MAYA ANGELOU wrote the short story "Momma, the Dentist and Me", among many other literary pieces. Would you like to know something else from her? Visit her official site. (Click on the picture below) Listen to some music (see icon above )
Below you can find an award winning documentary on Dr Maya Angelou recently released. Pay attention to the different sides of her professional carrer.
BONUS: this is her poem "And still I Rise". JAMILA GAVIN. Click on the picture to go to ther official web site.
I hope you can read more about the writers...and learn more! stella :-)
The UN (United Nations) has a department called UNHCR. It stands for the UN Refugee Agency and it gives assistance, assylum and protection to people who seek for refuge all over the world.
They have developed this game in order to raise awareness on the topic. Have a look at the GAME and play it!! Not only will you LEARN MANY THINGS related to the topic, but also you'll realize why Human Rights are so important.
Click on the picture and access to AGAINST ALL ODDS (= CONTRA A VIENTO Y MAREA)
ALTHOUGH you're asked to LOG IN, please remember NOT to write your complete name & surname OR play without registering!!!!
PLAY the game and WRITE YOUR IMPRESSIONS, FEELINGS, OPINIONS in the "comments" section. We're looking forward to reading your opinion!!
In spite of the Declaration, there is still inequity all over the world. I must tell you that this video shocked me!
UNICEFworks for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. In 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted theDeclaration of the Rights of the Child. The rights were turned into cartoons AVAILABLE HERE. QUIZ: TWO were created by an Argentinian cartoonist. Who? Which ones? BE THE FIRST WHO DISCOVERS THESE CARTOONS & POST THEM BELOW.
watch the cartoons and write down (in comments section) ONE right you KNEW and ONE right you DIDN'T KNOW.
go to your portfolio and draw a table of 2 columns. Write SEVERAL "old/known" rights and another of "new/unknown" rights.>>> choose some, you need not copy EVERY right!!
If you check these videos (April), you'll see that the COMMONWEALTH of NATIONS is mentioned and explained
"British Colonies and the Commonwelath of Nations" 3:20 to the end approx.
"The Difference between the UK, Great Britain and England explained" >>> 2:25 to 3:30 min approximately.
Go through the videos (again), then visit the site YOUNG COMMONWEALTH. Although the Bristih Council describes it as a site for children, it can help us grasp the idea of what the Commonwealth is. Visit the different pages and take the quizzes
PORTFOLIO: create your own study notes, include maps and information from the site.
Study alone, with a group, in the morning, in the afternoon, at the weekend,in the library, in a bar, in silence, listening to music, with some coffee, having mate, from your portfolio, from your class notes, from new sources ...
Samuel and Audrey visited London and spotted the best 50 places in this capital city. Watch the whole video and share a London landmark with the rest of your mates. Do not forget to include a short description and the place in the video where it can be found.
DEADLINE: June 3rd
My place in London:
PLACE: The British Museum
Brief description: this museum focuses on the art, history and culture of the world. There are more than 8 million objects shown here.
TIME: 17:31 min
REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR POSTS!!!
Choose 10 relevant places and include them in your own portfolio. Feel free to look up more information and add it to your own portfolio.
"At the beginning of the 20th century, the British Empire contained more than one quarter of the world’s population, and covered one quarter of the world’s land surface.
The Empire fell into two distinct parts: Britain and the dominions such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa; and those regions that were wholly or partly governed from London – Africa, India, the West Indies and the Far East. [...]" Read more from British Empire and Commonwealth Museumweb page.
Watch this video.
The video is more or less objective and it justifies the birth of such an empire. (It's a pity it doesn't have any music!)
Pay attention to TERRITORIAL EXPANSION throughout history.
(COMPULSORY TASK) IN THE COMMENTS SECTION post QUESTIONS whose answers are on this video. Feel free to ANSWER any set of questions!
Take your L&C1 capuccino and BRIEFLY introduce yourself. State your expectations: what you would like to learn, why you are at college, your first impressions...SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH THE GROUP
You are supposed to post your own comments after each post.
HOW DO I POST?
Read instructions below and just give it a try!
HOW TO POST COMMENTS: • Click on "comments" (right below this thread) to type your message. • In "seleccionar perfil," choose CUENTA GOOGLE. • Type a set of letters and numbers as you're asked. THEN, ONLY FOR THE FIRST TIME... • Click on CREAR UNA CUENTA GOOGLE. • Enter the details you're asked. You'll be asked to type details of your regular account. DON'T INVENT A NEW ONE. It says: "tiene que existir." • Now click on CONTINUAR. You should be ready to post your message then.