Storytelling: Carnival crime Introduction Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a variety of ways to teach a variety of skills. This particular lesson focuses on extended listening skills and getting students to actively participate in the storytelling process, allowing them to use their prediction skills in a creative and fun way. It isn't always necessary or desirable to do a more formal learning activity after telling a story in class, as storytelling activities are a good way of letting students simply enjoy listening and learning English. Topic Carnival in Brazil and a diamond theft Level Elementary level or higher Timing 60-90 mins Aims: To develop extended listening and prediction skills in young learners using a short storyTo reinforce the use of the simple past tense Materials Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including story text and answers to tasks. Download lesson plan 90k pdf Worksheets: - exercises which can be printed out for use in class. Download worksheets 332k pdf
Study: Wealth Inequality In America May Be Worse Than It Was In Ancient Rome By Travis Waldron on December 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm "Study: Wealth Inequality In America May Be Worse Than It Was In Ancient Rome" The 99 Percent Movement effectively changed the American political debate from debt and deficits to income inequality, highlighting the fact that income inequality has increased so much in the U.S. that it is now more unequal than countries like Ivory Coast and Pakistan. In the United States, the top 1 percent controls roughly 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. Their target was the state of the economy when the empire was at its population zenith, around 150 C.E. Of course, the millions of Romans at the bottom of the empire’s class structure — the conquered and enslaved, the poorest Romans, and the women who had little civic or economic empowerment — would probably disagree with the study’s conclusion.
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BP accuses Halliburton over Gulf of Mexico oil spill | Environment BP has accused Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence relating to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In a court filing, BP has alleged that the US oil services firm of intentionally destroying evidence about possible problems with its cement slurry poured into the deep-sea Macondo well about 100 miles (160 km) off the Louisiana coast. An oil well must be cemented properly to avoid blowouts. Also in the documents filed in a New Orleans federal court, BP accuses Halliburton of failing to produce incriminating computer modelling evidence. BP asked a US judge to penalise Halliburton and order a court-sponsored computer forensic team to recover the modelling results. Halliburton has told media outlets that the accusations are untrue. Also involved are Anadarko Petroleum and Cameron International. The first trial over the disaster is scheduled to start 27 February in New Orleans.
50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students’ attention Call-and-response is a time-tested technique for getting attention, not just in classrooms but in the military, in churches, at sports events, and in traditional cultures in various parts of the world. Instead of repeating yourself, train students to respond to a fun or inspiring statement! Here are some tips for creating your own call-and-response: Clap or snap in patterns and have students repeat the patterns back. Want a ready-to-use version of these call-and-response ideas for your class? What type of call-and-response systems do you use with your students? Journalists obstructed from covering OWS protests New York, November 15, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by today's reports of New York City police mistreating and detaining journalists and obstructing them from covering events at the Occupy Wall Street protests. "We are alarmed by New York law enforcement's treatment of journalists covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street today," said Carlos Lauria, CPJ senior coordinator for the Americas. "Journalists must be allowed to cover news events without fear of arrest and harassment. It is particularly disturbing that government officials sought to block any coverage of the event at all." At least seven journalists were arrested in New York today, according to press reports. Early this morning, freelancer Julie Walker was detained for several hours after covering the arrests of demonstrators during the eviction from Zuccotti Park, NPR said. Several media outlets reported being blocked from covering the dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street camp.
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Pullen Baptist takes a stand for gay marriage - Religion Editor's note: Reader comments have been disabled on this story because of numerous violations of our comment policy. The full congregation of Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church voted Sunday to prohibit the church pastor from legally marrying anyone until she can legally marry same-sex couples under North Carolina law. The congregants said in a formal statement that current North Carolina law - and the language proposed for a vote next year on an amendment to the state Constitution - discriminates against same-sex couples "by denying them the rights and privileges enjoyed by heterosexual married couples." "As people of faith, affirming the Christian teaching that before God all people are equal, we will no longer participate in this discrimination," the church's statement says. The vote was unanimous and brought tears to the eyes of some of the 100 or so members who stood to vote in favor of the "statement on marriage ceremonies." Holy union only Congregation's will
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