Jesse Owens Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 18 August 2016 > Webpicks

The film Race tells the story of Jesse Owens’ victories at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Read more about the film in our article. Jesse Owens’ extraordinary achievements are a great topic both in collège and lycée, where it fits well into a Mythes et héros theme. Biographies This video from the film’s website mixes real … Continue reading “Jesse Owens Webpicks”

Battle of the Somme WWI Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > Webpicks

The Battle of the Somme in 1916 was a tragic turning point in World War One for British and Empire forces. There are many on-going commemorations planned from 1 July to 18 November. And the British Legion, British Council and other organisations have prepared excellent tools to help teachers use this theme in the classroom. … Continue reading “Battle of the Somme WWI Webpicks”

The BFG Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 23 August 2016 > Webpicks

As part of the celebrations of the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, Steven Spielberg has helmed an adaptation of his book The BFG. Pupils generally recognise Dahl’s work from books or films, so it is a rich subject for class work. Don’t miss our articles on the The BFG film and Dream Jar Trail (see … Continue reading “The BFG Webpicks”

Suffragette Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 September 2016 > Webpicks

The film Suffragette is an excellent occasion to talk about the movement for votes for women in the UK in the 19th and 20th centuries. As well as the trailer, below, the site for the Suffragette film has a clip called “We will win”, which would work well in class. There is also a gallery … Continue reading “Suffragette Webpicks”

Peace One Day Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 September 2016 > Webpicks

21 September is Peace One Day, a U.N. day of ceasefire and non-violence around the world. A day to bring peace into your classroom! On the Peace One Day website, you can find teaching packs in English (and also Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish if your colleagues would like to join in!) They include … Continue reading “Peace One Day Webpicks”

Queen Elizabeth II Teaching Tools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 July 2016 > Webpicks

Queen Elizabeth II is now officially Britain’s longest reigning monarch. On 9 September, 2015, she overtook Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days, from 1837 to 1901. The BBC site has a summary article about the Queen’s reign. It’s B2 level, but elements such as the comparison between Elizabeth and … Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Teaching Tools”