Thursday, 6 March 2014

Bridging the gap to Africa - Intermediate video lesson

A video lesson about a young girl named Tippi and her special relationship with Africa. 




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoN6pD_JeA
Tippi in Namibia courtesy of You Tube


Warm up:


1. What do you know about Namibia?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia
Namibian flag


Namibia (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia
Map of Namibia


Location:      
South West Africa
Population: 
2,113,077 (2011 census)
Languages:  
English, Afrikaans, German, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana.
Religion:       
80-90% Christian
Geography:  
Situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts. Namibia is the world's 34th largest country.  It has the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa.
       

2. Do you think Namibia would be a good place to bring up a child? 

3. With a partner, write a 'For and Against' list for bringing up a child in  Namibia.


4. Can you name the animals below?

Images courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net



* Answers below




5. What does 'bridging the gap' mean?  

Image courtesy of renjith Krishnan/freedigitalphotos.net










* Answer below




Bridging the gap to Africa



6. Watch the short YouTube  video about a young girl named Tippi and her special relationship with Africa:

  • As you watch try to understand the general meaning.
  • Write down the names of the 7 animals that the girl plays with in the video. 
*Answers below



7. Watch the video again and answer the following questions:


  1. Where was she born?
  2. How many years did she live in Africa?
  3. Who did she befriend?
  4. Where are her parents from?
  5. What is Tippi's nationality?
  6. Where does she live today?
  7. How old is she now?
  8. What is her goal?

*Answers below

8. If necessary watch the video a third time.


Discussion: Watch the video again from 1:49


  • In what way do you think she can she help  the elephants and her friends the bushmen?
  • What is a 'protagonist' and why is Tippi 'the perfect one'? 
  • How do you think that Tippi can 'bridge the gap to Africa'?
  • Has the video changed your opinion about bringing up a child in Namibia? Why/why not?  
  • What can we do to help the animals and people in Namibia?




* Thanks to Tsedef Hadar for posting the clip which inspired this lesson. 


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Answers
4.  1. Leopard.  2. Elephant.  3. Zebra.  4. Grey parrot.  5. Meerkat.  6. Giraffe.  7. Hippopotamus.  8. Snake.  9. Monkey.

5. If you bridge a/the gap, you make a connection where there is a great difference.

6. Monkey/ Zebra/Meerkat/Leopard/Snake/Elephant/Parrot

7.
 1. Where was she born? Namibia
2. How many years did she live in Africa? 10 years
3. Who did she befriend? Animals, nature, bushmen
4. Where are her parents from? France
5. What is Tippi's nationality? African
6. Where does she live today? Paris
7. How old is she now? 16 years old
8. What is her goal? To create awareness