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(Updated on 25/02/2013)

 

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Activities
Alabama   Alabama
Arizona Arizona
    AUDIO pronunciation
Baltimore
B

Baltimore

Boston
Boston
    Bridges
Californie
C
California
Cartes  

Chicago

Cartes : New York   Cities
Cartes postales   Cities (activities)
Cartes USA   Clipart
Catastrophes naturelles
Constructions
Chansons
 
Chansons (New York)    
Chicago    

Chutes du Niagara

   
Circuits virtuels    
Clipart    
Constructions
Dictionaires
D
Dictionaries
'Ellis Island'
E
Earthquakes
Etat de New York   Ellis Island
Etats   Explorers
Explorateurs
 
Faune
F

Fauna

Fleuves
Florida
Floride
Généralités
G
Games
Géographie (activités)
General information
Glossaires
Geography (activities)

Grand Canyon

Glossaries
 
Grand Canyon
Hawaii
H
Hawaii
Heures   Hours
I
Information
    Information : New York
Jeux
J
 
 
K
 
Las Vegas
L
Las Vegas
Leçons Page 1   Lesson plans Page 1
Leçons Page 2  

Lesson plans Page 2

Los Angeles   Los Angeles
Manhattan
M
Manhattan
Miami   Maps
Mississippi   Maps : New York
Mont Rushmore   Maps (USA)
Mystères   Miami
 

Mississippi

    Mount Rushmore
 
Mysteries
New Orleans
N
Natural disasters
New York  

New Orleans

New York (géographie)   New York
New York (renseignements)   New York (geography)
    New York (information)
    New York State
 
Niagara Falls
     
Oklahoma
O
Oklahoma
     
Parcs
P
Parks
Parcs à Thème de Walt Disney   Photos
Photos   Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.   Poems
Poèmes   Poems : New York
Poèmes : New York   Population
Ponts   Postcards
Population   Prairie
Prairie    
Prononciation AUDIO
 
     
Quizzes
Q
Quizzes
     
Renseignements
R
Resources (General -)
Renseignements : New York
Rivers
Route 66
Route 66
     
San Francisco
S
San Francisco
Signs   Signs
Statue de la Liberté
Songs
    Songs (New York)
    States
    Statue of Liberty
   
Texas
T

Texas

Tourisme   Tourism
Tremblements de terre    
     
Utah
U
Utah
     
Videos (Civilisation)
V
Videos (Civilization)
Videos (Géographie)   Videos (Geography)
Videos (Parcs US )   Videos (US Parks)
Villes   Virtual Tours
Villes (activités)    
Washington, DC (géographie)
W
Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Washington, D.C. (page) Washington, DC (geography)
Webcams Washington, D.C. (page)
Webquests Webcams
Webquests (New York)   Webquests
Webquests (Page d'activités sur les USA)   Webquests (New York)
World Trade Center   Webquests (US Activity page)
    World Trade Center
 
X
 
Yellowstone
Y
Yellowstone
Yosemite   Yosemite
 
Z
 

 


 


 



THE FAUNA :

The fauna of aquatic environments of North America: a rich diversity! - Visual dictionary
(ikonet.com)

 

Earthquakes :

 


Related pages :

Earthquakes on the page about Natural Disasters

 

  • Earthquakes (history, terms, cool facts, statistics, San Andreas Fault...) for kids
    (earthquake.usgs.gov)

 

 


 

Niagara Falls : Click on the map.


  • Niagara Falls - Interactive map (niagarafallslive.com)
    Beautiful photos



 

  • Niagara Falls
    1 Characteristics and formation
    2 History
    3 Impact on industry and commerce
    4 Preservation efforts
    5 In entertainment and popular culture
    6 Tourism

    (Wikipedia)

 

 


 

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota : Click on the map.

  • Mount Rushmore turns 87 - 4 October 2014
    "Mount Rushmore, one of America’s most famous landmarks, is getting a makeover for its 87th birthday. Vinita Nair reports."

