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Website tips

Here's this term's selection of days to celebrate, and websites where you can do so. There's something for everyone...

 

Days to celebrate:

                        

May 5th: World Environment Day

http://holidays.mrdonn.org/earthday.html
Interactive environmental games for all ages.   

     

May 15th : International Day of Families

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/familytree/

Family tree crafts, an ancestry chart plus several simple writing activities from the wonderful Enchanted Learning site. 

 

http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/lessons/elementary/ethics/intro_tv_families.cfm

Interesting ‘TV families’ activity with lesson plan for Secondary students.

 

May 21st: World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development

http://www.diversitycouncil.org/elActivities.shtml
Activities and suggestions for lessons for all ages.

 

May 25th: Africa Day

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/africa/

Loads of maps and worksheets about the geography of many different African countries, again from Enchanted Learning.

 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/tools/lesson_plans.html 

Lesson plans for various Secondary levels based on culture, geography and environmentalism.

 

http://africa.pppst.com/ancientafrica.html

Dozens of ready-made PowerPoint presentations about various aspects of African history, culture and geography. 

  

June 12th: World Day against child labour

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0504/050415-nike.html
Lesson plan for Secondary around Nike trainers

 

   

This day in history:

 

 57 years ago:

May 29th, 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdhill.htm

Worksheets, puzzles, word games and an easy-to-read biography in this site dedicated to the great New Zealand explorer and his Sherper guide. 

 

190 years ago:

May 12th 1820 - Florence Nightingale was born

(2010 also marks the centenary of her death)

 http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk/cms/index.php/kids-zone

Interactive games ideal for younger learners.

 

 795 years ago:
June 15th, 1215 - King John signed the Magna Carta

 http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0223-magna-carta.php

Lots of information about the Magna Carta from this excellent children's history site.

 

Activities for the summer:

Worksheets, crafts, games and activities galore for younger learners. Take your pick! 

 

http://abcteach.com/directory/seasonalseasons/summer/


http://www.eslprintables.com/buscador/buscar.asp?nivel=any&age=0&tipo=any&contents=summer


http://bogglesworldesl.com/summer_worksheets.htm


http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Summer/

 

Happy surfing!

 

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