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The New Colossus

Emma Lazarus wrote the poem The New Colossus in 1883 to help finance the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The title and the first two lines are a reference to the Greek Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.   Le Nouveau Colosse Pas comme ce géant d’airain de … Continuer la lecture »

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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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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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9.11

9.11 (nine eleven) stands for September 11th. 10 years ago, two planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, causing the death of more than 3,000 people. We celebrate today its 10th anniversary. The bomb attack was organised by the fundamentalist group Al-Qaeda. After these events, the US government launched its War on Terrorism, … Continuer la lecture »

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NEW YORK CITY

 Un reportage de 10 minutes sur New York. A voir!   Visite de New York city : extrait du film HOME, qui peut être vu dans son intégralité (1h33) sur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU (on peut activer les sous-titres en cliquant à droite de la vidéo)

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

This day was chosen by UNESCO. It memorializes the Atlantic slave trade : from the 16th to the 19th centuries, people from Africa were taken to America. When they arrived in the New World, the African people were sold. They had to work in fields (cotton, sugar, coffee, cocoa), in mines (silver, gold) or in houses (as … Continuer la lecture »

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I HAVE A DREAM

 LV2 Martin Luther King’s speech « I have a dream » with French subtitles  

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THE LAKOTAS

 Four videos to learn a little more about the Lakotas, after Luther Standing Bear‘s writings      

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