The 8th of April is International Romani Day – a day to celebrate the Romani culture and to raise awareness of the issues facing Roma people. In this clip five women share stories about their past, their struggles, their successes and how they see their own identity.
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This clip encourages your learners to read attentively and think creatively before they watch. It’s a good idea to put yourself in the shoes of your learners, and do the first pre-viewing task before you watch! :)
Happy Planet Index
In this short excerpt from a TED talk Nic Marks presents the Happy Planet Index: an attempt to measure the well-being and happiness of people in differenct countries. The Happy Planet Index ranks countries based on how much of our planet’s resources they use for the well-being of their people.
What makes a good leader?
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu is interviewed on what makes a good leader. He mentions aspects of leadership that are often forgotten when we think of leadership qualities and skills.
Think for yourself
An American high school student gives her views on school and education. The activities to go with this clip focus on intensive listening. These days many learners have a great deal of exposure to English and get a lot of practice in extensive – and often superficial – listening. This E-lesson encourages them to listen […]
This clip shows a homeless person going through a physical transformation. It’s a good trigger for talking about the way we make judgements about people based on looks and first impressions. It is also a powerful way in to thinking about perception and change.
Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child about Food
The talk focuses on obesity and other food related problems. Jamie argues passionately and convincingly that we need to educate our children and ourselves about the long-term consequences of what we eat. (TED Talk, 2010) Subtitles and transcript is available in English and other languages and there is also a ‘click on phrase in transcript […]
Generation Waking Up
This short clip introduces a global movement among young people. The overall message is: find out what’s happening in the world around you and see how you can make a positive change. Suggested viewing: first 2 minutes twice
Benjamin Zephaniah performs one of his poems in front of an audience of children.
Mind in a Jar
The metaphor of a jar full of water and coloured sand is used to show the way different emotions and states of mind affect the way we see things. The power of meditation to calm the mind is illustrated.