Anonymous leaks identities of 350 alleged Ku Klux Klan members - 6 November 2015
"List of names and social media accounts mentioned alleged FBI informants and those who already publicly identify
as members of white supremacist group...
Anonymous’ war with the KKK began during protests that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last year
when a subgroup of the KKK – Ancona’s TAK – disseminated leaflets threatening “lethal force” against protesters.
The Anonymous operation is now known as Operation KKK or, alternatively, Operation Hoods Off. "
Nato war games - in 90 seconds - 4 November 2015
"Nato is putting on its biggest display of military might in over a decade in Spain.
A choreographed large-scale movement of soldiers, ships and planes have been signalling a message of power to Russia and other possible foes.
The US-led alliance also want to train and exercise Nato troops and military personnel."
Sandwiches and bananas: A first taste of Europe for migrants- VIDEO - 6 November 2015
"Tens of thousands of migrants - most from Syria and Afghanistan - have landed on the Greek island of Lesbos this year.
The final leg of their journey to Europe can be a perilous boat trip from the Turkish coast. Some never make it to Greek soil.
Those who do get there rely on food handouts from volunteers.
For The Food Chain on the BBC World Service, reporter Anna Holligan and photographer Harold Morris travelled to Lesbos,
to meet some of those helping to give the migrants their first taste of Europe."
Syrian child refugees 'being exploited in Jordan'- 4 November 2015
"Syrian refugees as young as three years old are being exploited illegally as child labour by farmers and companies in Jordan,
campaigners based in the Jordanian capital Amman have told the BBC."
Tim Peake: Science, housework and fun - Article + Photos + Video - 6 November 2015
"In just over five weeks' time Tim Peake will be setting off for a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
What is the aim of his mission and what will he be doing once he is in space?"
How astronauts train for space missions - VIDEO - 6 November 2015
"In December history will be made when Tim Peake becomes the first official, government backed, British astronaut
to go to the International Space Station.
Pallab Ghosh has had unique access to his training."
Million Mask March in London- 6 November 2015
"Million Mask march: scores arrested after clashes between police and protesters Damien Gayle and Chris Johnston (The Guardian)
Anonymous(used as a mass noun)
"is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities.
A website nominally associated with the group describes it as "an internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure
that operates on ideas rather than directives". The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts
and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites."
Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns
A Document-Based History Kit, 3rd Edition High School through College
"This kit helps to teach about the role of media in 28 U.S. elections ranging from 1800-2008.
Over 160 media documents are included for decoding, including slides of posters, handbills and political cartoons;
audio clips of songs and radio programs; and video clips of speeches, debates, comedy TV and political commercials.
Students will learn how to analyze historical documents, the history of presidential campaigns, the crafting
and marketing of campaign messages, and the impact of new technologies and new media on presidential campaigns."
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot(Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)
"Ashlie and Stephen go away for a Murder Mystery Weekend and are among the first to discover the first victim.
Who is the murderer? It’s elementary, my dear Stephen…
Wendy learns about one of London’s most famous fictional residents, the detective Sherlock Holmes."
(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org) Thanks to Yoann PANIER (Ac. Besançon)
Will Ethiopia's Teff Be the Next Super Grain?- Text + Audio - 5 November 2015
"High in protein and calcium, the seed, or grain is called teff.
Ethiopians have been growing teff for thousands of years and it may become the new “super grain” of choice
growing in popularity in North America."
'A Princess of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part One - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
"Today, we begin a new series from a book by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book is called “A Princess of Mars.”
It is the first book in a series that Burroughs wrote about a man who travels to Mars and falls in love with a beautiful princess."
Territorial History of the USA: Every Month for 400 Years
"Animated map of the contiguous 48 States showing every country boundary change from 1629 onwards,
and State border changes from 1784.
Year and Month are shown in the top right hand corner.
Note: Grey coloured areas are independent regions that would later become part of the States."
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.
David Cameron effigy burns at Lewes bonfire night – video- 6 November 2015
"Thousands of people gather in Lewes, East Sussex, for the annual bonfire night celebrations on Thursday.
Onlookers are joined by an effigy of David Cameron wearing union flag underpants and holding a pig’s head.
The event also sees effigies of Sepp Blatter and Jeremy Clarkson parading the streets."
