i had my 14 years old pupils have a try at this:
"Autumn" di Emily Dickinson
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.
we had comprehension activities first the had a closer look at the words related to nature ( they study science of nature in the same curriculum) , we traslated it into italian.
another day i presented them with pictures of all varieties of acer trees and showed them the acer leeves. we found out other varieties of trees and talked about woods of Canada and of north of USA.
we talked about maple syrup that is produced out of maple nymph.
A student made a study about Massachussetts from a multimedia encyclopedia and presented it to the class in italian language
[It's only rock'n roll but i like it]