Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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April 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: First Trailer Of New (& Definitely Better) “Birth Of A Nation”

You’ll want to watch this trailer of “Birth Of A Nation.”

Here’s what USA Today says about it:

The first trailer for The Birth of a Nation, this year’s grand jury prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, has arrived.

Nate Parker, wrote, directed and stars as Nat Turner, the leader of the 1831 Virginia slave rebellion. The movie co-stars Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer and Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley.

The trailer is set to Nina Simone’s cover of Billie Holiday’s 1939 classic Strange Fruit, a protest song about the racism and lynchings that were commonplace at the time.

Fox Searchlight bought the film for a record $17.5 million; it’s due in theaters Oct. 7.

April 9, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Suit mimics life at age 85”

A suit has been unveiled that lets people get a sense of what it feels like to be 85-years-old.

Here are some videos and articles about it that I’m adding to The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes:

Suit mimics life at age 85 (the video in this Reuters article is the best one, but embedding has been disabled. You’ll have to go to the article to see it.

This ‘Age Suit’ Simulates What it’s Like to Grow Old is from TIME.

While I’m at it, I’m also adding this article to the same list:

Excedrin ‘Migraine Experience’ lets non-sufferers ‘see’ what debilitating headaches feel like

April 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Geography Videos From Our Latest Sister Class – In Guatemala!

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I regularly share the short-and-sweet international projects my ELL Geography class does with English classes around the world — we study a country, videotape questions we have about it, share them with an English class in located in the country, they respond to them and, in turn, share questions they have for us. We then answer them.

You can see many of these videos at Links To The Joint Projects My ELL Geography Class Did With Classes Around The World.

Our most recent sister class is with teacher David McKenzie in Guatemala (a country where I studied Spanish and which I love!).

Here’s the video with questions we sent to his students:

Here are their responses and questions for us in a very well-designed video, which we will answer next week:

It’s a fun and educational project — nothing beats having an “authentic” audience.

Oceania is the last geographical area we’ll be covering this year, so let me know if there are any English classes from there who are interested in working with us.

And I’ll certainly be interested in classes from around the world for next year!

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