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WASHINGTON, D. C.

 

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(Updated on 19/01/2014)

 


Related pages :

The White House: Intrusions
Washington D.C. and the White House (a webquest)
Washington, DC (geography)
Washington, DC (history)

 

 

History :

  • 'Burning Man' Art Comes to Smithsonian - Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 April 2018
    "The show, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opened March 30. The Renwick is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Photos that tell the story of the past 75 years - 25 April 2018
    "An exhibition at the Newseum in Washington shows off some of the most striking photos of the past seven decades."

    (BBC)

 

  • The Rise of the US Supreme Court - Text + Audio + Pictures
    "This story is the first in a series about the Supreme Court of the United States.
    In the coming months, watch for text, audio, and video that explain what the Supreme Court is, why it is important (and disputed) in American culture, and how the justices ruled on some of the most important cases."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, on June 25, 2017.

  • New Bible Museum Opens in Washington - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 17 November 2017
    "Washington D.C. is a city full of museums. Visitors have a large choice of places to go to learn about U.S. history, culture and art. The latest one to open is the Museum of the Bible."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)



  • International Spy Museum, in Washington D.C.
    "The International Spy Museum is located in downtown Washington, DC within the Pennsylvania Quarter neighborhood and stretches the entire city block between 9th and 8th Streets at 800 F Street, NW—one block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station and the Verizon Center."

    See Education & Programs
    (spymuseum.org)

  • National Gallery of Art's East Building review – a new view of America (in Washington, D.C.)
    "Closed for three years, the redesigned museum has reopened with a giant blue cockerel on the roof terrace and a spectacular showcase of 60s American art discovered by Virginia Dwan."

    (theguardian.com)

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting :

  • First Look: African American Museum Opening on National Mall - Text + Audio + Video - 22 September 2016
    "What began years ago as legislation under then-President George W. Bush will soon be the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The African American History and Culture Museum opens September 24."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture - 15 September 2016
    I, Too, Sing America - By The New York Times
    "The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Sept. 24 in Washington after a long journey.
    Thirteen years since Congress and President George W. Bush authorized its construction, the 400,000-square-foot building stands on a five-acre site on the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument. President Obama will speak at its opening dedication..."

    (nytimes.com)


    The Black Power Salute: "Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists
    when the United States national anthem was played
    during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City."

  • Visiting Washington, DC with kids (BBC)

 

 

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Listening :

  • First Look: African American Museum Opening on National Mall - Text + Audio + Video - 22 September 2016
    "What began years ago as legislation under then-President George W. Bush will soon be the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The African American History and Culture Museum opens September 24."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Take a Holiday Walk Through Washington - Text + Audio + Video - 18 December 2015
    "From the U.S. Botanic Garden, to Union Station to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. lights up colorfully over the winter holidays.
    We take you on a walking tour of the magical seasonal sights."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Underground Station in Capital to Become Arts Center - Text + Audio + Video - 3 August 2015
    "An underground streetcar station in Washington, D.C's historic Dupont Circle district was closed 50 years ago. Now it is getting a new life.
    A plan calls for turning the spacious underground platforms into a space for art shows, talks, concerts and even a film set."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Washington Monument Honors America’s First President - Text + AUDIO
    "It could have turned out to be a statue of Washington on his horse, but instead, it rises above the Washington panorama, and provides great views of the Nation's Capital. Come along with us on a visit to the Washington Monument - and practice your American English as you read and listen."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • ** Tarik : Visiting the Capitol.  **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
    Tarik, a taxi driver in Washington DC, explains us how to visit the Capitol. There is a special tour and you need to be registered first.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2975

  • ** Tarik : museums in DC **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
    Tarik, a taxi driver in Washington DC, tells us about his two favourite museums in the city : The Spy Museum and the Air and Space Museum.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2974

  • ** Tarik : restaurants in DC **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
    Tarik, a taxi driver in Washington DC, tells us about restaurants in the city.
    He doesn't like French restaurants because they are too expensive but he likes mediterranean food and chinese food.
    -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2973

  • Sara explains what she likes in Washington DC :
    the different memorials, the Cherry Blossom festival, the Potomac River...

    (audio-lingua.fr)

  • Washington DC >
    Video + 8 pages d'exercices interactifs
    (Rodolphe Maurel - Ac. Toulouse - Soundguide )

 

 

 

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Lesson plans :

  • Bike-sharing catches on - a lesson plan
    "A new bike-sharing program in Washington, D.C., provides a healthy alternative to driving."
    (Education World)

 

 

Webquests :

 

 

Songs :

  • Washington D.C. - Teacher and the Rockbots - Listen to it! (songsforteaching.com)


Videos :

  • A 'living building' for the black American experience - VIDEO - 24 September 2016
    "After years of planning and work, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture is being opened by President Barack Obama
    on Saturday."

    (BBC)

  • First Look: African American Museum Opening on National Mall - Text + Audio + Video - 22 September 2016
    "What began years ago as legislation under then-President George W. Bush will soon be the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The African American History and Culture Museum opens September 24."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Take a Holiday Walk Through Washington - Text + Audio + Video - 18 December 2015
    "From the U.S. Botanic Garden, to Union Station to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. lights up colorfully over the winter holidays.
    We take you on a walking tour of the magical seasonal sights."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Holiday Displays in Washington, DC - VIDEO - 18 December 2015
    "Can’t get to Washington, D.C. for the holidays? Luckily, we did the walking for you. Let’s head out on this holiday tour."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Underground Station in Capital to Become Arts Center - Text + Audio + Video - 3 August 2015
    "An underground streetcar station in Washington, D.C's historic Dupont Circle district was closed 50 years ago. Now it is getting a new life.
    A plan calls for turning the spacious underground platforms into a space for art shows, talks, concerts and even a film set."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • A worksheet to go with the video : 'Top 10 Travel Attractions, Washington DC Travel Guide'
    + Final task
    Created by Audrey Cabrera (Ac. Nice)

 

 

  • Murals changing the face of Washington DC
    "What do you get when you put together high energy teenagers, aerosol cans, and empty walls in blighted neighbourhoods?
    In Washington DC now, the answer is art - highly professional murals painted on some of the city's most rundown real estate."

    (BBC)