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Issues

Aids

Advertising

Alcohol

Animals

Buy Nothing Day

Cell phones

Cloning

Debate any issue

Drugs

Environment

Global warming

Gun violence

Make Poverty History

Prejudice/ Tolerance

Seal hunting

Smoking/drinking

TV

Women

Water

 

Miscellaneous

adverts

Bubble gum

Coca cola

Etiquette

Famous people

Famous speeches

How does it work?

How to ...

Happiness

Inventions

McDonald's

Museums

School system

School uniform

Speed dating

The sixties

Stereotypes

Tattoos

Tupperware

What do they do?

 

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Debate

The Debatabase is a searchable reference utility for debaters around the world. Enter

  keywords in the search engine above to search their directory of debating topics, each

  with arguments for and against, background information, user contributions and much

  more.

http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/

http://wiki.idebate.org/index.php/Welcome_to_Debatepedia!

Issues archives

the Guardian's archives
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theissues/archive/

Ingenious

"brings together images and viewpoints to createinsights into science and culture. ... The site contains over 30,000 images which are used to illustrate over 30 different subjects, topics and debates."

  http://www.ingenious.org.uk

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Environment

Turning point

The Turning Point Project advertisements discuss the extinction crisis, genetic engineering, economic

  globalization, industrial agriculture, and megatechnology.

http://www.turnpoint.org/

Planet Ark

This is the home of Reuters Daily World Environment News

http://www.planetark.org/index.cfm

Nothing beats the power of a good photograph. Reading about rainforest deforestation doesn't

  have the same impact as a picture of native indians walking through recently burnt rainforest.

Thanks to sponsorship from Reuter's News Agency, Planet Ark is very proud to bring you the

  latest environmental news pictures.

The archives can be searched by key words or issues.

http://www.planetark.org/envpicshome.cfm

Disposable Planet

dossier de travail clé en main

http://www.ac-versailles.fr/pedagogi/anglais/tice/scenario/planet.htm

water

about water related problems:
http://www.water.org

Imagine it taking 3 hours to get from your living room to your kitchen sink, and it's all up

  hill.

Water-related diseases are the leading cause of death for children under five.

In some countries the biggest killer isn't AIDS, or cancer, or heart disease. It's unsafe water.

http://www.water.org/news/video/index.htm

Map of populations without access to safe drinking water, video :

http://www.clearwaterproject.org

EPA: Drinking Water Kids Stuff

In"Games and Online Activities" you'll find educational, illustrated articles on the

water cycle, water treatment, conservation tips, water trivia

and two word games.  For fun projects "Classroom Activities & Experiments."

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/

KidZone The Water Cycle

Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection for  lower-elementary

students.   

+ printable activity sheets,

available in both color or color-it-yourself black-and-white. 

The first printable illustrates the entire cycle, and each

individual process has its own sheet.  You'll find them at the

very bottom of the page.  

http://www.kidzone.ws/water/

USGS Water Cycle:  Follow a Drip
The U.S.Geological Survey follows a water drip from ocean to
cloud and back down again in this site for middle and high-
school students.  Their beautiful hydrologic (water) cycle
diagram is available in English, Spanish, and a bigger version
just for printing.  Additional water science topics can be found
under the rainbow;  just click on a cloud! The glossary of water
science terms, however, isn't on the rainbow menu.  You'll find
its link in the lower right-hand corner of each  page.

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/followdrip.html

water quizzes and word games

Water Cycle Quiz
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/watercycle-qm.htm
Water Cycle Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/watercycle-ws.htm
WaterAid is a charity dedicated to helping people escape the
stranglehold of poverty and disease caused by living without safe
water and sanitation. 

http://www.wateraid.org/site/learn_zone/globalwise/default.asp

Global Warming

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Cell Phones

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2053565.stm

This site addresses both sides of the debate over cell phone safety and whether mobile phone radiation damages the brain. Researches from both past and current studies are discussed to determine health hazards and to allay cell phone  users' fears. From the BBC.
Recycle mobile phones

CollectiveGood is the mobile phone recycling resource.  If you have a spare mobile phone sitting on a shelf or in a drawer, you can recycle it here in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. 

