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(Updated on 07/09/2013)

 

Civics

 

 

Debates


Ethnic groups

Social issues

Facts -
Listening
- Conversation Questions -
Interactive activities - Activities to print
-
Videos


 

More resources

Clipart -
Guides - Museums -
Movies / Videos


 

 

Civics

 


Related pages :

Civil Rights - Freedom - Slavery (civilization) - Slavery (history)

 


 

 

 



 

Debates

 


Related pages :

Conversations

 

 

  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
    "We promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.
    Our sites present controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format."
     
    (procon.org)


  • ESL Discussions.com
    English Conversation Questions & Speaking Activities
    * There are currently 572 discussion topics to choose from.
    * Use for ESL lessons, speaking practice, debate clubs, lesson add-ons, and more.
    * Students can form discussion groups for independent speaking practice.
    * The speaking activities are on everyday themes and more controversial issues.
    * Each conversation lesson has ready-to-print Word and PDF downloads.
    * There are 11,440 conversation questions here - That's a lot of discussion!
    * 1,000 more lesson activities

    (esldiscussions.com)

 

 

  • Prepare for Discussion
    "A work-scheme for Higher Intermediate & Advanced Level ESL Students"
    1. Alternative Beliefs 2. Animal Welfare 3. The Arts 4. Crime & Punishment 5. Cultural Differences 6. Economics 7. Education 8. Environment 9. Fashion
    10. Food 11. Health 12. Holidays 13. Language Learning 14. Male & Female Roles 15. Marriage 16. The Media 17. Political Systems 18. Religion
    19. Rich and Poor World 20. Science & Technology 21. Society 22. Sport 23. Traditions 24. Transport 25. Travel 26. Violence 27. Work
    28. Youth & Old Age
    (btinternet.com)

  • DEBATES AND DISCUSSION
    General instructions - Grouping - Procedure - Explanation - Judgement -
    Vocabulary for debates and discussion - Pairwork discussion topics

    (claweb.cla.unipd.it)

 

 

  • Debates in the classroom - Debate strategy lesson plans
    Debate resources : Debate Rules - Debate Rubrics for Student Assessment - Debate Topics for Classroom Use -
    Fun Debate Strategies

    (Education World)

 

  • INGENIOUS - Read - Debate - See - Create :
    "Ingenious is a new website that brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture...
    The site contains over 30,000 images which are used to illustrate over 30 different subjects, topics and debates...
    The key NMSI contributors to the site are the Science Museum, the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, the National Railway Museum, the Science & Society Picture Library and the Science Museum Library."
    (ingenious.org.uk)

 

  • Debatabase - Some examples of debates :
    Should governments censor material on the world wide web?
    Is it ever justifiable to execute criminals?
    Should laws be passed to limit gun ownership further?
    Should human cloning be banned ? Should reproductive human cloning always be prohibited?
    Should we legalise the sale of human organs?
    Should there be further restrictions on the advertising, selling, and smoking of tobacco? Should it be banned?
    Is it morally acceptable to experiment on non-human animals to develop products and medicines that benefit human beings?
    Should assisted suicide be legalised?
    Should examinations be replaced with other forms of assessment?
    Does Hollywood have a negative impact on the world?
    (idebate.org)

 

  • Debates - Lots of topics (eslflow)
    - Speaking activities for debates, discussions and giving opinions
    - Personalized opinion giving exercises
    - Lessons & activities for teaching discussions
    - Ranking Activities for Discussion Lessons
    - Topics
    - Fact vs Opinion

 

 

 


 

Ethnic groups :

 


Related pages :

Ethnic groups (vocabulary - information) - Population Day

 


  • Groupes ethniques (Fact Monster) - Définitions (phrases simples) :
    Aborigines - Afrikaners - Aleut - Amish - Arabs -
    Barbarians - Basques - Bedouins - Bushmen -
    Cajun - Celts - Creoles -
    Gypsies -
    Inuits -
    Kurds -
    Lapps -
    Maoris - Masai - Mestizos -
    Pygmies -
    Tribal People -
    Watusis

 

 

 


Social issues

Facts -
Listening
- Conversation Questions -
Interactive activities - Activities to print
- Videos

 


Related pages :

Debates

 


Facts :

 

 

Listening :

  • The World (with exercises) :
    - Lecture on Culture Shock (M)
    - Our Aging Society (D)
    (esl-lab)

 

Conversation Questions :

 

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • Problems - Drag and drop game - interactive (visualesl.com)

     

 

Activities TO PRINT :

  • The BetterWorld Project (betterworld.net)
    "offers more than 1000 free printable resources that address over fifty social issues such as conflict resolution, citizenship, human rights, ending world hunger, peace and volunteering for a better world."
    (Education World)
    We Can Create a Better World / Better World Calendar / What s your Better World Path / Better World Clubs /
    Be a Hero for a Better World.

 

 

Videos :

  • When Donald Duck met Glenn Beck
    "Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments.
    As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck."

    (boingboing.net)

 

 

 

 


More resources

Clipart -
Guides - Museums - Movies / Videos

 

Cliparts :


Guides :

  • La Clé des Langues
    - avec "des dossiers sur des thèmes que vous seriez susceptibles de traiter en classe.
    Elaborés avec l'aide d'enseignants chercheurs, ces dossiers intéresseront les curieux qui souhaitent réactiver et approfondir leur formation universitaire d'angliciste."
    (cle.ens-lsh.fr)
  • Guides listed alphabetically
    Ex. : Aliens / The countryside / Drugs in sport / Endangered Animals / Games consoles / Kids behind bars / etc...
    (CBBC Newsround)

 

Museums :

 

Movies :

  • See Videos

  • Wall of Films - documentaries - free to watch
    (filmsforaction.org)

  • GEOBEATS - Travel Guide Videos (geobeats.com)
    ex : LONDON :

  • BRAINPOP MOVIES (with SOUND and QUIZZES) :
    English - Health - Math - Science- Technology - Social Studies