The Making of a Nation: Louisiana Purchase - VIDEO
"The U.S. was not always this big. A series of unexpected events transformed the U.S. from a small nation along the Atlantic Ocean
into a large country that stretched across most of North America. This video tells the story of the Louisiana Purchase."
The asbestos victims of Eternit – in pictures - 28 November 2016
"The billionaire owner of the Eternit factories in Italy, who allowed workers to be exposed to asbestos, may be heading back to court.
Alfredo Covino has been following the plight of the victims."
(theguardian.com) asbestos = "amiante" in French
The far right in Britain – video explainer - 28 November 2016
"From Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts in the 1930s through to the National Front, the British National party and the English Defence League,
the far right in Britain has been part of the political landscape for decades. Now anti-immigration sentiment is moving
closer to the mainstream and far right extremism is a growing cause for concern."
Anger as Japanese skating rink freezes thousands of fish into ice as gimmick- Article + Video - 28 November 2016
"The rink, which was supposed to have stayed open until the spring, featured about 5,000 dead sprats, mackerel and other fish that had been bought
from a local market embedded in the ice, some with their mouths still open in apparent suspended animation, according to local media reports."
Create your Advent Calendar
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Calls for US Vote Recount Grow, but Trump’s Win Likely Will Stand- Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 November 2016
"Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, has raised money for vote recounts from the recent presidential election. She wants recounts in three states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But at least one political expert does not believe a recount will change the election results."
Changing Presidents Can Be a 'Very Stressful Process'- Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 November 2016
"The new Trump administration will have to fill about 4,000 jobs and appoint many government officials in the executive branch of government."
The Traditions For Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving Dinners in Movies
"Jacob T. Swinney of Fandor Keyframe collected some examples from Hollywood to show that gathering the relatives together for a holiday meal isn't always pretty.
You might be better off working or serving at the local soup kitchen. Or you can just chill and eat turkey and let those resentments go."
Twitter Users Discuss 'Survival Guide to Thanksgiving'- Text + Audio - 22 November 2016
"The American Thanksgiving holiday is on Thursday. Many people will gather with family members for a large meal. It is a time to celebrate.
But some people do not look forward to spending a lot of time with family. That is why people are proposing Thanksgiving survival strategies."
How to eat Thanksgiving meal in space- VIDEO - 23 November 2016
"Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year."
Thanksgiving traffic jam in Los Angeles is 'most epic'- Article + Video - 23 November 2016
"Aerial footage has gone viral of a massive traffic jam, captured during the great Thanksgiving getaway in southern California...
Almost 49 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles for Thursday's turkey feast holiday."
How far is too far for Donald Trump? – video - 23 November 2016
"Steven W Thrasher asks how far Donald Trump has to go before people stop seeing him as ‘just another president’.
Trump has installed members of the extreme ‘alt-right’ in the White House and been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.
So what will it take for the public and political class to stop normalising him?"
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When Did We First Use Rubber Ducks?
"Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out gives us the complete history of rubber duck bath toys, from the development of vulcanized rubber
to the Sesame Street song "Rubber Duckie" and beyond."
A Beer Guide to the Lake District - an infographic
"The Lake District is home to over 20 breweries, many with award winning drinks that can be sampled in local pubs and eateries. In this infographic we take a quick look at how beer is made, as well as how to pair it with your food. We’ve also chosen some of the best breweries in the area and give you a little more info on them
and how you too can experience not just their drinks but how they’re made. Brewery tours are a fabulous way to get acquainted with the many different flavours and characters of the ales as well as learning how they come to be. They’re a perfect way to break up a long walk or give yourself a treat at the end.
So pick up your pint and see where your next outing could be."
16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - with pictures
"This Thursday, Macy's will send its 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade down the streets of Manhattan—a spectacle more than 50 million people tune in to watch
from the comfort of their homes. Here are a few things you might not have known about the iconic holiday event."
Many are planning to spend Thanksgiving in Standing Rock | GOOD
"Organizers have called for "all living beings—human and animal species’ alike—to actively and peacefully come together over the course of the American Thanksgiving Holiday to stand in continued defense of human rights, indigenous sovereignty, the environment and every living being’s right to clean water."
Homeless Population Down in America, But 'Spreading' Worldwide- 21 November 2016
"Every year, thousands of volunteers spread out across the United States to count the number of homeless people. In January 2016, they counted nearly 550,000 people without homes, down about 3 percent from the year before. Worldwide, however, the United Nations warns that homelessness is spreading."
10 Tricks Retailers Will Try To Use On Black Friday
"Black Friday is the biggest shopping day in the world. People leave their home in the middle of the night just to get in line and wait in the cold for hours just to get
the items that they want at a good price. Retailers know that shoppers will be filling their stores, therefore, they take advantage of that. These retailers know several tricks that will you to buy more and spend more on Black Friday."
Can a Syrian cafe hold the key to the German migrant crisis?- 22 November 2016
"Hassan Al Babi, a Syrian refugee from Damascus, is steadily carving slices of chicken shawarma off a gas-heated rotisserie.
It's lunchtime in Oberhausen and the German city's first Syrian restaurant is doing a brisk trade."
The myths and folktales behind Harry Potter - 22 November 2016
"Nicolas Flamel was a real person, and many of Rowling’s fantastic beasts she borrowed from elsewhere – including from the ancient world, writes Natalie Haynes."
In pictures: Gang City
"Italy has long been plagued by the activities of the mafia, and a new exhibition of photographs in Venice attempts to uncover the wider effects
of organised crime on suburban life.
From the drug smugglers of Naples to the prisoners of Brazil, Gang City examines the connection between violence and civil decay.
Showcasing more than 80 photographs, which date back to the mid-1980s, the exhibition portrays the perpetrators and victims of gang-related crime."
5 Foolproof Tips For Creating The Perfect Cover Letter
"Creating the perfect cover letter is a task that is easier said than done.
Luckily, there's a straightforward formula to writing a great cover letter that will do you justice and get you noticed...
Download our cover letter template to get started."
Emergency junk food flown to earthquake town (November 21, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The residents of a town cut off by last week's New Zealand earthquake have received a somewhat unusual but welcome air delivery." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 4 or Level 5
The Effects of fast food on the Body - an infographic
"Fast foods often contain too many calories and too little nutrition. If fast food is a regular component of your diet,
you might find yourself struggling with weight problems and ill health."
100 Women 2016: A year of street campaigns- VIDEO
"Millions have taken to the streets and to social media to campaign for women's issues this year.
What is behind the trend? Philippa Thomas finds out as part of the BBC's 100 Women season."
Chefs and their tattoos - with pictures - 20 November 2016
"A new book, Knives & Ink, by writer Issac Fitzgerald and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, documents the cooks
whose food stories are written on their bodies as well as their menus. Introduction by Killian Fox."