SCHOOL TASKS

 Using online materials for your homework or at school is a way to improve all your skills in English, to learn something new and to use technology.

Try out some of these tasks and then talk about them in class!!!!!

For each activity write down at least 3 words you have learnt while working on the task, you'll have to explain what they mean and use them once you're back to school.


HUMAN RIGHTS

What are human rights? Watch the videos before starting the activities of the webquest

http://www.youthforhumanrights.org/what-are-human-rights.html

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-the-universal-human-rights-benedetta-berti

 

WEB QUEST:  ROBERT KENNEDY and HUMAN RIGHTS

ROBERT KENNEDY                   Question 1         http://rfkhumanrights.org/robert-f-kennedy/

 a.       Who is Robert F. Kennedy? Write down some key information about his family and education?

 b.      b. Choose 5 key dates and fill in the time line

 c.       c.Write two sentences about his ‘vision’, his ideas

 d.      d. Watch and listen to the speech he delivered on April 6th, 1968 and -explain in which occasion he gave it; -sum up his main ideas

 Question 2         http://rfkhumanrights.org/who-we-are/

 a.     a. What is Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights? Where is it based and what is its purpose?

 Question 3         http://rfkhumanrights.org/what-we-do/

 a. a.       Where do they operate?

 b. b. What issues are they concerned about?

 c.   c.  Can you name some recent news or events?

 EXTRA QUESTION.      Read and translate this sentence by Robert Kennedy. Do you agree? Why?/Why not?

 “Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted; when we tolerate what we know to be wrong; when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened; when we fail to speak up and speak out—we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”

 HUMAN RIGHTS

 https://sites.google.com/view/olimpiadidigitalideidirittiuma/materiale-didattico and other websites

 Question 4

 1a a. What are human rights? Can you provide any examples?

b.    b. What is the Cyrus Cylinder, which human rights did it recognize and why is it important in the history of human 

c. What did the Roman Law say about human rights? Can you refer to legislation or key ideas?

 4.   c. What is stoicism?

Question 5

 1.      a. What is Magna Charta and why is it a turning point in the history of human rights? When and where  was it signed?

2.       b. What is the Petition of Rights? When and where  was it signed? What are the key innovations?

 LET’S SUM UP!

 a.       List some new words you have learned

 b.      List some key events

 c.       List some key ideas




WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo a traditional Maasai rite of passage, female circumcision, if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells her fearless story

https://www.ted.com/talks/kakenya_ntaiya_a_girl_who_demanded_school

Mistreatment of women MPs revealed

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38736729

JIMMY CARTER

https://www.ted.com/talks/jimmy_carter_why_i_believe_the_mistreatment_of_women_is_the_number_one_human_rights_abuse

NO MORE Campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j70ha1PUlqkhttps://nomore.org/ten-inspiring-songs-about-domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault-that-will-move-you/



MARKETING

Read, watch and listen to these lessons about Marketing Essentials, then do the exercises about SWOT Analysis, Marketing Mix, Segmentation and Positioning

http://www.marketingteacher.com/lesson-store/#essentials


HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS REPORT

Read these tips and example and then...

write your effective business report!

After describing your FINDINGS (with graphs and/or visuals if needed),

remember to draw your CONCLUSIONS and give RECOMMENDATIONS

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/biz6/

HOW TO WRITE AN EMAIL OF ENQUIRY

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/businessenglish/biz2/


CNN 10 - April 19, 2017

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/18/cnn10/ten-content-weds/index.html

 

A call for an early election in the United Kingdom is the first story we're explaining today on CNN 10. That's followed by coverage of a new executive order by the U.S. president and an examination of H1-B visas. A new space mission and a look at the health impacts of loneliness round out today's show.

BBC - NEWS

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Read updated information about Brexit and the relationship between the UK and the European Union

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887


IKEA CASE STUDY

SWOT Analysis and sustainable business planning

 

http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/ikea/swot-analysis-and-sustainable-business-planning/introduction.html

 


PRIMARK

Read about Primark and discuss their ethics and the case studies

ENGAGING WITH STAKEHOLDERS

 http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/primark/engaging-with-stakeholders/introduction.html#axzz4ZREK7a1G

THEIR ETHICS
https://www.primark.com/en/our-ethics

  1.  How can Primark offer the lowest prices on the high street?
  2. Where does Primark make its clothes?
  3. Are workers making Primark clothing paid a fair wage?
  4. How green is Primark?
  5. Does Primark use child labour?

https://www.primark.com/en/our-ethics/workplace-rights/code-of-conduct


CHARLES DICKENS, VICTORIAN BRITAIN AND OLIVER TWIST

 

 Charles Dickens fact file

Born in... on...

