Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

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?


Vipin Sharma:
Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.



Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.


Some more quotes


And then idioms, what do they think it means…

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?

And systole?

Heart diseases.

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).

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This is a quote I found at the No Impact Man Blog (an interesting experience about degrowth or downshifting).

“Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

This blog is about a family that decided to live in a sustainable way during a whole year. “The point of the project was to experiment with ways of living that might both improve quality of life and be less harmful to the planet.” By this time Colin´s family one year project has already finished, but Colin keeps on telling his thoughts and tips in the web and he invites us to try this happier and healthier way of life at least for one week (the No Impact Project) .

I came across that blog thanks to a post by  María.

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