2012 in review: an interactive guide to the year that was
"From the golden summer of sport for Britain to the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy - and Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump from space, 2012 was a rich year for news. Here's our interactive guide to the most extraordinary moments." (guardian.co.uk)
Video games in 2012: year in review
"Reality bit the gaming industry this year. Until recently it thought itself recession proof, but continuing studio closures and job cuts across the world destroyed that myth of invincibility." (telegraph.co.uk)
2012: The Year in Graphics(nytimes.com) "Graphics and interactives from a year that included an election, the Olympics and a devastating hurricane.
A selection of the graphics presented here include information about how they were created."
Letters of Notes - Best of 2012 - Correspondence deserving of a wider audience
"2012 has been an incredible year for Letters of Note, with over 30 million visits to its 900+ letters.
Of those featured in the past 12 months, the 15 most-read are as follows..." (lettersofnote.com)
2012 : Year in Review : A diaporama and a worksheet sent by Marion Méranger-Galtier (Ac. Orléans-Tours) Niveau 4ème / 3ème "Les élèves doivent simplement mettre les verbes au passé et au bon endroit, et dire où ça se passe.
Il feront le travail à deux, après avoir vu le diaporama, et avec des dictionnaires à portée de main. Je compte faire le tout en une heure.
Ensuite, le lendemain, je compte proposer à quelques volontaires de présenter oralement le diaporama en PPC à leurs camarades,
maintenant que le lexique nécessaire aura été vu ou revu à travers la worksheet."
It Happened in 2012- a worksheet sent by Nicolas Dolisy (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
"Voici une petite activité que j’ai concoctée (niveau 4° / 3°) sur quelques évènements marquants de l’année 2012.
Aux élèves de compléter avec soit des verbes, soit des noms (communs ou propres), etc."
2012 in 201.2 seconds
"From a royal jubilee, to a royal baby. From drought to flood. Into recession and out again. Elections, protests and of course, the Olympics.
It has certainly been an eventful year. Watch the news stories of 2012 condensed into 201.2 seconds." (BBC)
Global notable deaths of 2012
"From the first man on the Moon, to the man whose followers became known as the Moonies - and from Dallas's JR Ewing
to the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Count von Count - the past 12 months have seen the passing of many well-known figures." (BBC)
A look back at 2012's entertainment moments (BBC)
"2012 has been a year filled with big moments in entertainment - from the record audiences for Bond's Skyfall and One Direction becoming global stars, to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and then the Olympics and Paralympics which united a TV nation.
Alex Stanger takes a look back at 2012's events to be remembered."
Steve Bell's best cartoons of 2012
"From Horsegate to the Heathrow U-turn, via Olympic mascots Bumlock and Camdeville,
the year's biggest news events as seen by the Guardian cartoonist." (guardian.co.uk)
Cartoon: Welcome to 2012
"Around New Year many editorial cartoons use the convenient trope of Father Time as the personification of the previous year
(or "the Old Year") who typically "hands over" the duties of time to the equally allegorical Baby New Year (or "the New Year")..." (englishblog.com)