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28 août 2009 5 28 /08 /août /2009 08:21
We shall overcome (song+ lyrics) sung by Pete Seeger

Martin Luther King

A song adapted from Charles Tindley's gospel song "I'll overcome Some Day" (1900),
sung by thousands of people during MLK  famous speech 'I have a dream'
 
delivered on the 28th of August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

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26 février 2009 4 26 /02 /février /2009 11:54

USA National Anthem :
The Star Spangled Banner (+ lyrics)


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5 novembre 2008 3 05 /11 /novembre /2008 06:55
Barack Obama was re-elected President of the USA on the 6th of November 2012 
2012 Obama speech in Grand Park Chicago

 

The Guardian edits the full text : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/07/barack-obama-speech-full-text

States results + map  (336 B.Obama vs 206 M.Romney) : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20009195

 

Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States of America
and
the 1st black American President !


2008 Obama speech in Grand Park Chicago
 
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts America is a place where all things are possible,
who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time,
who still questions the power of our Democracy,
 tonight is your answer." [...]
    "Change has come to America" (President B.Obama)

 

 

Pour le CRPE
Un article de BBC News sur cette élection historique + la carte de répartition des votes des états

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/us_elections_2008/7709978.stm

Pour vous entraîner au CRPE, voici quelques articles sur les élections américaines avec des exercices de compréhension écrite :
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0810/081024-us_election_lesson.html

D'autres liens proposés par le café pédagogique  http://www.cafepedagogique.net/lemensuel/lenseignant/languesvivantes/anglais/Pages/2008/97_anglais_ElectiondebarackObama.aspx

Pour le primaire
Une fiche d'identité permettant de travailler l'interaction orale entre élèves HERE
Un petit texte simple permettant de travailler la compréhension de l'écrit HERE


Obama's family



Pour célébrer cette victoire en musique...

On se souvient de "Super Obama Girl"



de "Yes, we can"


et de "Obama, Mr President "



Comment :
I' m moved to tears by this tremendous election.
It endorses civil rights victory, seek for peace, political and economical change.
It enables "hope" to come true.

"Yes, we can"
What is peculiar to the human being is that he can change
Obama embodies this particuliarity.
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29 août 2008 5 29 /08 /août /2008 16:14
Practise your reading and your listening comprehension !

You can read and listen to this BBC article entitled "Obama accepts nomination for US presidency". Some words and expressions are also explained.


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23 juillet 2008 3 23 /07 /juillet /2008 17:02
Patriotic song to the tune of  "Are you sleepling?" (Frère Jacques)

What is red ?
What is blue ?
What is white ? What is white ?
What has 50 stars ?
What has 13 stripes ?
The U.S. flag
The U.S. flag
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8 avril 2008 2 08 /04 /avril /2008 14:21
A brief history of the United States of America
 Extract from "Bowling for Columbine" by Mickael Moore (2002)

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21 janvier 2008 1 21 /01 /janvier /2008 07:11

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday in the USA. MLK's birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year.

In 2008, it falls on the 21st of January.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MLK !

MLK was born in Atlanta on the 15th of January 1929. He was a minister of the Baptist church in Montgomery.
He became a very famous leader of the civil Rights Movement : black boycott of segregated bus lines with Rosa Parks in 1955-56,  March on washington and speech :"I have a dream" in 1963, ...
He was assassinated in 1968.

If you want to know more about MLK, you can go on Fact Monster website.
or you can click here

Here's a slideshow on Martin Luther king's  timeline http://chotard.frederic.free.fr/animations/history/mlk/timeline.swf

"I have a dream" Martin Luther King  speech
Diaporama + MP3
http://www.franglish.fr/ihaveadream/index.htm

March on Washington and speech "I have a dream" (1963)





Obama's MLK Speech (21/01/08)

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6 janvier 2008 7 06 /01 /janvier /2008 15:05
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Elections of the President and Vice President

Primary elections and Caucuses have begun ! The actual President (George W Bush ) and Vice President (Dick Cheney) cannot be reelected. The race is going to be fierce !
The first results  in the state of IOWA are :
(January 3rd, 2008)
Democrats : Obama 38%, Edwards 30%, Hilary Clinton 29%
Republicans : Huckabee 34% Romney 26% Thompson 13%

If you want to know more about these elections http://www.uselections.com/pres.htm

 
How does it work ?

Primary elections and Caucuses
These first elections enable party members to vote for the candidate that will represent their party in the General election

National Conventions
After the Primary elections and Caucuses, each party holds a convention and chooses a candidate for the Vice Presidency (a running-mate).

The general election

Candidates campaign throughout the US to get support of voters. In November, they will vote for one candidate.
When people vote in the general election , they don’t vote for the Presidential candidate, they vote electors who belong to the Electoral College. These electors will vote for their State’s preferred candidate.

The Electoral College

In December, the electors vote.  The results are given in January. The President is the candidate with more than half of the votes.


  If you want to know more... (in French)
http://www.lejdd.fr/cmc/elections-americaines-2008/20081/elections-americaines-mode-d-emploi_83180.html

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Encyclopedia, almanac, biography, geography, science,....
http://www.factmonster.com/
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi
http://www.kids.gov/

XIXth century American culture
http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/19thcentury.html

XXth century American cultural history

http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decades.html

News
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news


USA National Anthem : The Star Spangled Banner (+ lyrics)


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