http://www.collectivegood.com/

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Make Poverty History



AIDS


Pbs on Aids
Features essays on topics such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), potential for an AIDS vaccine, needle-exchange programs, testing, and prevention. Also includes an interactive timeline, interviews, maps, historical speeches and letters, video clips, and links to related websites.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/

Aids@25
This site provides reports and data looking at the past 25 years of AIDS, a timeline, interviews, fact sheets, and links to other material about HIV and AIDS. From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
 http://www.kff.org/hivaids/aidsat25.cfm

Aids Prevention, World Bank
This web site offers you games, documents, videos and useful links for your
pupils
http://www.worldbank.org/html/schools/issues/aids.htm

Staying alive
Know the facts, documentaries, adverts, posters, concerts.
Staying Alive inform young people about the virus, promote safe lifestyle choices, provide information about local organizations and mobilize youth to overcome the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS and to fight for an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS. 
http://www.staying-alive.org/
A very good site.

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Smoking

vocabulary (wordsearch)

http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/tobacco-ws.htm

Tobacco Quiz

(history, statistics, health)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/quiz/tobacco/

Badvertising

"By juxtaposing silly, gross and disgusting images on top of deceitful ads, we jolt people into realizing how tobacco imagery is concealing the truth, and manipulating young people into addiction to tobacco."

A good source for picture! However watch out what you choose some might be shocking

http://www.badvertising.org/

e-movie. Find out about the real Phillip Morris. A Take action campaign

http://tobaccofreekids.org/philmo/

Focus on the positive

"Just stay focused on the positive.

Every 8 seconds a smoker dies-it’s becoming routine!

But let’s stay focused on the positive.

Those 7 seconds in-between." From the song!

video-clip, song, printable lyrics

http://www.wholetruth.com/focus/

Smoke screeners

An educational program to take the glamour out of smoking in the movies

with downloadable printable worksheets

http://www.fablevision.com/smokescreeners/

How nicotine works

http://www.howstuffworks.com/nicotine.htm

alcohol and drugs awareness

http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6595.html?wtlAC=gs030202,email-t

downloadable worksheets

the price of cigarettes
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3572.html

cigarette smoking worksheets
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3574.html

methods to quit smoking
http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/quit_smoking.pdf

The effects of smoking

http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/smoke_effects.pdf

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Drugs

FreeVibe

By the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign 
with games, e-cards, discussion forums and the straight scoop on
drugs. To learn about drugs in general ("Why People Take Drugs") 
or specifically (alphabetically from alcohol to tranquilizers) 
jump to Heads Up.  To voice your opinions, visit the bulletin
board.  What are your own reasons for not doing drugs?  Do they
include your desire to do your best in sports, be creative in
music or honor your family? Discover, develop and share your own
reasons in the interactive Your Anti-Drug section.
http://www.freevibe.com/

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Drinking

MADD Online: Under 21

Mothers Against Drunk Driving are also against underage
drinking.   Includes sections for various
age groups (elementary, junior/senior high school, college, and
parents); and a vast collection of scary statistics ("The median
age at which children begin drinking is 13.  Young people who
begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to
develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age
21.") 
http://www.madd.org/under21/

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Buy Nothing Day

November 23rd is 'Buy Nothing Day', a campaign organised by
Adbusters. They chose the 23rd as this is the busiest shopping
day in the US, the day after Thanksgiving. The campaign was
originally centred in the US but has grown to include countries
all around the world.
A lesson plan at:

http://www.developingteachers.com/tips/bnd_plan.htm

the Adbusters site:

http://www.adbusters.org/home/

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Television

Young children watch 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence before leaving elementary school.

