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Belmonte, Fernando Godoy, Florencia Lassati, Flavia Quinteros, Robert Viscomi, Victoria

Unit of work
The Norman Conquest

Final Task
Students will be asked to work in groups to prepare posters about the different topics of the Norman Conquest dealt in class and present the main facts briefly in a timeline.

Lesson Plan 3
The Feudal System

Linguistic Contents:
Function: Describing the Feudal System Grammar:

For recognition: Auxiliary verbs, verb To Be, Present Progressive, Past Progressive, Simple Past (in the affirmative form) For production: Simple Past in the affirmative form (Revision) Vocabulary: King, knights, peasants, land, landlord, barons, services, etc.
Lesson Objectives: By the end of the class, students will be able to... o Recognize different types of regular and irregular verbs o Associate pictures with the listening related to the Feudal System o Identify the affirmative form of the Simple Past Tense o Answer questions using the structure learned in this lesson.

Pre - task
In order to create a good atmosphere and to download the students affective filter, the trainees will start the class with a brainstorming activity.

...new system ...wealthy landowner

...beginning to lose power ...vassals and peasants

Task
After the pre-task is done, the trainees will play a video for the first time. This is done in order to approach an oral text from a different perspective. Students will be asked to watch the video and take down notes...

Next, the trainees will hand out a photocopy with the listening activity. The trainees will play the video a second time. Students will be asked to follow the reading and complete the empty spaces with the correct form of the verbs that are in brackets.

Feudalism in Europe
Video Early into the Middle Ages, kings and rulers in Europe were fast beginning to lose power. Invasion from the Vikings............................................... area was made difficult to keep land, order and place. People___________ (need) protection and under a need for shelter, a new system of feudalism_______________(evolve). Feudalism was a system of lord, in which powerful lords__________ (divide) their lands, holding some other lesser lords. In exchange, these lesser lords pledged their services and loyalty to the grater lord. At the top of the feudalism chart______________ (stand) the kings. They___________(manage) and ruled over the entire empire. Along the kings ___________ (come) the lords wealthy landowner will hold power over the vassals and peasants by offering them protection. Faithful to their lords___________ (be) the vassals or knights who offered the lord their warring services in returned for the land. Along the vassals were the peasants or serfs. The serfs _____________ (do) all the mini all jobs but they had their own piece of small land....

Checking of Understanding
The trainees will write on the blackboard some sentences to do a true or false activity.

Context
One of the Kings has received a letter with some sentences but some of them are false. Students will have to help the king to find the false sentences and correct them.
Students will have to justify their correction with their own background knowledge of the topic.

1) A king has received a letter with some sentences but some of them are false. Can you help the king to find the false sentences and correct them? Justify your correction with the information you know. a) Kings and rulers in Europe were beginning to lose power _______________________________________________ b) Feudalism was a horrible system _______________________________________________ c) Powerful peasants divided the kings lands _______________________________________________ d) At the top of the feudalism chart stood the serfs _______________________________________________ e) The serfs had their own piece of small land _______________________________________________

The trainees will concentrate on how to write sentences using the Simple Past Tense.

Systematizati on

Feudalism

was Main verb in the second column (Singular)

a system of lords.

Subject

Complement

At the top of the feudalism chart Subject

stood Main verb in the second column

the king. Complement

Enabling Task
The trainees will hand out a photocopy in which students will have to arrange some sentences.

Context
The King of England has received another letter from the King of France. This time, the Norman lords made some mischief to the king and they jumbled all the sentences in the letter. But, the lords include some sentences that are false. Students will have to write the sentences in the correct order .Then, they will have to find out the false sentences and correct them with their notes from the listening activity.

2) A king has received a letter from the King of France. The Norman Lords made some mischief to the king and they jumbled all the sentences and include some sentences that are false. Can you help the king to arrange the sentences? Then, find the false ones and correct them with your notes.
a) / in England with the help of the serfs / introduced / Feudalism / was / _______________________________________________________ b) / the king / over the entire empire / managed and ruled / _________________________________________________ c) / Peasants / the kings lands / had / _________________________________________________ d) / the king / protected / the serfs in England / _________________________________________________

The trainees will hand out a photocopy in which students will have to look at some pictures and answer some questions.

Communicativ e Task

Context
The trainees will tell students to imagine that they have a Time Machine and that they have a special mission to fulfil. They have to travel to the Middle Ages to observe how life was at the time. When they return, everybody will ask them some questions about their amazing journey, so they have to be ready to answer them.
Students will have to use the vocabulary and the structure learned.

3) You have the Time Machine! You have a special mission to do. Go to the Middle Ages and observe how people live there.

Now that you have returned, many people ask you questions! Answer them telling as much as you can about your journey!
How was the social organization at that time? You: ___________________ ________________________ How did serfs pay for the land? You: ___________________ ________________________ You: ___________________ Why do you think they started to adopt this way of living? ________________________ You: ___________________ ________________________ How did farmers organize the land? What was the duty of the vassals? You: ___________________ ________________________ Why did they build castles? You: ___________________ ________________________

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