2- What have you learned from her? From her country? (=What information have you obtained? SHARE it with the rest!)
3- Why is this picture significant?
4- What happened on September 18th?
5- Who can complete the phrase? S__________ R_________
6- What is the TREATY OF YORK? Click HEREand re-write the answer (use your own words)
7- Put these words in the logical order Scottish Referendum: independant/ ?/ Scotland/ should/ an/ be/ country/
What did the Scots decide?
9- Scots Free? Visit National Geographic Education>>> click HEREand read the answers to SOME of these questions
Who can vote in the Scottish referendum?
If Scotland votes yes, will everyone living in Scotland be considered Scottish, even if they have citizenship elsewhere?
Would Scotland develop its own currency (the Scottish pound)?
Would Scottish independence put Queen Elizabeth II out of a job in Scotland?
Would Scotland be a member of the European Union? of NATO?
What does oil have to do with Scottish independence?
How do James Bond and Harry Potter feel about the referendum?
10- WHAT IS ANNIE LENNOX'S POSITION? Read today (Sept.19) tweet in her TWITTER account:
"The total turn out for yesterday's historic vote was 84.5% with 55% voting No and 45% voting Yes. For those who must feel deeply disappointed I think that they must now commit to ensuring that the promises made for change are committed to and followed through."
Watch and listen to these two songs. Answer in the COMMENTS section: What is the connection that you can find between these two songs and Human Rights?
"Get up, Stand up", by Bob Marley.
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
If you want to learn more about this song, go to WIKIPEDIA. Would you like to listen to the song and read the lyrics? Click HERE. Songfacts
There are two Bloody Sundays in Irish history. The first was in 1920 when British troops fired into the crowd at a football match in Dublin in retaliation for the killing of British undercover agents. The second was on January 30, 1972, when British paratroopers killed 13 Irish citizens at a civil rights protest in Derry, Northern Ireland. The song is more about the second Bloody Sunday. (thanks, Céire - Dublin, Ireland)
The lyrics are a nonpartisan condemnation of the historic bloodshed in Ireland - politics is not something you want to discuss in Ireland. Bono's lyrics in the song are more about interpersonal struggles than about the actual Bloody Sunday events.
Bono used to introduce this at concerts by saying: "This is not a rebel song."
U2 performed this in Croke Park, the site of the 1972 Bloody Sunday in Dublin.
Bono started writing this with political lyrics condemning the Irish Republican Army (the IRA), a militant group dedicated to getting British troops out of Northern Ireland. He changed them to point out the atrocities of war without taking sides.
While performing this, Bono would wave a white flag as a call for peace.
Bono was trying to contrast the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre with Easter Sunday, a peaceful day Protestants and Catholics both celebrate.
longing for the homeland and sadness for the lack of brotherhood.
due to skin colour, lack of respect for the beliefs they hold, prohibition of
gender roles in which women must be submissive to men’s imposition of power. Children
forced to behave as adults either by working or going to war. Violation of
their rights to play and have fun according to their age.
for economic reasons in collusion with
the local government, forcing people to leave their lands.
yourself into someone else’s shoes). Political instability, climate change,
disrespect, prejudices, discrimination, affect our lifestyle and may compel us
uncontrollable forces of nature sometimes make people seek shelter in other
for holding different ideologies place people in life threatening circumstances.
parallel realities, one image sold to the outside world while the dirt is swept
under the carpet.
of both the sense of belonging and the sense of self.
Suddenness of the possibility of becoming a refugee. After all aren’t refugees
immigrants seeking better opportunities? Don’t we all descend from immigrants
or their crossbreeding with natives?
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:
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.
Development rights: include the right to education, play, leisure, cultural activities, access to information, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
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.
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.
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)
N.B: This is CONTENT, so it'll be part of the TERM TEST, too!!
"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 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.
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.
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.