New Year's Resolutions

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This lesson contains 18 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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What do you think of when you hear: "New Year's Resolutions"

Slide 2 - Mind map

This lesson you...
...know what New Year's resolutions are
...learn more about the history of New Year's Eve by reading texts and watching videos
...think about your own New Year's resolutions and write a letter to your future self

Slide 3 - Slide

Slide 4 - Video

What are the New Year's Eve traditions in the Netherlands?

Slide 5 - Open question

Read one of the following articles on the history of New Year
(easier -purple, harder - yellow, difficult - blue ) 
After reading there is an assignment to check your understanding

Slide 6 - Slide

Slide 7 - Link

Slide 8 - Link

Slide 9 - Link

What was the main subject of your text?

Slide 10 - Open question

Spring Equinox
January 1st
New Year's Resolutions

Sacrifice to the Gods
Chinese New Year
Julius Caesar
Longest year in history

Slide 11 - Drag question

Slide 12 - Video

Which New Year's Resolutions did you make this year?

Slide 13 - Open question

What helps you to stick to your New Year's Resolution?
Getting paid to do something
Putting a lot of energy into it in the first month
Adding it to something you already do
Making a habit out of it

Slide 14 - Quiz

Letter to future self
On the paper provided write a letter to your future self:
Dear me, 
1. Tell yourself how old you are, where you live and who you live with.
2. What did you think of 2022? What was the most important thing that happened to you? What was the most enjoyable?
3. What is your New Year's resolution and why? 
4. What will you have liked to achieve by the end of this year? 
5. How do you envision next year (2024)? 

Slide 15 - Slide

1. Peer feedback - Read each other's letter and give each other feedback

2. Discuss your letters with your teacher

3. Set a new goal for yourself - what do you want to work on/improve?

Slide 16 - Slide

How are you going to stick to your new goals/resolutions?

Slide 17 - Mind map

What shall we do for a class outing on January 26th?

Slide 18 - Open question