    (YouTube)

     

  • Mt Rushmore - "Explore the photo, listen and read, then play the game (Rags and Riches)."
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

  • MOUNT RUSHMORE / CRAZY HORSE
    "A short documentary I put together after my July 2007 visit to the National Monument in South Dakota."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Mount Rushmore - a webquest - Created by Sylvie Teillot (Ac Grenoble)
    Niveau 4ème / 3ème

 

  • MOUNT RUSHMORE, South Dakota
    "The Mount Rushmore area is far more than just a symbol of American history.
    It is also steeped in the rich culture and traditions of North America's native Indians."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Mount Rushmore (PBS)
    The Film - Special Features - Timeline - Gallery - People and Events - Teacher's Guide

 

 

 

 

 



Cities :

Cities -
Boston
- Chicago - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Miami - New Orleans -
New York
- San Francisco - Washington, DC

 


Related pages :

The cities (activities) -
Washington, D.C. + WASHINGTON, DC (civilization) -
New York
+ NEW YORK (civilization) -
California

 

 

Cities :

  • The Big Easy and Sin City - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT : New Orleans, Louisiana and Las Vegas, Nevada.
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Want to live like a cowboy? Try Wyoming
    "Whether you want to live like a rock star or a cowboy, or become an urban gardener or just opt for the simple life,
    there is a town in America to suit everyone's taste."

    (reuters.com)

  • 6 American cities
    "Here are eight pages about 6 American cities.
    (Washington DC - Seattle - Boston - Chicago - New York City - New Orleans)
    Listen to Stephanie, our American assistant , watch the videos ,
    play the games, enjoy the photos and learn." 
    Activities created by Renée Maufroid.

 

  • 'A View On Cities',
    a site dedicated to the sights and attractions in some of the world's greatest cities.


  • Some towns in America - multiple choice exercise (Ac. Caen)

 

 

Baltimore, Maryland :

Boston, Massachusetts :

  • Boston, Massachusetts (Wikipedia)
    1 History
    2 Geography
    3 Climate
    4 Demographics
    5 Government
    5.1 Crime
    6 Economy
    7 Education
    8 Culture
    9 Media
    10 Sports
    11 Infrastructure
    11.1 Transportation 11.2 Healthcare and utilities...

 

Chicago, Illinois :

 

  • Highest Glass Floor in the World
    "Not content with having the tallest building in America, the owners of Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up.  The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air..."

 

Las Vegas, Nevada :

  • The Big Easy and Sin City - Audio + Script : New Orleans, Louisiana and Las Vegas, Nevada.
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Words and Their Stories: Nicknames for New Orleans and Las Vegas
    "Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary."

    New Orleans = The Big Easy
    Las Vegas = Sin City

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Audio slideshow: History of Vegas in neon
    "There is perhaps no city in the world more renowned for its neon than Las Vegas. But as times change, and as casinos and hotels come and go, many of Vegas' classic neon signs are in danger of disappearing.
    The Las Vegas Neon Museum is working to collect and restore the city's old signage, much of which is now on display in the museum's so-called Boneyard. Take a journey through the city's past with historian Michael Green and the museum's Danielle Kelly."

    (BBC)

 

  • Frank SINATRA - This Town = Las Vegas (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "This town is a make-you town
    Or a break-you-town and bring-you-down town...
    This town, it's a use-you town
    An abuse-you town until-you're-down town..."

    (sing365.com)

 

 

  • Las Vegas - An Unconventional History :
    The Film & More - Special Features -
    People & Events - Maps:Las Vegas at different scales
    Timeline:Las Vegas chronology
    Gallery:Las Vegas weddings
    Teacher's Guide:how to use this site in your classroom
    (PBS)

 

 

Los Angeles, California : Click on the map.

  • Los Angeles, California (Wikipedia)
    1 History
    2 Geography
    2.1 Topography 2.2 Geology 2.3 Climate 2.4 Flora 2.5 Environmental issues 2.6 Cityscape 2.7 Landmarks
    3 Culture 3.1 Sports 3.2 Media 3.3 Religion
    4 Economy
    5 Demographics
    5.1 2000 census 5.2 National origins
    6 Government 6.1 Neighborhood councils 6.2 Crime and safety
    7 Education 7.1 Colleges and universities 7.2 Schools and libraries
    8 Transportation 8.1 Rail transport 8.2 Air Transport 8.3 Harbors
    9 Sister Cities...
  • Murals Add to Color of Los Angeles - Article + Audio
    "Los Angeles is famous for its murals. The artwork covers the sides of buildings and bridges over busy roads. They add color and personality to the city."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    "A tourist takes a photo of a mural on the side of a building
    in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles."

