Poetry Games for the Classroom - 22 Creative Ideas Some kids love poetry. Their eyes light up when they get the chance to compose their own verses. But for others, poems are met with groans and grumbles. What Is the Meaning of Life? ootball gives meaning to your life. I really believe this. But your life, your history, your essence, also gives meaning to your football. I am going to talk about some things that I almost never discuss. I need to tell you a story that shaped everything that I am.
Themes 7-9 ⋆ WebEnglish.se King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Now that 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' is hitting the cinemas around the world, WebEnglish.se presents a new Theme Page of King Arthur with all the usual ingredients for lower intermediate and intermediate level students, i.e. year 5-9 in Swedish Compulsory Schools. The theme page is created around a downloadable… The man who cycled from India to Europe for love Image copyright PK Mahanandia Indian artist PK Mahanandia met Charlotte Von Schedvin on a winter evening in Delhi in 1975 when she asked him to draw her portrait. What eventually followed was an epic bicycle journey from India to Europe - all for love.
Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning Deadline: February 1 Overview AASL’s Best Digital Tools are recognized for fostering qualities of: Listening for detail: “Kilkelly, Ireland” American songwriter Peter Jones discovered a collection of letters in his parents’ attic written by his great-great-great grandfather, Byran Hunt, to his son, John Hunt, who had emigrated from Kilkelly in Ireland to the United States in 1855. The Great Famine in Ireland had forced large numbers of people to emigrate in search of a better life. The five-stanza ballad he wrote based on these letters cover the time period from 1860 to 1892. “Kilkelly, Ireland” is a breathtaking, thought-provoking song in which family news, including births and deaths, are shared for a period of thirty-two years.
Murder in Mississippi On June 21, 1964, three young men disappeared near the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Michael (Mickey) Schwerner and James Chaney worked for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in nearby Meridian; Andrew Goodman was one of the hundreds of college students from across the country who volunteered to work on voter registration, education, and Civil Rights as part of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. The three men believed their work was necessary, but also dangerous: Ku Klux Klan membership in Mississippi was soaring in 1964 -- with membership reaching more than 10,000. The Klan was prepared to use violence to fight the Civil Rights movement; on April 24 the group offered a demonstration of its power, staging 61 simultaneous cross burnings throughout the state. Over the course of the summer of 1964, members of the Klan burned 20 black Mississippi churches. On June 16, Klan members targeted Neshoba County's Mt.
Planning Page ⋆ WebEnglish.se WebEnglish.se hopes to make every teacher’s life easier by presenting term plan templates to use together with your students and/or colleagues to plan an enjoyable school term. WebEnglish.se suggests your plan be filled with themes, books, films, and whatever else the class might come up with. If you are familiar with Google Forms, you can COPY this documentGoogle Form yr 3-6Google Form yr 7-9Google Form B1 and edit the questionnaire for your students by deleting all the themes that do not apply to your class. To continue using paper and pen, just follow these steps:
Teenage Problems Anonymous asked: my best friend just admited that she's a lesbian and she's in a relationship with another girl. she's my bestest friend and i dont know how to react. now its always really awkward :/ help? look, i’ve very clearly stated that i have a separate blog for advice. a separate blog. okay. i’m a nice person, so i’ll answer this anyways. basically, it’s only awkward if you make it awkward. she is still your best friend either way. the fact that she is attracted to girls doesn’t change her personality or what made you friends before. it’s not like you were friends with her specifically because you thought she was straight. it shouldn’t matter. you also need to look at it from her perspective.
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. The Giant Storymaker – Ideas for a Hundred Million Stories Storytelling is one of the most important acts of communication. Every day, in our contacts with friends, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances we share stories, anecdotes – things that happened to use, stories we read about in the news, on social media, stories we heard through others. _______________________________ In class, story building and storytelling can get somewhat neglected. Most modern coursebooks have little by way of getting learners to narrate. Photo Credit: Gisela Giardino via Compfight
Klansman jailed in 'Mississippi Burning' case dies in prison Edgar Ray Killen, a part-time Baptist minister and the plot leader, was convicted of three counts of manslaughter nearly 13 years ago. Killen, who would have turned 93 on January 17, was pronounced dead Thursday night at the hospital of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, the department said. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy. However, no foul play is suspected, it said. 10 Outstanding Websites for English Teachers - WeAreTeachers As a high school English teacher, I’m always using outside websites and resources. After all, if it helps my students and gets them excited about English, then I’m happy to try it. These are my best websites for English teachers. Worksheet-free Vocab Revision Activities – Clare's ELT Compendium What do you do in those last 5 minutes of class when you’ve finished everything that was planned? Or when energy levels hit a low during a lesson? Or in that lull while the next student gets ready to present, or whatever?