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(Updated on 24/05/2016)

 


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Definitions :

  • A flash mob (or flashmob) 
    "is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act
    for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire.
    Flash mobs are organized via telecommunicationssocial media, or viral emails."

    (Wikipedia)

 

Vocabulary :

  • Talking About Young People
    "Many terms exist to describe children of various ages, all of them having different connotations."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • Ned  "is a derogatory term applied in Scotland to hooligans, louts or petty criminals,[1][2] latterly with the stereotypical implication that they wear casual sports clothes[3]. Such usage in Glasgow dates back to the 1960s or earlier...
    Neds and "ned culture" are associated with violence, particularly in poorer housing schemes  constructed on the periphery of towns or cities in the post-war era...
    One folk etymology for Ned is that it stands for "Non-Educated Delinquent,"..."

    (Wikipedia)


  • Stereotypical Students
    - Pictures of stereotypical students, students fill in nerd, jock, goth, band geek, preppy and slacker
    (ielanguages.com)



  • Student Vocabulary
    - List of nouns and adjectives for describing teenagers or students, with French explanations
    (ielanguages.com)

 

  • Day care (clipartof.com)

    Day care / Daycare = "Childcare during the day while parents work."

    Day care
    "1 : supervision of and care for children or disabled adults that is provided
    during the day by a person or organization
    2 : a program, facility, or organization offering day care"

    (merriam-webster.com)

  • NEET
    " is a government classification, first used in the United Kingdom but whose use has spread to other countries, including Japan, China and South Korea. The classification is "Not currently engaged in Employment, Education or Training"...
    In the United Kingdom, the classification comprises people aged between 16 and 18..."

    (Wikipedia)



 

 

 

Facts :

  • Where is the world's most dangerous country for young people? - 21 August 2017
    "The widening gap in youth mortality between the developed and developing world is down to traffic accidents, violence and disease,
    a new analysis shows."

    + Nine of the 10 most dangerous countries to be a young person are in Africa
    + The US and UK share the same five leading causes of death among young people, though America has the far higher death rate

    (theguardian.com)
  • Road accidents biggest global killer of teenagers - 16 May 2017
    "Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers globally, international data released by the World Health Organization reveals.
    In 2015, more than 1.2 million adolescents died. Road injuries were to blame for about one in 10 of these deaths."

    + The top five killers of teens (aged 10-19)
    (BBC)
  • Children behaving like animals, Barnardo's survey finds - 3 November 2011
    See the survey.
    (BBC)

     

    Half 'think youngsters are violent'
    "Almost half of Britons think young people are angry, violent and abusive, with one in four thinking troubled children are beyond help by the age of 10, a survey has revealed."

    (news.uk.msn.com)

    Barnardo's - Believe in children
    "We run over 800 UK projects that transform the lives of more than190,000 children and young people every year. Our work includes:..."

    (barnardos.org.uk)


  • GANG CULTURE :
    An “educational underclass” was causing an explosion in the gang culture ... - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE
    "which helped provoke last month’s riots and looting, the Education Secretary said yesterday...
    It is from that underclass that gangs draw their recruits, young offenders institutions find their inmates and prisons replenish their cells."
    LINK + AUDIO
    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

  • Philadelphia orders curfew after flash-mob attacks - 9 August 2011
    "Mayor Michael Nutter said that the curfew would apply at 22:00 for anyone under 13 years of age and at midnight for those under 18.
    Flash mobs, organised through social networking websites, have left several city residents injured in recent weeks....
    The mayor said those who broke the curfew could be taken to a police station and fined up to $300 (£184), while repeat offenders faced penalties of $500...
    He warned that if parents failed to pick up their children, the department of human services would be contacted and parents could face child neglect charges...
    "What is making this unique today is the social media aspect," Everett Gillison, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for public safety,
    told the Associated Press news agency."They can communicate and congregate at a moment's notice," he added."

    (BBC)

    A flash mob (or flashmob) 
    "is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act
    for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire.
    Flash mobs are organized via telecommunicationssocial media, or viral emails."

    (Wikipedia)

  • Teen Issues - "Discussing The Problems That Teens Face..." (teenissues.co.uk)

 

 

  • Social focus on young people (2009)
    "offers an insight into the lives of young people in contemporary UK society.
    It includes information on their characteristics, experiences, wellbeing and lifestyle looked at from the young person's viewpoint wherever possible."

