Teaching Democracy: The Magna Carta and Habeas Corpus

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > Webpicks

The Magna Carta is the foundation of British democracy, with its limitations of the power of the monarchy and the guarantee of habeas corpus, the right not to be imprisoned without a fair trial. Some simple resources from the British Library can introduce your pupils to this important cultural concept. The British Library has provided … Continue reading “Teaching Democracy: The Magna Carta and Habeas Corpus”

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”

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”

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”