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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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Births (550 years ago today): 1469 – Thomas Cajetan, Italian philosopher (d. 1534)
Births (200 years ago today): 1819 – Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician (d. 1882)
Births (100 years ago today): 1919 – James O'Meara, English soldier and pilot (d. 1974)
Births (50 years ago today): 1969 – Kjell Ove Hauge, Norwegian school principal and track and field athlete
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969 – Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (b. 1883)
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