    (statistics.gov.uk)

 

 

  • ASBO generation, fact or fiction?

 

  • New analysis reasserts video games' link to violence
    - "a statistical analysis of studies on more than 130,000 gamers from elementary school age to college in the USA, Europe and Japan."
    (usatoday.com)

     

  • Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.  
    "Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application..."  

    (pewinternet.org) 



  • Children spend 7 hours a day in ‘electronic life’
    "A new generation of “multimedia” children are spending an average of seven hours a day glued to smartphones, iPods, TVs and video games. Research has found that youngsters aged between eight and 18 now spend almost every waking minute outside school using some electronic device...
    Experts are divided on the impact of such heavy usage on children’s health, emotional wellbeing and social skills. Not everyone is pessimistic...
    What they (children) are doing is often quite creative and quite interactive.”

    (timesonline.co.uk)

 

  • Get Connected Campaign
    The I Am Smart, I Am Strong, I Am Worthy messages challenged the public to break down the stereotypes of youth and to value what youth have to offer.

 

  • Rights of the Child Convention Marks 20 Years - A Generation Later, Still Struggling - a slideshow
    "Multitudes of children across the globe are still suffering from poverty, abuse and disease."
    (online.wsj.com)

 

  • Ban on gang membership will apply to 14-year-olds
    "Children as young as 14 could be banned from wearing "gang colours" or having violent dogs, under government plans."

    "Powers to impose restrictions on gang members aged over 18 became law last week but new proposals would see them extended to 14-17 year olds... Civil injunctions which stop adult gang members from meeting each other, wearing certain colours, going to certain areas or owning aggressive dogs were brought in under the Policing and Crime Act, which became law last week."
    (BBC)

 

  • UN marks 20 years of Convention on Rights of the Child
    "Ceremonies are taking place around the world to mark the 20th anniversary of a landmark agreement protecting children.
    The UN says the Convention on the Rights of the Child has transformed the way children are treated.
    But it says a billion children in the world still go without food, shelter or healthcare and that millions are facing lives of poverty and abuse."

    (BBC)
  • Youth 'cannot live' without web
    "A survey of 16 to 24 year olds has found that 75% of them feel they "couldn't live" without the internet...
    The survey ... looked at how the web influences the well-being of people aged between 16 and 24.
    Its author ... names this age group "digital natives" as they have grown up in an environment rich with computer and mobile technology."

    (BBC)

  • Children are 'exercising less'
    "Only one in eight youngsters is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF)...
    The Food4Thought campaign is designed to encourage children to consider their levels of physical activity and the long term consequences of their
    current food choices...
    The energy-dense snacks they consume in front of their televisions and computers are simply not being burnt off...
    Children need to be active to prevent obesity but also to promote healthy growth, bone strength and psychological wellbeing. "
    (BBC)

  • Adventure and Experience - Take a Gap Year
    (insideyouth.blogspot.com)

  • What do children do during their free time?
    (woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

  • 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About
    "Some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks."
    Suggestion : Utilisation de "used to"

    (wired.com)

  • Teen spirit - Eco-fatigue, getting up early and other teenage surprises

    "Teenagers find it hard to make time for television, don't like Twitter or traditional radio, and rarely go to the cinema...
    The majority of teens are not particularly worried about the environment."
    They "are utilising the new forms of media...
    While adults may think that computer games turn teens into gangsters, murderers and thugs (in a werewolf-like transformation), they do not...
    A large number of teens play sport..."

    (BBC)

  • Teens and Computer Games
    Read the paragraph - middle of the page
    "Most games still provide the player with consequences to their actions...
    The gamer will often begin to think morally about the situations when they take on the mantle of a particular character.
    Furthermore, many games present teens with a positive influence."

    (BBC)
  • Web children 'living in prisons'
    "Many children are living in a "prison-like environment" surrounded by technology, the chairman of the Independent Schools Association warns...
    Recent research suggests five to 16-year-olds are spending up to six hours a day online or watching television."
    A "survey suggested the children were spending 2.7 hours a day on average watching television, 1.5 hours on the internet and 1.3 hours on games consoles."

    (BBC)

 

  • You know you're a British 90's kid if...
    6. You remember the craze of YoYo's and Tamagotchis (and the subsequent banning of them in school).
    9. You collected Pokemon cards.
    16. You know the Macarena by heart and Saturday Night too...

