Tag: current affairs

Jubilee! Marking Milestones in History and Creative Ways to Celebrate School Anniversaries Across the Curriculum

Perhaps your school is celebrating an anniversary, perhaps having 5, 10, 25, 50 years or centenary celebrations of the school itself, perhaps a local or national event such as a Silver Jubilee, or Diamond Jubilee. Whatever the number of days, months or years involved in the celebration, the following ideas can be adapted to harness …

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Going for Gold or Quest for the Cup – classroom activities across the curriculum inspired by the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games or major international sporting events

Whether it is the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, Football World Cup, Tennis Masters or other high-profile international sporting events, major events such as these with high media coverage can capture the imagination of your pupils, and that interest can be harnessed in the classroom in any curricular area. The following are links to resources which link …

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Breaking News – literacy activities for the classroom on stories making the news

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ Breaking News English is a site by Sean Banville aimed at teachers looking for activities for learners of English in the context of stories making the headlines in the media.  This contains Lesson Plans & Podcasts for combining studying Current Events and News while also learning English. Keep up with the news and learn English – …

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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in the video makes for engaging viewing. Teachers often look to have pupils discuss current affairs …

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