Terrible Legacy of Canadian Residential Schools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 27 July 2021 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The Residential School system which removed indigenous children from their families and forced them to assimilate, was described by a Canadian government as “cultural genocide”. Indigenous groups searching for information have carried out searches of schools looking for the traces of children who died there. Since May, more than 1,000 sets of remains have been … Continue reading “Terrible Legacy of Canadian Residential Schools”

Bringing the Underground Railroad to the Screen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 July 2021 > Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée What's On

African-American author Colson Whitehead and film director Barry Jenkins both made the same mistake when they were children and first heard about the Underground Railroad. The historical Underground Railroad was a network of people who helped slaves escape from the American South to freedom in the northern states or Canada. Both Whitehead and Jenkins pictured … Continue reading “Bringing the Underground Railroad to the Screen”

What’s Inside? Reading Guide: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 July 2021 > Pedagogy

In our series of author videos presenting our Reading Guides, here’s To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee presented by its author Lynda Itouchène.   Find out more about the guide on the site compagnon.

What’s Inside? Reading Guide: Jane Eyre

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 July 2021 > Pedagogy

In our series of author videos presenting our Reading Guides, here’s Jane Eyre presented by its author Lynda Itouchène. Find out more about the guide on the site compagnon.

Shine Bright AMC File 13 Land of the Free

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 July 2021 >

In our series of author videos presenting different chapters of Shine Bright AMC, here is File 13 Land of the Free, presented by its author Rebecca Oudin-Shannon. This file fits into the Terminale theme Faire société Axe 2 Libertés publiques et libertés individuelles and looks at different aspects of the U.S. constitution before asking pupils … Continue reading “Shine Bright AMC File 13 Land of the Free”

Aboriginalities

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 July 2021 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

If you find yourself close to Belgium this summer, it’s worth heading to Brussels for the Aboriginalités exhibition: more than 250 paintings by First Australian artists who innovate using traditional techniques and subject matter and modern materials. Art is a very important part of Aboriginal spiritual and cultural life, part of a vast system of … Continue reading “Aboriginalities”

Happy July Fourth!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 01 July 2021 > Celebrate Shine Bright Lycée

On July 4th, the U.S.A. celebrates its independence. And where better to do that than in Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, and where the Declaration of Independence was written? The Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, renamed Independence Hall, truly deserves the title “birthplace of the nation”. It was here on July 4, 1776 that … Continue reading “Happy July Fourth!”

Nomadland: On the Road for the 21st Century

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 11 June 2021 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

Nomadland, the multi-Oscar-winning film by Chloé Zhao, makes an excellent extension to Shine Bright LLCER File 7 On the Road for 1ère, or File 19 Modern Western for Terminale. It could also be interesting to use with Shine Bright AMC File 13 Land of the Free in connection with Freedom from Want. The story of … Continue reading “Nomadland: On the Road for the 21st Century”