Our web page will teach you, the viewers, about How, What, Why, all violence, on the TV screen should be stopped! Reading through our pages you will be able to learn about television violence,  find out what you can do stop violence on TV, test you knowledge on TV violence, participate in a questionnaire, and read through some cool interviews given by the experts and inventors in the field.
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5676/

French channels

find out about a selection of programmes that could be useful in class

selection made every other week by the CRDP in teledoc:

http://www.cndp.fr/tice/  

vocabulary

http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/bltv.htm

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TV ads 

in the UK

THE website to download and watch high quality UK TV adverts for free.

http://www.absolutelyandy.com/tvadverts/index.htm

in any country

http://www.pubstv.com/

ads TV + paper

http://www.adflip.com/

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Advertising

downloadable worksheets:
advertising techniques:
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3565.html

log for studying commercials
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3564.html

create an ad
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3566.html
"the world's largest archive of classic print ads"
http://www.adflip.com/
to help our students and ourselves decode ads

http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/units/far/home.html

vocabulary

http://www.englishclub.net/vocabulary/advertising.htm

Political adds

Elections
read between the lines
Dissect an ad:
http://www.pbs.org/democracy/readbetweenthelines/index.html
Look inside the world of political advertising

http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/

Historical Timeline
Learn the history of political commercials. Significant ads are noted and explained in the context of the times they were made

.http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/timeline/
From Idea to Ad
How does political thought become distilled into a 30 second television message?

 The step-by-step process from initial idea to the airing of a campaign spot.
http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/from_idea_to_ad/

Tricks of the Trade
How do television production methods reinforce or manipulate an ad's message?
http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/tricks_of_the_trade/
Q & A
Background information about the experts interviewed for the television program. Do your own interview.
http://www.pbs.org/30secondcandidate/q_and_a/

 

TV ads

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Women

United Nations Cyberschoolbus

http://www0.un.org/cyberschoolbus/womensday/index.asp

Women's History Month 

How did March come to be Women's History Month?

http://womenshistory.about.com/homework/womenshistory/library/weekly/aa030200a.htm

The suffragettes

online acivities

http://www.editions-hatier.fr/anglais_exercices/index.html

Notable Women Adventurers -
Brief profiles of over 30 journalists, explorers,
aviators, astronauts, race car drivers, cowgirls,
mountain climbers, and travelers. 

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/whmbios13.html 

Democracy through partnership between men and women in politics.

http://www.ipu.org/iss-e/women.htm

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cloning

Dolly the Sheep
A special Web issue about "Dolly the world's first animal to be cloned from an adult cell."

The journal "reflects on the life of this extraordinary sheep, and presents an archive of articles and papers from the Nature family of journals, including original papers, news and

 features."

  http://www.nature.com/nature/dolly/

The Attack of the Clones. 

A discussion activity about the ethics of cloning - Upper-intermediate.

http://www.onestopenglish.com/News/Magazine/Vocab/worksheets/speaking_clones.pdf

Clone a mouse

a flash animation where you clone a mouse! 

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning/clickandclone/

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Prejudice

Understanding prejudice

The purpose of the site is to offer educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity, with the ultimate goal of reducing the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.

with tests online to detect prejudice in ads, to measure your degree of sexism, to find out about your hidden biases ...
http://www.understandingprejudice.org/

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Documents cover topics such as genetics, evolution, slavery, nineteenth century race science, immigration, and racial classification. Includes a searchable database of resources (books, Web sites, organizations, and media); statistics and data; a discussion guide; and other educational materials.

   http://www.pbs.org/race/
 Comparisons
Britain has been a multi-cultural country for many centuries. In recent years historians have begun to build up knowledge of how particular ethnic minorities have been treated in the past. What has not received any attention, however, is how these minorities have treated and viewed one another. As the diversity of modern Britain develops further, this will become an increasingly important issue. The authors of this exhibition have researched this hidden history of inter-ethnic relations and revealed fascinating stories of cooperation, mutual learning as well as tension, prejudice and competition.

http://www.connections-exhibition.org/index.php?xml=welcome/_/welcome.xml

 

Commission for racial equality

http://www.cre.gov.uk/index.html

 

Download or order posters promoting racial diversity and equality

http://www.cre.gov.uk/publs/cat_posters.html

 

Tolerance

 webquest 
http://www.geocities.com/bjohnnyus/webquest.html

 

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Stereotypes

http://esl.about.com/homework/esl/library/lessons/blchildren_stereotypes.htm

Cultural differences between the French and the English

http://www.johnmole.com/articles20.htm

How the world sees the British

http://www.johnmole.com/articles24.htm

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Gun Violence

 

list of links
http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/Firearms2.htm

Cartoons

http://cagle.slate.msn.com/news/SchoolShooting2005/
flash animation

http://www.bowlingforcolumbine.com/flash-01.php

 

