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Édition du 12-05-2005

- Christine Reymond -

- A la Une : World Environment Day (June 5th)

Environment Week or Green Week is from June 5th to June 12th, Environment Day is on June 5th. Voyez les sites officiels:
Europe : http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/gre enweek/index_en.htm
Canada : http://www.ec.gc.ca/e-week/index2005_e.ht m
USA : http://www.wed2005.org et http://www.unep.org/
program and links : http://www.unityfoundation.org/UN60/wedwe ek.html

Free Posters to download
Vous pouvez récupérer ces posters pour décorer votre classe, il vous faut simplement arriver à les imprimer en A3 couleur...
http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/G raphics.Posters.aspx (beau)
http://www.planetpals.com/pprecycle.html (pour collège et primaire)
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/wed /1019684/?lang=_e (en A1 et A3)
http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/Inf ormation_Material/poster.asp
http://eeaw.ksc.nasa.gov/poster.htm
http://artday.org/modules/xcgal/thumbnai ls.php?album=17
www.epa.gov/earthday/earthday_poster_fina l.pdf
http://forestry.about.com/library/graphi cs/earthday_04.jpg
http://friendsofgrassynarrows.com/item.p hp?294F
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2005/multime dia/kit.htm (posters and activities to download, links to online cdroms.)

Demandez le Green Pack!
Il est gratuit, et vraiment super! vous y trouverez une cassette vidéo, un cdrom, un jeu de cartes génial et un classeur contenant des idées d'activités et de leçons. Une production extraordinaire en anglais du The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, en Hongrie.
Pour le recevoir, envoyez un courrier à:
"Jolanta Manska"
pour voir le contenu: http://www.rec.org/REC/Programs/Greenpack /Contents.html
cdrom en ligne : http://greenpack.rec.org/

Utilisez des sites interactifs

les sites sur l'environnement sont très nombreux, et beaucoup sont bien faits et attractifs pour les jeunes. voici des images où l'on clique pour abtenir des informations, des jeux et des quizzes. Soit vous les regardez en classe :les élèves commentent les textes qui apparaissent et vous les étudiez ensemble, soit ils vont faire ce travail de découverte seuls en salle info, et vous faites ensuite une mise en commun orale. Vous pouvez aussi combiner les deux activités, c'est très efficace et les élèves sont motivés.
Images interactives (on clique et un texte s'affiche)
- The forces that contribute to global warming
http://globalwarming.enviroweb.org/games /climpuzzle/index.html
- Sources of carbon dioxide emissions and possible solutions
http://globalwarming.enviroweb.org/games /yourscore/index.html
- Sources of water pollution and advices
http://www.ncstormwater.org/pages/workbo ok_pollution_solutions.html
- Sources of energy loss and solutions
http://www.ase.org/images/lib/consumer/h ouse10.swf
Jeux
- Recycle game about the 3Rs: http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/fz_challeng e.aspx
- discover the "Energy Hogs" that waste your energy at home
http://www.energyhog.org/
Song
Sing along the Cybcler's rap song http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/fz_singalon g.aspx
Videos
Watch the ads that were shown on British TV.
- http://www.recyclenow.com/about_recycleno w/the.html
Quiz
Jiffy's eco-kids : answer the questions and learn how to protect the environment in Europe (very informative, for upper intermediates) http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/too lkits/jiffy_quiz/jiffy_quiz_en.htm

Autres ressources, pages de liens
http://www.epa.gov/students/air.htm
http://www.environment.ky.gov/earthday/c lassroom/
http://www.kidskonnect.com/Environment/E nvironmentHome.html
http://www.environweb.earthday.com/do/Ho me (activist site)
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/?la ng=_e
http://www.planetpals.com/ (for young students)
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/infonews/themes/ earthandenvironment.html

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- Montée du creationisme aux USA

Voici un "lesson plan" du NYT et un article de Time Magazine sur ce sujet qui fait froid dans le dos....
Article New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers /featured_articles/20050509monday.html
Lesson plan
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers /lessons/20050509monday.html
Article de Time Magazine Europe du 9 may, p17: "Dinosaurs for Creationists" sur un musée basé sur cette théorie: http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/ 0,10987,1056282,00.html (accessibles seulement aux abonnés, je vous l'envoie sur demande)

- How to use Google

some new features are available. You know the news, the online translator, the picture finder and the video finder, but do you know the calculator? and the maps? and have you been through all those tips and tricks?
News http://news.google.fr/news?ned=uk (news UK, you can also choose US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)
Translator http://www.google.fr/language_tools?hl=fr
Images http://www.google.fr/imghp?hl=fr&tab=wi&q =
Videos http://video.google.com/ (impressive and efficient!)
Calculator http://www.googleguide.com/calculator.htm l
Maps and directories http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference /Maps/
Useful Tips http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.htm l

And I also found out that when you type in the search box "What is Flag Day(for example)?" you get very useful links to encyclopedias and sites that explain the word or notion you are looking for.

