War in Pavia

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faccio sedere i ragazzi in cerchio, faccio ascoltare Troy sound track ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-l2JlM9WPU ) che simula colpi di cannoni e rende bene l'idea dei rumori durante la guerra.

 
Mostro ai ragazzi delle foto di Pavia distrutta dai bombardamenti e chiedo ai ragazzi di concentrarsi sulle immagini. Mentro sono lì concentrati con la musica di sottofondo tiro fuori dalla mia borsa 3 coperchi metallici e li scaravento a terra provocando un forte rumore che spaventa i ragazzi.

Poi chiedo loro se quel rumore ho provocato danni. NO! niente danni, nè alle finestre, nè ai tetti e tanto meno alle loro orecchie, mentre l'onda d'urto dei bombardamenti a Pavia ha distrutto i tetti delle case del vecchio borgo.
ho fatto poi immaginare quali potevano essere i discorsi delle persone che sono nella foto del Ponte Coperto distrutto dai bombardamenti.
 
 
Testo sul quale abbiamo lavorato in inglese: 

Fascism: Italy was a totalitarian State. Fascism was totalitarian because it took part in almost every  social life aspects:  economy, conflicts between workers and trader, education and assistance, even freetime and leisure. Fascism wanted to establish unity between State, party and society, to avoid any opposition.
To send messages to the population they used wonderful instruments: radio, cinema and newspapers.These became propaganda instruments for the regime and were useful to escape dissent.

Mostro foto di Pavia Ponte coperto con donne che lavano

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1.       What can you see in the photo?
2.       What can you see in the background?
3.       What can you see in the foreground?
4.       Where are the ladies?
5.       What are they doing?
6.       What season was the photo taken? How do you know it?
7.       What are they wearing?
8.       In your opinion are they speaking?
9.       If you think they are speaking, what are they talking about?
10.   Do you think they are singing?
11.   If they are singing, what kind of songs are they singing? If you don’t know ask your grandmother.

Words:
felt hat, icy plank, woollen stockings, bundle, apron, pot, to heat, rug
Draw a mind map (who- what- when-where-why)

look at the photo of the ponte coperto blown up on September 1944

that day a young lady with her little child had just crossed the bridge when a bomb fell from the sky. The boy was only six years old.
The bomb blew the bridge up and some splinters of the bricks hit the boy’s chest. He died soon after in her mother’s arms.


1.       Do you think someone was crossing the bridge when the bomb burst?
2.       How many people can you see?
3.       Do you think they had heard news on tv?
4.       Do you think they had read newspapers?
5.       Do you thing they had heard the news on the radio?
6.       What are they doing?
7.       In your opinion are the people talking? If they do, what are they talking about?

Words

To look, dictator, dictatorship, extreme poverty, to be in dispair, to be desperate, to cool down, to be lonely, to feel lonely,

draw a mind map: (what) war       (when) social environement       (who) what you see in the picture   (how it happened)