Powerful vibes

4 09 2022

Final ProjectChoose a cause and design a poster/ make a piece of art/ write a poem or a song to defend it.

Alternatively, you can choose one of the two options suggested HERE.

1. Labour or Labor Day? Take the QUIZ.

2. What role did Margaret Thatcher play in Billy Bragg’s career (up to 2:35)? Listen on to fill in the missing words in the song’s LYRICS

3. Who was Joe Hill, the original song writer? Take a few notes and write a short profile.

4. How did The Beatles change the world? Pick out 5 ways they influenced society. Do a reading comprehension exercise HERE.

5. Watch the video and do these ACTIVITIES

6. Click on the pic to work on your grammar (do ex. #1+2).




Labour Day

4 09 2022

Your project: a. Write an interview with a Starbucks union activist; then, act it out or record yourselves.

b. Make a presentation (3 to 5 minute long) about a labour activist / organisation.

  1. Watch the video and take notes about the history, reasons for and ways of celebrating this holiday.

2. Watch the video (up to 1:35) and make notes about the ILO (answer the 5W and 1H questions).

3. Explain the workers’ problems and their goals. How has the employer reacted? Who else is concerned? Read MORE.

4. Listen and complete the lyrics HERE.




The Real Peaky Blinders

23 03 2022

1. Click on the pic to listen to a BBC podcast about the real Peaky Blinders. Read more HERE

2. The Birmingham’s sloggers were just one of many street gangs. Learn more HERE.

 




The place where it begins.

26 02 2022

Your project: Write a concept note on Irish heritage.

1. Watch the trailer and take notes. Say what the story is about (answer the 5WH & 1H questions). Learn MORE.

2. What do we learn about Jun Tzu’s ‘Troubles’ and dreams? Read more HERE.

3. What makes this movie both a universal story and a very Irish one?  

4. What do Catholics and Protestants have in common? Learn more HERE.

5. How are the people in Belfast feeling right now, after Brexit? Find out more HERE.

6. Pick out details about the history and significance of the  murals. Learn more HERE.




A lesson a day …

6 04 2020

1. Revise your grammar and practise your writing skills HERE.

2. Watch the video and take notes using a Mind Map. Read this TEXT and complete your mind map.

3. A few tips on how to improve your listening skills. Find lots more HERE.

4. Here’s another great way to build up your skills. You can do a lot more work on the movie HERE




No thanks, no giving

28 11 2019

1. How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Read more HERE

2. Imagine how Russel Means would narrate the story of Thanksgiving. Use this VOCABULARY HELP

3. Why do many indigenous people around the country today say, ‘No Thanks, No Giving’?

4. One movie ONLY will be projected in your school film club. In small groups, choose the best movie to be shown. 

5. Click on the pic to do a grammar exercise!