Rockwell, Roosevelt and Freedom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 June 2019 > Ready to Use

This B1-level article will introduce your pupils to the Rockwell and Roosevelt Four Freedoms Exhibition (Caen Mémorial, June-October 2019). It focuses and expands on a very specific passage from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union speech delivered in January 1941 in which he put an emphasis on freedom, or rather freedoms: freedom from fear, … Continue reading “Rockwell, Roosevelt and Freedom”

Oceania Through Videos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 08 April 2019 > Webpicks

The Oceania exhibition that is now on at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris originated at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The RA has a number of videos in English online in connection with the exhibition that are excellent for class work on the topic. You might like to introduce the topic … Continue reading “Oceania Through Videos”

Screen Tourism: “Game of Thrones” Fans Flock to Northern Ireland

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 11 April 2019 > Celebrate

Game of Thrones may be set in the imaginary Seven Kingdoms, but it was filmed in real locations around the world. Many locations, and all the studio work, were done in Northern Ireland and the country is attracting crowds of tourists anxious to walk in the footsteps of their heroes. As well as studio tours … Continue reading “Screen Tourism: “Game of Thrones” Fans Flock to Northern Ireland”

Discovering Oceania

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 08 April 2019 > What's On

A new exhibition at the Musée Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac explores the vast continent of Oceania, where water is omnipresent in real and metaphorical senses. The exhibition was originated at the Royal Academy in London to commemorate the journeys of James Cook in search of a mythical southern continent in the late Eighteenth Century. Cook never … Continue reading “Discovering Oceania”

Save the Date: Rockwell in Caen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 26 March 2019 > Pedagogy

To commemorate the 75th anniversary the D-Day landings, the Mémorial de Caen is hosting a touring exhibition dedicated to Norman Rockwell’s depictions of President Roosevelt’s vision of a post-war future. Franklin D. Roosevelt first formulated the “Four Freedoms” in 1941 for his State of the Union speech: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from … Continue reading “Save the Date: Rockwell in Caen”

Don McCullin: War Photographer

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 26 March 2019 > Ready to Use

Don McCullin’s black-and-white photographs bear witness of the major conflicts the world has been experiencing for the last 60 years. From Cyprus to Syria, from Vietnam to Biafra, from the construction of the Berlin Wall to the conflict in Ulster, his (still ongoing) career as a photojournalist has enabled him to witness and record the … Continue reading “Don McCullin: War Photographer”

Andy Warhol: From A to Z

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 January 2019 > Ready to Use

Andy Warhol  remains one of the most famous and iconic American artists. He contributed to bridge the gap and blur the boundaries between pop culture and fine arts and his work is a wonderful way in into American 20th century history, culture, and values. Some thirty years after his death, the New York Whitney Museum … Continue reading “Andy Warhol: From A to Z”

Dorothea Lange Creative Writing Winners

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 28 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We asked your pupils to write a story based on one of Dorothea Lange’s photos and were overwhelmed by the response, not just in quantity but in quality, both of their imagination and their language skills. We’ve painfully whittled them down to 30 winners. We’ve divided them into age/class levels on separate pages so everyone … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Creative Writing Winners”

Dorothea Lange Winners Collège and Seconde

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We had so many fabulous entries to our Dorothea Lange creative writing contest that we’ve chosen 30 winners instead of 10. Here are the winning texts from collège and Seconde pupils, in alphabetical order except where we’ve regrouped texts about a single photo. Agathe, Mme Joubry’s class, Lycée Gustave Monod, Enghien les Bains (95) Damaged … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Winners Collège and Seconde”

Dorothea Lange Winners Première

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 29 January 2019 > Pedagogy

We had so many fabulous entries to our Dorothea Lange creative writing contest that we’ve chosen 30 winners instead of 10. Here are the winning texts from Première pupils, in alphabetical order except where we’ve regrouped texts about a single photo. (We’ve included Première LVA pupils with the Terminale winners.) Here are two of our … Continue reading “Dorothea Lange Winners Première”