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Information
- Geography - Tourism -
Clipart - Postcards - Photos - Explorers -
Lesson plans - Games - Songs - Videos

(Updated on 25/02/2013)

 


 

Listening :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information :

 

 

Geography :

  • Andrew Goldsmith made this representation of the United States using words to represent the geographic boundaries of the named states.

 

 

 

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

 

  • CityTownInfo.com "is the easy way to find info on thousands of US cities and towns, including:
    Written summary profiles
    Property statistics
    Almanac-style reference data...
    Current weather conditions...

 

  • Geographic facts
    about the United States including highest mountains, longest rivers, highest and lowest points, information about the coastline, and more.
    (infoplease)




 

 

  • Les Etats-Unis en QCM (questions en français) :
    - The Declaration of Independence (file) - The Constitution (file) - The 43 presidents of the United States (file)
    - Géographie (quelques repères géographiques - some towns - some rivers : matching exercise)
    - Histoire (rappels historiques - la conquête du continent (matching exercise) - The Vietnam War)
    - Institutions et Vie Politique (le président et son administration - "records" présidentiels :matching exercise - élections et partis politiques - la Constitution - La Cour Suprême - les Amendements à la Constitution :matching exercise)
    - Histoire Politique depuis 1945
    - La population ( caractéristiques générales - minorités raciales et éthniques : les indiens - les noirs : file - les hispaniques - les asiatiques - les femmes : matching exercise)
    - Mainstream America ( vie quotidienne - $$$$ : matching exercise - food : matching exercise- cinéma - sport - des équipes célèbres : matching exercise - enseignement)
    - Les Médias ( journaux et télé - journaux : matching exercise - file)
    - Economie (activité économique - les grosses entreprises américaines : matching exercise)
    - Problèmes Sociaux (pauvreté - armes à feu et criminalité - répression : police, justice)
    - Photos

    - Jazz - Cinéma - Hip-hop

     

    (Ac. de Caen)




Tourism :

  • USA : Virtual Tour of the National Mall - (dcpages)
    "We present you with realistic 360 degree panoramic camera shots of some of our Nation's most prized museums and historical sites."

 

Cliparts :

 

Postcards :

 

  • Discover America through postcards (with Stamps, Maps and Fun Facts) - (postcardsfrom)

 

Photos :

 

Explorers :

 

  • HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Scott of the Antarctic
    "Another sketch from the brilliant CBBC sketch show Horrible Histories, based on the best selling books: 
    Captain Scott checks his equipment before setting off to the South Pole... just to make sure it's completely useless."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

Lesson plans :

  • Applications Android - US monuments and landmarks App by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
    "Il s'agit, dans le cadre d'une séquence à forte dominante culturelle sur le thème des monuments Américains de laisser la possibilité aux élèves disposant de tablettes Android  de choisir un ou plusieurs monuments parmi les 15 proposés , d'y accéder via Google Maps et de susciter ensuite une prise de parole en continu où l'élève présentera le/s lieu/x touristique/s choisi/s, à partir des informations visuelles et géographiques accessibles via Google Maps sur la tablette.
    Cette activité pourrait par exemple être intégrée dans une séquence ayant pour tâche finale la préparation d'un voyage, d'une exposition, d'un guide touristique, etc."

  • America's Smallest Town Sold Online (7th April, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
    "The town of Buford, Wyoming, population one, was sold on Thursday for $900,000.
    The buyers are two unidentified men from Vietnam. Buford was advertised online as the smallest town in the USA."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    - UPDATED

    Buford, Wyoming, 'smallest town in US', is auctioned - 5 April 2012 +
    "A town billed as the smallest in the US has sold at auction for $900,000 (£568,504)."

    (BBC)

    2010 video interview from CNN (cnn.com)

 

 

Games :

  • Let's play TABOO about the USA
    "J’ai créé ce jeu pour mes 3e afin de clore une séquence sur les villes américaines.
    But : les faire parler et utiliser des stratégies de contournement pour s’exprimer et se faire comprendre."
    Créé par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

 

Songs :

 

 

 

 

 

  • The 50 States Song
    "This video shows the 50 states in the United States of America. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins."

 

 

  • Guy Walks Across America
    "Mike walks across America from New York to San Francisco.
    Here's a Google Map of our journey:
    The route we took while Walking Across America and behind the scene pictures and videos along the way..."
    (YouTube)
    Music - "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    (myspace.com)
    - the lyrics (songlyrics.com)

    - UPDATED

 

 

  • Babyshambles - You Talk - the lyrics
    "You talk, you talk a good game
    Wish I could talk the same...
    Utah, remember Utah in the rain
    And those little red shoes and some kid with the blues"

    (tuxboard.com)
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

  • THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND by Woody Guthrie :
    "This land is your land, this land is my land
    From California, to the New York Island
    From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
    This land was made for you and me"
  • Black Velvet by Alannah Myles :
    "Black velvet and that little boy smile
    Black velvet with that slow southern style
    A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
    Black velvet if you please."

 

Videos :

 

  • Open Road TV - Travel Videos for California and the American West
    (openroad.tv)

 

  • MOVIES (Old Bluejacket's Patriotic Flicks)
    MILITARY & PATRIOTIC MOVIE SELECTIONS -
    NOSTALGIC MOVIE SELECTIONS
    (Take Me Back to the '60s...) -
    SCENIC MOVIES of AMERICA
    (Beautiful Dixie - The Living Desert - Our National Parks - America, Why I Love Her, narrated by John Wayne...)