The New Face of Congress
A young Latina woman from the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shatters our traditional vision of Congressional Representatives. This article explores her life, both private and public, from the Bronx to Washington, D.C. after the recent midterm elections: how can “one of us” sit in Congress at barely 29 and champion the average working class person’s rights?
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
It’s become a cliché to describe a celebrity as an iconic figure but a new exhibition about Michael Jackson takes the word “iconic” in a more literal sense. Michael Jackson: On the Wall looks at how the visual artists depicted and idolised one of the biggest music stars of his, or any, time.
Dorothea Lange Creative Writing Winners
We asked your pupils to write a story based on one of Dorothea Lange’s photos and were overwhelmed by the response, not just in quantity but in quality, both of their imagination and their language skills. We’ve painfully whittled them down to 30 winners.
Carousel and Rainbow Working: Ideas from Britain
Le travail de groupes représente une modalité de travail que les professeurs apprécient de plus en plus. Pour que cette activité soit plus motivante et plus fructueuse, Aurélie Watts nous suggère quelques tips qui permettent d’en éviter certains écueils et de donner sa place aux cinq objectifs que Philippe Meirieu assigne aux activités de groupes : la finalisation, la socialisation, le monitorat, la confrontation et, bien sûr, l’apprentissage. Il est en effet essentiel que cette modalité de travail soit, en elle-même, le lieu d’acquisition de compétence et non pas seulement le lieu de production d’une tâche ou d’un objet.

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