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Bet against the American dream!
- a song with the lyrics
"L'émission This American Life, du réseau public américain NPR, a mis en ligne
une chanson pédagogique et rigolote sur les scandales financiers où les banques
ont parié, et gagné, sur l'échec de leurs propres produits financiers (en anglais).
Ils ont, disent les chanteurs, « parié contre le rêve américain »."

(rue89.com)
NPR = National Public Radio
CDO = Collateralized Debt Obligation
(See Wikipedia)

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HeroMachine version 2.5 - interactive
Create your superhero.
"Bring your dream character to life now!"

(ugo.com)

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Who’s Coming and Who’s Going?
The Changing Political Landscape Of The 20th Century

"is an excellent infographic that shows some of the major
political/geographical changes over the past one hundred years."
(akhost.chacha.com/chacha.com)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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GLOBAL WARMING

Mindmaps about global warming and related issues
For more information on each mindmap you can download the ebook :
+ Global Warming: A Mindmapper’s Guide to the Science and Solution
(live-the-solution.com)

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Stormbreaker trailer - a worksheet
+ Questions
sent by Beatrice Sauderais
(Ac. Nantes)
+ The trailer.
(YouTube)

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In the hood
"It is the slouchy, unisex garment of choice for a generation.
But who hasn't quickened their step when faced
with an unknown figure wearing one?
Now a shopping centre even wants to ban them.
Gareth McLean on the meaning of the hoodie."

(guardian.co.uk)

Girl, 4, asked to remove 'hoodie'
"A four-year-old girl was asked to take down the hood of her cardigan
while visiting a seaside amusement arcade."

(BBC)



Save The Hoodie
To quote Sovereign: "Don’t blame the innocent hoodie,
you should be able to wear what you want!"

(londonist.com)

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Hoodie sign
(londonist.com)

 

"No hoodies" sign outside a pub in South London
(Wikipedia)

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Thousands of undelivered letters hoarded by US postman
"Some 20,000 pieces of mail - many more than a decade old - have been
recovered from a postman's garage in the US city of Philadelphia...
Delaying mail and stealing mail are both federal offences in the US."

(BBC)

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BP Gulf Oil Spill Leak Plume Gusher Disaster Video
"BP releases video of the gushing oil "plume" spewing millions of gallons
of oil a mile below the sea surface into the Gulf of Mexico,
after trying to prevent the video from leaking. So to speak."

(YouTube)

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Colloque de l'association Cyber-Langues dans la ville de Pau
les 24,25 et 26 août prochains





Les inscriptions en ligne sont ouvertes du 16 mai au 5 juin. A vos claviers!

http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/spip.php?article161

Le thème retenu pour le 10ème anniversaire de l'association est :
'Langues et TICE : sources, ressources et convergence.'

Sources : retourner aux sources et former à la manipulation des outils
car c’est une demande constante des participants.

Ressources : les outils se multiplient et la création et mutualisation des
ressources pour alimenter tous ces outils est une priorité.

Convergence : l’ensemble de ces expériences, de ces pratiques, de ces outils
et des pédagogies qui les accompagnent doit favoriser les progrès de nos
élèves en LV et mener à une amélioration réelle de leurs compétences.

Le programme prévisionnel est en ligne à
http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/IMG/pdf/programme_2010.pdf

Une affichette d'information à diffuser est en ligne à
http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/IMG/pdf/affichette.pdf

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HOODIES

MORE Videos

 

Stormbreaker 
"is a 2006 British spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same name...
Alex Rider ... is a fourteen year-old orphan, who lives with his uncle Ian Rider ...
and their housekeeper Jack Starbright... Ian is supposedly a bank manager
and is, much to Alex's regret, often away from home. One day Alex is told
that his uncle has died in a car crash. Alex subsequently discovers that
Ian Rider was in fact a spy working for MI6 
and that he was killed by famed assassin..."

(Wikipedia)

Watch the trailer.
"Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer) is a normal teenager who lives with his uncle,
a nondescript bank manager... or so it seems until his uncle—Ian Rider
(Ewan McGregor)—disappears under mysterious circumstances.
  Alex soon learns that his uncle was a spy for Britain's secret intelligence
service MI6, and he is recruited to take on a dangerous mission for the
British secret service to infiltrate the organization of a sinister billionaire
(Mickey Rourke).  Within days he's gone from schoolboy to super spy
—but will Alex's first assignment be his last?"

(YouTube)

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U.K. says goodbye to 500-euro notes
- a lesson plan
THEMES : Money / Criminals
(breakingnewsenglish.com)




500 euro note - why criminals love it so
"In some countries they're known as "Bin Ladens" - the banknote
everybody knows exists but few, other than criminals, ever see.
Now the 500 euro note is being withdrawn from sale in the UK...
After eight months of rigorous analysis of currency trading in the UK,
the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has established that
the 500 euro note is at the heart of money laundering.
The reason is simple: it's easier to shift."

