The Act of GivingSebah Al-Ali
Our job as teachers is not only about helping our students learn new vocabulary or proper sentence structure, but it’s also about pushing them and motivating them to become better, in all aspects. This is why I like to share meaningful videos with my students every now and then. This old video is one of them:
Touching, right? .. It’s worth sharing with students, and can be the a wonderful introduction to many activities.
It can start a speaking class about what we can give others: family, friends, or even strangers, and vice versa: what have others given them. You can, for example, ask students to identify one important/meaningful thing they got from someone, and have them discuss why it is important, what the occasion was, and their relationship to that person. Some might complain as they always do; remind them that giving is not limited to material things.
Students can also work on a project about their country: what their country has given them AND what they can give their country in return. Let them appreciate what they have and start thinking about ways to serve their country and give back. It can be an essay, a collection of short paragraphs and pictures (using Weebly for example), or a video (using Adobe Voice for example).
Or, you can challenge their creativity and ask them to write an inspiring story about giving, and make a video out of it just like this one. You will be amazed by how creative they are!