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Chalk symbols

Chalk symbols on Ellis Island

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey’s speech when she received an award during the Golden Globes ceremony. Her speech deals with the American dream and is a denunciation of sexual assault and harassment.

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PRESIDENT OF THE USA

Donald Trump has been elected president of the USA. He is the 45th president of the USA.

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US elections

On November 8, Hillary CLINTON for the Democats (represented by a donkey) or Donald TRUMP for the Republicans (represented by an elephant) will become president of the United States.   Elections in the US : how does it work? In French : http://education.francetv.fr/matiere/actualite/premiere/video/comment-fonctionnent-les-elections-presidentielles-americaines In English :

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THE PROBLEM WE ALL LIVE WITH

The painting we talked about last week   Other paintings, with a bit of music! Two videos on the artist’s life and work (in English)

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THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Every morning, pupils are asked to say the pledge of allegiance (le serment d’allégeance au drapeau des Etats-Unis). « I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. » « Je jure allégeance au drapeau des … Continuer la lecture »

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THANKSGIVING

Le dernier jeudi de novembre, les Américains fêtent Thanksgiving. Traditionnellement, ils mangent une dinde et un gâteau au potiron, comme le montre ce tableau de Norman Rockwell. et ses parodies : le magazine MAD / les Simpson / des « rednecks »    Quelle est l’origine de Thanksgiving ? Quand les colons anglais, arrivés à bord du bateau … Continuer la lecture »

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I HAVE A DREAM

Without the use of violence, Martin Luther King fought discrimination against the Blacks at the time of racial segregation in the US in the 1960s. He pronounced his famous speech « I have a dream » on August 28th, 1963, fifty years ago. About the speech on wikipedia (in French) : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream The video and the text … Continuer la lecture »

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

The 4th of July is the national holiday in the USA. It celebrates the Declaration of Independence (written by Thomas Jefferson…) which was adopted on July 4th, 1776. At that moment, the American colonies declared independence from Britain. A video on Independence Day = http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th/videos#fourth-of-july-history Some information in French : http://french.france.usembassy.gov/a-z-independance.html

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PINE RIDGE RESERVATION

 Some images about the Indian reservation of Pine Ridge

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