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THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE

on Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012


CONTENTS :

VOCABULARY -
THE EMBLEMS
- THE MEDAL - THE COINS - STAMPS - SOUVENIRS - ECARDS -
THE EVENTS
- IN NORTHERN IRELAND - PICTURES - CHARTS -
LISTENING -
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES - POWERPOINTS - WORKSHEETS -
LESSON PLANS
- CYBERHUNTS / WEBQUESTS -
INTERACTIVE GAMES - GAMES TO PRINT - CARTOONS - POSTERS - VIDEOS

(Updated on 26/05/2012)

 

 

RELATED PAGES :

MONARCHY -
Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II
- Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II -
List of longest-reigning British monarchs
- Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

 

 

VOCABULARY :

 

  • jubilee (Wikipedia) :



  • pageant :
    1. An elaborate public dramatic presentation that usually depicts a historical or traditional event.
    2. A spectacular procession or celebration.
    3. Colorful showy display; pageantry or pomp.
    (thefreedictionary.com)


  • realm :
    A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.

    (thefreedictionary.com)

 

 

THE EMBLEMS :



"The official emblem
of the Queen of Canada's
Diamond Jubilee."

 

 

THE MEDAL :

 

THE COINS :

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Coins (coinbazaar.co.uk)
    "2012 marks a very special occasion, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating this grand event, this special £5 crown has been struck to mark the 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II." 


 

 

STAMPS :

 

 

SOUVENIRS :

 

ECARDS :

 

 

THE EVENTS :

 

 

  • Diamond Jubilee: Crowds picnic at palace - 4 June 2012 + VIDEOS
    "Ticket-holders for a star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert for the Queen have enjoyed specially-created picnics in the gardens of Buckingham Palace."

    (BBC)

 

  • Diamond Jubilee: Guide to the weekend of events
    "The Queen is marking her Diamond Jubilee this year and celebrations reach a peak in early June with a four-day weekend of events, between Saturday
    2 June and Tuesday 5 June. The late May bank holiday has been moved to Monday 4 June and an additional Jubilee bank holiday takes place on 5 June."

    (BBC)

  • Diamond Jubilee: Explore the Pageant - interactive
    "The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant promises to be the most spectacular nautical event seen in London for 350 years.
    On 3 June, more than 1,000 boats will celebrate the Queen's 60-year reign and Britain's maritime history by sailing down the River Thames.
    Use the navigation bar or drag your cursor around the image to see photos, video and a route map."
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Jubilee lunch: Queen's guest list - 18 May 2012
    "Monarchs from 26 countries are attending the Queen's Diamond Jubilee lunch at Windsor Castle, which is due to start at 12:30 BST on Friday...
    Here is a full guest list of foreign royals attending the lunch for sovereign monarchs..."

    + In pictures: Monarchs at Windsor
    (BBC)

  • LATEST NEWS » WALLACE & GROMIT CELEBRATE THE JUBILEE WITH THE NATIONAL TRUST!
    "The inventive pair will be hanging the bunting in preparation for over 70 Jubilee tea parties held across the country,
    where they will be featured in a brand new one minute  animation; 'Wallace & Gromit’s Jubilee Bunt-a-thon'..."

    (wallaceandgromit.com)

     

  • The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons
    "A network of over 4000 Beacons will be lit by communities and others throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories on Monday 4th June 2012..."

    (diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk)

 

 

  • Royal family global tour to mark Diamond Jubilee
    "Senior royals will visit the Queen's 15 realms - nations where the sovereign is head of state - major Commonwealth countries, and other destinations with close links to the UK next year..."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Diamond Jubilee: Queen's tour of UK - with details of the programme
    "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will travel across the country next year to mark the Diamond Jubilee."
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee: How the nation will celebrate
    "The latest news on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which celebrates 60 years of the Queen's reign and will take place
    ...
    These are the key events that have been announced so far to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee..."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

PICTURES :

 

 

 

CHARTS :

 

 

LISTENING :

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Quizzes
    "From crowns to corgis, Accession to Australia, medals to motorcars: test your knowledge of all things Royal in our series of illustrated quizzes."

    (thediamondjubilee.org)
  • Have you been where the Queen's been?
    "Queen Elizabeth II is probably the best-travelled monarch in history. To mark her Diamond Jubilee we have plotted Her Majesty's state and official visits to major cities around the globe over the past 60 years. Use the (interactive) map
    or list to compare how many countries you have been to with the number visited by the Queen - 116 (excluding the UK). Then share the result and watch highlights of her tours in the videos..."
    + Sixty years of overseas tours: the highlights
    (BBC)

POWERPOINTS :

 

WORKSHEETS :

  • Worksheets :
    - "A Diamond Jubilee wordsearch for the Early Years or KS1.
    - Diamond Jubilee worksheet for Early Years children to complete the royal number lines. Differentiated version available as L05-121.
    - Jubilee worksheet for KS1 children to write sentences that have to include the words Queen, Buckingham Palace, Jubilee, London, party and holiday."

    (pencilstreet.org)

 

LESSON PLANS :

 

 

CYBERHUNTS / WEBQUESTS :

  • Chasing Ghosts in London ! - Jeu de piste sur internet.
    "Chasse les fantômes en révisant le comparatif !"  - Niveau 6ème
    Créé par Sylvain Petit (Ac. Grenoble)
    Son commentaire :
    "Ma séquence portait sur le présent be+ V-ing et le comparatif. 
    Les élèves ont découvert et comparé les principaux monuments de Londres, ils ont aussi dessiné des fantômes qu’ils ont comparé lors d’un dialogue. 
    Le jeu de piste en salle info venait en plus (non noté), avec comme consigne d’écrire pour chaque question une ou deux phrases dans le cahier.
    Ca a bien marché." 

