Mexico Olympics Black Power Protest Video

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 16 October 2018 > Webpicks

The silent protest of two African American athletes on the podium at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in civil-rights history. We’ve selected some teaching tools for language classes on the Black Power protest. In 2016, the prestigious Smithsonian opened a new, and long-awaited museum, the National Museum of African American History and … Continue reading “Mexico Olympics Black Power Protest Video”

Ocean Cleanup Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 September 2018 > Webpicks

The Ocean Cleanup non-profit organisation is hoping to remove vast quantities of plastic pollution from the oceans. Here are some articles and videos you could use to introduce your pupils to this topic. To set the scene, and with lower-level pupils, There is an article provided at A1+, A2 and B1 levels about Ocean Cleanup … Continue reading “Ocean Cleanup Webpicks”

Fight Plastic Pollution

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 07 June 2018 > Webpicks

The theme of World Oceans Day, 8 June, is the problems caused in the oceans by plastic pollution, a subject which is very much in the news at the moment. There are some great videos and teaching resources on this topic. And more to do in Plastic-Free July. This wordless video, “How will you celebrate … Continue reading “Fight Plastic Pollution”

Teaching with BlacKkKlansman

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 30 August 2018 > Webpicks

Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a Colorado Springs policeman who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. This downloadable audio interview with Stallworth is excellent for listening comprehension. The 13-minute interview is a downloadable podcast from the BBC World Service. It’s very clear and extracts are understandable from … Continue reading “Teaching with BlacKkKlansman”

Brontë Family Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 04 July 2018 > Webpicks

The three Brontë sisters lived short, isolated lives in early nineteenth century England, but they produced some outstanding novels, in particular Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The bicentenaries of their births are being celebrated from 2016 to 2020. To find out more about the Brontës, visit the Brontë Society site, which has information about each … Continue reading “Brontë Family Webpicks”

Mandela Day Digital Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 June 2018 > Webpicks

Mandela Day, 18 July, is a United Nations International Day in honour of Nelson Mandela. The date is his birthday, and 2018 marks the centenary of his birth. As well as our Ready to Use Resource and BioBox quiz, here are some online resources for classroom use about Mandela Day. Our downloadable BioBox quiz is … Continue reading “Mandela Day Digital Resources”

Teaching With Film: Murder on the Orient Express

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 09 July 2018 > Webpicks

If you are using our Murder on the Orient Express Resource with your students, this introductory scene from the film is a great way to introduce the characters. It’s 9 minutes long but with limited dialogue and pupils should be reassured that they are not expected to understand every word. They should have a grid … Continue reading “Teaching With Film: Murder on the Orient Express”

Frankenstein Online

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 May 2018 > Webpicks

There are lots of interesting online resources on Mary Shelley and Frankenstein to help you celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of her iconic novel. Here’s a selection. Why not start a sequence on Frankenstein with our downloadable “Who Am I?” quiz about Frankenstein’s monster? (Right-click once the link opens and choose “Save As” … Continue reading “Frankenstein Online”