Gun Control Teaching Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 28 February 2018 > Webpicks

After the terrible school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Texas, gun control is once again very much in the news. Here are suggestions of ways to broach this topic in class. The Parkland students have been very active in calling for greater gun control and safety in schools (see our … Continue reading “Gun Control Teaching Resources”

School Integration Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 06 April 2018 > Webpicks

Brown v. the Board of Education in 1954 is remembered in the U.S. as a landmark moment in the fight for civil rights. The segregated school that seven-year-old Linda Brown attended while the case for desegregation made its way through the courts is now a National Park Service Historic Site. These videos and websites are … Continue reading “School Integration Webpicks”

Sport Relief Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 March 2018 > Webpicks

From schools playing Harry Potter-inspired quidditch matches, to mass runs and cycles, Sport Relief (17-23 March) provides plenty of themes for language learning: charities and solidarity, sport, exercise and health. Schools participate massively in Sport Relief, so there are lots of teaching resources. The ones for primary schools are best adapted for language learners. This … Continue reading “Sport Relief Webpicks”

Media Literacy Online Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 March 2018 > Webpicks

Governments and news organisations around the world are more and more concerned about teaching children to navigate the nebulous world of news and information on the Internet and help them become well-informed citizens. That means there are plenty of resources out there to help teach the topic. Here’s a selection. Today’s teenagers are often referred … Continue reading “Media Literacy Online Resources”

St Patrick’s Day on the Web

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 March 2018 > Webpicks

St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is a great time to inject some Irish culture into your classroom, with these videos, audio and interactive activities. Happy St Patrick’s Day – some of the figures may be a bit approximate in this promotional video, but it’s great for becoming familiar with some Irish traditions and traits, and … Continue reading “St Patrick’s Day on the Web”

Frederick Douglass on the Web

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > Webpicks

On the occasion of Frederick Douglass’s Bicentennial, there are lots of online resources to help you introduce this major figure of the abolition movement to your pupils. This section on Frederick Douglass from the Library of Congress children’s site is suitable from A2. It’s not a very detailed biography but has an excellent quote from … Continue reading “Frederick Douglass on the Web”

Australia Digital Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 December 2016 > Webpicks

Australia, with its topsy-turvy seasons and love of sport and the great outdoors, is a rich subject for language and cultural learning. Australia Day on 26 January is a great time for some Oz-themed resources. This is a nice easy short video about finding your own way to celebrate Australia Day. From A2. This is … Continue reading “Australia Digital Resources”