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Solar trees?

The ‘Daily Good’ has come up trumps again – Pure gold, ladies and gentlemen.  For sheer entertainment, I invite you to have a look at the items on this project.  They’re pretty good for teaching, too.

You could start with the article from the ‘Daily Good’ here.

I, however, would go straight to the video here and see what all the fuss is about.

Because the video has no commentary it is open to use in a variety of ways.  Given that key words are written clearly, I intend to invite my students to write and execute commentary.  One could go so far as to record them reading it and play the two simultaneously. I’ll see how energetic I’m feeling.  If you have been working on presentations and linking phrases, you could major on them.  If you have worked on the passive, that’s great too.  Technical professionals go nuts for this type of thing.

Closer to home, would your class like to see a development like this in their area?  Would it be suitable?  Would they want to live there?  Beyond the urban planning aspect, you will be able to orient the discussion towards climate, rainfall, temperature, and so-on.  The sustainability debate is also one your students may wish to explore.  Personally, I’m looking forward to using this a lot …  now that I’ve recovered from the holidays!

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About Catherine Kennedy

Second year undergrad (super-mature) at Sheffield Uni doing single honours Religion, Theology, and the Bible. (Formerly TEFL teacher in France)

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