English central :Nelson Mandela 's sense of humour/ speech to American Congress =compréhension +exercices
The death penalty
State of the Union Address (2013)
video : Our unfinished task (2'55) + transcript
“OUR UNFINISHED TASK”
So, together, we have cleared away the rubble of the crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger.
But, but we gather here knowing that there are millions of Americans whose hard work and dedication have not yet been rewarded.
Our economy is adding jobs – but too many people still can’t find full-time employment.
Corporate profits have skyrocketed to all-time highs – but for more than a decade, wages and incomes have barely budged.
It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.
It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.
It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few; that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation.
The American people don’t expect government to solve every problem. They don’t expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue.
But they do expect us to put the nation’s interests before party.
They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. For they know that America moves forward only when we do so together; and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all.
CHANNEL ONE IS AN EXCELLENT TOOL AIMED AT TEENAGERS :
Daily show transcripts here :
HISTORY.COM : ASK STEVE : THE VIETNAM WAR (2mn) + MORE
Sur VOA : Going to work without ever leaving home
Heroes Resources | Published 26 October, 2012
Last Updated: 7 December, 2012
When pupils think of heroes, often film characters such as Spiderman and The Avengers come to mind. Try these free teaching resources and lessons plans to teach your students about real heroes – the ones who save lives, who make sacrifices for those they’ve never met and who make history through their heroic acts
MAYA ANGELOU WROTE A POEM TO COMMEMORATE MADIBA
commemorative issue to come (December 11th)
Barack Obama's tribute:
BLOGS ET SITES DE COLLEGUES:
Le site de Jean Sabiron: (article du 7 décembre 2013)
Site de Florence Duperray dans l'Académie de Lyon : un hommage à Nelson Mandela: (6 et 7 décembre)
Site d'une collègue de Fréjus : (daté du 6 décembre)
Lycée Marc Chagall
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL/ VOUS POUVEZ LAISSER UN MESSAGE
“I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities, a thousand unremembered moments, produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people,” Mandela wrote in his memoir.."
Le Café Pédagogique propose tous les liens utiles pour comprendre et faire comprendre...
Chaîne éducative (USA) :
AWESOME STORIES :
Michelle Henry (SITE RESCOL 1 et 2) a écrit sur e-teach ::
"2 pages sur Nelson Mandela (que je continue à alimenter)" :
LIFE IN PICTURES <http://www.henry4school.fr/History/mandela.htm#pic>LESSON
HIS FAMOUS WORDS<http://www.henry4school.fr/History/mandela.htm#word>
(VOIR AUSSI A SOUTH AFRICA SUR RESCOL)
Sites institutionnels :
La Clé des Langues (ENS de LYON)
CRDP DE DIJON
Vu d'Afrique du Sud :
Watch this extract from the Godfather to understand the Ellis island process:
Listen to Mary and her grandpa as they visit Ellis Island : C O
Discover what pogroms were in the early 20th century :
Jews were persecuted by the Russian army. Their villages were destroyed and they were killed.
Read the text and answer the questions : CE
Work on the artcle in your textbook : New Bridges 1ère.
The Cannes Film Festival : click below for the English version!
The Great Gatsby
Trailer here :
Click on the cover to learn about the novel : Great resources!
watch 60second Recap : several recaps about the novel
Click here to read the novel : The Great Gatsby
The great gatsby : symbols and motifs : here
Unforgettable Robert Rredford and Mia Ffarrow in The Great gatsby (1974) : watch trailer and even CLIPS !
One I really love : Rich girls don't marry poor boys
Here is the passage from the novel; The story isn't told by Daisy to Jay, but Jordan, one of Daisy's friends, tells it to the narrator. Compare with the clip!
The closing lines of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel :
On the last night, with my trunk packed and my car sold to the grocer, I went over and looked at that huge incoherent failure of a house once more. On the white steps an obscene word, scrawled by some boy with a piece of brick, stood out clearly in the moonlight, and I erased it, drawing my shoe raspingly along the stone. Then I wandered down to the beach and sprawled out on the sand.
Most of the big shore places were closed now and there were hardly any lights except the shadowy, moving glow of a ferryboat across the Sound. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning ——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
The last page of Gatsby in Scott Fitzgerald's handwriting
Bill Nack reciting the closing lines of the novel , some of the finest lines in American literature
An iconic painting of the 1920's by Gerald Murphy, who was a good friend of F.Scott Fitzgerald's.
Cocktail by Gerald Murphy (1926) ( one of Fitzgerald's friends)
Listen to a comment
East Egg vs West Egg
The New Yorker about the film
The Paris Review, another article
THE ROARING TWENTIES
5th grade students tell you about the Roaring Twenties!
Play the game !
You will be a man or a woman living in the roaring Twenties : see if you can survive !
Painting by Gerald Murphy : Gerald Murphy and his wife Sarah.
FOR TEACHERS :
sur le site de Michelle Henry, Rescol 2 : a guide to the Roaring 20's
Mais il y a encore plus sur cette époque sur sa page PROHIBITION ! With great webquests
The new York Times offers lesson plans and activities for students
Here is the updated version I had not seen !
TOUT UN DOSSIER ICI /
And what about the UK ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/21883918
About "faith schools" in Britain http://www.secularism.org.uk/religion-in-schools.html