    (facebook.com)
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

  • Rows surround 'Catholic Woodstock' - World Youth Day
    "It is sometimes described as the "Olympics of religion".
    Some prefer to call it a Catholic Woodstock - a festival of peace, love and Christianity....
    Tens of thousands of young Catholics are meeting in Sydney, Australia."

    (BBC)

    World Youth Day
    = "a youth-oriented Roman Catholic Church promotional event.
    While the event itself celebrates the Catholic faith, young people are invited without discrimination...
    It is celebrated on a diocesan level annually, and at a week-long international level every two to three years at different locations. "

    (Wikipedia)


  • TeenIssues
    Discussing the problems that teens face...
    "TeenIssues contains over 120 articles written by our experts who continually update and add new content...
    We give you advice to help guide you through the perils and issues that plague teens. "
    (teenissues.co.uk)

 

  • Personal Safety Advice for Young People
    "The Metropolitan Police Service prides itself on delivering effective crime prevention advice for all of London's communities.
    This part of the site specifically targets the youth of London, delivering useful guidance on crime prevention and how to stay safe.
    The site also offers advice such as what to do if your mobile phone is stolen or if you are being bullied."

    (met.police.uk)

 

  • Britain's Mean Streets (Time)
    British youth is in crisis
    - un dossier




  • Early warning for bad behaviour
    "Troublemakers as young as 10 years old are to be asked to sign a good behaviour contract to stop them going off the rails.
    About 1,000 of the "most challenging" children will be expected to stick to the order, or risk a criminal record... "

    (BBC)

 

  • Call to scrap 'anti-teen' device
    "A high-pitched device used to disperse teenagers is being challenged by campaigners, who say it is not a fair way to treat young people. There are estimated to be 3,500 of the devices, known as the mosquito, in use across the country. Their sound causes discomfort to young ears - but their frequency is above the normal hearing range of people over 25. The Children's Commissioner for England says they should be scrapped as they infringe the rights of young people."
    (BBC)

 

  • Adverts impact on children probed
    "The government is launching a major inquiry into the possible harmful effects of advertising on children.
    ..
    Children see some 10,000 TV adverts a year and recognise 400 brands by age 10.. "
    (BBC)

 

  • Bullying, exams and drugs (The Guardian)
    - secondary school pupils reveal their hopes and fears

    "The survey ran from April to June across 141 local authorities and more than 111,000 teenagers took part...
    Here's a sprinkling of results.
    The biggest worry for people of this age is exams (51%) followed by friendships (39%), school work (35%), being healthy (32%) and my future  (30%).
    Thirty per cent said they'd been bullied at least a couple of times in the last four weeks and 31% said they 'want fewer bullies' (where does that leave the other 69%?).
    Fifty-seven per cent said they thought bullying was handled quite or very well, with 30% saying it was handled not or not at all well.
    Seventy-nine per cent wanted more fun and interesting lessons.
    Forty per cent wanted more help from teachers and the same proportion wanted quieter and better behaved fellow pupils. Ofsted concludes that despite 'concerns about bullying, a desirefor better advice on careers, sex and relationships - and claims of cigarette, alcohol and drugs use among a minority', overall 'young people are overwhelmingly healthy, sporting, community-minded and conscientious about school'."


 

 

Pictures :

 

Listening :

  • Teen CEO Says Everyone Should Code - Text + Audio + Video - 18 October 2015
    "What does the average 15-year-old do with her free time? Most teenagers are hanging out with friends, talking on their smart phones or playing games on their computer. But Swetha Prabakaran is different. She enjoys spending her time making the use of technology easier for all."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Belt up, young man - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE
    "Florida wants to ban sagging and Obama hates it too, but can anything stop blokes wearing their jeans below their pants we ask.
    Plus, some habitual 'saggers' tell us why they wear their trousers slow-slung."
    Meet the 'saggers' (The Guardian)
    AUDIO & TRANSCRIPT (NPR) In Dallas, a Hip-Hop Plea: Pull Your Pants Up (2007)
    LISTEN TO  rapper Dewayne Brown, - Dooney Da' Priest: "Pull Your Pants Up"

    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

  • What to wear?
    "One of the biggest shocks when you arrive in a new country can be the clothes people are wearing.
    With this in mind, let's take a look at teenage fashion in the UK for girls."

