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Black Civil Rights Movement

22octobre

You cannot consider the 1960s as a decade of progress without thinking of the Black Civil Rights movement, which stands as a paramount aspect of the sixties.

You will find attached the worksheet corresponding to examples of events & actions undertaken to act in the 1950s (Linda Brown decision, Montgomery Bus Boycott and Little Rock Crisis) and 1960s (sit-in campaigns and freedom rides). Moreover you can also download below a vocabulary toolbox with useful words to describe sit-ins and another document explaining the two main laws/legislations signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, namely the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act
 

The scene from the famous film The Butler perfectly illustrates the sit-in campaigns, which were genuine forms of protest against racial segregation. 

 

The Vietnam War

22octobre

Dear all,

You'll find attached the Powerpoint presentation on the Vietnam War with the fill-in-the-blanks worksheet.

The_Vietnam_War.pptx

THE_VIETNAM_WAR.docx

The Vietnam War

22octobre

Dear all,

You'll find attached the Powerpoint presentation on the Vietnam War with the fill-in-the-blanks worksheet.

The_Vietnam_War.pptx

THE_VIETNAM_WAR.docx

The Hippie Movement in the 1960s

22octobre

Find below the online Prezi presentation which deals with the hippy movement in the 1960s and the worksheet with blanks to fill in as an annex document.

The Hippie Movement in the 1960s

22octobre

Find below the online Prezi presentation which deals with the hippy movement in the 1960s and the worksheet with blanks to fill in as an annex document.

The Hippie Movement in the 1960s

22octobre

Find below the online Prezi presentation which deals with the hippy movement in the 1960s and the worksheet with blanks to fill in as an annex document.

The Troubles - Examples of violent events and protests

22octobre

As far as this document is concerned, you were separated into five groups and had to find information about one specific event that took place during the Troubles.
The events were:
- Belfast Rioting
- Ballymurphy Massacre (also nicknamed Belfast Bloody Sunday)
- Hunger Strikes
- the Shankill Butchers' murders
- Omagh Bomb

Once this activity done, you had to ask questions to members of other groups about their events in order to be able to fill in the grid you were previously given in class.

You will find below the five texts and the empty grid, and a song by a band called the Decemberists entitled "The Shankill Butchers".

 

The Troubles in Northern Ireland - Timeline and texts

22octobre

You will find as annex documents the timeline / chronology of the major steps of the Troubles that took place in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998. 

The toolbox will help you understand a few words and notions related to the Troubles and the different actors that took part in / partook in it.

I don't ask you to know by heart / by rote all these events, yet some are crucial to understand the evolution of the Troubles, why the period turned out so violent and why the demonstrators / protesters became so agitated:
- the Civil Rights Movement in 1967
- the Activation of the Internment Law in 1971
- Bloody Sunday in 1972
- Direct Rule in 1972
- The Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

You must be able to define and explain what happened for these five events.

 

You will also find below BBC's 2002 documentary film entitled Bloody Sunday which I advise / recommend you to watch. It faithfully illustrates how the 1972 tragic event in Derry occurred and how the issue was dealt with from a political point of view.

Football Hooliganism

22octobre

You can find among the annex documents the extract from excerpt frompress article document published on the website politics.co.uk, which deals with football hooliganism, which is a word used to describe physically violent conflicts that take place before, during and after football games. 

This short study of the document helped you understand how sport could also divide people.

Below you will find the trailer of the film Green Street Hooligans, starring Elijah Wood (aka Frodo in Lord of the Rings) which tackles the issue.

 

Together - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

22octobre

The video below is an official ad / advert / advertisement , to be more precise it is a campaign for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. This document helped you understand how people could be united around a same universal passion: sport. Sport is a common centre of interest which brings people from different countries, religions and social backgroundtogether, in spite of / despite the possible political conflicts there can be between nations.

As an annex document you can download the worksheet we used in class to analyse and understand the video.