: Yesterday we had a show at school. PAST

1. Everybody was there.

2. I was already in bed listening to the radio.

 3. They were talking about Haiti.

4. We were very nervous.

5. Cholera is easy to cure.

6. We are eight years old.

7. The world we live in is unfair.

8. Emma likes to sing and dance.

9. It’s a great idea.

10. Lucas is very shy.

11. We worked hard.

12. Emma wanted to help Lucas

WORKSHEET 3 READING ACTIVITY

Reading comprehension 1.

Read the story and decide if these sentences are true or false.

True or False?

1. People in Haiti are very poor.

2. People in Haiti die of cholera.

3. Emma goes to Haiti to help people.

4. Health, food and education are possible for all children in the world.

5. Poor people get sick because there is no potable water where they live.

6. Emma is eighteen years old.

7. Emma and her friends want to get money for Haiti.

8. They prepare a school musical.

9. Their teacher doesn’t help them.

10. Emma likes to sing and dance.

11. Lucas is not very shy.

12. Emma wanted to help Lucas.

13. Lucas doesn’t take part in the musical.

14. A lot of people went to see the musical.

WORKSHEET 4 READING ACTIVITY

Reading comprehension 2.

Read the story and choose the best option.

1. Super Pepo knows about the poor people in Haiti because …a) his teacher tells him about Haiti.

b) he listens to the news on the radio.

c) he watches a program on TV.

2. Poor people die of cholera because …

a) they don’t have clean water.

b) they don’t go to school.

c) they spend their money in computer games.

3. Super Pepo thinks a good way to help the poor people is …

a) asking his mother for help.

b) giving them all her money from his piggy bank.

c) making a lot of people collaborate with money.

4. The motto at the “superhero academy” is …

a) “when in doubt, look for information”

b) “Help poor people”

c) “Being poor is unfair”

5. Emma thinks …is a good idea.

a) buying presents for poor people in Haiti

b) organizing a musical to collect money

c) going to Haiti

ANSWER KEY

Worksheet 2

Present or Past?

1. Everybody was there. PAST

2. I was already in bed listening to the radio. PAST

3. They were talking about Haiti. PAST

4. We were very nervous. PAST

5. Cholera is easy to cure. PRESENT

6. We are eight years old. PRESENT

7. The world we live in is unfair. PRESENT

8. Emma likes to sing and dance. PRESENT

9. It’s a great idea. PRESENT

10. Lucas is very shy. PRESENT

11. We worked hard. PAST

12. Emma wanted to help Lucas PAST

Worksheet 3

True or False?

1. People in Haiti are very poor. TRUE

2. People in Haiti die of cholera. TRUE

3. Emma goes to Haiti to help people. FALSE

4. Health, food and education are possible for all children in the world. FALSE

5. Poor people get sick because there is no potable water where they live. TRUE

6. Emma is eighteen years old. FALSE

7. Emma and her friends want to get money for Haiti. TRUE

8. They prepare a school musical. TRUE

9. Their teacher doesn’t help them. FALSE

10. Emma likes to sing and dance. TRUE

11. Lucas is not very shy. FALSE

12. Emma wanted to help Lucas. TRUE

13. Lucas doesn’t take part in the musical. FALSE

14. A lot of people went to see the musical. TRUEWorksheet 4

Reading comprehension 2.

Read the story and choose the best option.

1. Super Pepo knows about the poor people in Haiti because …

a) his teacher tells him about Haiti.

b) he listens to the news on the radio.

c) he watches a program on TV.

2. Poor people die of cholera because …

a) they don’t have clean water.

b) they don’t go to school.

c) they spend their money in computer games.

3. Super Pepo thinks a good way to help the poor people is …

a) asking his mother for help.

b) giving them all her money from his piggy bank.

 c) making a lot of people collaborate with money.

4. The motto at the “superhero academy” is …

a) “When in doubt, look for information”

b) “Help poor people”

c) “Being poor is unfair”

5. Emma thinks …is a good idea.

a) buying presents for poor people in Haiti.

b) organizing a musical to collect money

c) going to Haiti

6. Lucas …

a) doesn’t want to help the poor people in Haiti.

b) doesn’t want to buy a present for her sister.

c) doesn’t want to sing and dance in the musical.

