Uluru to Close to Public

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 November 2018 > In the News

Uluru, the giant rock formation in the Australian desert is often used as a symbol of the country. To its Aboriginal traditional owners, it is sacred. After years of asking tourists to respect their beliefs and refrain from climbing the rock, it is to be closed in October 2019. The local people hope tourists will … Continue reading “Uluru to Close to Public”

Join the Fairtrade Movement

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 May 2018 > Celebrate

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, la quinzaine du commerce équitable, in France from 12 to 27 May. Products with Fairtrade or Max Havelaar certification have been produced by workers who receive a fair price for their products. These are essentially basic food commodities: the top six are bananas, sugar, cocoa, coffee, other fresh fruit, and tea. However … Continue reading “Join the Fairtrade Movement”

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”

Fair Trade Celebrations

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 May 2017 > Celebrate

Fair Trade is in the air in May. The international “Celebrate Fairtrade” challenge runs from 12 to 14 May and France is celebrating la Quinzaine du commerce équitable from 13 to 28 May. As it approaches its 30th anniversary, the Fairtrade movement is spreading fast, both in terms of sales to consumers, and the number of producers who … Continue reading “Fair Trade Celebrations”

Earth Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 April 2017 > Celebrate

This year on Earth Day, April 22, Washington D.C. will lead many other cities around the world in a March for Science. The organisers say that more than ever scientists need to be supported in the face of climate-change sceptics. As Earth Day approaches its 50th anniversary, the planet’s environment is still under threat. Since … Continue reading “Earth Day”

Collecting Statistics: Class Project on Gender Equality

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 12 October 2016 > Webpicks

This project from the United Nations is really concrete and could work well as part of an EPI with Maths and Geography, or at a more sophisticated level as part of a Lieux et formes du pouvoir or l’idée du progrès theme in lycée, especially with ES classes. It asks pupils to collect statistics about … Continue reading “Collecting Statistics: Class Project on Gender Equality”

International Day of the Girl

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 October 2016 > Celebrate

In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October the International Day of the Girl. It’s a day to celebrate girls and raise awareness of the problems they face. Girls face challenges such as violence, child marriage, early pregnancy and its health effects, and limited access to paid work. Gender equality and education for all were … Continue reading “International Day of the Girl”