- Captain Planet Foundation grant (from PEN Weekly NewsBlast for April 29)

The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Maximum Award: $2500. Eligibility: Schools and non-profits. Deadlines: June 30, September 30, and December 31.
http://www.captainplanetfdn.org/aboutUs. html#policies_grant_guidelines
[ the grant is also available for overseas! don't miss this proposal.]

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- Mother's Day handicrafts

Mother's Day garden Rocks
comment peindre une coccinelle sur un galet, ou le décorer autrement, pour en faire un cadeau de la fête des mères. Accompagné d'un petit poème en anglais, il fera un cadeau génial!
http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/mother1 1.shtml


Mom's helper Coupons
Une idée originale de jolis coupons à remplir et offrir à Maman, lui proposant des aides qui ne coûtent qu'un peu de temps et de bonne volonté. Pour remplir les coupons, les élèves feront un braimstorming pour lister leurs idées, ce qui permettra de découvrir et d'utiliser du vocabulaire de base comme "wash the dishes", "set the table", "tidy my room", "water the garden" or "walk the dog"...
http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/mom/cou pon/

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- Reading Games

des idées d'activité et de jeux pour s'entrainer à lire et à comprendre et retenir ce que l'on lit. Le site n'est aps interactif et ne propose rien de tout fait, mais les activités sont très intéressantes et facilement adaptable à ce que vous êtes en train d'étudier.
http://www.bankstreet.edu/literacyguide/ games.html
Voyez aussi les infos sur els "reading strategies"
http://www.bankstreet.edu/literacyguide/ strategies.html

- Drama and sketches (from Catherine Serreau on e-teach)

Notre collègue vous recommande ce site de sketches et de pièces courtes, tout à fait adptées à des élèves de collège.
http://www.geocities.com/pocolocoplayers /free.html

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- BBC

[LII New This Week] from May 5 describes this page : "Highlights worldwide historical events using audio and video clips from the archives of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Browse events by date, year (1950 to present), or themes such as conflicts and wars, disasters, science, and royalty. Also include witness accounts and reports from specific BBC correspondents."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/
You will find there lots of information, including videos, on a precise day. You may also, especially if you teach history in English, find what you need in this impressive page of resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/topics/
and also this page for children
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
where you find games like:
- the time tunnel, where students have to find out what things in a picture don't belong to a specific period, and when they have found them all, they can read a little text about each object, saying when and how it was invented.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/walk/games_ index.shtml
- the what/when game, where you have to place objects in a room in 2000 or in 1950.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/hi story/whatwhen.shtml
(Those games provide some vocabulary, and help the students situate themselves in time.)
- the site which invites students to explore the life of a young girl during the 2nd World War. This interactive site is easy to use, and contains lots of information. The students can explore it autonomously, and share their findings orally in class.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2children /home.shtml ]

- Einstein Year 2005


l'année Einstein marque le centenaire de trois docuemtns publiés par Einstein, dont celui qui lui a valu le prix Nobel de Physique. Sur ce site, les visiteurs peuvent découvrir une biographie d'Einstein, des exériences pour explorer ses découvertes, et des textes extraits du magazine "Spiked" qui a demandé à des dixaines de scintifiques ce qu'ils feraient si ils devaient présenter une et une seule découverte ou invention. Voyez les textes et mêm des vidéos de leurs réponses...
http://www.einsteinyear.org/

- The Essay Builder

ce site peut guider des élèves dans la construction d'un texte en les aidant à rassembler leurs idées, à construire des paragraphes, et à répondre aux différents styles d'essays de façon adéquate.
http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/ess ay/index.htm
Voyez en particulier cette page de transition words:
http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/ess ay/support.htm

Bibliographie    [ Haut ]
- Intégrer les TICE en classe d'anglais (Right Tracks n°2)

Le CRDP de Toulouse propose le n°2 de la revue Right Tracks dont le thème est "Intégrer les TICE en classe d'anglais" . un document que vous pouvez acquérir pour votre CDI : vous y trouverez des idées de mise en oeuvre techniques et pédagogiques.
http://www.crdp-toulouse.fr/librairie/ar ticle.php3?id_article=232

- Compte rendu de stages d'immersion pédagogique pour les futurs instituteurs

La lettre de l'INRP propose des revues et des colloques qui peuvent intéresser les profs de langues.
http://www.inrp.fr/vst/LettreVST/avril20 05.htm

en voici un extrait:
L' article "(...) Impressions of French and English trainee primary teachers on exchange placement in primary schools abroad (...)" paru dans European Journal of Teacher Education (vol. 27, n°3, octobre 2004), rend compte d'une enquête croisée réalisée auprès d'instituteurs stagiaires anglais et français ayant participé à un programme d'échange. Cette expérience d'immersion s'est avérée bénéfique tant pour prendre conscience des différences inscrites dans les systèmes éducatifs et dans les styles pédagogiques, que pour mesurer l'importance de cette "culture awareness" dans leurs propres pratiques.
L'article (payant)
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ca rfax/cete/2004/00000027/00000003/art00005
La revue (payante, free samples sur inscription gratuite)
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0 2619768.asp

