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(Updated on 24/05/2016)

 


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Pictures and Posters :


 

 

  • Hands of the World infographic
    "This infographic “outlines different hand gestures of peace and where in the world the gesture may have originated."

    (visual.ly)

 

 

  • Les Prix Nobel de la Paix les plus célèbres - Diaporama (20minutes.fr)



    "According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize should be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

  • Peace
    "Un membre de la garde rapprochée du président palestinien contrôle une rue avant la visite de Nicolas Sarkozy à Bethléem, Cisjordanie,
    le 24 juin 2008."

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary :

  • The word of the month (December 2013) : PEACEMAKER (thewordofthemonth.com)

  • A peacekeeper - Listen to the pronunciation (merriam-webster.com)

    "1. A member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area.



    2. Someone who keeps peace; "she's the peacekeeper in that family".

    3. The pistol of a law officer in the old West."

 

 

Facts :

 

 

 

  • Al Gore
    "was the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
    He shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Muhammad Yunus - "Banker of the poor"
    - Nobel Peace Prize 2006

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Nobel Peace Prize (Wikipedia)
    1 Appointment process
    2 Nominations
    3 Controversy
    4 Laureates...

 

Listening :

  • Israel’s Shimon Peres Dies at 93 - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 28 September 2016
    "The world is mourning the death of Israel’s Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday at age 93.
    His death came two weeks after he suffered a severe stroke.
    Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, held nearly every major political post in Israel, including prime minister twice, and the presidency."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Lesson plans :

  • European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize (13th October, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
    "The European Union has won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing and maintaining peace on a continent that was torn apart by horrific wars in the last century."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
    See Facts and Cartoons

  • U.N. Creates Nelson Mandela Day - a lesson plan
    "July 18th, Mandela’s birthday, is now officially Nelson Mandela International Day. The UN said it decided to create this occasion to say thank you to a “great man”. The day celebrates Mandela’s “promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”. It also recognises Mandela’s contributions towards improving race relations and human rights."
    WARM-UPS :
    NELSON MANDELA / GREAT PEOPLE / THE GREATEST / SPECIAL DAYS / PEACE
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

  • International Day of Peace : CLASSROOM ACTIVITY (readwritethink.org)
    "1. Have students brainstorm a list of conflicts that are happening around the world: Israel-Palestine, Iraq, etc.
    2. Ask students to generate a list of reasons why people fight: religion, economics, etc.
    3. Have students form groups and assign each group one reason from the list you generated above...
    4. The groups could then create posters that promote their particular solution."
    For elementary-age students, ... (read more)



  • International Day of Peace (peace.ednet.ns.ca)
    "Outcome: To develop in children an awareness of peaceful words in everyday living as well as recognition for the International Day Of Peace."

Webquests :

  • Peace - a web quest about Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela (4ème à 1ère)
    (Chloé Thivin - Isère)
  • Singing Peace - a webquest
    "In order to appreciate music's contribution to peace, UNESCO has decided to declare some songs devoted to peace as World Cultural Heritage, but you know UNESCO members are so busy.... They need your help.
    You are going to take part in the selection of songs for peace."

    (xtec.cat)

 

 

 

Poems :

  • John Denver - Peace A poem
    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS :
    "there's still time to turn around
    and make all hatred cease
    and give another name to living
    and we could call it peace"

    (lyricsdownload.com)

 

Songs :

  • Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (YouTube) by Ed McCurdy (Wikipedia)
    Anti-war song

    + the LYRICS :
    "I dreamed the world had all agreed
    To put an end to war
    I dreamed I saw a mighty room
    The room was filled with men
    And the paper they were signing said
    They'd never fight again"

    (sing365.com)

  • Heal the world by Michael Jackson (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS (lyrics007.com) :
    "Make it a better place
    For you and for me and the entire human race
    There are people dying..."
  • From a Distance - sung by Nanci Griffith :
    "From a distance the world looks blue and green
    And the snow-capped mountains white
    From a distance the ocean meets the stream
    And the eagle takes to flight
    From a distance there is harmony
    And it echoes through the land
    It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace
    It's the voice of every man..."

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

Stories :

  • The Story of the Colours (davidsemporium.co.uk) - UPDATED
    "Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel; all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite..."


 

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Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille normale.)

Cartoons: Europe's Nobel Peace Prize
"The decision to award this year’s 
Nobel Peace Prize
 to the 
European Union for its role in promoting
peace and democracy
over the last sixty years has been met
with a mixture of surprise and bafflement..."

+ VOCABULARY + GRAMMAR
+ LINKS

(englishblog.com)

See Lesson plans

 

 

Peace - cartoon
"I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight..."

(msnbc.msn.com)

 

 

The Nobel Peace Prize - cartoons
MORE cartoons
(cagle.com)

Liu Xiaobo
"is a Chinese intellectual, writer, and human rights activist and a political prisoner in China...
On 8 December 2008, Liu was detained in response to his participation with Charter 08.
He was formally arrested on 23 June 2009, on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power."  
He was tried on the same charges on 23 December 2009, and sentenced
to eleven years' imprisonment and two years' deprivation of political rights on 25 December 2009.
During his 4th prison term, he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize,
for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."

(Wikipedia)

 

Nobel Peace Prize
(cagle.com)

 

Merry Christmas!
(cagle.com)

 

 

Peace prize
(cagle.com)

 


Peace and Love

(cagle.com)

 


Conflict in Gaza
- Cartoons

(cagle.com)

 


Let's Play Peace!

(cagle.com)

 

 

 

Cards :

 

 

Videos :

 

  • Nobel prize for chemical weapons monitors - 11 October 2013
    "The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,
    which is currently involved in the destruction of poison gas stockpiles in Syria.
    The Nobel Committee praised the OPCW for its extensive work in eliminating chemical weapons.
    Rajesh Mirchandani reports.
    (BBC)
  • Syria chemical weapons monitors win Nobel Peace Prize - Article + Video - 11 October 2013
    (BBC)
  • Nobel peace prize in 60 seconds: Dynamite and peace - 10 October 2013
    "The 94th Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday.
    The award, founded by Alfred Nobel, has been going strong since the beginning of the 20th Century.
    BBC News looks at the background to the prize in 60 seconds, unearthing some interesting facts along the way."

    (BBC)

  • Angelina Jolie on International Peace and Justice
    "Angelina Jolie explains that no one should have to choose between peace or justice."

    - with subtitles
    You can hear the lines slowed down and pause the video after each line.

    (englishcentral.com)