 

Miami, Florida : Click on the map.

  • Miami, Florida (Wikipedia) :
    1 History
    2 Geography
    2.1 Geology 2.2 Climate
    3 Economy
    4 People and culture
    4.1 Population 4.2 Languages 4.3 Media 4.4 Sports
    5 Education
    6 Transportation
    6.1 Air travel 6.2 Seaports 6.3 Public transportation 6.4 Road and rail
    7 Miami in popular culture
    8 Music
    9 Mayors of the City of Miami
    10 Sister cities...

  • Présentation de Miami en 4 pages (AUDIO) à la rubrique Various Topics - Travelling
    (soundguideweb.com)

 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana :

 

  • New Orleans - My Journey Contest Video for Lonely Planet - UPDATED
    "Lonely Planet author Tom Downs loves New Orleans' soulful, saucy and eccentric nature. Located as far South as geographically possible in the USA, it's only mildly American in flavour, more a gumbo of French, Carribbean and African American. Tourists might flock to Bourbon Street's non-stop carnival but the whole city really knows how to have a great time."

    (YouTube)

    Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse) s'est "servie (de la video avec une classe de 3ème) en compréhension orale comme introduction à la ville dans le cadre d'une immense séquence sur la Louisiane." Elle est "partie de l'unité 4 de 'Connect'.
    Elle a rédigé le script (auquel elle a ajouté du vocabulaire) et l'a fait corriger par Jenny Léger (de eteach).

     

  • New Orleans, Louisiana (Wikipedia) :
    1 Nicknames
    2 History
    2.1 Beginnings through the 19th century 2.2 Twentieth century 2.3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 2.4 Post-disaster revival
    3 Geography 3.1 Climate
    4 Cityscape 4.1 Architecture
    5 Demographics 5.1 Religion 5.2 Crime
    6 Government
    7 Economy
    8 Education
    8.1 Schools 8.2 Colleges and universities 8.3 Libraries
    9 Culture 9.1 Sites of interest 9.2 Events 9.3 Dialect 9.4 Music 9.5 Food 9.6 Sports 9.7 Media
    10 Infrastructure 10.1 Transportation 10.1.1 Streetcars 10.1.2 Buses 10.1.3 Proposed light rail 10.1.4 Roads 10.1.5 Airports
    10.1.6 Railroad
    11 Sister cities...

  • New Orleans (Sound Guide)
    - présentation de la Nouvelle-Orléans en 4 pages (Sujets divers - villes américaines).
    - avec une video

 

 

New York, in the state of New York :

  • ** Maryse : New York City **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 - par  Maryse (NYC, USA) - 10 mars 2012
    Maryse tells us about her favourite city : NYC. She speaks about the skyscrapers, the monuments...
    http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2274
  • New York City (Wikipedia) :
    1 History
    2 Geography
    2.1 Climate 2.2 Environment
    3 Cityscape 3.1 Architecture 3.2 Boroughs
    4 Culture 4.1 Tourism 4.2 Media 4.3 Accent 4.4 Sports
    5 Economy
    6 Demographics
    7 Government
    7.1 Crime
    8 Education
    9 Transportation
    10 Sister cities...
  • Construction Starts on Freedom Tower - a lesson plan (Education World)
    "A new tower at the site of the former World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the U.S. when it is completed in 2011."

 

  • Pairwork sur New York
    à utiliser avec "New Step In 3e" - Unit 2 ou indépendamment
    - Travail sur les questions commençant par HOW
    Activité envoyée par Marina Bureaud (Ac. Poitiers)

 

San Francisco, California :

 

  • San Francisco, California (Wikipedia) :
    1 History
    2 Geography
    2.1 Climate
    3 Cityscape 3.1 Neighborhoods 3.2 Beaches and parks
    4 Culture and entertainment 4.1 Entertainment and performing arts 4.2 Museums 4.3 Media 4.4 Sports
    5 Economy
    6 Government
    7 Demographics
    8 Education
    8.1 Colleges and universities 8.2 Primary and secondary schools
    9 Transportation 9.1 Roads and highways 9.2 Public transportation 9.3 Airports 9.4 Seaports 9.5 Bicycling...

