Eco-Warrior

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 April 2017 > Ready to Use

This A2+-level article sheds light on ways to take part in environmental issues, through the eyes of a teenage Native American boy very committed to ecology. As well as A2+ activities, we have suggested some B1 extensions and videos for use with mixed-level or more advanced classes. This is  an excellent topic for an EPI … Continue reading “Eco-Warrior”

Videos of a Teenage Eco-Warrior

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 April 2017 > Webpicks

Discovering this teenage Native American environmental activist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, is inspiring on many levels. It fits well into themes of ecology, protest songs, indigenous cultures or young people taking action. We have provided an A2+-B1 downloadable article and activities in the Ready to Use Resources section. These videos can extend the sequence. The first 2:20 … Continue reading “Videos of a Teenage Eco-Warrior”

Native American Film in Class

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 September 2016 > Webpicks

Songs My Brothers Taught Me takes place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (South Dakota). It shows the life of  Lakota Indians today. The film’s website has concise information about the Lakota people who acted in the film, and a director’s statement. The trailer provides plenty of images which can challenge pupils’ images of Native … Continue reading “Native American Film in Class”

Songs and Stories of an Indian Reservation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 September 2016 > What's On

A film about life on a Native American reservation is part of an afternoon of events exploring life for Native Americans today at the America Festival in Vincennes on Saturday 10 September. Songs My Brothers Taught Me takes place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (South Dakota). For her first movie, Chloe Zhao, a young … Continue reading “Songs and Stories of an Indian Reservation”