Canada Elections: Status Quo

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 22 September 2021 > In the News

Canada went to the polls two years early on 20 September. The situation after the election looks almost exactly the same as that before, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party losing the popular vote but winning the most seats, though not enough for a majority. Trudeau will now form another minority government. Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading “Canada Elections: Status Quo”

Terrible Legacy of Canadian Residential Schools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 27 July 2021 > In the News

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”

Five Eyes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 May 2021 > In the News

The Five Eyes Alliance is a very discreet intelligence-gathering agreement between five major Anglophone countries: the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand. It was created during the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. But it is currently in turmoil over the five nations’ relations with China. The Alliance has existed in its … Continue reading “Five Eyes”

Shine Bright AMC Landmarks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 April 2021 >

As well the 28 Files, the Shine Bright AMC contains 34 pages of Landmarks: timelines and key information about the history and culture of English-speaking countries with an AMC angle. They were written by Juliette Hanrot, who teaches history and geography in DNL. These reference pages can be used to give pupils essential background when … Continue reading “Shine Bright AMC Landmarks”

Shine Bright AMC SnapFile 24 Five eyes, one power

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 April 2021 >

In our series of author videos presenting different chapters of Shine Bright AMC, here is SnapFile 24 Five Eyes, one power, about a little-known espionage alliance between English-speaking countries, presented by its author Sophie Robin-Boudjenane. This file fits into the Terminale theme Relation au monde Axe 1 : Puissance et influence. You can browse this file … Continue reading “Shine Bright AMC SnapFile 24 Five eyes, one power”

Thanksgiving Despite Coronavirus

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 November 2020 > In the News

Many countries in Europe have instituted lockdowns with the aim of reducing coronavirus transmissions enough to allow their populations to have a semblance of a normal Christmas. In the U.S., the problem of family get-togethers is a whole month earlier, with Thanksgiving, which falls this year on Thursday 26 November. With COVID-19 infections spiking all … Continue reading “Thanksgiving Despite Coronavirus”

Comic Notes: Joe Sacco “Paying the Land”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 14 May 2020 > What's On

Joe Sacco has been creating works of comic non-fiction for more than two decades, illustrating conflict, war and human atrocity through the medium of graphic art. For his latest book — “Paying the Land”—Joe Sacco travels to the Arctic regions of Canada and tells us the history of the Dene Nation, an indigenous people living … Continue reading “Comic Notes: Joe Sacco “Paying the Land””

Easter Traditions Videos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 10 April 2020 > Webpicks

We have a bumper crop of videos and audio on Easter traditions in English-speaking countries, especially for A1+ learners. The Banque de ressources numériques éducatives anglais cycle 4 has three videos and an audio on Easter themes. Like all the resources in the BRNE, you can download the video or audio to use offline, as … Continue reading “Easter Traditions Videos”