Poverty and progress in the Mississippi Delta
"The Mississippi Delta is known as the poorest corner of the poorest state in America.
And what little economic opportunity the region does hold is just a few factory closures away from collapse, reports the BBC's Paul Adams." ARTICLE + VIDEO
City carved out of ice in China
"Harbin in China creates a massive city from ice to host its annual festival of snow sculptures...
The city is created by piling huge ice blocks into buildings, often with lights frozen in the middle of the blocks."
"The first test for the field of Republican candidates hoping to challenge Barack Obama for the US presidency
ended in a virtual tie between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney (pictured, kissing wife Ann),
as Republicans in Iowa chose their favourite at some 1,700 caucus meetings."
Reuters Video: The rise and fall of euro zone jobs
"Two euro zone countries release contrasting jobs figures - unemployment in Spain increases for a fifth month
while in Germany a record number of people are in employment. Sonia Legg reports."
"previously titled Now and I'm.mortal, is a 2011 dystopianscience fiction-thriller film starring Justin Timberlake...
The film, written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol...
By 2161, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to stop aging at 25 but people are required to earn more time after turning 25 or die within a year. 'Living time', which can be transferred among individuals, has replaced money and its availability is displayed on an implant on people's lower arm..."
"This site combines several sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature." Medieval - Renaissance - Seventeenth Century - Eighteenth Century - Encyclopedia
New Year's resolutions - a lesson plan Theme: New Year traditions and New Year resolutions. Reviewing the year, talking about past events, talking about intentions.
Lexical area: spare time activities, ways of celebrating.
Cross curricular links: Personal and social education. Instructions for language assistants are in italics.
In Queen Victoria’s glorious footsteps
"When the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in June she will face fewer diplomatic dilemmas
than her great-great grandmother, the empress of India...."
Scuffles at Occupy Wall St protest - 1 January 2012
"New York was the scene of scuffles on New Year's Eve as dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested.
The demonstrators occupied a park where protests were held last year.
At least one person was accused of assaulting a police officer.
Paul Cusiac reports." (BBC)
'Global Square' - The social network for activists around the world- 30 December 2011
"Global Square is expected to be launched in January. To become a member of this social platform, you have to prove yourself
trustworthy with the help of a sponsor. Let’s wait till January to see whether Global Square will be able to gather
and unite more protestors and activists at the ‘global’ level or not."
Laure Savourat vous informe sur sa séquence '2011 in review' - 02/01/2012 :
"De nombreux colistiers et colistières aux yeux entrainés m'ont gentiment fait remonter tout ce qui n'allait pas
dans ma première version de Year in Review, je les en remercie encore une fois ici !
J'ai mis les documents corrigés (et non compressés) en haut de cette page http://savourat.free.fr/pages/profs.htm
Il n'y a qu'à cliquer pour lancer le téléchargement, ou clic droit enregistrer sous."
Cartoon: Welcome to 2012
"Around New Year many editorial cartoons use the convenient trope of Father Time as the personification of the previous year
(or "the Old Year") who typically "hands over" the duties of time to the equally allegorical Baby New Year (or "the New Year")..."
Cartoon: Stars of 2011
"In this cartoon from The Guardian, Ben Jennings portrays some of the people who made a big impact for better or worse in the past 12 months.
How many can you identify? And who do you think is missing?"