12 Books That Have (Ironically) Been Banned in the U.S. 1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain 3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 4. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford 5. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling 8. Little Red Riding Hood 9. Sleeping Beauty 10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 11. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 12. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
U.S.: Arrest of an American who wanted to attack the Pentagon and Congress "An American who wanted to attack the Pentagon and Congress with remote-controlled model aircraft packed with explosives
was arrested on Wednesday (28 September 2011) near Boston (Massachusetts, northeastern U.S.)...
He faces up to 65 years in prison. U.S. authorities have warned repeatedly in recent years against the threat of potential perpetrators
of terrorist attack “made in America”, having grown up on American soil."
London 2012: a virtual tour of the Olympic Park
"From the showpiece of the Olympic stadium to the cutting-edge sustainable design of the Velodrome, our 3D map of the Olympic Park takes you on
a tour of the architectural stars of London 2012. Click on the blue buttons across the top to begin, and other arrows for more detailed information." (guardian.co.uk)
"The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front pages of newspapers,
with jargon now abounding everywhere from the coffee bar to the back of a taxi.
Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words
coined to describe some of the social effects of the financial crisis." Examples : - Bear market : "In a bear market, prices are falling and investors, fearing losses, tend to sell. This can create a self-sustaining downward spiral. "
- Bull market : "A bull market is one in which prices are generally rising and investor confidence is high."
World Bank increases drought aid to Horn of Africa - 24 September 2011 "It says that the funds are needed to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people...
The conditions, it says, are causing increasing malnutrition and food insecurity, and are displacing large numbers of people."
RY COODER - "No Banker Left Behind" "My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me
Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see
It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind,
They're all down at the station, no banker left behind..."
'Antimagnet' joins list of invisibility approaches
"Researchers have designed a "cloak" that is invisible to magnetic fields both coming in and coming out...
Such an antimagnet could hide any objects, even magnetic ones...
The idea could be put to use in hiding the "magnetic signatures" of submarines to evade detection
or underwater mines, or even to trick metal detectors."
The Origins of 7 Common Superstitions Friday The Thirteenth
Breaking A Mirror Causes Seven Years Bad Luck
Knock on wood
Walking Under A Ladder
Throwing Salt Behind Your Shoulder
Lucky Rabbit’s Foot
Refraction - The Alphabet
"A follow up refraction experiment featuring the Alphabet spoken by the late GREAT Richard Pryor. Mixed with Blockhead's "Coloringbook"."
The Alphabet 2
"- a horn book video experiment - is a developmental spelling - video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself.
Playing with different techniques and materials into little and big spaces, but always focusing on Helvetica font's proportions.
A collection of words in a delightful spelling-video."
A bloody take on the alphabet
"A new illustrated typeface uses images of weaponry to comment on the world's armed conflicts...
these are not images about the beauty of weaponry, but a commentary on its uses, results, sale, and distribution..."
Social networking in its oldest form ARTICLE + VIDEO "Over the last two decades, Harold Hackett has sent out over 4,800 messages in a bottle from Prince Edward Island...
Every message asks for the finder to send a response back to Hackett, and since 1996 he has received over 3,100 responses from all over the world.
In this First Person account, Hackett talks about the items people have sent him and the unexpected side effects from his hobby."
Alice in Wonderland - I'm Late + LYRICS :
"I'm late, I'm late for
A very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye,
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late
I'm late and when I wave,
I lose the time I save..." (stlyrics.com)
Pink Floyd in pictures - 20 photos
"The band's 14 studio albums have been remastered and will be available on CD from today (2011).
To mark the occasion, we look back at the band's career in pictures."
"2 July 2005: Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright
on stage at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London"
RWC 2011 marks Keep Rugby Clean Day
"Rugby World Cup will break new ground on Sunday when the 20 teams, management, match officials and Tournament organisers
unite to show their support for the International Rugby Board’s Anti-Doping education programme.
Sunday (25 September 2011) has been designated Keep Rugby Clean Day and as such teams will wear specially branded t-shirts
with the messages ‘Tackle Doping’ and ‘Keep Rugby Clean’ emblazoned on them to promote the campaign."
NCTE's Support for the Students Right to Read
"NCTE offers advice, helpful documents, and other support to teachers faced with challenges to texts (e.g. literary works,
films and videos, drama productions) or teaching methods used in their classrooms and schools...
NCTE Celebrates Over 25 Years of The Students’ Right to Read. Over these years the Council has voiced its opposition
to censorship and promoted intellectual freedom as portrayed in the clip from the NCTE Centennial Film. " + an interesting video
Banned & Challenged Books
"The ALA (American Library Association) promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions
even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring
the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them."
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read September 24−October 1, 2011
"Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access
while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States." + Ideas and Resources
A town crier, or bellman,
"is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court (cf. Black's Law Dictionary).
The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition
dating to the 18th century, in a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat.
They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements."
"Beowulf. [Translated by Francis Barton Gummere].This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation
really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior
who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother."
Page Flip-Flap- gratuit en ligne Importez : Documents / Images / Photos / Videos
"Transform your doc, pdf, word, movie in an interactive flipbook.
