CHY 4U 2014: 아무거나

Anything vs Whatever by Foam, via Flickr
Anything vs Whatever by Foam, via Flickr

Ladies and gents, you are in for quite a day. You will learn not only the meaning of the Korean word 아무거나, but also about the Phony War, the Fall of France, and the Miracle at Dunkirk.

So…what does 아무거나, pronounced Ah-Mu-Gu-Na, mean? This highly useful word simply means anything. See, we are only 1 minute into the period and you have already learned something new. Isn’t that nice?

Anything is a fairly effective description of what you are allowed to do today. With the exception of simple note-taking and other unimaginative exercises, you can do anything that will effectively communicate the importance of your topic to other students.  Your topics are:

  • Total War (pg 456-457)
  • The Phony War (458-459)
  • The Fall of France (459-460)
  • The Miracle of Dunkirk (461)

Options include:

  • a live report from the scene
  • a press conference covering a breaking news story
  • a debate  about the issues (“how should we respond?”)
  • a military planning session skit (I’ve even got army figures for you)
  • a rap (the fact that I didn’t save the Dunkirk Rap from a few years ago haunts me to this day)
  • correct someone’s mistakes (ex: how could German forces have prevented the Miracle at Dunkirk?)
  • 아무거나, as long as it teaches others and demonstrates that you have synthesized, analyzed, and evaluated the information

2 Comments Add yours

  1. thecleversheep says:

    Love this!

    I want to be in this class…
    And if I can’t be there, at least to have my kids in this class.

    1. jimpedrech says:

      Thanks! Approaches included:
      -a map-based examination of Dunkirk
      -a skit about Dunkirk
      -3 French citizens recalling the Fall of France

      Great stuff…

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