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Margaret THATCHER

(1925 - 2013)

PICTURES - VOCABULARY - HER LIFE AND CAREER - HER DEATH - QUOTES - PODCAST -

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES - WORKSHEETS - LESSON PLANS - WEBQUESTS -

CARTOONS - SONGS - CINEMA

(Page created on 09/04/2013)

 



PICTURES :


 

 

VOCABULARY :



HER LIFE AND CAREER :

 

 

 

  • Margaret Thatcher at a glance (telegraph.co.uk)
    "Margaret Thatcher is remembered as the greatest peacetime prime minister in British history. Here, we take a brief look at her incredible life and career."
  • Mini BIO : Margaret Thatcher
    "Watch a short biography video about the life of the Iron Lady, from her personal life to her role as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom."
    (YouTube)


 

  • A Point of View: The many faces of Margaret Thatcher
    "Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a decisive and divisive figure, loved and hated in equal measure.
    Is the complex character behind the Iron Lady facade obscured behind reminiscences fond and hostile, asks historian Lisa Jardine."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

HER DEATH :

  • Obituary: Baroness Thatcher - ‘Loved, loathed, never ignored’ (BBC)
    "Nick Robinson looks back at the life of the former Conservative Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher."


 

 

 

  • Press Review (en ligne jusqu'à jeudi11/04/2013)
    (cle.ens-lyon.fr)


QUOTES :

 

  • The Times "highlights one of her most famous quotes on being elected Prime Minister:"
    (telegraph.co.uk)


    'Where there is discord, may we bring harmony.
    Where there is error, may we bring truth.
    Where there is doubt, may we bring faith.
    And where there is despair, may we bring hope'.


 

PODCAST :

  • The lady's not for turning (guardian.co.uk)
    Edited text of the speech delivered by Thatcher at the Conservative party conference in Brighton on October 10 1980. 
    Read the full text
    Listen to the speech
    In the face of political opposition, Thatcher delivered a powerful speech laying out her vision for the future
    (40mins 12s).

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Quiz: Margaret Thatcher
    "More than a mere politician, Margaret Thatcher was a social phenomenon who polarised and dominated Britain for more than a decade.
    Take a quiz on the legendary lady."

    (uktv.co.uk)
  • Margaret Thatcher Quiz Trivia
    "How much do you know about the life, career and background of Britain's only female PM? Check out this political quiz and find out!"

    (triviala.com)
  • Margaret Thatcher - a quiz
    "Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. During her time in Downing Street she changed the face of British politics and left an indelible mark on world history."

    (funtrivia.com)

 

WORKSHEETS :

  • Margaret Thatcher - Comprehension (primaryleap.co.uk)
    "Children can learn about the life of Margaret Thatcher and some interesting details about Britain.
    This is an exercise for KS2 children. They must read the comprehension and then answer the questions."



LESSON PLANS :

  • Margaret Thatcher dies, aged 87 (10th April) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
    "Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died aged 87..."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

WEBQUESTS :

  • The Thatcher Years - a webquest - en lien avec le film Billy Elliot et destinée à des 3° europe.
    Sent by Francis Henné
    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

CARTOONS :


Cartoon: Margaret Thatcher's Blue Plaque
"Margaret Thatcher's funeral will take place today at St. Paul's Cathedral in London,
and several of the national dailies have a cartoon to mark the event (see below).
This one is by Paul Thomas from The Express."
+ THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Mrs Thatcher at the Pearly Gates
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent shows Margaret Thatcher 
being greeted by Saint Peter at the gates of heaven (aka the pearly gates).
St. Peter tells the recently deceased former UK Prime Minister, "You're welcome, but you can't bring in the baggage."

+ COMMENTARY + NOTE + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Dress Code
"This cartoon by Blower from The Telegraph relates to the protests which are expected atMrs Thatcher's funeral next week..."
+ THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Great Briton
"This cartoon by Chappatte from the International Herald Tribune uses a play on words to commemorate the death of Margaret Thatcher.
However, there is a mistake. Can you spot it?"

+ ANSWER + COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + PRONUNCIATION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Maggie's Handbag

"During her lifetime, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial and divisive figure, so it's no suprise to find that
the editorial cartoons marking her death view her either as a force for good or bad.
This one by Dave Brown from The Independent falls into the latter category."
+ COMMENTARY + NOTE + MORE THATCHER CARTOONS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)


 

 

 


Cartoon: The Return of the Iron Lady
" This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun is inspired by the recent visit by Meryl Streep to London 
to promote her new film 'The Iron Lady' (see trailer), in which she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

SONGS :

 

 

CINEMA :

 

  • Vidéorama: L'ère Thatcher, cible du cinéma britannique + Videos (20minutes.fr)
    " De nombreux cinéastes, Ken Loach en tête, ont dénoncé les ravages sociaux du thatchérisme, pendant et après le règne de la «Cruella du 10, Downing Street»... "

    - My beautiful Laundrette (1985) de Stephen Frears
    - Life is sweet (1990) de Mike Leigh
    - Raining Stones (1993) de Ken Loach
    - Trainspotting (1996) de Danny Boyle
    - Les Virtuoses (1996) de Mark Herman
    - The Full Monty (1997) de Peter Cattaneo
    - Billy Elliott (2000) de Stephen Daldry