Category Archives: history

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

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And for the Movie corner, a new one: The Crown!  

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10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years: use this title to start a debate in the class.   Use the video to contrast opinions!   Enjoy! ps:   10. Spain 9. North Korea 8. Belgium 7. China … Continue reading

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Suffragette

This movie is really interesting and quite useful when we deal with history. If you want to teach something different, use Suffragette to make the ideas more clear. The movie follows the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight … Continue reading

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Another queen

Another queen, another part of England’s history: The Young Victoria.   The movie centers on young and inexperienced Queen Victoria who is resolved to establish her authority over those who rule in her stead, and draws strength from the love of … Continue reading

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

History of England is interesting to teach and  this movie might help our students  get closer to some important characters and events. Further reading   1998 version     Ask students to compare both movies and to discuss about what … Continue reading

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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

This is the movie that Marina, one of my students this year, recommended to the class. It was a good idea to watch it in English –  they had already seen it in Spanish/Catalan – and once they watched it, … Continue reading

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