 

His childhood

 

His education

 

His private life

 

His working experience before writing

 

His writing experience

And his main novels

 

His journeys

 

His death

 

7 curious facts

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKuZ2wlNdw

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsVzpAN2jhY

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9dB9BZWDBU

  VICTORIAN LONDON

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmoY81Jk0CE

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuV87-LSgw

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0dbUhTFwvA

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/introduction/


DUCKSTERS:  EDUCATION SITE

LEARN MORE ABOUT DIFFERENT TOPICS AND SUBJECTS!

LEARN IN ENGLISH!

http://www.ducksters.com/


BBC NEWSBEAT EXPLAINS

Read the news from BBC in an innovative format

http://newsbeat-explains.ch.bbc.co.uk/


CNN STUDENT NEWS TO BE ALWAYS UPDATED!!

Watch the videos and read the news from the US

http://edition.cnn.com/studentnews

 


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE US

How to understand US elections (BBC)

http://newsbeat-explains.ch.bbc.co.uk/article/37846506CNN Student news

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/19/studentnews/sn-content-thurs/index.html

Listen to the news and learn more about the presedential debates and the different points of view of the candidates

How Does The President Get Elected?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ArJ0mPzsbU

How will Americans vote?

https://share.america.gov/see-how-americans-will-vote-on-tuesday/


UK and US political systems

Watch the videos and learn more about British and American government and politics

POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES OF THE US VS GREAT BRITAIN 

http://study.com/academy/lesson/political-systems-structure-of-the-us-vs-great-britain.html

THE BRITISH AND THE US ELECTORAL SYSTEMS

http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-british-the-us-electoral-systems.html

THE US PRESIDENT VS BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER: ROLE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-us-president-vs-britains-prime-minister-role-similarities-differences.html


1. TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

What are the top free things to do in London. Watch the video and write a short passage for each attraction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VZhP6ATV1k

Compare the first website with this one. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0r0VTos_wU

                                  What are the differences?


2. THE WORLD'S ENGLISH MANIA


English in the world, one of the lessons shared by TED EDUCATION


http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-world-s-english-mania-jay-walker



3. THE CHAMP'S BIRTHMARK

The story behind Drew Brees' birthmark, and why he'll never get it removed

Read the article and then watch the interview

http://www.upworthy.com/the-story-behind-drew-brees-birthmark-and-why-hell-never-get-it-removed?c=upw1&u=1485d9e48de0247dc8d1b83e2cee6f4696cbad8e

 Before reading

What's a birthmark? Why can this be a problem?

Read the story of Drew Brees and answer the questions

1. How old is he? How tall and heavy is he? (in cms and kgs)

2. What does he do?

3. What did Oprah (one of the most popular anchorwomen in the US) do and say when she first met him?

4. Why was his birthmark a problem for Drew before he became famous?

5. When he was rich and popular he had to make a choice. What did he choose to do and why?

6. What's his message to kids, teenagers and people in general?

7. How have his fans reacted?

8. Now watch the video, what strikes you the most?


4. BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT 2009

 Here is the video of the audition of one of the participants to Britain's got Talent UK, her name is Susan Boyle.

 

 Part one: Watch the first part of the video as many times as you need, choose if you need to enable the subtitles or not.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfCVBSsvqA

1. How old is Susan Boyle?

2. What does she do?

3. Where does she live?

4. Is she married?

5. What's her dream?

 

 Now look at the judges and the audience BEFORE her performance…

6.  What do you think they are feeling and thinking?

 

  Part two: Watch and listen to her performance

 7. Is she good at singing? Is this a surprise? Why/Why not?

  8. What do the judges decide? Do they all agree?

9. One of the comments to the video says something like‘Never judge a book by its cover’ Can you explain why?

10. Why has she become so popular all over the world in your opinion?

 

What happend to Susan Boyle after the TV programme? Find out below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE34fi2LQEA

BTW ... Has she managed to made her dream come true?


5. TE PUKE HIGH SCHOOL

WEB QUEST: Surf the website of this school and answer the questions

http://www.tphs.school.nz/  

1. Where is the school? Look for a map and find out

2. How old are the students? Are they all from the same country?

3. What are the four key ideas in this school? How have they decided to represent them?

4. What are the houses and what are they named after? Why are Houses relevant in this school?

5. Do students have to wear a uniform? What does it look like?

6. What's the difference between Curriculum and Co-Curriculum?  What subject do students your age study in this school?

7. http://www.tphs.school.nz/?ref=Student%20Voice  Listen to students talking... choose one of them and sum up what he/she says

8. Would you like to go to this school? WhyWhy not?


6. BAT BOY AT WORK

Read the article and watch the video, then answer the questions. Sum up the whole story in about 60-70 words using the following key words

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3162299/Baby-trapped-scorching-car-mum-locked-rescued-five-year-old-superhero-dressed-Batman.html

1. What was the problem in Uckfield, East Sussex on 14 July 2015?2.

2. Who tried to help the baby at first? Where they successful? Why?/Why not?

3. Who arrived and how did he sort out the problem?

4. How does he feel now?