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(Created on 22/07/2016)

 

 

INFORMATION:

 

 


TRANSPORTS:

 

LAWS:

  • 10 Things Banned in San Francisco
    1. Happy meals
    2. Segways
    3. Plastic Bags
    4. Sodas
    5. Firearms in Advertisements
    6. Baby animals
    7. Arizona
    8. Bottled water
    9. Smoking
    10. Sitting on Streets
    (weirdlyodd.com)

 

SAN FRANCISCO ZERO WASTE PROGRAM:

  • San Francisco Zero Waste Program - FAQ
    "San Francisco has deployed its widely successful solid waste management programme based on the ambitious goal of zero waste by 2020.
    To ensure that no material goes to landfill or high temperature destruction, the city’s zero waste goal means that products are designed and used
    according to the principle of highest and best use. Zero Waste also means that discarded materials follow the waste reduction hierarchy:
    reduce, reuse, and then recycle or compost..."

    (sfenvironment.org)



  • The zero-waste home - "See how a family manages to produce only two handfuls of trash per year."
    (sunset.com)

  • Zero Waste - How green can you go?
    "Bea Johnson, who writes the popular ZeroWaste blog and is the author of ZeroWaste Home manages to generate less than a quart of garbage a year in her Mill Valley, Calif home."
    (sfgate.com)

 

DISASTERS:

 

 

LISTENING:

  • Russian Culture Rooted in San Francisco - Text + Audio + Video - 28 September 2016
    "Some people call San Francisco “the Paris of the West,” but the city has many Russian connections."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • ** Leslie : my apartment **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par Leslie (San Francisco, USA) - 4 février 2012
    Leslie describes the different rooms in her apartment in San Francisco, Usa.
    <http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2125>
  • ** Renata : San Francisco **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par  Renata (Chicago, Usa) - 10 mars 2012
    Renata tells us about one of her favourite city in the Usa : San Francisco.
    She speaks about the nice climate, the weather, the good food and the nice landscape.
    http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2275

 

  • San Francisco Artists Make Art from Trash - Text + Audio+ Video - 17 April 2015
    "One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure for A local recycling company in San Francisco called Recology.
    The company created a program to give artists the opportunity to re-use unwanted objects.
    It shows how a little imagination can change one person’s trash into another’s art work."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 


ACTIVITIES TO PRINT:

 


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES:

 

  • What were they doing?
    "Watch this mural carefully then play the 2 games."

    Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

    "In the 30s, The United States government, through the Works Progress Administration, commissioned artists across the country to paint murals on public buildings, such as post offices and libraries. This one can be seen in San Francisco" :


STORY:

  • 'The Story of an Eyewitness' by Jack London - Text + Audio + Video - 14 August 2015
    "It is April 18, 1906. The largest earthquake San Francisco has ever seen hits.
    Collier's magazine sends the famous American writer, Jack London, to report on the destruction and great loss of life.
    He describes the panic, a firestorm, and the flight of the city's people to escape.

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    'The Story of an Eyewitness' by Jack London - Video with the text - 14 August 2015
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


SONGS:

  • San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) - a song by Scott McKenzie or Bob Dylan
    "If you're going to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
    If you're going to San Francisco
    You're gonna meet some gentle people there..."
    (stlyrics.com)




VIDEOS:

  • Russian Culture Rooted in San Francisco - Text + Audio + Video - 28 September 2016
    "Some people call San Francisco “the Paris of the West,” but the city has many Russian connections."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • San Francisco city guide - Lonely Planet travel video
    "With 43 hills, one of the world's great bridges and a population of more than 800,000 freethinkers, inventors and oddballs, San Francisco is one of the USA's most compelling cities."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

  • Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge
    "The Golden Gate Bridge has always been famous. It was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1937.
    Since then, it has become an iconic landmark of San Francisco and, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide.
    Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping."

    (screen.yahoo.com)
  • Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Years | KQED Arts
    "KQED Art School presents rarely-seen photos of San Francisco Bay Area graffiti in the 1980s captured by photographer Jim Prigoff, co-author of the seminal book on early graffiti "Spraycan Art". Artist Neon describes the styles, spots, and writers that had an early influence on the Bay Area graffiti scene. See more art vids athttp://www.KQED.org/ArtSchool."

    (YouTube)

     


CINEMA: