The documentary Kanraxël is a rich resource for use in the classroom across different subject areas. Teachers should feel free to use the documentary as a resource in lessons and for extra-curricular activities. The ready-made resources provided here fit into two categories: lesson plans based on short clips from the documentary and suggested essays titles based on the entire documentary. There are six 60-minute lessons plans that are recommended for groups of students in Key Stage 3 (ages 12-14), Key Stage 4 (ages 15-16) and Key Stage 5 (ages 17-18). The subject areas covered by the Key Stage 3 and 4 lessons are Geography, MFL, PSHE and Economics. These lesson plans include the relevant film clips and all required resources. Each lesson plan indicates a suggested subject area and Key Stage(s) for relevance. However, teachers should use their own discretion in terms of lesson content and how the lessons could fit into their schemes of work.
The suggested essay titles are targeted at Key Stage 5 students who might want to extend their thinking, research and writing beyond the curriculum. The essay questions have been designed to both support A-Level content whilst also stretching students toward university level discussion. The subject areas covered by these lessons are Languages/Linguistics, Geography, Sociology, RS and Philosophy, Economics, History and Media Studies. Resources have been provided in both PDF and Word/PowerPoint formats to support ease of download and the ability to modify respectively.
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+ THE LESSONS
- Causes of Multilingualism (sample lesson)
- Benefits of Multilingualism (registered users only)
- Multilingualism and Code-switching (registered users only)
- Economic Analysis: Supply and Demand (registered users only)
- Infrastructure and Development (registered users only)
- Migration (registered users only)
- Key Stage 5 Essay Questions (registered users only)
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SAMPLE LESSON: CAUSES OF MULTILINGUALISM
Students use a clip from the documentary ‘Kanraxël’ to explore why some people speak two or more languages. ‘Kanraxël’ is set in a multilingual village in Senegal. Students identify the varied reasons for multilingualism and apply this analysis to other contemporary case-studies.
SUBJECT AND KEY STAGE:
MFL (upper KS3, or KS4)
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Preview or download suggested video clip from KANRAXËL - The Confluence of Agnack
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