Northgate, Broadland, Litcham and Hellesdon High Schools worked together to involve pupils in projects where they use their languages to create a product for a client. Here are details of each project, considerations of the implications for the curriculum and some materials.
Introduction to the Linkedup Project. I recommend you read this first, to understand what we were aiming to achieve:
01 Northgate Linkedup Resources Intro
Litcham High School’s French food interpretation wheel project for the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse café:
02 Northgate Linkedup Resources Litcham High
Broadland High School’s French and German video project for the Broads Authority:
03 Northgate Linkedup Resources Broadland High
Hellesdon High School French project for the Francophone Refugee Community in Norwich:
04 Northgate Linkedup Resources Hellesdon High You can see some of Hellesdon’s resources at http://mflsdon.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/phrasebook_web.pdf . The document is compaginated as a book for printing, not for online viewing.
Northgate High School’s projects. This document shows how the curriculum is driven by a series of projects, with a clear progression in the development of creativity:
05 Northgate Linkedup Resources Northgate High School
Some practical tips. Don’t jump straight to this. The documents on the projects are far more interesting and useful!
06 Northgate Linkedup Resources Practical Tips
Gressenhall Stamper Trail lesson resources. Here’s what we use in class. Of course, the exciting bit is when pupils step away from the Farm Animal resources, and use all the French they’ve been learning throughout the year:
07 Northgate Linkedup Resources Stamper Trail Lessons
The Art Gallery Project resources. Here are the worksheets to go with the Art Exhibition Project. They are aimed at reinforcing literacy, but you could adapt them for other groups. In which case, probably start with the final one and work your way back up:
08 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 1
09 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 2
10 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 3
11 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 4
12 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 5
13 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 6
14 Northgate Linkedup Resources Art Gallery 7