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Overview of civil rights campaigners
Students are given groups of politicians, musicians and sportsmen. Their job is to use Google Images to locate a picture of each person and paste them into the document. As they do so they start thinking about which character they would like to research in more depth if given the opportunity.
Design a Civil Rights Music Compilation CD
60 song titles are shared between the class.
Locate the lyrics of the song titles you are given (e.g. using elyrics.net) and read them.
b. Decide which one song you like best overall from its lyrics.
c. Copy an extract from these lyrics into a shared Google Presentation like this one.
d. Embed a video of the song from YouTube and listen to it.
e. Place an “interesting fact” about the song and/or its writer into the “Did you know…?” box.
f. Vote on the most interesting songs as the basis of a "Best of..." CD.
Here's a sample presentation from Year 9 at the International School of Toulouse:
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Events (450 years ago today): 1568 – Battle of Jodoigne: the Spanish Duke of Alba defeats a Dutch rebel force under William the Silent.
Events (200 years ago today): 1818 – The Convention of 1818 is signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, which settles the Canada-United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
Events (50 years ago today): 1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
Births (300 years ago today): 1718 – Catherine Gordon, Duchess of Gordon, Scottish aristocrat (d. 1779)
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 – Martin Drewes, German soldier and pilot (d. 2013)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 – Susan Tully, English actress, director, and producer
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 – Bud Flanagan, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1896)
Deaths (0 years ago today): 2018 – Wim Kok, Dutch prime minister (b. 1938)
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