Friday, May 13, 2016

For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From Kid President

Lesson 8: Heroes, superheroes and natural powers

What is a hero? Who is YOUR hero?
  • Listening
Watch the video: For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From  Kid President
This one goes out to all the heroesthe kids and the grown-ups who are doing extraordinary things to make the world more awesome. Who is your hero?”

  • Answer the questions:

  1. Who speaks? What does he speaks about?
  2. First 1': Who is he addressing? What tone does he use?

  1. From 1' to 1'30: He gives three examples. Fill in the chart.
Names Achievements

  1. From 1'30 to 2'20: What big difference does he want the audience to understand?
  2. From 2'20 to the end:
    1. What is his message in this part?
    2. What word does he use the most to make the audience understand?
    3. How does he attract the audience the most in this part?
  3. Pick out two jokes he makes.

  • Speaking: Now who is your hero? Record a message to introduce this person

Friday, March 27, 2015

Locations & Forms of Power

Lien pour les terminales SIN pour la préparation des documents sur la notion Locations & Forms of Power.

Tous les documents ont été travaillés avec les TL.

Les corrections et d'autres sources d'informations se trouvent ici (descendre jusqu'au chapitre 3: America's Culture of Violence).

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Poetry & Chemistry in English

Song of Myself (1892 version)

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

My tongue, every atom of my blood, form'd from this soil, this air,
Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same,
I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.

Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lettre de la ministre de l'education nationale Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Madame, Monsieur,
L'attentat meurtrier contre l'hebdomadaire Charlie Hebdo a atteint notre République au cœur.

Les valeurs essentielles de notre République ont été visées : la liberté d'expression est au fondement de toutes les libertés ; la liberté de conscience et le respect des opinions individuelles sont les principes qui nous permettent de vivre ensemble.

Il appartient à l'Ecole de faire vivre et de transmettre les valeurs et les principes de la République. La République a confié à l'Ecole, dès son origine, la mission de former des citoyens, de transmettre les valeurs fondamentales de liberté, d'égalité, de fraternité et de laïcité.

L'Ecole de la République transmet aux élèves une culture commune de la tolérance mutuelle et du respect. Chaque élève y apprend à refuser l'intolérance, la haine, le racisme et la violence sous toutes leurs formes.

L'Ecole éduque à la Liberté : la liberté de conscience, d'expression et de choix du sens que chacun donne à sa vie ; l'ouverture aux autres et la tolérance réciproque.

L'Ecole éduque à l'Egalité et à la Fraternité en enseignant aux élèves qu'ils sont tous égaux. Elle leur permet d'en faire l'expérience en les accueillant tous sans aucune discrimination.

Au moment où notre pays manifeste son unité nationale face à l'épreuve, l'Ecole doit plus que jamais porter l'idéal de la République.

Je vous invite à répondre favorablement aux besoins ou demandes d'expression qui pourraient avoir lieu dans les classes en vous laissant le soin, si vous le souhaitez, de vous appuyer sur l'ensemble des ressources pédagogiques que les services du ministère tiennent à votre disposition.

Je vous remercie de votre mobilisation personnelle et vous assure de tout mon soutien dans les missions qui sont les vôtres.

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Ministre de l'éducation nationale, de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Modern Myth

Romanian hordes
To look at most newspapers towards the end of 2013, you would have thought that Britain was living out its last days of civilisation. On 1 January, when immigration rules finally allowed Romanians and Bulgarians to live and work in the UK like other EU citizens, we were assured by the Mail and others that a "new wave of migrants" would swamp the country's labour market and public services. Yet the first plane to arrive from Romania on 1 January contained only a handful of people coming to the UK for the first time. One of them, Victor Spirescu, was mobbed at Luton airport by journalists and MPs, who soon discovered that he had a job lined up and had never even heard of the NHS.

In May, it was announced that the number of Bulgarians and Romanians who arrived in the first three months of the year had actually fallen by 4,000 since the last quarter of 2013. No vampire attacks have so far been reported either.

From "Black-eyed ghosts and giant mutant rats: the scare stories that nearly destroyed Britain in 2014" by Leo Benedictus, The Guardian, December 30, 2014

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