The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I) “Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.”—Herman Melville, Billy Budd British Royal Family Arms Royal Coat of Arms The main element of the Royal Arms is the shield which is divided into four quarters (see diagram). The three golden lions on a red background, symbolising England, occupy the first and fourth quarters. The Arms of Scotland, a red lion rearing on its hind legs inside a red border, are in the second quarter, and the Arms of Ireland's golden harp with silver strings on a blue background - are in the third quarter. The lion and the unicorn supporting the shield represent England and Scotland respectively.
Symbols of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man This is a list of the symbols of the United Kingdom, its constituent countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and the British Crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). Each separate entry has its own set of unique symbols. Symbols of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Cultural Symbols of Britain Teenagers and UK culture Why bring UK culture to the teen classroom? We can introduce UK culture into the English classroom to help our students improve their English and at the same time learn about values and ways of doing things which may be different to theirs. Learning about life and culture in the UK can be very motivating as it brings the language alive for learners and creates a link between language and real life.
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British Culture, Traditions and Customs This page has moved to ProjectBritain.com our new British life and Culture website Boarding schools in the UK: Class Robert: Hello, my name is Robert, and I’m studying music at GCSE, as well as many other subjects.Ursule: Hi, my name’s Ursule. I’m from Lithuania and this is my third year in the school. I’m in Year 11 right now.Robert: And for my music GCSE I have lessons three times a week and we study lots of different music from the Baroque era right until the world music.Ursule: For music, we’ve got two different teachers and one of the teachers teaches us erm, composition and the other one mainly teaches us er, the music history, and all the theory that we need to know for our exams.Teacher 1: And then, of course, we have excellent connections, through our long history of preparing students for university, to some of the top universities in the UK, and, increasingly, worldwide as well.Teacher 2: In terms of more formal feedback that supports them, we regularly assess their progress and offer them some targets to help them focus on things that they can improve in their work.
Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits by Ron Schmidt Though we've seen a lot of dog portraits in our time (see here, here and here) these might just take the cake as the most creative ever. Ron Schmidt is the person behind the company Loose Leashes, an online shop where he sells funny prints of our furry friends in wonderfully witty scenarios. Dog person or not, you can't help but fall in love with these photos. As he told Dogster, “All the images represent the freedom that a dog would have without someone holding its leash.
Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) At the beginning of the new school year teachers usually explain to their students what they are going to study. Sometimes efl teachers not only teach grammar but also British culture, so one of the first cultural topics they discuss with their students are the geography of the UK and its form of government. Here you can find an interactive mindmap, a digital poster and a collection of useful websites, just to simplify the work. Click on the Glogster digital poster below, you will find general information about the United Kingdom and some videos. Now take a look at my Cacoo mindmap below about the UK form of government.
Learning about War: Using BBC Video to Teach the Second World War The Second World War dominates the landscape of the twentieth century. Just over two decades after the ‘war to end all wars’, Europe was again plunged into turmoil following the German invasion of Poland. What followed was one of the most destructive wars in history. Learning about war is key to understanding the events of the twentieth century, which irrevocably changed the future as well as the map of Europe. Video can give substance to these world-altering events and gives students a real sense of what it must have been like to experience them first-hand.
Boarding schools in the UK: Sport Mr Alex McGrath: The wonderful thing about having children in the school is that we have time with them. We have time to help them learn and achieve academic success. But we also have time for them to take part in sport, to take part in other activities that challenge them, erm, which develop their courage.Phoebe Bradbury: Hi, I’m Phoebe Bradbury. We’re currently training at rowing.