 

  • Diamond Jubilee Cyberhunt - What do you know about Queen Elizabeth II?
    "You will find the answers to all the questions by following the links ... 
    A printable question and answer worksheet is available by clicking on this link
    We hope you find out something you didn't know about Queen Elizabeth II.  Enjoy the hunt!
    "

    + Interactive activities : Unscramble a royal image or take a quiz (Visits and Gifts Quiz)
    (turniton.co.uk)

 

 

INTERACTIVE GAMES :

 

 

GAMES TO PRINT :

  • Worksheet : "A Diamond Jubilee wordsearch for the Early Years or KS1."
    (pencilstreet.org)

 

 

CARTOONS :

 

 

 

  • Cartoon: The Queen Cleans Up
    "This cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express combines a survey carried out among 2,000 women by Zoflora disinfectant which found that one in three women like cleaning, and the aftermath of the Queen's diamond jubilee. The Queen is shown outside Buckingham Palace..."

    + COMMENT + GRAMMAR + DISCUSSION QUESTIONS + LINKS
    (englishblog.com)

 

 

 

 

 

POSTERS :

 

VIDEOS :

  • The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Happy and glorious, the river Queen - ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "On a most British of days - right down to the weather - more than a million people line the Thames to pay tribute to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee."

  • Thames pageant: the highlights

  • Pageant day with boat number 1,000 :
    "A day at the Thames Pageant with the injured soldiers of boat number 1,000.
    The Shropshire Lad narrow boat, manned by military personnel, some injured in Afghanistan, sails down the Thames in the pageant,
    marking a poignant moment for the soldiers."

  • Reuters Video: What royalty is worth to the UK
    "For the second year in a row, Britons are being given an extra holiday to celebrate a royal occasion, this time Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee  which it's hoped will give a boost to the economy despite lost productivity. Matt Cowan reports."

    + TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
    (englishblog.com)

  • Pomp and pageantry on the Thames
    "Without the River Thames, London would not be the city it is today. In past centuries it helped commerce and trade grow, but also was used to stage grand events and regal ceremonies.
    Here - as final preparations are made for the 2012 Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3 June - take a look at what organisers have planned, and see some of the past extravaganzas that took place on the water."

    (BBC)

 

  • Thames flotilla honours Queen's jubilee - 3 June 2012
    "More than one million rain-soaked people have watched the Queen's 1,000-boat Diamond Jubilee pageant weave its way along the Thames, organisers say."

    + As it happened: Diamond Jubilee River Pageant - with a video
    (BBC)

  • Elizabeth II dans l'intimité du règne
    "La reine Elizabeth II d'Angleterre fête en 2012 ses soixante ans de règne. A cette occasion, «Secrets d'histoire» diffuse des archives royales inédites à la télévision française et des témoignages du prince Charles, de Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, de Tony Blair, de Margaret Thatcher, de John Major et de biographes officiels, qui parlent de la personnalité de la reine. A travers ses rencontres de personnalités - de Winston Churchill à Nicolas Sarkozy -, ses choix vestimentaires, sa passion pour les chiens, sa façon de vivre les fastes de la couronne britannique, «Secrets d'histoire» dresse le portrait de cette princesse timide montée sur le trône d'Angleterre quand elle n'avait que 26 ans. L'émission propose également de découvrir les coulisses des châteaux de Windsor et de Buckingham."

    (tv-replay.fr)

  • Diamond Jubilee: Sixty years of memories - 25 May 2012
    "She became Queen at the age of 25, and during her six decades on the throne she has witnessed a period in modern history which has seen enormous social, political and technological change.
    As part of the celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee - with the help of BBC audio archives - take a trip back in time to see how Her Majesty's life, from sovereign duty to family moments, has been recorded in photographs."

    (BBC)

  • World royals gather to mark Queen's Diamond Jubilee - 18 May 2012
    "Royals from around the world have gathered in Britain to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
    Twelve members of the UK royal family joined the Queen to welcome the sovereigns of 26 countries for a luncheon at Windsor Castle.
    Protesters gathered outside Buckingham Palace, over the presence of the Bahraini king.
    Nicholas Witchell reports."

    (BBC)
    + World royals mark Diamond Jubilee

  • Five hundred horses and entertainers put on spectacular show for Queen's Diamond Jubilee - 15 May 2012
    "The Queen attends the grand finale of her Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle on Sunday, one of the major events marking her 60 years on the throne."

    + Queen enjoys spectacular pageant 12 May 2012
    + Diamond Jubilee Pageant 12 May 2012

    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Diamond Jubilee waxwork of the Queen unveiled at Madame Tussauds - 15 May 2012
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Diamond Jubilee: Royal Rowbarge will be lowered onto Thames
    "The Gloriana, which is being decorated with gold leaf, will lead the Jubilee River Pageant in June."
    + Royal barge Gloriana launched on River Thames in London - an article
    (BBC)

  • The Queen
    "As part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, watch video of her life and reign including rare film of her childhood and coronation."
    + More information about the Queen.
    (BBC)

  • The Queen's Diamond Jubilee address to Parliament in full - 20 March 2012
    "Queen Elizabeth II has given a speech to MPs and peers at the Palace of Westminster to mark her Diamond Jubilee."
    (telegraph.co.uk)
    See THE EVENTS

    Queen in Parliament to mark Diamond Jubilee - 20 March 2012
    "The Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament where she was presented with a specially-commissioned stained glass window, donated by members of both houses. Here are some highlights of the visit to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee as she spoke of her family and the 12 prime ministers who served her."

    (BBC)
  • The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
    "At high water in the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012, up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant..."

 

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Plan
    "The Queen will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee with a trip down the River Thames leading a flotilla of more than 1,000 ships. The event will coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London."