eLessons Archive

Sexual harassment at school

Victoria is a British teenager who experienced verbal sexual harassment at school by a fellow male pupil. She speaks about her reaction and what she did.

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Growing up in Gaza

Sarah Al-Jamal is an 11-year-old girl born and growing up in the Gaza Strip under Israeli control and ‘siege’. She talks about her daily life, her fears, her family, her problems living in one of the world’s ‘hot spots’.

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Bullying

This very short clip raises awareness of bullying in schools and shows an interesting way of taking a stand against it.

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Face to face with a lost tribe

The clip shows that a previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time. The lesson talks more generally about the risks posed to these peoples by the increasing encroachment of globalised civilisation.

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The Great Dictator

This clip is of Charlie Chaplin’s concluding speech to his 1940 film, The Great Dictator (which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in). The speech is a passionate defence of liberty against tyranny.

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Do the math

The clip shows a trailer for the movie ‘Do the Math’. The movie raises awareness about the seriousness of global warming urging everyone to ‘connect the dots’ and to think about what we are doing to our climate.

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Junk Thought

The clip is about the dangers of advertising. It draws a parallel between ‘junk food’ that can make us obese, and ‘junk thoughts’ which can have an effect on us at a subconscious level and can be harmful for our mind.

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What the internet is doing to our brains

The clip highlights some of the potential dangers of the internet by getting us to think about the difference between information and knowledge. It provides food for thought and can be a good starting point for a follow-up debate or discussion.

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Looking under the streetlight

Wayne Dyer tells a story to illustrate that personal development often involves an inner struggle that can bring about a change in the way we perceive the world. The language used makes the clip suitable for lower level learners: the important words are articulated clearly and repeated several times.

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