Урок-перформанс "Is Christmas Merry?" 8-10 класс

8-10 класс, тема Is Christmas Merry?
рассмотрение способов решения проблемы
активизация мышления
раскрытие личностного потенциала
1. Снятие трудностей перед просмотром видео с выступлением музыкальной группы
2. Просмотр видео и выполнение упражнений по тексту песни
3. Исполнение песни по инструментальной обработке
4. Распределение ролей и исполнение песни по ролям
1. Ознакомление с проблемой
Written by an unknown author in the 15
century, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” was the most famous and
most loved of all the early carols. Not only did they sing to this carol, they danced to it.
It was finally published in publication Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern in 1833. Crossing the ocean to
both Europe and America, the carol became a favourite throughout the Christian world and it is still sung in much
the same way as it was five hundred years ago.
When modern people say “Merry” Christmas, the word merry means happy. When “God Rest Ye Merry
Gentlemen” was written, “merry had a very different meaning. Robin Hood’s “Merry Men” might have been
happy, but the merry that described them meant great and mighty.
Thus, in the Middle Ages, a strong army was a merry army, a great singer was a merry singer, and a mighty
ruler was a merry ruler.
2. Снятие трудностей перед просмотром видео с выступлением музыкальной группы
# 1. God rest you merry, gentlemen.
Let nothing you dismay.
Remember, Christ, our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.
rest (здесь: сделать)
merry (здесь: сильный)
dismay (приводить в уныние)
power (власть)
gone astray (сбившись с пути).
1) Who was born on Christmas
2) Why was Christ born?
О tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy!
tidings (вести)
comfort (утешение)
3) What is the news like?
# 2. In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn.
blessed (благословенный, на благo)
manger (ясли – кормушка для
upon = on
morn = morning
scorn (насмешка)
4) Where was Christ born?
5) Where was He laid?
6) What did His mother think?
# 3. From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came;
And unto certain Shepherds
Brought tidings of the same:
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
Heaven (Небеса)
How that = That how
God (Бог)
7) Who came from God?
8) What did the Angel bring?
9) Who heard the news
# 4. "Fear not then," said the Angel,
"Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan's power and might."
Fear not =Don’t fear
affright (испугать)
pure (чистый)
Virgin (здесь: Дева)
trust (доверять, верить)
might (могущество)
10) What did the Angel say?
# 5. Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
Lord (Господь, Господин)
praise (хвала)
embrace (обнять)
holy tide (святое время)
doth deface (может стереть, удалить)
11) What should people do at
12) What can Christmas time
13) What did the greeting
Merry Christmas”
originally mean?