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US PRESIDENTS

Lessons on American Presidents.com
  Ready-To-Print Handouts, MP3s & Online Quizzes

(lessonsonamericanpresidents.com)

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Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)



 

THE YEAR 2011

2011 in review - with a worksheet and a powerpoint presentation with audio

Created by Laure Savourat (Ac. Créteil)

NOTES :

- Après avoir ouvert le point rar , mettre le powerpoint en surbrillance et cliquer sur AFFICHER.
- Ne pas utiliser la worksheet du point rar , mais celle-ci : a worksheet


Niveau 4ème / 3ème

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PICTURES

Digitally altered images: famous pictures that have been manipulated using Photoshop - 16 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE YEAR 2011

In pictures: 2011 from A to Z - 26 pictures
Anarchy - Bin Laden - Chastain - Dale Farm - ...
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Year in Review - 35 photos
(todayspictures.slate.com)

Looking back at images from 2011 - 46 photos
(blogs.sacbee.com)

Events of the year - interactive map
(mapsofworld.com)

 

The Year In Pictures 2011 comes from MSNBC.

The Year in Pictures | 2011 is from The Los Angeles Times.

The Year in Pictures 2011 is from ABC News.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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In pictures: A year in the life of 15 Olympic athletes
(BBC)

2011 Cartoon Year in Review
"Take a look back at 2011 from the perspective of your favorite cartoonists!"

(cagle.com)

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NEW YEAR

Top 10 places for New Year's Eve traditions
"If balls of fire and barrels of flaming tar sound a bit alarming, there are also fun runs, live music
and, of course, fireworks in our round-up of the best places for a traditional New Year's Eve."

(guardian.co.uk)

New Year's Ecards
(someecards.com)

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NUCLEAR SHELTER

Wiltshire's Underground City - FOR SALE
"Burlington: The 35 acre, secret subterranean Cold War City that lies 100 feet beneath Corsham...
Built in the late 50s this massive city complex was designed to safely house up to 4,000 central Government personnel in the event of a nuclear strike.
In a former Bath stone quarry the city, code named Burlington, was to be the site of the main Emergency Government War Headquarters
- the hub of the Country’s alternative seat of power outside London.
"
+ Gallery + Interactive map + Video tour

 

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PLATO

The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato's Allegory in Clay
"An excerpt from Plato's Republic, the 'Allegory of the Cave' is a classic commentary on the human condition.
It is a story of open-mindedness and the power of possibility."

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DOWNLOAD

Save YouTube - Download videos from YouTube for free
"Online, fast and easy. No additional software required."

(saveyoutube.com)

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Christina Aguilera - Falling In Love Again (dailymotion.com)
+ the lyrics (paroles-musique.com)

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The Kills - I call it art (live) canal+ (YouTube)
+ the lyrics (lyricstime.com)

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RESOLUTIONS

New Year's resolutions - a 'dossier'
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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THE YEAR 2011 / ENVIRONMENT

2011: Britain's environmental year in review
"A difficult year for the government as their forests sell-off plan was abandoned – but difficult for Natural England too."

(guardian.co.uk)

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Thanks to Jean Sabiron.

 

 

DRONES

US advances in drone development - 29 December 2011
"Private companies are developing smaller, more sophisticated unmanned military drones to be used for air strikes or reconnaissance missions."

(BBC)

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THE YEAR 2011

The departed
"Steve, Betty, Seve and 2011's other notable deaths...

The past 12 months have seen the passing of the last WWI combat veteran, one of golf's greatest players, a former US first lady and
the man who introduced the iPhone to the world. Take a look back at
some of the well known figures who died in 2011."
(BBC)

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The year in business: 2011
(BBC)

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NEW YEAR

Rhe De Ville - Happy New Year! Song & Video ~ Version 2.0.12 ~ ALL NEW! (YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(kickstarter.com)
+ The original song (YouTube)


 

10 Fun Ways to Ring In The New Year
"Here are a few New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world."

(neatorama.com)

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THE YEAR 2011 / SCIENCE / ECONMICS

Science year in review: 2011
(abc.net.au)


2011's eureka moments

"The discovery of an HIV drug treatment, steps towards a malaria vaccine and alien solar systems all feature in a list of scientific achievements."

(independent.co.uk)


Review of the year in economics - video
"2011 was supposed to be the year of normalisation, stabilisation and recovery but didn't quite work out that way.
Larry Elliott talks us through the biggest economic stories of the year, from the eurozone crisis to interest rates in this country."

(guardian.co.uk)

 

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Thanks to Jean Sabiron.

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001): New Year's Resolutions
- with the list of resolutions
(metacafe.com)

 

Bridget Jones’s New Year’s Resolutions: Lesson Plan
- with a VIDEO
(cristinacabal.com)

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NOUNS / WORD FORMATION

Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun
"Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal -- by entering the English language.
But when your entire life is reduced to a single definition, the results are sometimes upsetting..."

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

THE YEAR 2011 / US MIDDLE CLASS

The Year in Review for the American Middle Class
"The biggest news in employment, education and foreign developments add up to a lost year for the middle class."

