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Earth-Friendly Engineering Crafts

Subject taught
- Art
- Technology

Link
https://www.getepic.com/app/read/65197

Type of Product
- e-book

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Student will develop key competences, such as problem-solving, verbal communication, and development of creativity.

Description
General aims:
- to learn about art and crafts
- to be able to create interesting engineering Crafts
- to know the language associated with art and crafts
- to develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.

Linguistic aims:
- to read English with ease
- to understand content
- to learn from written texts
- to express opinion
- to enable students to understand topic correctly
- to develop academic language
- to translate words connected with probability in English into the mother tongue using their own words.

Subject specific aims:
- to familiarise students with art and crafts
- to enable students to create various engineering Crafts

Target group age:
The e-book is aimed at 8-11-year-old native speakers of English. Therefore, it can be suitable for non-native students of 10-14. This e-book can be used by anyone who wants to develop their creativity in art and crafts. Also, the resource is recommended to teachers who want to teach art using English.

Level of competence in English (CEFR)
A2

Time required to use the resource with the students:
The e-book contains 9 chapters with individual projects in each so it is recommended to use the resource during at least lessons.

How to use it
Each chapter should be discussed during the lesson and then students should create each project.

“Earth-Friendly Engineering Crafts“ e-book by Veronica Thompson is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to creating interesting crafts. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms.
In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

Comments
“Earth-Friendly Engineering Crafts“ e-book by Veronica Thompson is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to creating interesting crafts. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms. In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

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