Tattoos

worksheet pdf

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Inventions

text + lesson plan

The main text used in the plan is from a Guardian article titled, 'TV
dinner served up as key invention'. It's about an exhibition in
Birmingham on the last 50 years' inventions. And then there's the
list of 50 inventions, one for each year. 
http://www.developingteachers.com/newsletterplans/aug1_2002.htm

Totally Absurd Inventions: America's Goofiest Patents humorous and absurd inventions  updated weekly with new material+ an archive that contains dozens of illustrated  invention.
 http://www.totallyabsurd.com/

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Famous people

Find famous people fast.

http://www.who2.com/

Lifelines of important persons from date of birth to date of death.

http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/people.html

heroes and heroines

a page of very interesting lnks

http://www.surfnetkids.com/heroes.htm

 

famous speeches

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school system

http://www.ac-nantes.fr/peda/disc/lv/anglais/guidedu.htm

English public schools

http://www.woe.edu.pl/archives/2000/2_00/eng_schls.htm

houses

http://www.thsrock.net/house/
http://www.braemar.vic.edu.au/houses.htm
http://www.rbai.org.uk/house.html

School Uniform

pro and cons

http://www.debatabase.org/details.asp?topicID=59&offset=10

Peer pressure and image 

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the sixties

 a webquest 

http://www.eticomm.net/~panther/sixties_webquest.htm

A visual journey

Photographs by Lisa Law
1965-1971

http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/lisalaw/index.htm

This photographic exhibition examines themes from the 1960s counterculture.

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Coca cola

Coca Cola

Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress

Coke lore

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.htm

Some interesting ,yet to prove, facts about Coca Cola....

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Bubble gum

About blowing bubbles!

http://www.dimensional.com/~bkelly/bgpage/

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How does it work?

Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes your refrigerator cold?  

Then How Stuff Works is the place for you!

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how to...

http://www.ehow.com/

how to do nearly everything!

how to fend off a shark ...

http://www.worstcasescenarios.com/scenario.htm?scenarioid=4

and ...

1How to Jump from a Building into a Dumpster * How to Survive If Your Parachute Fails to Open * How to Make Fire Without Matches * How to Avoid Being Struck by Lightning * How to Land a Plane *  How to Escape from a Sinking Car *  How to Fend Off a Shark *  How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator * How to Use a Defibrillator to Restore a Heartbeat * How to Break Down a Door 

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what do they do?

http://www.whatdotheydo.com/

More than 50 jobs with a description and a short related text.

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Etiquette

http://www.bartleby.com/95/subject_frames.html

Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home by Emily Post (1873–1960)

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Museums

Looking for a museum on line? try this...

http://vlmp.museophile.com/

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Mars

http://www.howstuffworks.com/terraforming.htm

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Tupperware

Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American
   Experience program that "charts the origins of the small plastics
   company that unpredictably became a cultural phenomenon." Features
   motivational writings from the 1950s, video clips of Tupperware
   Jubilees, and features on women and work, the history of plastics
   manufacturing, and life in the 1950s. Includes a program
   transcript, timeline, teacher's guide, and related links.
  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tupperware/

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McDonald's

http://www.mcdonalds.com/home.html
The official site!
http://www.geography.ccsu.edu/harmonj/atlas/burgers.html
But who invented the hamburger? 
http://www.mcspotlight.org/case/factsheet.html
These people are seriously unhappy with McDonald’s.
http://www.lettuceladies.com/nr/lettuce598.html
If meat isn’t your think, maybe the Lettuce Ladies and Broccoli Boys will be
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Seal hunting

This site features seal hunt facts and news, information about a campaign to save the seals, and photos and videos of the seals.

From the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

Some pictures may be shocking.

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=21446

Protection of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

http://www.peta.org/index.asp

Fur trade

Heather Mills McCartney Speaks Out Against Fur
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1AHFGWEVao

Speed Dating


Happiness

Companion to a series of BBC programs that explores the causes of human happiness. with video clips and stories on levels of happiness throughout our lives, and happiness and public policy, politics, diversity, the use of cyberspace, and more, Includes reader-supplied tips for happiness and a quiz that measures how happy you are.
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/happiness_formula/