(theatlantic.com)

 

THE YEAR 2011 / ARTS and ENTS (Cinema - TV - Music - Theatre - Literature - Art)

Critical mass: The Independent's cultural picks of the year
"We've seen 12 months of famous returns, fabulous new works, and once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions. Relive the best here..."

- with a gallery
(independent.co.uk)


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Thanks to Jean Sabiron.

 

 

THE YEAR 2011 / ELECTRONICS

The Hottest Electronic Gifts in 2011
ARTICLE + AUDIO
(voanews.com)

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CICAK
"An animated music video for "Cicak", a song by Singapore-based musician Shawn Letts.
Cicak (pronounced "chee-chak") is the word for gecko in that part of the world." 

+ THE LYRICS thanks to Gerry Mooney!

 

Geckos 
"are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 cm to 60 cm...
The ones (reptiles) most commonly seen in urban areas (in Singapore) are the house geckos (typically called house lizard)...
Geckos have local names onomatopoetically derived from the sounds they make: Hemidactylus frenatus is called "chee chak" [2] 
or "chi chak" (pr: chee chuck), said quickly. Also commonly spelled as "cicak" in Malay dictionaries."
See
Common House Gecko
(Wikipedia)
See Superstition
(vivapets.com)
"In parts of southeast Asia, Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are regarded as harbingers of luck, good fortune, and fertility.
In many countries, superstition about geckos is very widespread. They are believed to be highly venomous and a bite is expected to be lethal."

(onegecko.ch)

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GLITTER

All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things
"Who isn't dazzled and enchanted by that wondrous stuff called glitter?
Discover a world of glitter at etsy.me/glitterforall!"

(vimeo.com)

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TV / CHRISTMAS / TECHNOLOGY

Cartoon: Screen Time
"This cartoon by Brighty from The Sun is a comment on the the fact that
watching TV is not as popular as it used to be, especially at Christmas time..."

+ LANGUAGE
(englishblog.com)

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THE YEAR 2011 / IMMIGRATION

Year in review: The most troubling immigration trends
"Congress failed to enact any meaningful immigration legislation this year, leaving in place a woefully flawed system.
Sure, it's a vexing issue. But ignoring the problem only makes matters worse. Here are five troubling trends:
1. Frustration has led to a patchwork of state laws...
2. U.S. growers were again left to decide whether to face federal sanctions for hiring illegal workers or lose crops...
3. The GOP adopted a border enforcement-only approach to immigration just in time for election season...
4. Federal programs increasingly rely on state and local police to help enforce immigration laws...
5. The current system for issuing visas and green cards is hurting America’s ability to stay competitive..."

(opinion.latimes.com)

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THE YEAR 2011 / SCIFI

Science Fiction Films of 2011: The Year in Review
(filmcritic.com)

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THE YEAR 2011 / PHOTOS

20 Minutes : Photos de l'année - 101 photos
(20minutes.fr)

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THE YEAR 2011 / WEATHER

Weather pictures of 2011 : lightning, auroras, snow and ice - 44 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas guns - ads
(retronaut.co)

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BOXING DAY

Boxing Day Family Puzzler
"All the solutions are numbers; each player/team should write down their guess and the closest
answer for each question receives one point."

(BBC)

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CHRISTMAS / FILMS

Best Christmas Movies: Trivia About 'A Christmas Story,' 'The Muppets Christmas Carol' & More
+ VIDEOS
(huffingtonpost.com)

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BOXING DAY

Shops open for Boxing Day sales - 26 December 2011
"Stores up and down the UK are opening their doors for the start of their new year sales, following a difficult trading year for many...
Argos, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer were among stores who started their sales online as early as Christmas Eve
and many people are predicted to spend Boxing Day online rather than in shops."

+ Shoppers brave Boxing Day sales
(BBC)

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THE YEAR 2011 / CINEMA / MUSIC / ENTERTAINMENT

Film review 2011 - a video
"The King's Speech ruled the awards ceremonies, Harry Potter said goodbye and sequels were box office hits in 2011.
Karl Riley looks back at the year's big films."

(BBC)

A look at the key music stories from 2011 - a video
"She was one of the world's most talented female singers but this year saw the death of Amy Winehouse at just 27.
It was a record-breaking 12 months for Adele and after being hotly tipped Jessie J managed to live up to the hype.
REM and Westlife split but there are now reunion tours from the Stone Roses and Steps to look forward to.
Sarah Jane Griffiths takes a look back at the big music stories of 2011."

(BBC)

Entertainment review 2011 - a video
"A busy year for showbiz saw Michael Jackson's doctor inprisoned over the star's death,
Amy Winehouse pass away and sackings for Cheryl Cole and Charlie Sheen.
Karl Riley looks back at those big stories of 2011 and more."

(BBC)

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OCCUPY

The Americans occupying the London Stock Exchange - 12 December 2011
"The Occupy London Stock Exchange camp is now 59 days old - the same age as the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park was
when it was taken down. The survival of the camp outside St Paul's Cathedral owes something to the Americans in the UK
who have been among its keenest supporters..."

+ Dismantled US Occupy camps + UK Occupy camps
+ LINKS : Occupy UK & Ireland - Info Hub (occupyuk.info) -
Occupy Wall Street NYC Protest for World Revolution (occupywallst.org)
(BBC)

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