1. Mother Goose Stories

    Investigation

    Goal

    The main goal of the project is to motivate younger schoolchildren to study the English language, history and culture of Great Britain as part of the world cultural heritage.

    Research question

    Due to its distinctive features (small forms, captivating events, simplicity and imagery, humor), children's English folklore is of great interest to children of primary school age.

    Equipment

    PC, collection of Mother Goose Stories, dictionaries, encyclopedias.

    Why use data from multiple participants?

    With the help of Globallab, we will be able to analyze a large number of questionnaires, which will allow us to more accurately identify the level of interest of younger schoolchildren in learning English, English history and culture.

    Investigation Protocol

    1. Choose for consideration a rhyme-song (poem) from the collection of nursery rhymes in English, which you have not read before. The rhyme should not be very long, but old, traditional. You can use special online “Mother Goose Stories” collections.
    2. Translate this poem or find its translation on the Internet. If it is difficult for you to do this on your own, invite your parents to the project, consult with the teacher.
    3. Think about why you like this rhyme, what it can teach children.
    4. Practice reading aloud in English the rhyme of your choice. Pay attention to the pronunciation and intonation. Practice several times. Make an audio recording of your performance and upload it to the project.
    5. Illustrate the plot of the selected verse, make your own drawings or find pictures on the Internet. Take a photo of the illustrations and download them to the project.
    6. Fill in the report form.
    7. Take part in the discussion of the project.

    Safety tips

    Do not forget the rules of working at the computer. The maximum allowed time of continuous work for schoolchildren is no more than 25 minutes. Take breaks!

    Report Form Before filling in the Report Form, please read the Investigation Protocol