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”