Sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”
The literary event of the year in the Anglophone world is Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale 34 years after the original.
Downton is Back
Britain’s favourite aristocratic household is back — this time on the big screen. Downton Abbey is a flurry of activity in preparation for a royal visit.
Orange Shirt Day
In Canada, 30 September is marked as Orange Shirt Day, in support of the generations of First Nations children who were separated from their families and sent to Residential Schools where they were banned from speaking their languages or following their cultures.
Language and Literature: English Speciality
Are you going to be teaching LLCER this year? We can help! Shine Bright 1e has four sequences covering both themes.

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