20 Questions: Racism 1) Do you have a pet?2) Do you like animals?3) Do you have a favorite animal?4) Which types of animals do you like (e.g. amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles)?5) What kinds of animals are kept as pets where you live?6) Which animals should not be kept as pets? *This lesson might require additional preparation. The key characteristics of invertebrates include: no backbone (spine) some of the earliest animals more than 97% of all living species = invertebrates ectothermic (dependent on external sources of body heat; cold-blooded) The key characteristics of fishes include: backbone/spine (vertebrates) first animals to evolve jaws breathe with gills no arms or legs ectothermic (dependent on external sources of body heat; cold-blooded) The key characteristics of reptiles include: backbone/spine (vertebrates) tetrapods (four-footed) ectothermic (dependent on external sources of body heat; cold-blooded) scales and scutes (shells) lay eggs
What can Teachers Learn from Nelson Mandela to Make a Difference? We teach language to help people communicate. Why do people want to communicate? To express the human story through myth, inspiration and powerful transformation. Let’s dig deeper into the story of Nelson Mandela and help our students think, communicate and become active narrators in the search for peace and what makes us human. What can we teach students about Nelson Mandela through the power of video and multi-media? Let’s dig a little deeper to find out;) 1) The Video: I chose this BBC video as a modern day look at Mandela’s legacy beyond South Africa. Then we ask questions and dig a lot deeper. Beyond politics, what other dark forces in our human nature perpetuate the kinds of violence and prejudice that can seem to be so innate in humanity as to be chilling to the core. When we stare into the black hole of violence and face the shadow side of life, how do we remain optimistic, inspired and willing to risk all for the common good? Our better natures. Where are they when we need them?
THE INTERVIEW - Secretary General Stoltenberg on NATO's new challenges Originally from Australia, she is a senior journalist and presenter who has reported from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. When not fronting the network’s new show on women’s issues, she is a news anchor and an international affairs commentator. War witness David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection Ethnicity 3. Optional: Poetry (25-45 minutes. Some parts can be done as homework.) · Distribute copies of the sample poems to students. · As noted on the handout, ask students to describe the significant images in each poem (sights, sounds, smells, objects, people) and how they help paint a picture of the author's ethnic background. · As noted on the handout, have students generate a list of significant images and metaphors that reflect their homes and families. · Have students incorporate these images into a poem. · After the poems are done, have students sit in a circle. · As an alternative to reading in a circle, have students read their poems in pairs. · Finish the activity by having students write about their own poem as described above.
Strangers This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Strangers directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, and the theme of racism. Students predict a story, watch a short film, speak about racism and write a narrative. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate(B2.11) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Predicting a story, watching short film, speaking and writing a narrative Topic: Racism Language: Adjectives to describe character and appearance, and narrative tenses Materials: Short film, discussion questions and anti-racism posters Downloable materials: strangers lesson instructions anti-racism posters racism discussion questions Support Film English Film English remains free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
101 Research Paper Topics By definition a research paper requires the writer to learn a great deal about their subject, so it is always a good practice to select a topic that truly interests you before you begin gathering sources. If you are interested in your topic, learning about it will be more pleasurable and you will write with greater passion, so choose your topic thoughtfully. Use the following list of 101 research paper topics as a starting point for your paper. As you begin learning and writing about your topic, you should revise or amend your research question or thesis statement to better match the information that you are interpreting, analyzing, and expressing. Let your interest guide you. Download this list in RTF formatDownload this list in PDF format By: Mr. Why do we sleep? I hope this list will help you choose a topic for your research paper. Looking For More Resources?
Medieval Demographics Made Easy Fantasy worlds come in many varieties, from the "hard core" medieval-simulation school to the more fanciful realms of high fantasy, with alabaster castles and jeweled gardens in the place of the more traditional muddy squalor. Despite their differences, these share a vital common element: ordinary people. Most realms of fantasy, no matter how baroque or magical, can not get by without a supply of ordinary farmers, merchants, quarreling princes and palace guards. Clustered into villages and crowding the cities, they provide the human backdrop for adventure. Of course, doing the research necessary to find out how common a large city should be, or how many shoemakers can be found in a town, can take up time not all GMs have available. To the end of more satisfying world design, I've prepared this article. This article is a distillation of broad possibilities drawn from a variety of historical reference points, focusing more on results than on the details that create them. Population Spread
Discrimination based on Race 2. Exploring Institutional Racism: The case of apartheid and the Holocaust (60- 90 minutes per case study) Note: This activity requires two handouts for each case study. Each case study includes an Introduction and Timeline. Before class, print and make one copy of the appropriate introduction(s) and timeline(s) for each student. Cut the Timeline(s) you are using as instructed on the handout. Directions for using Apartheid handouts · Begin the activity by circulating pictures from the apartheid era (in books or from the websites listed). · Distribute the handout Introduction to Apartheid. · Ask students if they can think of other examples of racial segregation (e.g., ghettos in Nazi Germany; the removal of Native Americans from their homelands to reservations.) · Break students into eight groups. · Explain that each selection describes different events in the history of apartheid. · Direct students' attention to the "Directions for the Timeline" on the "Introduction" handout.