We should all be feminists

17 11 2016

1. “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”: listen to president Obama explaining how these are extraordinary times for women in America (4:35 – 6:35 ) find the script HERE.


2. What message does this poster convey? Click on the image to find out more.

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3. Listen to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (28:37 to the end). Pick out 2 different definitions she gives of the word “feminist” She talks about two of her relatives. What is their connection with “feminism”? Can you explain why people in the audience laugh and applaud?

4. Discuss these two quotes by two celebrities. Read more HERE



5. Beyoncé has  used lines from the speech by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her song ***Flawless.

A more sustainable world

15 11 2016

1. Why Are The Sioux Fighting The North Dakota Access Pipeline?

2. How could Native American NODAPL protesters  be “trumped”?

3. Can protest songs like this help the Natives “win the battle raging on the sacred land”? Read more HERE

Iconic symbols of power

15 11 2016

1. Why do Americans love their flag? Watch the clip and answer these QUESTIONS

2. His memory is forever enshrined in the hearts of the American people. Click on the pic and see if you can you write his bio.

ca. 1915-1922, Washington, DC, USA --- Daniel Chester French sculpture (ca. 1915-1922) of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. --- Image by © Bernard Annebicque/CORBIS SYGMA

3. US Presidential Election: When do Americans vote? What status symbols are attached to the “job”? What “checks and balances” are there? What lesson did Obama learn after taking office? What special treat did he eventually get?

4. What’s Donald Trump’s presidency going to look like? Find HERE a gap-fill bio and more activities about the President Elect.

5. Do you know this TV show? Analyse the poster and say what it tells us about the character’s personality. Click to watch the series trailer. 


6. How much do you know about the origins of this popular TV show? Read more HERE

7. One of the most visible symbols of the United States at home and abroad, won’t you say? Click on the pic to learn more.


8. Donald Trump boasted he would swap out Air Force One with his ‘Trump Force One’Read more HERE

9. There won’t be another Camelot

10. Find HERE some interactive exercises.

Rosie the Riveter: from war propaganda to feminist icon.

7 11 2016

1. Who was Rosie the riveter? Answer this and a few more questions HERE

2.  Rosie — the woman who was as good as, or better than, a man.

3. Do you want to learn more about N. Rockwell’s painting? 

4. Feminist Icons: From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé. Listen to this radio program about the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s reenactment of the “We Can Do It” poster. Read more HERE


5. What do you think  Beyoncé is saying here? Click on the pic. Does the journalist consider this poster a true feminist icon? 




How the Guy Fawkes mask became an icon of protest.

6 11 2016

1. Have you heard of Guy Fawkes? Find out what Bonfire Night is about. Check your understanding HERE

2. How has the image of Guy Fawkes become associated with the online group Anonymous? Click on the pic to find out.


3. What is this global day of protest “The Million Mask March” about? 

4. Why do Bonfire enthusiasts in Edenbridge want to burn an effigy of Donald Trump? 

5. “I know why you did it, you were afraid.” The famous speech by V to the city of London.