Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June 19th Is “Juneteenth” – Here Are Related Resources

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Here’s a description of Juneteenth from TIME:

Juneteenth is a contraction of the date “June Nineteenth.” On that day in 1865 in Galveston (then Texas’ largest city), Union General Gordon Granger issued General Order Number 3, which stated: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Coming 10 weeks after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox on April 9, Granger’s proclamation caused joy for former slaves, shock for their owners and cataclysmic changes for all. The 250,000 former slaves in Texas celebrated June 19 to honor their emancipation and to foster political engagement by African Americans.

I’ve just updated The Best Resources For Learning About Juneteenth.

June 13, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July 11th Is World Population Day – Here Are Related Resources

From The United Nations:

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

You might be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About Our World’s Population Of 7 Billion, which I’ve just revised and updated.

June 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Anne Frank Was Born On This Day In 1929 – Here Are Related Resources

Anne Frank was born on this day in 1929.

I’m looking forward to visiting the Anne Frank House when I travel to The Netherlands in August.

You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About Anne Frank.

June 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Seasons Of The Year

There’s a brand new Simon’s Cat video talking about all the seasons of the year, and it would be wonderful for English Language Learner students.

I’ve embedded that video at the bottom of this post. It prompted me to think that it could be useful to bring all my posts about the different seasons together in one place.

Here they are (I’ve updated all of them):

The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer

The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)

The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season

The Best Sites For Learning About The Spring Season

And here’s the Simon’s Cat video:

Another Simon’s Cat video is a good one for English Language Learners. Not only can students watch it and then retell what they saw happen both in written and oral form, but this episode is particularly good for reviewing the seasons.

June 6, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Google Unveils New Online Safety Game & Curriculum

Be Internet Awesome is the name of a new online safety program created by Google and announced today.

It includes a downloadable curriculum and an online game. The game, “Interland,” seems to need a fairly high-speed internet connection to play.

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety, which I’ve just revised and updated.

Here are a couple of videos about the new program:

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