Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About Bastille Day

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It’s Bastille Day today, remembering when the infamous prison was stormed during the French Revolution.

You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About France.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Bastille Day:
It’s Bastille Day! Everything you need to know about the French holiday is from The Telegraph.

July 14 – Bastille Day is a series of photos from Getty Images.

French Revolution – Storming the Bastille is from Awesome Stories.

1789: Bastille Day is from National Geographic.
What is Bastille Day?

Bastille Day from Kidz World.

Bastille Day Facts

July 13, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Q-Files” Is a Nice Online Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Q-Files is a new-to-me free online illustrated encyclopedia with very accessible text and images.

It seems quite extensive.

I primarily use these kinds of sites in my ELL Geography classes when students are doing research on countries and/or states. Q-Files information on countries would be very useful, which I why I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners, under “World Facts.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have much info about states.

Thanks to Topmarks for the tip.

July 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video & Transcript: President Obama At Dallas Memorial Service

President Obama gave what will surely be one of his most enduring speeches today at the Dallas Memorial Service for the five slain police officers.

You can read the entire transcript of his speech here.

Here are two excerpts that especially struck me:

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I hope that second one is remembered by those proponents of a misguided perception of grit that says it means just to work harder.

Here’s the video of his address:

July 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July 18th Is “Nelson Mandela International Day” – Here Are Related Resources

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From The United Nations:

Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

I’ve recently updated The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela.

July 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Explanations For Why You Shouldn’t Say “All Lives Matter”

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I’ve previously posted explanations about why “All Lives Matter” is a misunderstanding of term “Black Lives Matter” (see A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism).

Now Vox has just published an excellent collection of helpful explanations that emphasize that point at Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different ways.

And, if those aren’t enough for you, here are a few more that I have previously shared and are not on Vox’s list:

Why “All Lives Matter” instead of “Black Lives Matter” is such a stupid thing to say is from Boing Boing.

July 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Thinking Outside The Box To Save Jews In World World Two

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An Italian doctor explains “Syndrome K,” the fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis is the headline of a fascinating article in Quartz about how physicians invented a disease to save Jews from the Nazis during World War Two.

The only video I could find about the story is in Italian, but I’m still going to add this info to The Best Videos Showing “Thinking Outside The Box” — Help Me Find More.

July 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Useful Resources For Educators On #AltonSterling , #PhilandoCastile & Dallas Shootings

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I was out-of-town for a few days, and didn’t write many blog posts during that time. However, I was active on Twitter. Here are tweets about those tragic events.

I’m adding this post to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More.

July 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Hmong Culture & History

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Here are new additions to The Best Websites To Learn About Hmong Culture & History (which I’ve just updated and revised):

Being Hmong in America is from The Atlantic.

War Wounds Resurfaced in ‘Operation Popcorn,’ Documentary on Hmong Arrests is from NBC News.

Mai Der Vang Wins 2016 Walt Whitman Award for ‘Afterland,’ Poetry Collection on Hmong Experience is from NBC News.

Heirs of the ‘Secret War’ in Laos is from The New York Times.

In St. Paul, Great Deals and Ethnic Diversity is from The New York Times.

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