The 30-day worm and cricket diet - 28 February 2015
"A US student has just spent 30 days on a "bug diet" - eating insects three times a day.
Camren Brantley-Rios says traditional meats such as pork and beef are unsustainable
- and he wanted to try out what many consider the diet of the future."
Snack facts - recording vocabulary
"In this engaging series of activities, which use four short texts about 'snack culture',
students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary.
They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the meaning of new vocabulary
based on suffixes and word-building patterns.
Project Uses Global Imaging to Stop Illegal Fishing- Video - 23 February 2015
"Experts estimate twenty percent of the seafood market comes from illegal fishing.
A new device follows fishing boats to try to stop the criminal activity."
Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers Online - Article + Audio - 23 February 2015
"An increase in cyber-attacks makes the Internet seem like a scary place these days.
The hacking of Sony Pictures led the news for some time.
Even the White House was a target of cyber-attack.
How can individuals protect or make it more difficult for hackers to access their information?"
Scientists invent 'anti-ageing' chocolate(24 February 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Imagine a new chocolate that keeps you younger looking. It seems too good to be true, but..."
Destination UK: Wales- a lesson plan
"Task 1 introduces Wales and gives you the chance to find out how much your students already know about the country.
Task 2 is a guessing game for students to identify four internationally famous Welsh celebrities and Task 3 is a quiz about Wales.
Task 4 is a jigsaw reading task from the British Council’s UK in focus website and Task 5 looks at the Welsh language.
Task 6 asks students to plan a trip to Wales in groups and prioritise activities they’d like to do."
10 weird things Americans are doing in the snow- 27 February 2015 "A record-breaking 64.6 inches (164cm) of snow has been dumped on the US city of Boston during February.
And the unprecedented weather has led to unprecedented acts of human endeavour, although one or two very much ill-advised."
'Car park pimping' and music festivals in Botswana- 26 February 2015
"Young people there continue to party. If they're not escaping the city to enjoy outdoor music festivals,
where the laws are more loosely enforced, then you're likely to find them "car park pimping"
- informal parties where hundreds of cars crowd round to blast out tunes from their stereos."
Hours of work: 48 hours per week, over five days, Monday to Sunday...
About the role: As chauffeur you will work as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors....
About you: Holding a full UK driving licence, (preferably with no endorsements) you will have professional driving experience.
You will be a good team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills...."
Malcolm X remembered 50 years after his murder - 22 February 2015
"A ceremony took place in New York to mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's murder.
The civil rights leader was shot at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem while preparing to give a speech.
He believed that civil rights in America should be won "by any means necessary".
Naomi Grimley reports."
Indian monkey set to inherit fortune from ostracised couple- 19 February 2015
"An Indian couple who were ostracised after their families disapproved of their wedding
have decided to leave all their property to their pet monkey...
Mr Srivastava is Hindu and his wife is Muslim, and inter-faith marriages are still controversial in parts of India." (BBC)
to ostracise = "to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc..."
Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered- 21 February 2015
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the story, titled Sherlock Homes:
Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar, in 1904 to raise money for a bridge in Selkirk, Scotland."
International Space Station (ISS) prepares for space tourism - 22 February 2015
"Two astronauts have spent six hours installing new cabling on the outside of the International Space Station.
It will allow other spacecraft to dock, including those of private companies who hope one day to take tourists to the station.
Lucas de Jong reports."
The Reader - a lesson
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film commissioned by Bells and directed by Greg Gray.
In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies."
Time: 90 minutes
Topic: Reading and literacy
Language: Narrative structures
Materials: Six screenshots and a short film
Chapel Hill shooting: What's the definition of a hate crime?
"The FBI is investigating whether the fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was a hate crime.
What is the definition of this offence and how do you prove it, asks Rajini Vaidyanathan...
The FBI defines a hate crime as one with an added element of bias against a person's race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. The agency says: "Hate itself is not a crime - and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties."
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Doctor Heidegger’s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne- Article + Audio + Video
"Is there a Fountain of Youth? Read about it in this classic American story, "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Several old men and one old woman find out and it changes their lives.
They are young again and fight for the attention of a beautiful woman. But will it last?"
Washington Has Three Birthdays and Other Presidential Fun Facts- Article + Audio + Quiz - 15 February 2015
"Americans honor the first president, George Washington, in February.
But the day the United States government calls George Washington's Birthday is not really his birthday.
Some states consider the holiday a time to remember other past presidents, too. How much do you know about American leaders?"
New Technology Stops Illegal Fishing on the Seas - Article + Audio + Video + Quiz - 15 February 2015
"Experts estimate that one out of every five fish sold was caught illegally. They say the illegal fishing market is worth $23.5 billion a year.
It threatens food security and hurts the environment. Officials are using new observational technology to fight illegal fishing."
A Briefer History of Time: How technology changes us in unexpected ways - 3:56
"From smartphones to smartwatches, clocks are everywhere these days.
But have you ever wondered what life was like before we could measure time?
Video essayist Adam Westbrook delves into the story of the clock, and discovers that
when we learned to mechanize time, we accidentally mechanized something else."
The Queen's Hat - Steve Antony (writer and illustrator) E-book press HERE
Thanks toNancy Hughes (Ac. Lille) :
"Un superbe petit livre, pour du 'story telling' en primaire ou à exploiter, même en 6ème."
Rare Tiger Cub Makes Her Debut - 14 February 2015
"Amur Tigers, also known as Siberian Tigers, are the largest of the six surviving Tiger subspecies.
Native to far eastern Russia, the population of Amur Tigers dropped to fewer than 50 cats in the 1940s.
Today, thanks to improved law enforcement against illegal hunting, there are now nearly 400 Amur Tigers in the wild.
While Amur Tigers are still listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature,
scientists are hopeful that the upward trend will continue for these magnificent cats."
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