I would like to share two of my recent trips abroad with you to give you a glimpse of what it was like...
The first one was in Ireland, in Connemara. It was a school trip & turned out to be simply amazing!
The students were much fun & pretty well-behaved! Here is a pic from the Connemara lake:
This is me in Galway with the statue of Oscar Wilde, a famous Irish writer!
We also visited The Wool & Sheep Center with a very excentric though funny guide! Some students were asked to act as sheep for some shearing demonstration...
The weather was nice so the bus journeys were great opportunities to take a good look at the countryside.
My second trip was a holiday trip in Yorkshire, in England, where I used to live as a teaching assistant & where I have made friends for life! I live in France & this is where I belong but a few years ago, I left a piece of my heart over there in Yorkshire:
The picture above was taken in the moorland where the Brontës used to live & write (they were famous female writers). It kind of gives you a good idea of what they drew their inspiration from ...
This one above is one of my friends'guest room. Don't you think it's lovely? It is right at the top of a windy hill, really picturesque!
There was also a short stop in London on the way up to Yorkshire...
A nice stroll along the canal between Camden Market & Little Venice:
Now, I'm back home & life is slightly different although it feels nice resting in the comfort of a cosy home:
As part of our unit oncounter-power, you might want to look at thisflashmob& decide whether you consider flashmobs as an effective way to speak your mind & assert your rights:
If you want to understand the point of this flashmob, you must concentrate on the lyrics of the song ("They don't really care about us" by Michael Jackson), the people involved (inmates= prisoners) & the location (a prison)...
As part of our unit entitled Born to consume? (What type of consumer am I? Can I improve the way I consume in my everyday life?), my 1e & I tried to analyse "the power of advertisement" & the impact adverts have on our lifestyles & values.
Here is an interesting animated video dealing with the consequences of consumerism in our lives & ways to consume less & live more happily & simply.
As part of our unit entitled We the People! (Is the voice of the people growing in influence?), my terminals had to come up with an interesting cause to petition the White House (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/).
But first, we analysed this report from ABCnews:
Here is one of my student's work:
Creusot must become the 51st state
the United States of America
is not good enough for our big town of Le
We need to be emancipated from this country which is getting worse & worse. The United States of America is the welcoming and powerful
country that we want to integrate.
would become a really important overseas state.
Here, there is no
poverty, no conflict and everybody is glad to live in a beautiful
place. In fact, it is the most touristic, the most interesting and
the wealthiest French city. If you allow us to be a part of your
country, we could spy on the French government : in Le
we have a lot information dealing with the President's secrets and hidden
actions, trust us.
We speak English
perfectly, as you can see, and we respect the American customs. We
received many film shootings and I am sure that we can become the New
Hollywood in few years ! It is obvious !
So, we petition the
Obama administration to help us join you because it would really
be an advantage for both of us !