Category Archives: cultures

The Train Platform Schools of India

This is such a moving film! This documentary film on The Train Platform Schools of India was recently aired by PBS as part of their TV series, “The New Heroes”. It is hosted by Robert Redford, and tells the inspiring story of … Continue reading

Posted in child care, cultures, education | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Movies, again

I have just found out that many links I used to recommend here are no long available, so for movies and videos, try this new website I found and it still works! And just in case you need … Continue reading

Posted in children's stories, cultures, movie | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Day 22: X-mas party ideas…

This post is inspired in an article I read and I thought it would be interesting to give you some nice ideas for this X-mas and parties are today’s topic!! You already know the drill during the holiday party circuit: … Continue reading

Posted in cultures, DIY, education, traditions | Tagged | Leave a comment

Day 19: X-mas and Literature

This post is about: Famous Christmas Stories   Read more about it here! And just in case, I simply ciopy it below: Thanks for sharing the article, Online Star Register!!! Over the years, Christmas has inspired many authors to write about … Continue reading

Posted in conversation, cultures, education, festivals, languages, literature, traditions, travelling | Leave a comment

Day 18: The best Christmas movies

You might have a top 10 chart of movies for this Christmas, but I was curious to know what movies people prefer and I found this list. I hope you enjoy it! Last year, I recommended: A Christmas Carol (1938) … Continue reading

Posted in cultures, movie, traditions | Leave a comment

Day 15: December festivals

December is not only about Christmas. There are many festivals around the world and I found this website about some interesting ones. I recommend some and perhaps you can use this article in  a Reading activity. RaveOnSnow – Austria The 23rd … Continue reading

Posted in cultures, festivals, traditions, travelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Day 14: History of Christmas (candy canes)

It is never too late to discover more about the history of this beloved festival: Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions … Continue reading

Posted in cultures, history, traditions | Leave a comment