    Text + Vocabulary explained + Audio
    (BBC)

 

  • Teenagers - exercises
    "Research into the lives of Britain's teenagers has confirmed that adolescents here are among the worst-behaved in Europe..."
    (language-lab.org)

 

  • TODAY'S PICTURES - with AUDIO
    ex :
    - Inner-City Youth, London
    (todayspictures.slate.com)


Conversation Questions :

 

Literature :

 

Poems :

  • “YOUTH” - a poem by Samuel Ullman
    "Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind...
    Years wrinkle the skin, 
    but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."

    (facebook.com)
  • Lost Generation - a poem by Jonathan Reed
    "Read the message, then  read it again in reverse.
    Which generation do you belong in?"

    (YouTube)

    "Jonathan Reed won second place in AARP's U@50 video contest launched in 2007. 
    Contestants were asked to create 2-minute video describing their vision of the future; what life would be like by the time they turned 50.
    Reed was inspired by the Argentinian political advertisement "The Truth"
     
    (passionatelycurious.typepad.com)


  • Warning - a poem by Jenny Joseph (1961)
    "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired..."
    (poemhunter.com)

Listen to it!
(YouTube)

Jenny Joseph
(Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories :

 

 

Activities :

 

  • British Youth - interactive book
    Created by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

 

 

  • A télécharger un extrait du manuel New Live 3ème LVI :

    • l'Unité 5 - Young and Rebellious avec :
      - l'extrait du WB correspondant
      - l'extrait du Guide Pédagogique correspondant

     

  • Meet Scotty from Oregon and his giant pumpkin - with a video - Activity created by Renée Maufroid


 

Lesson plans :

  • The present - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a moving short film byJacob Frey titled The Present and the theme of teenagers.
    Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers, watch the start of a short film, write a narrative and discuss the film."

    Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)<
    Time: 90 minutes

    Topic: Teenagers and disability
    (film-english.com)


  • Young Brits on Internet 27 hours a week (16 May 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new survey in Britain reveals that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled..."
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • TWO FINGERS - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Jamie Thraves used as a music video for Jake Bugg and his song Two Fingers.
    Students watch a short film and a lyrics video, speak about the problems faced by young people, and reconstruct a story and lyrics."

    (film-english.com)

     

 

 

 

Webquests :

  • Journey to Japan - A Day in the Life of a Japanese Child - a webquest
    "Your task is to create a book that will tell about the daily life of a Japanese child; a book about "you."
    Your writing, research, and product will be from the viewpoint of a Japanese elementary school student. You will "be" your Japanese character.
    The cover of the book will have a picture that you have created of your character and your Japanese name.
    Each page in the book will tell about your daily life and about your favorite things.
    You can illustrate your book with your own drawings or with pictures you print from Internet."

    (angelfire.com)

 

 

Cartoons :

 

Cartoon: A Tale of Two Britains
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent on Sunday 
compares the fortunes of two categories of young people
in British society today..."
+ LANGUAGE + INTERPRETATION

(englishblog.com)

 

 

Generation gap
(1.bp.blogspot.com)

 


BALLOON BOY - Cartoons

 


Cool!

 

 

Newspaper generation gap


 

 

What does D-DAY mean to you ?
(zunal.com)

 

Where do kids learn to be so violent?
(caglecartoons.com)

 

Young Theories by Matt Groening
(fr.pinterest.com)
Childhood is Hell
by Matt Groening
(lifeinhellarchives.tumblr.com)




Posters :



  • Get Connected Campaign
    "Our goal: to make our community safer, by helping people connect with others and to learn what they can do together to contribute to community safety...
    The I Am Smart, I Am Strong, I Am Worthy messages challenged the public to break down the stereotypes of youth and to value what youth have to offer. "

    (preventingcrime.net)

 

Songs :

  • Runaway by Pink - the lyrics
    "I've got my things packed
    My favorite pillow
    Got my sleeping bag
    Climb out the window
    All the pictures and pain
    I left behind
    All the freedom and fame
    I've gotta find..."
    (azlyrics.com)

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

  • I Don't Want To Grow Up sung by The Ramones :
    "I don't want my hair to fall out
    I don't wanna to be filled with doubt
    I don't wanna to be a good boy scout
    I don't wanna to have to learn to count..."

