Collecting Statistics: Class Project on Gender Equality

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 12 October 2016 > Webpicks

This project from the United Nations is really concrete and could work well as part of an EPI with Maths and Geography, or at a more sophisticated level as part of a Lieux et formes du pouvoir or l’idée du progrès theme in lycée, especially with ES classes. It asks pupils to collect statistics about … Continue reading “Collecting Statistics: Class Project on Gender Equality”

International Day of the Girl Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 October 2016 > Webpicks

In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October the International Day of the Girl. It’s a day to celebrate girls and raise awareness of the problems they face. The UN, Plan International and USAID all have excellent resources for working on gender equality and education in class. Many of these topics would work well as … Continue reading “International Day of the Girl Webpicks”

‘What They Took With Them’: Refugee Poem

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 20 September 2016 > Webpicks

This thought-provoking spoken-word poem about the experiences of refugees is a good way to have pupils connect with what can seem a nebulous, theoretical problem. The simple listing of the most important items refugees took with them on their flight should allow pupils to exercise their empathy and imagine themselves in refugees’ shoes. Actor Cate … Continue reading “‘What They Took With Them’: Refugee Poem”

Shakespeare 400

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > Celebrate

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago, on 23 April 1616, at the age of 52, in his native Stratford-upon-Avon. Yet his 37 plays are still played constantly around the world, and have provided the basis for more than 1000 films. Britain had had grandiose plans for celebrating the tercentenary of Shakespeare’s death in 1916 before … Continue reading “Shakespeare 400”

Chasing the Youth Vote

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > In the News

In the U.S. presidential elections,  all the candidates are chasing the youth vote. The Democrats most of all. So Barack Obama  has made a short video to encourage young people to sign up to vote. It would make a great classroom activity. The youth vote is a difficult demographic. Young people are more likely than … Continue reading “Chasing the Youth Vote”

Barack Obama Register to Vote Video

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > Webpicks

In the U.S. presidential elections,  all the candidates are chasing the youth vote. So Barack Obama  has made a short video to encourage young people to sign up to vote. It would make a great classroom activity. The video shows the President doing “Five things that are harder than registering to vote.” Barack Obama is … Continue reading “Barack Obama Register to Vote Video”

Projet du souvenir: les champs de bataille de la Première guerre mondiale

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 September 2016 > Pedagogy

Les commémorations actuelles du centenaire de la première guerre mondiale sont une occasion parfaite pour construire des séquences mêlant histoire et culture. Le projet Remembrance, destiné aux 3èmes, organisé avec la collaboration d’un collègue en histoire et en partenariat avec un établissement européen, permet aux élèves de deux pays de communiquer régulièrement tout au long … Continue reading “Projet du souvenir: les champs de bataille de la Première guerre mondiale”