Category: Civilization


What was the Underground Railroad?

Learn about it and do a listening comprehension (video + gap filling exercise) :

http://www.letshavefunwithenglish.com/projects/country_film/underground_railroad1.htm

 

Here is a video using the theme of the Suffragettes to illustrate the notion  Myths & Heroes (source France TV éducation) :

Find out about Whitby goth weekend by having a look at Martin Parr‘s blog : here and Alan Moore’s article about Whitby’s Dracula connections: here.

Examples of Martin Parr’s photos :

A cool song to listen to when you have finished your work. The clip was shot in Whitby.

 

Click on 1930s (mots-clefs) for other relevant documents

Steinbeck’s book is still relevant today > click here : In Steinbeck’s footsteps

(You’ll find the audio file of the video documentary in the audio Box under « Terminale » at the bottom of the page)

 The Grapes of Wrath:  (Les Raisins de la Colère)  is a beautiful film made about that period and based on Steinbeck’s novel.

Pour savoir comment prononcer « WRATH », cliquez ici



pin-widely-worn-by-members-of-freedom-mvt-organizations This was the slogan of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s.

( you can watch a video of the events. The song is by Nina Simone, a committed singer.)

*committed : engagé

To play the video : click here

Here is a timeline (chronologie) you can view to revise The Civil Rights Movement :

This video will remind you of the lesson too :

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Voici un article du magazine Télérama intitulé « Ils eurent tellement faim… »

 concernant le livre « Hard Times » de Studs Terkel :

book page

(version PDF plus lisible: cliquez sur l’image ci-dessus)

school tableSchool in Britain video (easy English + subtitles!) :

Click here for other documents about the Inuits

Inuit mother and child

Here is a good slideshow (diaporama) that I’ve found for you about the INUIT people  in Canada (you’re lucky, it’s in French!).  Have a look at it to know more about these first nations:

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 OHIO a protest song by Neil Young (listen to the clip)

Here is a mini slideshow to complement what we are doing  in class:

Vietnam War(version PDF)

How to turn marines into killing machines :

aucun doublage ne vaut l’original … « You got a war face? Let me see your war face. You don’t scare me. Work on it! » war face?

Dijeridu

Here’s an example of what a dijeridu – the traditional instrument of Australian Aborigines – sounds like. Quite impressive, don’t you think?

ABORIGINAL DANCERS

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(voir aussi dans l’audio box : musique aborigène version plus contemporaine)

 

listen to it here!

click on OZ to get the other documents

> WEBQUEST : AUSTRALIA/ABORIGINES

OZ = Australia -Down Under – This is the English name of a land long inhabited by Aboriginals alone.  Aboriginal art is still very much alive and appreciated around the world.

 here is a link to  another similar slideshow by somebody else  ***

Listen to Native American music in the audio box (open the « Ethnic music » folder)

click on this photo to get the slideshow that we did in class (Pdf version)Native Americans

J’ai sélectionné quelques diaporamas (slideshows) à visionner si les Native Americans vous intéressent…

1) Beau diaporama coloré sur les Amérindiens :

2) Photos of  Native Americans :

3) Représentation des Amérindiens dans l’art et la culture populaire :

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Here are some maps and a summary on the ARTE site :  MAPS AND SUMMARY 

and here is the link to the video of the programme :  LES INDIENS D’AMERIQUE DU NORD

NATIVE AMERICAN STATE NAMES

Just in case you didn’t know the difference between England, Great Britain and the UK (United Kingdom)…

Take away (enlever) Northern Ireland  and you are left with Great Britain or just Britain.

(If you add (ajouter)  the republic of Ireland (Eire) you have the British Isles)

… here is a map :

United Kingdom

GOT IT ?  >>> TEST YOURSELF!

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The following are the English flag, the Welsh flag and the Scottish flag :

Flag of EnglandWales = Pays de GallesScotland = Ecosse

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here are the emblems of England, Wales and Scotland :

English rosedaffodilthisthle

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I’ve selected 3 other slideshows about Britain, one of them in particular can be useful to the Term when they study the text « I am British »

LINK TO THE OTHER SLIDE SHOWS

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WWII

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WORLD WAR II (THE SECOND WORLD WAR)

This week we are going to explore WWII – Follow the instructions on your worksheet : WW2 BBC– 

Here is the site you will need : http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/

you can click on WWII (in the links on the left) to find a (small) selection of links about how people, and children especially, lived during WWII.

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+you can listen to  an extract from Narnia

loudspeaker

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amish

I’ve found an informative/educational slideshow about the Amish.  Have a look at it to know more about them. 35 slides but they are mainly photos. 

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flag of jamaica

Here is a link to a short slideshow about Jamaica to complement what I did in class  – re text entitled  « I am British »

( attention!  il y a quelques  fautes d’anglais car il a été fait par quelqu’un dont l’anglais n’est pas la langue maternelle – à vous de les repérer) :

Link to JAMAICA Slideshow 

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[HERE ARE THE LINKS ABOUT INDIA : the caste system & the dowry system]

1) FOOD FOR THOUGHT : here are a few famous quotations(citations) by the Mahatma:

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2) TO COMPLEMENT WHAT WE’VE DONE IN CLASS, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SLIDE SHOW ABOUT GANDHI’S LIFE :

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And here is the trailer of the film:

Icons of England

 Choose three (or more) icons, depending on how big your group is. Your task is to present them to the class. Use a slide show (diaporama) to illustrate your presentation.       

!!! Don’t just copy & paste* (copier et coller)          

Use simple and clear English so that the others can understand easily.  You may have to select the most interesting facts, but give some details and unusual anecdotes or trivia.

>>>ICONS OF ENGLAND <<<

tip : you will need a dictionary, so open a new window.

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