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New York, New York
« on: November 11, 2010, 09:13:15 am »
I taught this lesson about New York City to my classes this week. It's a good cultural lesson for students. Many students didn't even know the name "The Statue of Liberty." There's a worksheet attached with a listening gap fill for the song "New York, New York" (youtube link included) and some activities to test their comprehension of the lesson.

I've attached the old version ppt and word files (which might be a bit warped) and the pptx files.

I hope this is useful to some of you. 


  • karnaz
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    • July 12, 2010, 03:16:00 pm
    • Gumi-si, South Korea
Re: New York, New York
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 09:38:36 am »
I gotta say this ppt is amazing! All the pictures of SHINEE and other pop culture icons talking about New York. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

I have been teaching this lesson to Grade 2 Middle School this week. For the most part they love it. I give them a prize for who can finish parts 2-4 on the worksheet and they go crazy. The best part is, those who were listening will always finish it first hahah! Sweet sweet justice.  :P


  • Mel123
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    • July 13, 2010, 02:45:23 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 10:48:02 am »
I have to agree - the power point is really cool. Will try this with my students next week. I think they'll like it. Thanks for posting.


  • Marina
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    • December 04, 2009, 07:34:52 am
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 12:05:56 pm »
Thanks so much for the hard work. Actually changed my lesson to yours, as it seems really cool.


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    • August 16, 2010, 01:30:05 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 12:16:12 pm »
Great lesson, I modified it a bit to fit my students but it's perfect!  ;D

I was asked to show a "movie" to the 3rd graders as a treat for finishing exams. I decided to use this lesson this week and then let them watch The Simpsons NYC episode next week, identifying famous sites and whatnot.

I have to use one with subtitles for most of my classes, it was easy to search on Naver:

http://xatroposx.blog.me/90084694212

(And yes, we will talk afterwards about how NYC is not as horrible as Homer thinks it is.)


Re: New York, New York
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 03:24:01 pm »
hey rachel, this is brilliant.  you obviously spent a lot of time making the ppt, but it shows!  can't wait to use this in class on monday! :)


Re: New York, New York
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 05:24:30 pm »
This is a truly excellent powerpoint and I think it'll probably fill up my entire 90minute evening class. You have also unknowingly challenged me to make an even better ppt about London.


  • AndyT910
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    • October 29, 2010, 08:10:09 am
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 11:25:15 pm »
Great lesson plan!  Just FYI I downloaded the song off mediafire and the lyrics are a bit different.  So if anyone plans on using the audio (I thought that using the video would distract them a bit to much.) here are the lyrics as I heard them. 

Start spreading the news
I知 leaving today(1)
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York

These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart(2) of it
New York, New York

I wanna wake(3) up in a city
That doesn't sleep(4)
And find I知 king of the hill
Top of the heap

These little(5) town blues
Are melting away
I値l  make a brand new start(6) of it
In old New York

If I  can(7) make it there
I値l make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York

New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city
That doesn稚 sleep
And find I'm a number one
Top of the list(8),
King of the hill
A number one

These little town blues
Are  melting(9) away
I知 gonna make a brand new start of it
In old(10 ) New York

If I can make it there
I知 make it anywhere(11)
It痴 up to you
New York, New York, New York


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    • September 09, 2010, 09:02:08 am
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 12:57:21 pm »
New York might be special to those of us in the western world but really the cities here in Asia beat New York. If I was a Korean hearing about the "city that never sleeps", I would be thinking big deal we have Seoul.


Re: New York, New York
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 09:45:45 am »
duchessrachel thanks again for posting this :) my students already sit in teams of six, and i gave each group a mini whiteboard, marker and eraser and made a game show out of it.  they got REALLY into it, and i was impressed to see students who don't normally speak in class really took the lead and helped out their groups.  it was a great lesson for my third graders who have already finished their exams and need some motivation! :)


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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 10:19:56 am »
Fantastic, I love creative PPTs that are heavy on pictures and have a few key structures to practice. This is perfect for me :). Definitely doing this today afterschool!


  • karnaz
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    • July 12, 2010, 03:16:00 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 11:21:24 pm »
@creeper1 Seoul subway closes at 11pm. New York subway open 24h. nuff said


Re: New York, New York
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 10:03:29 am »
Creeper1, although you're right to a good extent, keep in mind that virtually all Korean kids LOVE New York (or at least the idea of New York) and they really lap up a lesson on it. They also love Paris and London so a lesson on them would go down just as well, although they don't know so much basic information about Paris.


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    • September 09, 2010, 09:02:08 am
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 09:05:11 am »
OK guys it was just an observation and I wasn't trying to be negative. By the way the ppt is really good and I am a big fan of Rachel's work. I followed her on eflclassroom.ning.c om as well.

She really has some great stuff on there as well.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2010, 09:22:37 am by creeper1 »


Re: New York, New York
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010, 10:28:38 am »
Sorry to be annoying I can't open this PPT in my offcie here in Korea? Any ideas is this PPT a 2007 PPT
"Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth."


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    • December 22, 2009, 02:30:13 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2010, 11:12:04 am »
A brilliant lesson that has more than held the attention of my Grade 3 students. Big time props for this one!


  • cadwg
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    • October 19, 2010, 01:47:48 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2010, 11:52:36 am »
ya i cant open it either :S
help!


  • min1178
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    • August 23, 2010, 08:12:23 am
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2010, 08:44:16 am »
ppt looks great and fun today's my last day of 'afterschool' program, so i ll use it....also i will add my pictures from Nyc tour as well in case my kids forgot I am a native teacher. hahahah thx !


  • gat
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    • September 15, 2009, 12:00:08 pm
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Re: New York, New York
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2010, 09:38:44 am »
this was amazing. i did it with one of my after school classes which is normally uninterested in anything and they adored it. you did such a great job. thanks for sharing :)


Re: New York, New York
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2010, 02:51:55 pm »
Great PPT and worksheet! The year is almost over and the students need to have some fun. I just used washboards and made it a game (modified the PPT to fit my students level). The students had fun and the co-teachers said the lesson was well prepared. Thanksa!