Choose a socio-political topic relevant to students, such as gender equality and the serious consequences, in developed and undeveloped countries, of its non-compliance; then ask students to collect information about it. Be sure to specify what you ask the students to search for. For example, ask them to search in which countries women cannot vote, or when women started voting. This will enable them to be more precise in their research and come up with hands-on results rather than general comments on gender equality.
Let the students start the collection of information during the first online lesson. In this way, you can make sure that the students collect data, images and links to videos using circumscribed sources of your choice: in this case mainly on the UN website (https://www.unwomen.org/), but also digital versions of the textbooks sent or made available to students, and web repositories such as YouTube, Ted-ED, Internet Archive, Flickr, Wikipedia.
The students are going to further develop this search at home. Make sure to prepare a structured repository on the virtual learning envrironment in order for them to save information: a Google Drive folder for graphs, another folder for images, a shared doc where they copy-paste the video links with a short title and another shared doc where they copy-paste links to web pages with a meaningful title.
Use all the material to create a multimedia presentation using an online program: depending on your level of digital and communication competence, you may use Google Presentations, easy to use and to share, or Canva, more difficult but also more flexible and interesting.
Ask students to study the material you have prepared and shared, and then verify the learning with online oral questions during a video lesson on Google Meet or Zoom.
The activity carried out in this way helps the development of disciplinary skills because each student conducts a personal study that helps him both from a motivational point of view, and from the mastery of the vocabulary and linguistic structures suitable for the topic being dealt with.
In addition, it also develops transversal skills because the topic of activity (Gender equality) stimulates in children a greater sensitivity to gender inequalities and invites them to seek possible solutions.
For the activity, carried out entirely online, communicate using the school email, shared documents (such as presentations and shared whiteboards, useful for designing study resources with students) and face-to-face during video lessons.
Students can communicate using school email, shared documents and interactive learning environments.