+ A VIDEO
+ HOW MONEY LAUNDERING WORKS

(BBC)

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A new page :

HOODIES

Vocabulary - Facts - Listening -
Lesson plans
- Conversation questions -

Videos - Songs - Cartoons - Signs


 

 

Hoodie Ninja by Mc Chris
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"Got my ninja bag AKA a pillow case
Filled with nacho flavored combos, a flashlight, and masking tape"

(songmeanings.net)

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CATS vs. DOGS
- an infographic
(neatorama.com)

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SUPERHEROES

Movie Review: Kick-Ass (2010)
"Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is a normal high school geek that is really into comic books. Fed up with the evildoing happening around him Dave decides to become a crimefighter so he can make the city a better place."

(firefox.org)


Kick-Ass (film)
"Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero film based on the comic book of
the same name
 by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr."

(Wikipedia)



Kick-Ass superheroes 'are real people' and 'can die'
"Dave Lizewski, played by 19-year-old Brit Aaron Johnson, is the ordinary
New York teenager who buys a wetsuit from the internet to become
the latest Hollywood superhero Kick-Ass."

(BBC)



Kick-Ass - the trailer
(YouTube)

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Infographics - Different themes
- informative and engaging informational graphics. 
(onlineschools.org)

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The Geek Alphabet
From A to Z, “away team” to “zork” 
(geeksaresexy.net)

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A to Z on Going Green!
"I devised my personal eco-list of what I think are essential environmental
facts for the Mr and Miss Fabulous. There are so many ‘green’ words flying
around that I decided to cut through it all and give you my run down
of A to Zee in going green…"

(frogandprincess.wordpress.com)


H : Hybrid cars

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Global Guide to Business Etiquette
- "a great traveling guide for business, cultural and local knowledge,
illustrated by Satoshi Hashimoto."

(frogandprincess.wordpress.com)

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Still hanging around : Volcanic ash cartoon
(roystonrobertson.blogspot.com)

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Britons 'spend six months talking about weather'
"Weather was the most common subject to break the ice when addressing
strangers or even at business meetings, according to the report...
"I think it's a part of our national psyche"...
"We are a fairly reserved sort of people and
talking about the weather is an easy,
non-confrontational way of breaking the ice." "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Frano Selak: 'world's luckiest man' gives away his lottery fortune
"A music teacher, Frano Selak, who was dubbed the world's luckiest man
after cheating death seven times before winning the lottery
has now decided to give away his fortune.
The 81 year-old won £600,000 five years ago in the lottery in Croatia,
to celebrate his fifth marriage, after earlier surviving plane and train crashes.
He also survived other disasters...
Now the pensioner has decided that "money cannot buy happiness"
and has decided to live a frugal life.
"
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Alice in Wonderland
- a lesson plan
OBJECTIVES :
LITERARY APPRECIATION : Studying a parody
PRONONCIATION : Verbs ended in –ED
GRAMMAR: Either, neither, both, or /nor
VOCABULARY: The Law

(pagesperso-orange.fr/frat.st.paul)

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ADVICE

Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen!
(Original + English Subtitles)

"Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech are the common names of an essay actually called "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written
by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997."

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS (lyricscrawler.com)
MORE on Wikipedia

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Obesity vs. McDonald's
(huffingtonpost.com)

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Internet Usage in America by Household
- an infographic

(intac.net)

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Spelling Activity: Funny Signs - Spot The Mistakes
- a lesson plan - Pre-Intermediate

+ Work-Related Spelling Tests and Quizzes
(esolcourses.blogspot.com)

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COMPETENCES LANGAGIERES - GRILLE D'EVALUATION
(Ac. Caen)

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David Cameron: The Man Of Many faces [Part1]
"Episode 1 : This first episode details the biography of Dave.
A true blue David the Chameleon emerges from a blue egg
- royal blue being the Conservative party's colour
& goes to school, wearing a straw hat, an allusion to his Etonian past..."

+ Part 2
"Episode 2 : The message of this episode is largely the same as that of
the previous one; repeating a number of scenes and accusations.
We see Cameron getting linked to Black Wednesday as that was seen
as the low point in John Major's reign as Prime Minister..." 

(YouTube)

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Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"It's been a long old trouble long old troublesome road
And I'm looking for somebody come and help me carry this load...
I had a job but the boss man let me go...
is there someone whose dollar that I can borrow
Who can help me take away my sorrow"

(lyricsreg.com)

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A slot machine
Vocabulary + AUDIO / Definitions
+ Page 2
(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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'Guardian angel' hired by police to stop drivers speeding in Switzerland
"The ‘road angel’ (a professional actor), who forms part of a safe-driving
campaign, will wave and flap his wings at motorists travelling too fast...
The actor ... works 20 hours per week."
(dailymail.co.uk)

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Loss of Nature Will Damage Economies (11th May, 2010)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

UN paints bleak outlook for global biodiversity
"Natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the
planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse, unless there is swift,
radical and creative action to conserve and sustainably use the variety of
life on Earth," concludes the third edition of
the UN Global Biodiversity Outlook,
published on 10 May" (2010).

(euractiv.com)

Nature loss 'to damage economies'
"The third Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) says that some ecosystems
may soon reach "tipping points" where they
rapidly become less useful to humanity.
Such tipping points could include rapid dieback of forest, algal takeover of watercourses and mass coral reef death."

+ WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY?
(BBC)

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EduComics
"is an European Union Comenius education project
under the Life Long Learning Programme ...
It will show educators how online comics can be used in the classroom
to enhance learning, engage and motivate students,
and use technology in a practical and effective way...
The potential for Web comics to be used in education offers educators
a means of using multimedia (text, images, audio and video)
with their students in most curricular areas."

Tools / Material / Lesson plans / ...
(educomics.org)

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The Underground Railroad
Free Presentations in PowerPoint format
(americanhistory.pppst.com)

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Black Peoples of America - How Slaves Lived
"Africans sold as slaves in the Americas had to rely on their owners providing
them with housing or building materials, pots and pans for cooking and eating,
food and clothing. Many slaves did the best they could with what they were given. Most did not dare complain for fear of receiving a whipping or worse punishment."

(historyonthenet.com)

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Flight to Freedom - Rochester's Underground Railroad
- a guide
See the GLOSSARY Page 16
(rmsc.org)


Timeline Page 20

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The Fugitive Slave Act and the Underground Railroad
"In 1899, Harriet Tubman purchased a home in Auburn, New York. Tubman,
after escaping slavery, lead, on 15 trips to the South, hundreds of Blacks to
freedom, via The Underground Railroad, in the North and Canada. 
This webpage discusses the Underground Railroad (UGRR).
It was the Fugitive Slave Act which increased the necessity of the UGRR."

+ MAPS
(math.buffalo.edu)



Websites related to the Underground Railroad
(nyhistory.com)

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The Underground Railroad 
"was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada 
with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause. The term is
also applied to the abolitionists who aided the fugitives. Other various routes
led to Mexico or overseas. Created in the early nineteenth century, the
Underground Railroad was at its height between 1850 and 1860.  One
estimate suggests that by 1850, 100,000 slaves had escaped via the
"Railroad". Canada was a popular destination with over 30,000 people
arriving there to escape enslavement via the network at its peak,
  though US Census figures only account for 6,000."

(Wikipedia)

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Hotshot sniper in one-and-a-half mile double kill
"A BRITISH Army sniper has set a new sharpshooting distance record by killing
two Taliban machinegunners in Afghanistan from more than a mile away...
The 8.59mm bullets took almost three seconds to reach their target after
leaving the barrel of the rifle at almost three times the speed of sound. "

(timesonline.co.uk)

Unveiled: The new supergun weapon against the Taliban
can kill from over a mile away

(dailymail.co.uk)

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Technology linked to happiness, study claims
"There are positive links between access to technology
and feelings of well-being."

(BBC)

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David Cameron: Life and times of new UK prime minister
(BBC)



New UK PM begins shaping coalition
"New UK PM David Cameron begins shaping his coalition government,
as he welcomes his deputy Nick Clegg to Downing Street."

(BBC)

Cameron's cabinet: A guide to who's who
(BBC)

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Three things on a slippery slope
(cagle.com)

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The Fisher King (1991)
Director:Terry Gilliam

- with  Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams
Parry declares his love for Lydia.
(YouTube)

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We've Got Company!
"Here's a montage of people saying "We've Got Company!"
from a bunch of movies."

(YouTube)

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In Honor of Mothers Everywhere
"For all of your sacrifice, tireless efforts, guidance, and especially the power
of your love. Everyone needs a Mom. She always knows what’s best..."

(johnnycat.wordpress.com)

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SLANG

Get out of there!
- with a list of films referenced in the montage

(pajiba.com)
Also on YouTube

Avec des variantes :
Get the hell out of there!
Get the fuck out of there!
Get her / him / them out of there!
Get your guy out of there!
Get this fucking asshole out of there!

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Long Island cops nearly gun down actors
playing roles of robbers at Bellmore store

(nydailynews.com)

“The first officer arrives, looks in the window and he sees a gentleman
with a gun pointed at the counter,” Garcia said.

“So he enters the store and confronts the individual, and says,
‘Police, drop the gun,’” Garcia said. “The individual puts his hands up
in the air and says, ‘It’s a movie! It’s a movie!’”

He said the officer repeated his order to drop the gun several times
before using force to disarm the actor of his fake pistol.


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ROAD SAFETY

THINK! Education
includes a wealth of road safety information and resources
for pupilsteachers and parents
READ / DO / WATCH / PLAY

(dft.gov.uk)

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ROAD SAFETY

Tales of the Road - Road safety
- with videos and games

(talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk)

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The Tudors - a webquest
sent by Anne Nazé
(Ac. Lille)
Niveau 4ème

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Webquests
Pour élèves de quatrième en préparation d’un voyage de 5 jours
Envoyées par Anne Nazé (Ac. Lille)



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Mother's Day
"Profile America - Sunday, May 9th. Today is Mother's Day
- one of the nation's most revered national observances."

See FACTS
(census.gov)

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The political system in the UK
How does Britain's system of government work ? 
The monarchy
Parliament
The party system 
Useful links
Activities for the "lycée"
Activities for the "collège" 
Election2010

(lve.scola.ac-paris.fr)

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