7 billion: Are you typical? (Integrating video with all four skills)

In my talk about using video in the classroom I mention the importance of combining images with language (see dual coding theory) and also integrating video with language teaching. In the actual presentation for this, I use a number of practical activities for classroom use to illustrate my point. Here’s one activity that seems really popular to use with students because it integrates all four skills (reading, writing, listening,and speaking). The video is free to use online from the National Geographic website (or you’ll also find it on You Tube). It’s about the most typical person on the planet basedon…