In Impact, the units offer a global view of topics which are also highly relevant at a local or personal level, enabling plenty of opportunity for teachers to refer the content to students’ own lives, and for students to be able to see their world on a larger scale. There is a focus on the environment, which we feel is so important in education today and National Geographic Explorers—photographers, scientists, artists, and more—are featured as real-life role models who are making a difference in the world.
The video content offers a window into other worlds and societies, opening students’ minds and encouraging them to examine their own more closely.
Each unit offers a number of project ideas that can be explored in our third lesson, dedicated to student-led project work. This empowers learners to become active participants in the classroom and gives them ownership of their work.
Impact helps teenage learners to better understand themselves, each other, and the world they live in. By encouraging self-expression, global citizenship, and active participation, Impact motivates students to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through authentic, real-world content, big ideas, and inspiring stories from National Geographic Explorers, Impact challenges students to not only understand their world but also to engage with it—all while learning English.
For the teachers there is a teacher’s book with very clear guidance and ideas to minimise on planning. MP3 audio CD, teacher’s resource CD-ROM and DVD. NGL also provides a Classroom Presentation Tool, which allows you to show the page on screen, zoom into specific parts and play video/audio from the screen. This means students are looking up collectively and teachers can more easily gauge student engagement and comprehension. The class becomes more interactive and communicative automatically. This was trialled at one of our centres last year and the teachers really enjoyed using it.