Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

October 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Four New Links About The World’s Different Cultures

Here are four new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

PHOTOS: A 4-Year Mission To Present A New Vision Of Beauty is from NPR.

HOW DO FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD SPEND THEIR VACATIONS? is from The NY Times.

CONNECTING AROUND THE WORLD is from The Harvard Business Review.

Here’s an interactive on World Happiness.

October 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Four Videos Worth Watching This Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated in some communities on October 9th, while it’s recognized as Indigenous People’s Day in others.

I’ve previously posted the critical thinking exercise I do with my students at Here’s What My ELL Students Are Reading & Writing About Columbus.

Here are six videos I’m adding to The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus:

October 6, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Al Jazeera Has Great Audio Reading Of Text Feature On Its News Site

I’m not sure how long they’ve had it, but the Al Jazeera news site has a very impressive tool for providing audio support for text – perfect for English Language Learners.

It’s called “Read To Me,” and can be found at the top left of many, if not all, of its news stories.

What makes it even more impressive is that each word is highlighted when its spoken, which makes it even more valuable.

Yes, I know there are some concerns about Al Jazeera’s objectivity. However, I’ve never seen any issues with the articles I’ve used and shared. Teaching students how to be a savvy news consumer, of course, is another skill we have to teach (see The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More).

I’m adding it to The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners.

October 6, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded Today – Here Are Related Resources

 

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Here are some resources on the organization, and I’m adding them to The Best Sites To Learn About The Nobel Peace Prize  (you might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Nuclear Weapons):

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is from The New York Times.

Nobel peace prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins award – as it happened is from The Guardian.

Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is from Al Jazeera.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear weapons campaigners is from CNN.

October 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Video Documentary: “Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up”

Thanks to Renee Moore, I learned about this new Fannie Lou Hamer documentary.

Here’s how Mississippi Public Television describes it:

Civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer is remembered by those who worked side by side with her in the struggle for voting rights. An African-American sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, Hamer’s difficulty registering to vote in 1962 led to her career as an outspoken activist, congressional candidate, and fierce fighter for the rights of all.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History.  You might also be interested in All My “Best” Lists On Race, Racism & The Civil Rights Movement – In One Place.

October 4, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Videos Explaining “Intersectionality”

Here’s how Merriam Website defines “intersectionality”:

It’s been around since the late 1980’s but intersectionality is a word that’s new to many of us. It’s used to refer to the complex and cumulative way that the effects of different forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, and yes, intersect—especially in the experiences of marginalized people or groups.

I’ve shared resources on this before, I thought a “Best” list would be useful. I’m adding this post to All My “Best” Lists On Race, Racism & The Civil Rights Movement – In One Place:

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