  • Présentation de San Francisco - 5 pages de compréhension orale
    à la rubrique : Various Topics - travelling
    (soundguideweb.com)

 

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania :

 

  • Pittsburgh bridges
    "A 2006 study determined that Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximityto three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh is known as  "The City of Bridges"." 

    (Wikipedia)

  • Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa. - with "more than 4,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, films and videos, and a massive collection of Warhol's "time-capsules" - boxed records of the artist's day-to-day dealings and penchant for collecting."
    (pittsburgh.about.com)
    See Art + Film + Video Collection
    (warhol.org)

Washington, DC (District of Columbia) :

 

  • See Cities

  • see Washington, D.C.

  • Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia) :
    1 History 1.1 Planning 1.2 19th century 1.3 20th century 1.4 21st century
    2 Geography 2.1 Topography 2.2 Climate 2.3 Nature
    3 Culture 3.1 Tourism 3.2 Performing arts 3.3 Music 3.4 Television shows 3.5 Sports
    3.6 Media 3.6.1 Newspapers 3.6.2 Television 3.6.3 Radio
    4 Economy 4.1 Insurance and banking
    5 Demographics
    6 Law and government
    6.1 Local government 6.2 Representation in federal government 6.3 Domestic partnerships 6.4 Crime
    7 Education 7.1 Colleges and universities
    8 Infrastructure 8.1 Health systems 8.2 Utilities 8.3 Transportation
    9 Holidays 9.1 Emancipation Day
    10 Sister cities...

  • Washington D.C. : Video + 8 pages d’exercices (soundguideweb.com)

 

 

 

 



 

NEW YORK STATE :


Click on the map.

 


Related pages :

New York (geony.htm) - New York (geousa.htm)

 


 

 

 


 

FLORIDA :


Click on the map.

 


Related pages :

Miami

 


  • Florida - Posters


 

  • The Everglades (Wikipedia)

    1 History
    2 Everglades National Park
    3 Encroachment
    4 Restoration
    5 Non-native/Invasive species
    6 External links
    7 References


 

 

 

ALABAMA :

  • Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    (YouTube)
    - the LYRICS :
    "Sweet home Alabama
    Where the skies are so blue
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Lord, I'm coming home to you "

    (lyrics007.com)

    Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young
    "Thanks to Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd was inspired to write the song "Sweet Home Alabama"."
    "Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
    a southern man don't need him around anyhow"

    Is "Sweet Home Alabama" Really Sweet?
    (thrasherswheat.org)

 

 

MISSISSIPPI

  • Poverty and progress in the Mississippi Delta
    "The Mississippi Delta is known as the poorest corner of the poorest state in America.
    And what little economic opportunity the region does hold is just a few factory closures away from collapse, reports the BBC's Paul Adams."

    ARTICLE + VIDEO
    (BBC)

 

 

 

TEXAS :

 

  • How do you know you're shopping in Texas ? (YouTube)

     

  • FILM, MUSIC and TECHNOLOGY :
    SXSW: Thousands invade Texas for music, film and web
    "The city of Austin in Texas is braced for the arrival of tens of thousands of film, music and technology enthusiasts, all attending the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference...
    The 10-day SXSW event boasts some of the largest concerts, trade shows, technology panels, networking events, brainstorming sessions and film screenings in the US."

    (BBC)

 

  • Texas and Oklahoma Lawmakers Have Plans to Secede From the Union
    "Oklahoma Lawmakers are talking about forming a Tea Party Militia that is voluntary to protect the State of Oklahoma from infringement
    of Oklahoma state rights by the Federal government. Oklahoma is not alone in talks of secession. Tea Party members and legislators in Oklahoma and  Texas as well talks of secession. "  

    (politics.gather.com)

 

 

 

 

 




 

The Grand Canyon / ARIZONA :

 

  • Let's go to Arizona!
    "How much do you know about Arizona? Here are several activities related to this famous state.
    Listen , look , play and learn.
    "
    Activities created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)


 

 

 

 


 

The Prairie :

  • The Prairie (Wikipedia)
    "The term encompassed much of the area referred to as the Great Plains (constituted by most or all of the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana), and sizeable parts of the states of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minnesota."


  • Camp Silos -
    "Exploring the Prairie, Pioneer Farming, The Story of Corn and Farming Today and Tomorrow"
    (campsilos.org)

 

 

 

UTAH :