It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the url to your creation.
You can share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on facebook or twitter."
Les actes du colloque 2011 à Marly
"Vous pourrez retrouver dans cette rubrique les divers documents envoyés par les intervenants, quelques podcasts audio
de la plupart des conférences du matin, des photos prises sur les divers lieux du colloque."
Anglo-EU Translation Guide Nik Peachey: What Brits say and what they mean
What the British say : "I hear what you say"
What the British mean : "I disagree and do not want to discuss it further"
What others understand : "He accepts my point of view"
The apps explosion
- a lesson planwithStudent's Worksheet + Teacher's Worksheet + Glossary "This week’s lesson is on cell phone “apps” (short for applications), which have of course become
the object of great enthusiasm among the ever-growing ranks of smartphone owners.
Troy Davis is executed in Georgia for shooting policeman - 22 September 2011
- lethal injection
"Death row inmate Troy Davis has been executed in the US state of Georgia for the fatal shooting of policeman Mark MacPhail in 1989.
Davis' death was delayed for hours while the US Supreme Court considered an 11th-hour appeal for clemency.
The 42-year-old's case was heavily disputed after most of the witnesses recanted or changed their testimony...
No gun was found and no DNA evidence conclusively linked Davis to the murder...
Meanwhile in the US state of Texas another death row inmate, Lawrence Russell Brewer,
was executed on Wednesday evening - in a very different case..."
+ a video
Sleepbox "It is intended primarily to enable a person to sleep peacefully. It provides quick escape from the crowd without wasting time searching for a hotel. SLEEPBOX may be used both in public and private spaces, for rent or for internal needs. Possible locations for SLEEPBOX include: - Airports - Railroad stations - Hostels - Offices" + VIDEOS
Comedian puts US debt crisis into rap ARTICLE + VIDEO
"American comedian Remy Munasifi pokes fun at the current financial impasse in the US
with his 'Raise the Debt Ceiling' rap, which has become an internet hit."
(telegraph.co.uk) See the LYRICS under the video on YouTube.
Canada Issues Legal Tender Coins with Imaginary Monsters on Them "Canada’s Royal Mint has introduced a line of quarter dollar coins with native cryptids on them. One one side, you can find Queen Elizabeth II.
On the other, you’ll see variously Memphré, which is a reptilian monster that inhabits a lake in Quebec, Mishepishu,
which is a water panther of Lake Superior, or the more internationally famous Sasquatch."
The New York Times Just Turned 160
"Last Sunday was the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. Throughout those years, The Times has created quite a reputation
for itself and has even garnered the nickname the “newspaper of record.” These days, the paper is the third most popular in the world,
only ranking behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, neither of which are location-based like The Times.
But how did the paper get to be so well-respected and widely circulated? Read on to learn more about the illustrious “Gray Lady.” - The history of a legend
- Controversies that made the paper
- Changes to the icon
- Things that make the Times special
"The Times was founded on September 18, 1851 by journalist/politician Henry Jarvis Raymond..."
The Igloo Village in Kakslauttanen, Finland
"is like the Rolls-Royce of ice hotels. Each igloo is equipped with glass that allows you to gaze at the northern lights and millions of stars,
all while relaxing comfortably in your warm room...
Every igloo is equipped with a toilet and luxury beds and, every evening, a hot sauna and a refreshing ice hole await you...
In addition to the glass igloos, the resort features snow igloos, a snow restaurant, an ice gallery with ice sculptures, and a snow chapel..."
The Migrations Map
"is an interactive map that lets you see which countries people are moving to and from across the world.
Here, for example, are the ten largest streams of immigrants into Australia.
The UK contributes the largest share with over one million current residents of Australia.
This map was made by Martin De Wulf, a computer scientist in Brussels." (Neatorama) Where are migrants coming from ?
Where have migrants left ?
"I want to feed a billion kids. It's your boy, 50 Cent."
"Hard rapper 50 Cent softens at the idea of world hunger. He’s released a series of promo videos expressing his desire to feed
a billion people by donating a portion of profits made from his new energy drink, Street King, to the UN’s World Food Programme."
Hamlet - Act I, scene v–Act II, scene i
"In the darkness, the ghost speaks to Hamlet, claiming to be his father’s spirit,
come to rouse Hamlet to revenge his death, a “foul and most unnatural murder” (I.v.25)..."
Hamlet - ACT I SCENE V - the text "Please see the bottom of this page for full explanatory notes and related resources." (shakespeare-online.com)
The Shakespeare Glossary
"Here you will find the meanings of old and unusual words used in Elizabethan England.
If you need more information on a particular word or the context in which it is used,
please see the play or sonnet in which the word appears for detailed annotations." (shakespeare-online.com)
"Les élèves sont amenés à remplir des minibooks qui sont téléchargeables en haut de chaque page.
Les élèves mettent en commun à l'oral ce qu'ils ont trouvé et compris et ils utilisent ensuite leurs notes pour réaliser une trace écrite.
A partir de la webquest N°3, il y a des documents audio et/ou vidéo."