The chapter “Police” from the novel Journey to Jo’burg by Beverly Naidoo cannot be discussed without paying close attention to its context of production: South Africa during the Apartheid system. After reading the text in class, it seemed vital to tackle the issue of segregation and its impact on different communities around the world. Students were then encouraged to prepare oral presentations. They made interesting connections with history, sports, politics, literature and music and shared videos, information, posters, photographs and even songs!
Below is their work, which will ultimately result in a discursive essay.
Peep into it and enjoy!
Delfi Subirá & Nacho Rela
Pablo Pacheco Piñeiro & Agus Campion
Juan Cruz Gomez Roca & Joaco Díaz Walker
Belu Irazusta & Agus Buljevich
Emi Molmenti & Mili Zubizarreta
Sofi Teran & Fran Okecki
Joaco Olaizola & Antonia Flores Piran
Paka Müller and Juani Lopez Vargas worked on some songs by Rage Against the Machine: “Sleep Now in the Fire” & “Maria”
Last year the students who are now in Senior 4 started reading a novel by Gerald Durrel called My family and Other Animals. In order to go back to it and keep reading, this year they got together in groups and prepared presentations using PREZI. They focused on various elements, such as characters, main events, cultural issues regarding the British and the Greeks, imagery and new vocabulary.
Here’s what they’ve done.
CHAPTER ONE By Delfi Subirá, Agus Buljevich, Belu Irazusta & Sofi Teran
CHAPTER TWO By Juan Cruz Gomez Roca, Justo Fernandez Vidal, Sebastián Borda and Nicolás Araya
CHAPTER THREE By Emi Molmenti, María Brito Peret, Joaco Díaz Walker & Antonia Flores Piran
CHAPTER FOUR By Mili Alezzandrini, María Belén Gay, Piky Loza & Mili Zubizarreta
CHAPTER FIVE By Nacho Rela, Agus Campion, Fran Okecki & Joaco Olaizola
CHAPTER SIX By Mili Brascó, Juani López Vargas, Pablo Piñeiro Pacheco & Pancho Ripoll