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British Civilization : RESOURCES - Page 1

 

Activities Movie clips
Dictionaries Photos and Postcards
Information Poems
Interactive games Videos
Lesson plans Webquests

 

(Updated on 26/09/2013)

 


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The United Kingdom: Geography
The United Kingdom : History
The United Kingdom : Traditions

 


Information :

 

 

 

 

 

  • Country Profile : United Kingdom - Overview / Facts / Leaders / Media
    "The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has a long history as a major player in international affairs
    and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato
    ..."
    + A Timeline from 1914
    (BBC)

 

 

  • ICONS - a portrait of England (icons.org.uk)
    "On these pages you can explore our icons.
    Their stories are told with words and pictures, with sound and film and 3D imaging.
    You'll also find surprising ideas for things to make and do, places to go and even the occasional icon-related recipe..."

 

  • ZoomSchool : UK - civilization (enchantedlearning.com)

 

  • Window into Britain (plus44.com)
    TOWN GUIDE :
    with pictures, history and flavour to 100's of towns in Britain
    ACCOMMODATION :
    Hotels, campsites B and B's, cottages, self catering in all parts of the United Kingdom
    LONDON GUIDE
    Historic walking tour, inside west end and Kensington picture tour, accommodation and attractions
    HERITAGE GUIDE :
    Stonehenge, Beatles, King Arthur, Robin Hood and many others
    PALACES :
    Pictures , history and information on Britain s royal palaces
    ATTRACTIONS
    County by county guide to 1000's of attractions in Britain.



  • United Kingdom Attractions - with an interactive map (plus44.com)

 

  • 100 questions answered - (tolearnenglish)
    "Here are the answers to 100 of the most common and some of the more interesting questions asked about Britain around the world."

 

  • English Customs and Traditions (written by kids - Woodlands Junior School Kent)
    English dos and don'ts - Facts about England - Traditional Foods - Festivals and Special Days - Royal Traditions - Flags and Emblems - Education in Britain - Songs, Sayings and Superstitions

  • A to Z of Englishness (sterlingtimes.co.uk) - ex :
    "AFTERS :
    There is no word for what an Englishman eats after his meat that does not make some other Englishman wince.
    The upper class say pudding (or 'pud') - a patent misnomer if what comes up is sorbet or grapes.
    Dessert, which all Americans use without bother, strikes English ears as pretentious,
    whereas sweet - which after all explains most nearly what it is - puts middle-class teeth on edge."



 

 

 

 

  • Daily life in the UK (ukstudentlife) :
    Accommodation - Entertainment - Money - Post - Shopping - Telephone - Computer - Sport

 

 

 

 

  • Chez Vous en Angleterre (angleterre.tripod.com)
    - site conçu par une Française vivant en Angleterre et rempli d'informations sur la civilisation anglaise :
    LES GRANDS TITRES DANS LA PRESSE CE MATIN - L'ANGLICHE QU'ON PARLE VRAIMENT - LE THE, LE PUB ET AUTRES "INSTITUTIONS" NATIONALES - HORAIRES D'OUVERTURE - A TABLE ! - LA MONNAIE, LES BANQUES ET LE COUT DE LA VIE - CONDUITE ET ACHAT D'UNE VOITURE - MEDIAS - DEUX POIDS ET DEUX MESURES - LA VIE POLITIQUE - SECU, TOUBIBS, DENTISTES - POSTES ET TELECOMMUNICATIONS - AFFAIRES COURANTES, OPINIONS PUBLIQUES - FUN WITH ENGLISH - QUELQUES MYTHES ET LEURS REALITES - HYPERLIENS POUR SE FACILITER LA VIE

  • Ressources UK (Université Nancy2) :
    Institutions/Politics, Geography/Tourism/Maps, History, Media, Education, Law, Social Statistics.

 

  • Visit Britain (visitbritain.co.uk)
    Destinations to visit, attractions, activities, events, map, holiday ideas, images of Britain...

 

Poems :

  • The British (serves 60 million) by Benjamin Zephaniah - interactive book with a video - UPDATED
    Created by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

    The British (serves 60 million)
    from "Wicked World"
    - a poem and a recipe!

    "As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
    Binding them together with English.
    Allow time to be cool.
    Add some unity, understanding, and respect for the future,
    Serve with justice
    And enjoy."

    (Benjamin Zephaniah)

 

- UPDATED