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Great Britain

Quiz 

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/CET/flashactivities/england_quiz.html

finding out about about England and her culture

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/

all you've always wanted to know...
http://www.woodlands-jun.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index.html

A site about living in England by a French expat

Very interesting (in French)

http://angleterre.tripod.com

English culture

http://englishculture.about.com/msub101.htm

a really complete guide to English culture!!! Excellent

Collect britain

Travel through time and place with Collect Britain's panorama of images from the British Library's famous collections.

http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/collections/

The British Museum

On line exercises

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

Games 

Conkers

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/conkers.html


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The English language

a collection of accents and dialects. Excellent!

http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/collections/dialects/

 

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/estuary/home.htm

Estuary English is a name given to the form of English widely spoken in and around London and, more generally, in the southeast of England -- along the river Thames and its estuary. ...

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History

Victorian England

http://landow.stg.brown.edu/victorian/victov.html

Victorian Times: 1837-1901
Provides "an examination of the social, political, and
economic development of Great Britain in the Victorian era."
Subjects include health, education, housing, transportation,
industry, and labor and trade unions. 

http://www.victoriantimes.org/

Victorian timeline

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/victorians.html#who

an overview for children

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/vicintro.htm

London in Victorian times

http://cityofshadows.stegenga.net/london.html

Victorian dictionary

http://www.victorianlondon.org/

Learning curve

The aim of this exhibition of National Archives materials is to encourage students to look critically at documentary evidence of the past; to investigate and challenge interpretations and views of the past; and to reach balanced conclusions based upon the evidence.

http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/victorianbritain/default.htm

 

 

The Virtual Museum

http://www.pro.gov.uk/virtualmuseum/maingalleries/intro.htm

 Kings and Queens of England from 1485 to the Present
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/hypertext/landow/victorian/history/kings.html

 Monarchs of England - kings and queens of England: lists, dates and links. 
http://www.britannia.com/history/h6.html


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The Royals

Collection of stories and opinion pieces about Britain's royal family.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/

Cartoons  :

www.reuben.org/royals

Kid's zone

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page218.asp

Prince William

See what some junior school pupils answered to the question

What would be the most fun about being a king or a queen? 
- Prince William at 18 - 

features a photo and video gallery. From The Royal Archive
Prince William  (stamps + biography)
if you want to find out the latest news about the Royals go to :
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/full_coverage/world/royal_family/
British Monarchy - official website.
http://www.royal.gov.uk/
The Prince of Wales - offical site of HRH The Prince of Wales.
http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/
Royal Insight - monthly guide to the life and work of Britain's Royal Family. 

http://www.royalinsight.gov.uk/
Camilla Parker Bowles - profile of Prince Charles' companion. 
http://www.macontel.com/special/1pbowles/1pbowles.htm

The Queen mother a biography
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page1011.asp


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10 Downing Street

A virtual visit of th PM's residence
http://youngpeople.pm.gov.uk/Default.aspx

Towns

London

http://www.capital-calling.com/

http://www.camvista.com/england/london/index.php3

www.virtual-london.co.uk

webquests

with Dickens, a listening exercise featuring the voice of Virginia Woolf and some lighter material with ghosts and dungeons. 
http://www.onestopenglish.com/Culture/Web-Quest/webquestlon.htm

Organize a 3 day's visit  for a family in London

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/absolutenglish-972/notes/webquest/page1.htm

 

Oxford (webquest)

 including Alice in Wonderland, Tolkien, the discovery of penicillin, Radiohead, Jacqueline Du Pré and Oxfam. 
http://www.onestopenglish.com/Culture/Web-Quest/webquestox.htm

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 Garden birds 

                http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/