Cindy Sherman Self-Portraits: Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 October 2020 > What's On

The Fondation Louis Vuitton reopened its doors to the public on September 23 with a special show featuring the work of American photographer Cindy Sherman. Sherman’s thematic self-portraits are a reflection on the portrayal of women in modern society. This is the first solo show dedicated to the artist since her 2006 exhibition at the … Continue reading “Cindy Sherman Self-Portraits: Hiding in Plain Sight”

The Handmaid’s Tale: Sneak Peek

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 September 2020 >

We know many of you are patiently waiting for our Reading Guides for the books and films on the LLCER Terminale curriculum. We are going as fast as we can to produce them. To help you while you’re waiting, here is a sneak peak of the guide for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Scroll down … Continue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale: Sneak Peek”

Winning Justice Videos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 September 2020 > Webpicks

WNBA star Maya Moore helped secure release for Jonathan Irons, who spent 23 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted. Three videos will allow you to discuss the case in class. They would make an excellent addition to Shine Bright LLCE File 12 Equality on Trial. The first is a short news report that covers … Continue reading “Winning Justice Videos”

Winning Justice

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 September 2020 > In the News

Maya Moore has won every medal and trophy in women’s basketball. But her biggest victory wasn’t on a basketball court. It was helping a man prove his innocence. And she’s just announced an extra happy ending to the battle. Moore started playing in the WNBA in 2011, for the Minnesota Lynx. She helped win four … Continue reading “Winning Justice”

“Emma”: a New Austen Film

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 August 2020 >

One of the greatest classics in English literature and the “most beloved” Jane Austen novel is back on screen in a new film version that mines the deep seam of humour in the novel. These activities and offer your students a new vision of marriage in the 19th century upper-class England and fit perfectly with … Continue reading ““Emma”: a New Austen Film”

Teaching LLCER anglais monde contemporain

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 03 August 2020 > Pedagogy

If you’re teaching LLCER anglais contemporain this year, you haven’t had a lot of time to prepare. The curriculum was published too late for textbooks to be prepared for it. But we can help: check out our companion site for suggestions and lesson plans to use Shine Bright LLCER with AMC classes. Already on the … Continue reading “Teaching LLCER anglais monde contemporain”

Reading Guides LLCER Terminale

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 03 August 2020 > Pedagogy

Thank you to our many readers who answered our questionnaire on the works you plan to study with your students in LLCER Terminale. And the winners are… Our authors are busy preparing Reading Guides for the most popular works to help your students. Coming in November, two novels and two films: Dystopian novel The Handmaid’s … Continue reading “Reading Guides LLCER Terminale”

Times Are Changing at NASA

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 08 July 2020 > In the News

The days when the public faces of NASA are only white men seem to be coming to an end. On 8 July, the space agency announced that it is renaming its Washington headquarters the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters in honour of one of the African American women mathematicians whose contribution to the space race … Continue reading “Times Are Changing at NASA”

Positive Vision

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 06 July 2020 > In the News

The Visionary Honours is a new kind of awards ceremony: one that singles out art, media and entertainment that fosters social change and debate. The awards were created in 2019 by the Visionary Arts Foundation, which helps 16-29-year-olds get a foothold in   the creative industries in the UK, encouraging them in their ambition to  influence … Continue reading “Positive Vision”