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- food and nutrition

MyPyramid.gov (from [LII New This Week] April 21)
This official government Web site provides information about the food guide pyramid released in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Includes detailed information for every food group represented in the new "sideways" pyramid (which is an update on the 1992 food pyramid); a personalized food guide based on your age, sex, and activity level; and related tips and resources for consumers, educators, and professionals. Searchable.
http://mypyramid.gov
To learn more read the article in the NYTimes
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/20/health /20pyramid.html?hp&ex=1113969600&en=9e73a 0fdc1ce085b&ei=5094&partner=homepage
see the full explanation on the site (take the animated tour)
Note : the quantities are in cups, this doesn't help us much, here!
http://www.mypyramid.gov/
and assess your need on
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/
The global idea is not new : eat more grains, less fat and take more exercise!
You can also include this in one of your lesson or use it in a cross-curricular project.

PBS: The Meaning of Food (from the Scout Report -- April 22)
"This PBS documentary companion website on the Meaning of Food describes itself as "an exploration of culture through food. What we consume, how we acquire it, who prepares it, who's at the table, and who eats first is a form of communication that is rich with meaning." The site shares stories, recipes, beautiful images, and more under the headings: Food & Life, Food & Family, and Food & Culture. The website addresses such subjects as kosher food, the Slow Food Movement, pet food, and heirloom seeds, to name a few.
In addition, the site provides a bibliography; a simple, downloadable lesson plan for educators; broadcast times for the Meaning of Food documentary series; a small collection of cartoonish desktop backgrounds; and several related links."
http://www.pbs.org/opb/meaningoffood/

California Strawberry Commission (from [LII New This Week] April 28)
The Web site for this strawberry industry association features a collection of recipes for dishes using strawberries (including large-quantity recipes for food service), information about strawberry varieties grown in California, interviews with strawberry farmers, fun facts (such as strawberries in literature), lesson plans, and other material on these berries.
http://www.calstrawberry.com
[ for all those studying food or cooking, and all strawberry lovers (lots of unusual and mouth-watering recipes!
you can also add this article about the strawberries in Paris:
http://www.discoverparis.net/newsletter. html?insight=31741869538676
and this one from a vegetarian organisation based in Los Angeles:
http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch4 5.html ]

Candy USA (from [LII New This Week] April 28)
Candy recipes, trivia, history, candy holidays, nutritional information, statistics, and company links. If you ever wondered how candy corn came to be, what date National Taffy Day falls on, or how much was spent on candy in the United States last year, this is the site to visit. From the National Confectioners Association and the Chocolate Manufacturers Association.
http://www.candyusa.org/
Lots of fun facts about candies, and many recipes of brownies, fudge and various cakes. Note that the quantities are given in cups.
and see all the sweet Days in the year : there are three in May, including chocolate chips day...
http://www.candyusa.org/Classroom/calend ar.asp

Driscoll's Recipes
lots of information about the berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) : where to buy them, how to handle them, store them. And lots of fun facts and recipes: pies, shortcakes, jams, frozen desserts, salads, beverages, and other dishes. From a berry grower.
http://www.driscolls.com/recipes/

Food Theme Month Links (from [LII New This Week] May 5)
A collection of links to materials about various foods, wellness topics, and holiday meals related to specific months of the year.Topics include Oatmeal Month in January, American Heart Month in February, National Barbecue Month in May, National Watermelon Day in August, and Thanksgiving meal tips for November. From the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County
[ discover that May is the month of :salads, eggs, barbecue, beef and asparagus. For eggs, see also march (Easter) to learn how to read the date on an egg carton, handle eggs, hard cook them, and of course decorate them....
http://www.aeb.org/recipes/basics/hard-c ooked_eggs.htm (easy, with pictures, for beginners.)
http://www.aeb.org/recipes/basics/hard-c ooked_Egg_Tips.htm (tips, for advanced)
find several other recipes in pictures online or in ready to print .pdf files (you can compare their way of making scrambled eggs to ours...)
http://www.aeb.org/recipes/basics/

California Vegetable production
this site will interest teachers who teach geography and agriculture. It features an interactive map of California, and for each region you can access an easy text with pictures about what is grow there, how and the problems involved. very efficient!
http://vric.ucdavis.edu/virtour/tour.htm

World Carrot Museum
An enthusiast has set up this site about carrots, with history, facts, recipes, and a page for children inviting them to experiment with carrots (could be used in primary school)
http://website.lineone.net/~stolarczyk/
http://website.lineone.net/~stolarczyk/g roundfloor/groundfloor.html (all the rubrics)
http://website.lineone.net/~stolarczyk/e xperiment.html (for children)
http://website.lineone.net/~stolarczyk/r ecipes.html (including carrot pizza!)

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