Lists - Information - Listening -
Interactive activities
- Lesson plans - Games
- Videos - TV series

(Updated on 07/05/2011)

Related pages :

Pledge of Allegiance
School in The USA (on RESCOL 1)
Schools in the USA (on RESCOL 2)



Lists :

    "Click a state on the map to find a list of elementary, middle, and secondary schools". (edu-cyberpg)



Information :

  • Sudbury Valley School - The cutting edge school for independent children - Individuality and Democracy: A Way of Life
    - with a video
    "At Sudbury Valley School (in  Framingham, MA), students from preschool through high school age explore the world freely,
    at their own pace and in their own unique ways..." 


    The Sudbury Philosophy (


  • Parent Trigger: A New Right for the Parents of California
    "The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right to transform their child's current or future failing school.
    All parents need to do is organize -- if 51% of them get together and sign an official Parent Trigger petition, they have the power to force the school district to transform the school."
    The video begins with this:
    "Our schools are failing because they are not designed to succeed.
    They are designed to serve the needs of special interests and bureaucrats — not children.
    The only way to change that is to give power to the only people who only care about children — parents."



  • Texas city revives paddling as it takes a swat at misbehavior
    "In an era when students talk back to teachers, skip class and wear ever-more-risque clothing to school, one central Texas city has hit upon a deceptively simple solution: Bring back the paddle...
    Corporal punishment remains legal in 20 states, mostly in the South, but its use is diminishing...
    Rules about paddling vary from district to district, but typically only administrators, not teachers, can mete out the punishment, which is done in private."



  • 10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know
    - Freedom of Speech at School (You Have the Right To Express Yourself - Up to a Point)
    - Privacy Rights at School (Your Belongings Can Be Searched, But Not Arbitrarily)
    - School Discipline (Teachers Can Use Corporal Punishment, If Your Locality Allows It)
    - Juveniles and Serious Crime (Teens Can Be Tried as Adults)...



  • Academic dress (Wikipedia)
    1 British academic dress : 1.1 The gown / 1.2 The cap / 1.3 The hood / 1.4 Dress and Undress
    2 United States : 2.1 Opposition to academic attire / 2.2 Inter-Collegiate colors
    3 See also
    4 External links

  • NCES Classroom (
    = National Center for Educational Statistics. Voir "The Official Seal" et "Games and Activities", puis "Mascot Matching Game".


Listening :

  • Schools in America (B1) : "Elizabeth Malkin nous parle du système scolaire américain."
    4 activités texte à trou + audio
  • ** Katie : my school day ** par Katie (Indiana, USA) - 13 septembre 2011
    Katie details a typical day at school in the US.

  • ** Katie : mascots and colors in US schools ** par Katie (Indiana, USA) - 13 septembre 2011
    Katie explains the US tradition for each school to have a mascot and/or specific colors.


INTERACTIVE activities :



Lesson plans :


Games :

  • Jim's school days in TX : "Explore the picture and read about Jim's school days in the 50's."
    + Hangman: "Guess the letters in a hidden word or phrase.

    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)


  • NCES Classroom (
    = National Center for Educational Statistics.
    Voir "The Official Seal" et "Games and Activities", puis "Mascot Matching Game".

Videos :



  • A day in the life at the Webb Boarding School
    "View a day in the life of a Webb student according to Lauren Livengood, a 9th grade boarding student, and Tripp Mifflin, a 7th grade day student."

    "Présentation publicitaire d'une boarding school très posh dont les élèves vantent les mérites." 
    (Marion Méranger-Galtier - Ac. Orléans-Tours)



TV series :


Dead Poets Society