On a day like today:December 3, 1967, South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first heart transplant .
So today is a great opportunity to introduce her this CLIL activity we develop with assistant teacher mixing our Cardiovascular system topic with some idioms and quotes related to the heart.
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At the beginning: a first relaxed-activity to warm up and review.
You can ask them to tell you what are we studying… and they tell you it is the cardiovascular system.
Quotes and idioms.
Then you could read some quotes or poems related to heart and / or blood.Ask questions to the kids about the quotes. Why the presence of words like heart or blood in them?
Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
Some more quotes
And then idioms, what do they think it means…
- from the bottom of heart
- eat your heart out!
- emptier than a banker’s heart
- take to heart
- harden heart
- have a change of heart
- A heavy purse makes a light heart
Idioms from here
Cardiovascular system questions.
Coming back to the cardiovascular science topic, not so far from poetry, you can as them to explain you:
What is the function of heart?
Draw the heart on the whiteboard
What chambers does it have?
Types of blood vessels? Differences-
Functions of blood?
What is diastole?
Then we can get to the topic: heart diseases:
What cardiovascular diseases do they know? Let´s focus on heart attack, angina, hemophilia and blood clot.
What are the risk factors for these diseases? Let´s distinguish internal factors (as genetics) and external (diet and life style –exercise, smoking).