    - the VIDEO
    (YouTube)

 

  • All by myself by Jamie O'Neal :
    "When I was young
    I never needed anyone
    And makin' love was just for fun
    Those days are gone...
    All by myself
    Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore"

    (stlyrics.com)
  • Father and Son by Cat Stevens :
    "You're still young...
    Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy."
  • Forever Young by Alphaville :
    "forever young, i want to be forever young
    do you really want to live forever, forever and ever...
    sooner or later they all will be gone
    why don't they stay young
    it's so hard to get old without a cause
    i don't want to perish like a fading horse
    youth is like diamonds in the sun..."
  • Lazybones - a song by Ben Eyler (YouTube)
    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
    "When I was a young boy
    I just stayed on my bed
    I wouldn't stand near the window
    I just laid there instead..."


  • The Kids Aren't Alright by Offspring :
    "Jay committed suicide
    Brandon OD'd and died
    What the hell is going on?
    The cruellest dream - reality...
    Still it's hard
    Hard to see
    Fragile lives
    Shattered dreams"

 

Cinema :

  • Neds (2010) "is a feature film directed by Peter Mullan.
    Set in Glasgow, the film tells the story of John McGill (Conor McCarron), a teenage boy growing up in 1970s Scotland.
    The story line follows John's involvement with Glasgow's ned culture and the consequences of it on his teenage years."

    (Wikipedia)

Synopsis for NEDS (imdb.com)

NEDS - Photos (toutlecine.com)

 

 

Ned  "is a derogatory term applied in Scotland to hooligans, louts or petty criminals,[1][2] latterly with the stereotypical implication that they wear casual sports clothes[3]. Such usage in Glasgow dates back to the 1960s or earlier...
Neds and "ned culture" are associated with violence, particularly in poorer housing schemes  constructed on the periphery of towns or cities in the post-war era...
One folk etymology for Ned is that it stands for "Non-Educated Delinquent,"..."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

 

  • KES de Ken LOACH -
    kes - kes2 - kes3 - kes4 - kes4a - kesexosvoc
    KESBilly - KEScredits - KEShabits - KESheadmaster - KESlinkwords - KESexos1 - KESexos2 - KESmustmay - KESpassif - KESsummary - KESeval1 et Suite3



    "Nous avons décidé de travailler ensemble avec comme but un travail de liaison 3ème et 2nd ... Nous avons choisi ce film car la compagnie ACT - saison 2001-2002 - a présenté KES avec une mise en scène d' ANDREW WILSON : afin de préparer les élèves au spectacle, il semblait intéressant de travailler sur quelques scènes du film de Ken LOACH - 1969 - puis après le spectacle de finir le travail sur le film ( tiré du roman A KESTREL FOR A KNAVE de Barry HINES.)"
    Catherine ESTINES (Lycée St Exupéry - Terrasson -24 )
    Corinne BRUGIERE ( Collège Anna de Noailles - Larche - 19600 )

    e-mail : Alainbrugiere@aol.com

 

Videos :

 

 

  • Teen CEO Says Everyone Should Code - VIDEO - 8 November 2015
    "What does the average 15-year-old do with her free time?
    Most teenagers are hanging out with friends, talking on their smart phones or playing games on their computer.
    But Swetha Prabakaran is different. She enjoys spending her time making the use of technology easier for all."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Kevin becomes a teenager - BBC comedy
    "Kevin the teenager! Kevin can't wait till his birthday when he will finally become a teenager. Hilarious British comedy from the BBC."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

  • I am smart - LOOK DEEPER PSA (2003)
    - one in a series of three to address (mis)perceptions of youth - by Community Safety & Crime Prevention Council of Waterloo Region

    + I am strong
    + I am worthy

    (YouTube)




    Look deeper
    "Launched in 2003, this campaign aimed at getting the message out that, like books, kids shouldn’t be judged by their covers..." 

    + a brochure + posters
    (preventingcrime.net)

 

 

  • Teens Particularly Vulnerable On Web
    "Despite warnings of Internet predators, many teenagers continue to put themselves at risk by posting personal details about their lives,
    including their phone numbers and addresses."

    (YouTube)  
  • Sur le thème "RUNAWAY", un témoignage vidéo
    (BBC)

 

  • Wild or Mild
    "What are teenage girls really like? Meet three young women who defy media stereotypes:
    a guitarist, a dancer and a martial artist".
    (archive.org)

 

  • Vincent by Tim Burton - an animation (Daily Motion)
    - Sous-titré en français




    Vincent (film) - From Wikipedia
    1 Plot (with the SCRIPT)
    2 Vincent
    3 Trivia...