Sorry Day Teaching Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 19 May 2017 > Webpicks

Reconciliation Australia is an NGO set up to facilitate reconciliation between the wider Australian population and Indigenous Australians. They have a very attractive learning section on their Share Our Pride website which includes the following videos. It’s perfect for a theme about Indigenous Australians and/or Sorry Day. This is a relatively simple, short explanation (less … Continue reading “Sorry Day Teaching Resources”

Ella Fitzgerald Online Exhibition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > Webpicks

2017 is the centenary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most recognized voices in jazz history. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hosting an exhibition in tribute to “The First Lady of Song”. The online version is an excellent authentic document for classroom use. The mini-site is fairly succinct, with … Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald Online Exhibition”

50/50 Day Film in Class

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 May 2017 > Webpicks

“50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power” is a free downloadable film and discussion guide about gender balance that is central to 50/50 Day on 10 May. Here are some suggestions for using the film and other resources for a them on women’s rights or gender balance. You can find more … Continue reading “50/50 Day Film in Class”

Teaching About Fair Trade

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France is celebrating la Quinzaine du commerce équitable from 13 to 28 May. Fair Trade Fortnight has just finished in the UK and the Fairtrade Foundation has some great films and lesson plans that make it easy to discuss Fair Trade with your classes. The schools site has a range of films and other teaching … Continue reading “Teaching About Fair Trade”

Teaching About the British Electoral System

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > Webpicks

The UK snap general election will be taking place on 8 June, so campaigning will coincide with the French presidential and legislative elections. It’s a good time to have pupils think about democracy and compare and contrast the British and French systems. The video on this page has a 1-minute explanation of how a general … Continue reading “Teaching About the British Electoral System”

Ecology on the Web

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 April 2017 > Webpicks

Looking for interesting resources on the environment for Earth Day or any day? Don’t miss our Ready to Use Resource, and video suggestions, on a teenage, Native American eco-warrior. We’ve also selected some resources from around the web to help you. Ever since the first Earth Day in 1970, one of the main purposes of … Continue reading “Ecology on the Web”

Videos of a Teenage Eco-Warrior

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 April 2017 > Webpicks

Discovering this teenage Native American environmental activist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, is inspiring on many levels. It fits well into themes of ecology, protest songs, indigenous cultures or young people taking action. We have provided an A2+-B1 downloadable article and activities in the Ready to Use Resources section. These videos can extend the sequence. The first 2:20 … Continue reading “Videos of a Teenage Eco-Warrior”

Robot Videos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 24 March 2017 > Webpicks

The new robot exhibition at London’s Science Museum offers several videos on this motivating subject which can lead to work on science and technology, but also on human anatomy, modals and comparisons. The exhibition trailer doesn’t have any voiceover, just onscreen text. It points out that by looking at robots we question what it is … Continue reading “Robot Videos”

Weather Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 31 January 2017 > Webpicks

Groundhog Day, 2 February, gives lots of possibilities for revising vocabulary for weather and seasons, considering weather proverbs in English and French, and getting a bit of science into English class. The weather, like Groundhog Day, comes back around regularly, and discussing the tradition can serve as a handy reminder of weather terms. Or pick … Continue reading “Weather Webpicks”