 7. They were very happy because …

a) They collected a lot of money from the Musical.

b) Emma danced very well.

c) Lucas was at the musical.

8. Lucas was very happy because…

a) he was capable of being in the show.

b) he bought a present for her sister.

c) he was shy.

Super Pepo” The musical

Yesterday we had a very moving show at school. None of the schools of our friends has such an assembly hall as big as ours. We were a bit scared when we started rehearsing our musical, seeing so many empty seats in front of us. It’s going to be hard work, filling the hall. We worked hard, and when the time came, all seats were sold out!The teacher told us not to look through the curtains, but we couldn’t stop it. We looked carefully from one of the side curtains.Everybody was there, friends, families and schoolmates. We were very nervous, and moved at the same time. We had achieved an important goal: to help people in need… I’ll tell you how this story started two months ago:

I was already in bed, listening to my mother’s radio. They were talking about Haiti; lots of people were dying of cholera, a disease that only affects the poorest people.

 -“That’s unfair”, said my motherI couldn’t sleep; my head was full of questions:What sort of sickness affects only the poor? Does it visit banks to see if there is little money? I got scared, for I had just spent most of my savings in a computer game.-Why did mum say it’s unfair? I have been told at home that I have rights and obligations. I try to have more rights, but I never thought, not being sick, was a right.My God! Am I going to have problems with my empty piggy bank? Next day I started an investigation. Our motto at the “superhero academy” is “when in doubt, look for information”. The first thing I discovered made me angry.

 -Cholera appears where there is no clean water or sewage system. That’s why it affects the poor! On the other hand it’s easy to cure, you only need water! How is it possible then that so many people are affected? Here you only have to open a tap to get all the water you need.

The unfairness made me sad. The poorest people get sick because there is no potable water or sewage system where they live.

-What about their rights? I found out then that important things like health, food or going to school were not possible for all children since their birth.

When I told my friends about Haiti, they couldn’t believe me. Emma’s elder sister was there and told us:

-“The world we live in is unfair. Many persons don’t have the most elementary rights”.-“¿What can we do? I asked.

Emma, a very impulsive girl, said:-“Let’s go to Haiti!”We looked at her surprised:-“Emma,we are eight years old. We can’t travel over there”.

-“So ? There must be someway we can help.”Sandra said: -“That’s what NGOs are for. We could collect money and send it to help these people and cure the disease”.

-“Will our savings be enough?” I asked.-“No”, said Sandra. “Lots of people must know this. Let’s find a way to make many people collaborate”.

-“I got it! I got it! A Musical!” said Emma. She likes to sing and dance and does it very well.We all liked the idea very much, and decided to tell the teacher. She was surprised and looked at us for a moment:-“I think it’s a great idea. You can do a musical with songs about children’s rights. I‘ll help you”.Lucas didn’t like the idea. He is very shy. When the teacher asked him in the classroom he blushed, began to sweat and found it very difficult to speak. Just imagine him singing and dancing in front of a lot of people!

For a week, Lucas didn’t appear at the rehearsals. Then one day he asked Emma’s’ help. He wanted her to help him choose a pre sent for his sister. He was so shy he knew he wouldn’t dare ask the shopkeepers’ help, if he didn’t find anything he liked for his sis ter. Emma went with him, but Lucas took a long time to choose the present and they were very late.-“It’s seven o’clock! The rehearsal was at six o’clock!” said Emma. “Today we were going to distribute the roles, and we had to discuss our preferences”.-“Sorry Emma. By my fault you are not only going to be late, but you will miss your favourite role”.-“It’s Ok Lucas. The role isn’t important. What is important is taking part in the musical. I’ll see you in class tomorrow!”

Emma ran home and left Lucas thinking about what had happened: He wasn’t capable of taking part in a musical, and so, he couldn’t help other people in need, because he was shy, and Emma had missed her role be cause she wanted to help him. The Next day, Lucas joined the group, and took part in the rehearsal. The only role that was left was the tree.

On performance day he was very nervous, trembling. To calm down, he thought that, what he was suffering was nothing compared to the suffer ng of the sick people in Haiti. He should try to overcome his fears.

When the show finished clapping lasted ten minutes non-stop! The clapping was even stronger, when the teacher announced the money col lected! We all felt very proud. The effort had been useful!And Lucas taught us, that real superheroes are those people capable of overcoming their fears, like he did, to help others.