Unit 3 - Original Minds

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Unit 3 - Original Minds

Every era has produced original thinkers, people who, as the saying goes, have always marched to the beat of their own drum. In this unit, your students will learn about a fierce woman pirate. They may become intrigued by a white man who became a famous Indian and a passionate spokesman for Canada’s natural environment. They will meet the man who created the WWW, connected the world and made borders disappear. They will discover the enterprising but foolish woman who was executed as a spy during WWI. Finally, for evaluation purposes, students will read about William Shakespeare. 



Here is the content of the Digital Teacher's Toolkit ''Pour l'enseignant":


1. Reproductible material

  • Pedagogical notes
  • Support | All texts, questions and exercices in the activity book are modified for students who have difficulties
  • Enrichment | An additional text including questions and consolidation activities, is available for student who need more challenges
  • Grammar exercices
    • Acronyms and Abbreviations
    • Capitalization
    • Plural of Nouns
    • Suffixes and Prefixes
    • Abstract Nouns
    • Punctuation
  • Mini-grammar tests
  • Texts and questions to print (A Man of Our Time)
  • Answer Key


2. Material to project in class

Interactive grammar tools | To energize the teaching of grammar.

Project this interactive tool in the classroom, which allows you to virtually manipulate words based on various grammatical concept:

  • English verb tenses
  • Pronouns and possessives
  • Pronunciation of regular verbs
  • Plural forms of nouns
  • Spelling of -ing and -ed forms
  • Asking questions



Would you Rather...? activities | Fun interactive activities linked to the theme that stimulate conversation.

Let your students have zany conversations and debate over odd subjects with this interactive version of the popular Would You Rather game. It’s a playful way to improve their vocabulary and give free rein to their imagination.

Would you rather...

  • Be like Joan of Arc and live a short but intense and valuable life and be remembered 500 years from now or be completely unknown and live an uneventful life until you are 150 years of age?
  • Be the scientist who finds the cure for the common cold but it doesn’t work for you or be the scientist who finds find the cure for cancer but have it stolen by a pharmaceutical company that produces a drug to treat the sick?
  • Write for Stephen King and have all your work praised but not recognized as yours or write under your own name but not have your work recognized or praised
  • Invent a time machine that can only travel back in time or invent a time machine that can travel forward in time
  • Speak with a genius from Earth or speak with a very average alien from a faraway galaxy
  • Have met Steve Jobs when he was starting Apple or have met Mark Zuckerberg when he developed Facebook
  • Be a world-renowned spy like Mata Hari and live an exciting but short life or be like Fred Walter Hider, a spy for the Canadian government whom nobody knew about and who lived to be 105 years of age
  • Be a famous and mysterious person like the artist Banksy or be the person who discovers Banksy’s real identity but remains anonymous
  • Be yourself and work for the good of the planet and have an average lifestyle or invent a new fake life for yourself, become rich and famous with this lie but live with high chances of being unmasked
  • Live one life for 500 years or live five different lives that when combined amount to 500 years



Commented mediagraphy

Internet links, including videos, quizzes, reports, etc.

Text and activities in HTML format

The activity book to project in HTML format with corrections displayed one by one.