Colorful Murals Appear On Roads Only When It’s Raining - 1 November 2015
"A group of designers from South Korea found a way to fight those gloomy days when it just wouldn’t stop raining.
Together with Pantone they brought back the colours to Seoul by creating huge vibrant paintings on the streets which appear when it’s raining.
Their project is titled “Project Monsoon” and, as the name suggests, was created for the annual monsoon season when it rains
for as long as 3 weeks. The artists used special hydrochromatic paint, which stays invisible until it gets wet."
Couple must lose pets or home (November 04, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A couple in England could lose their home because they want to live with their pets. Clive and Rose Restall live in their rented home..."
Why do the British drink so much?
"From bar furniture to noise levels, modern pubs push consumption to the max
- and these design and marketing tricks have affected one generation more than most."
Huge numbers of Afghans desperately seeking asylum- VIDEO - 4 September 2015
"One of the largest groups of refugees trying to get to Europe in recent months is from Afghanistan,
which remains in the grip of a conflict that has driven people to flee for many years.
Foreign combat troops pulled out at the end of last year, leaving Afghan security forces to tackle an ongoing offensive by the Taliban.
The Taliban itself has stepped up its attacks in recent weeks, as rival factions seek to establish control of the movement.
The BBC's John Simpson reports from Kabul."
Who Is Donald Trump?
"We answer the question "Who Is Donald Trump?" - the 2016 Republican Party presidential candidate.
Donald John Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York. He’s been wealthy his entire life.
His father, Fred Trump built a very successful real estate development business in the New York area..." Sources: Wikipedia + nytimes
Thanks to Nina BOCQUET (Ac. Versailles)
'It was the natural thing to do': family who took Calais migrant into their home- 21 August 2015
"Life under the same roof as a young man from a very different culture sometimes pushed their tolerance to the brink.
He would occasionally criticise their 20-year-old daughter, telling her she should be married or cover her hair.
“We had to explain to him that in France women and men have the same rights, that here we are a secular country.
He would say yes, but I think it was difficult for him to understand,” says Linda."
97% Love Match
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Ben Brand titled 97% and the themes of apps and dating.
Students talk about the apps they commonly use, do a dictation, watch a short film and retell a story." Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)
Time: 90 minutes
Language: Present simple, infinitive to express purpose and vocabulary related to apps
"Via an app on his phone, Bert discovers that a 97% love match is near.
Will he find her before the subway reaches the end of the line?"
In the Future - David Byrne
(YouTube) + LYRICS: "In the future everyone's house will be like a little fortress.
In the future everyone’s house will be a total entertainment center...
In the future no one will live in cities"
9/11 - The Truth In 5 Minutes - James Corbett Transcript and sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2594
"The official story of 9/11 is a lie. Six of the 10 members of the 9/11 Commission said the final report is a whitewash.
Given everything that was once considered theory has been documented FACT, how many more lies will you believe from our government
before you realize that you really DON'T know everything going on in the world.
Take 5 minutes out of your regularly schedule corporate controlled media and get a dose of the truth.
And then do your own homework on all the information presented here,
put your critical thinking cap on and decide for yourself what you believe."
Evil Expressions- Text + Audio - 31 October 2015
"Today we look at the usage and meaning of expressions using the word "hell." They are very common!
Find out what happens to a snowball in hell. And learn which road to take to get to hell."
Revisiting the Gun Debate in America- Text + Audio + Quiz - 31 October 2015
"An average of one school shooting happens every week in America, says a recent report from Everytown for Gun Safety.
School officials across the country do all they can to protect students.
But for one elementary school in northern Virginia, the opening of a nearby gun store has led to protests."
International Tourists Drawn to Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2015
"Route 66, often called the Mother Road, is known worldwide. And every year, thousands of international visitors
come to see what makes it so special. International interest in Route 66 is only growing."
TONGUE TWISTERS For example: Two witches
"Listen to the tongue twister and practise saying it. How fast can you say it? "If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?"
Halloween: Celebrations from Tokyo to Florida - VIDEO - 01 November 2015
"People have been dressing up and celebrating Halloween around the world.
Traditional activities including trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving have been taking place from Tokyo to Florida." More videos on the right of the BBC page.