Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 30, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Economic Inequality

June 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Neat Photo & Video Project Documents Family Life Around The World

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“Family.Life” is a Syracuse University project that ” explores family as the center of life around the world.” The images are indexed by theme, a few of which you can see in the image at the top of this post. You can read more about what they’ve done at The New York Times article headlined A Global Look at Family and Life.

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

You might also be interested in two New York Times posts where I described ELL lessons centered around family:

This Mother’s Day interactive and supplemental activities focus on conjunctions and having students do writing about their mothers or other key family members.

Students learn about the progressive tense in this passage about the changing nature of families, and use the article as a stepping-stone to a lesson of creating family trees — with a twist!

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June 27, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Moving Video: “I’m HIV positive, do you dare to touch me?”

The Washington Post just published this story of a man working with a Finnish broadcasting company to “to demonstrate both what it is like to live with HIV-related stigma and raise awareness of HIV.”

I’m adding it to The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS.

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June 26, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Watch President Obama deliver eulogy at Rev. Pinckney’s funeral”

Here is a video of President Obama’s moving eulogy at Reverend Clementa Pinckney’s funeral this afternoon. Here’s the transcript. I’ve also embedded some tweets sent during the service (Here’s a fascinating analysis of if by James Fallows):

I plan to highlight this next quotation in history class:

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June 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Wow! “Split This Rock” Looks Like A Great Resource For Social Justice Poetry

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Thanks to the Zinn Education Project, I learned about a great searchable collection of social justice poetry that was just unveiled today at Split This Rock.

Here is how it describes itself:

Split This Rock explores and celebrates the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.

Split This Rock is dedicated to revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form with profound relevance in our daily lives and struggles. Our programs integrate poetry of provocation and witness into movements for social justice and support the poets of all ages who write and perform this vital work.

It looks like a great site, and I think teachers will particularly like that it’s searchable by theme and through other categories.

I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues.

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