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”

Guy Fawkes Webpicks: Protest and Plot

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 October 2016 > Webpicks

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, commemorated on 5 November every year in the UK, fits well into a lieux et formes de pouvoir theme. Lycée pupils can investigate how a failed terrorist from the seventeenth century has become the face of the Anonymous protest movement. The British Parliament site has an interesting mini-site on … Continue reading “Guy Fawkes Webpicks: Protest and Plot”

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”