jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014

miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

Children's Rights


The UN Convention consists of 41 articles, each of which details a different type of right. These rights are not ranked in order of importance; instead they interact with one another to form one integrated set of rights. A common approach is to group these articles together under the following themes:
  1. Survival rights: include the child’s right to life and the needs that are most basic to existence, such as nutrition, shelter, an adequate living standard, and access to medical services.
  2. Development rights: include the right to education, play, leisure, cultural activities, access to information, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
  3. Protection rights: ensure children are safeguarded against all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation, including special care for refugee children; safeguards for children in the criminal justice system; protection for children in employment; protection and rehabilitation for children who have suffered exploitation or abuse of any kind.
  4. Participation rights: encompass children's freedom to express opinions, to have a say in matters affecting their own lives, to join associations and to assemble peacefully. As their capacities develop, children should have increasing opportunity to participate in the activities of society, in preparation for adulthood.
SOURCE: http://www.childrensrights.ie/childrens-rights-ireland/un-convention-rights-child

To read something interesting, click on the title below:

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF


  1. read the summary
  2. chose ONE right 
  3. re-write it and post it to the comments section>>make ot clear the NUMBER of the right.

If you want to read the FULL version, click HERE







This material will be needed for next week class.

stella

sábado, 9 de agosto de 2014

GAME time!

We´ve started a new topic: HUMAN RIGHTS.

The UN (United Nations) has a department called UNHCR. It stands for the UN Refugee Agency, that 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 these rights are so important.

Click on the picture and access to AGAINST ALL ODDS (= CONTRA A VIENTO Y MAREA)

Enjoy it!!

N.B: This is CONTENT, so it'll be part of the TERM TEST, too!!

stella :-)

sábado, 28 de junio de 2014

Your legends.


  • LA CALZADA DE LOS GIGANTES. Comic strip available HERE


You can start uploading your own versions below. Remember to include a title and the students who wrote it!.


stella

miércoles, 18 de junio de 2014

History of Britain - RELOADED

Aldana created this FANTASTIC VIDEO  as part of her portfolio. I hope you like it, imitate her and profit from it. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE FULFILED TASK!!!!! stella :-)

domingo, 4 de mayo de 2014

"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 Museum web page.

Watch these two videos.

  • The first 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.



STUDY TIPS: WRITE DOWN NEW VOCABULARY, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES, ETC



  • Now watch the second video. What are these people´s views concerning The Commonwealth? Do they all agree? Do they share most/some opinions? Which ones? POST YOUR COMMENTS BELOW





STUDY TIPS: REMEMBER TO TAKE DOWN NOTES AND COMPLETE YOUR PREVIOUS STUDY NOTES.



stella :-)

British Conquers

The Empire is born

As you can see there were several countries that gained their independence in the 20C. Make a list of EACH country and the CONTINENT they belong to. You can use an encyclopaedia, an atlas, the internet, a geography book...whatever you have at hand.
Post your contributions below.

stella :-)

miércoles, 23 de abril de 2014

Classroom stew

There are so many poets nearby that they wrote new stanzas...

Classroom  Stew

Add broken crayons, white chalk dust,
Pencil shavings, red scissors rust.
A pinch of paste, a dab of glue,
That’s what goes into Classroom Stew.


Pour in black paint, six drops of ink.
Squeeze the sponge from the classroom sink.
Mix eraser crumbs, and hand soap goo,
That’s what goes into Classroom Stew.


Sprinkle on fish food, eight lumps of clay,
Silver glitter, paper-mâché.
Rubber cement, gum off your shoe,
That’s what goes into Classroom Stew.


Stir it well; dump it in a cup,
Toast your teacher, and bottoms up.
Hold your belly before you spew.
Then flood the floor with Classroom Stew.

 By Douglas Evans
(Credits: Vanesa)

More school poems HERE

ADD YOUR STANZAS BELOW. Remember to include your names in each post.

stella :-)

sábado, 12 de abril de 2014

Cooking verbs


Let´s look up cooking verbs. Create your own glossary












The group of verbs above IS the beginning of our glossary. Can you find more?

stella :-)

jueves, 10 de abril de 2014


This is Benjamin Zephaniah

The British
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.

Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.

Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,
Vietnamese and Sudanese.

Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians
And Pakistanis,
Combine with some Guyanese
And turn up the heat.

Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, Bosnians,
Iraqis and Bangladeshis together with some
Afghans, Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish, Japanese
And Palestinians
Then add to the melting pot.

Leave the ingredients to simmer.

As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
Binding them together with English.

Allow time to be cool.

Add some unity, understanding, and respect for the future,
Serve with justice
And enjoy.

Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant taste.

Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the people and cause pain. Give justice and equality to all. 
(The highlighted words do NOT belong to the original version)





The poem we read in class belongs to the book: Wicked World







Listen to the poem (and practise reading it!)



Would you like to know more about the poet? Visit his OFFICIAL SITE (click here). Would you like to read MORE POEMS?

Enjoy

stella :-)
ImageChef.com - Obtener Código para Facebook, Hi5, Orkut, MySpace & más.        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

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IMPORTANT:
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.

WELCOME TO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 1, 2014!


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This is our class blog. You will be able to get extra practice, find more material, contact your mates or me, among many other !!!

I hope you enjoy it and profit from it.

stella :-)