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  • ELC School 21:53 on December 22, 2013 Permalink
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    Christmas Celebrations in the UK 


  • ELC School 15:03 on August 21, 2013 Permalink
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    Rich and Poor: Watch the Video! 

  • ELC School 22:50 on November 11, 2012 Permalink
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    Why Do White People Have Black Spots? 

    Watch the VIDEO HERE!

    Amazing video!
    African kids pose questions to understand what white people are like!
    “Why do white people think we are dirty?”
    “Why do you want to work in our country but you don’t want us to work in your countries?”

    “Is the father the boss of the house?”

    “Why do oil and war move together?”

    “Why are we poor and white people are rich?”

    Why don’t you try to answer?!

  • ELC School 18:50 on May 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Video – Project X 

    This is a great film!

    I hope to find the DVD so that we can watch it at school!!

  • ELC School 21:50 on May 15, 2012 Permalink
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    7 World Wonders 

  • ELC School 00:52 on March 10, 2012 Permalink
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    Mariage à la grecque 

    THE FATHER of American actress Jennifer Aniston says she should marry a Greek. Of course, it probably helps that he’s a Greek.
    At the 20th anniversary gala of the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund, John Aniston, who was born on Crete and portrays the Greek character Victor Kiriakis in a long-running NBC soap opera, joked to People magazine that he’d be happy if his daughter ended up with a Greek (albeit a good, honest one, in his words).
    Is he right? Yes, if you like to put a priority on a close-knit family.
    While all human beings are unique, our surrounding culture influences us, especially if the milieu has traditionally been monocultural. Not surprisingly, all three of today’s interviewees say clan is (More …)
  • ELC School 17:33 on January 22, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: c senior readings, Culture, refugees, war   

    The Afgan Girl 

    National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry took the photo in 1984 in a refugee camp in Pakistan. The young woman’s portrait was used as the face of the cover article “Along Afghanistan’s War-Torn Frontier.”
    In the April 2002 article titled “A Life Revealed” by Cathy Newman, McCurry recalls shooting the photograph and notes he did not know at the time the photograph would be anything special. Newman describes the photograph this way, “The portrait by Steve McCurry turned out to be one of those images that sears the heart […]. Her eyes are sea green. They are haunted and haunting, and in them you can read the tragedy of a land drained by war.”
    Lutz and Collins would categorize the young woman’s penetrating stare as the non-Western subject’s gaze; this type in which the photographed subject confronts the camera make up, according to Lutz and Collins, 25% of the photos depicting non-Western subjects. The difficulty of course is how to understand what this particular confrontation signifies: hostility, vulnerability, shared humanity?
    In January 2002 McCurry returned to Pakistan with National Geographic Television and Film’s Explorer in search of the woman whom he photographed in 1984. Neither McCurry nor anyone at National Geographic knew her name because women did not give their names to strangers, and so this truly was a search. To find her, McCurry and others showed Pakistanis and Afghans the cover photo, and eventually she was located. National Geographic discovered her name is Sharbat Gula.
    If you read the article on-line, this is the main image on the article’s first page
    But here’s the cover for the June 2002 issue:It’s beautiful and arresting, but so troubling.
  • ELC School 01:00 on February 22, 2011 Permalink
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    Il mondo che vorrei – Laura Pausini 

  • ELC School 11:19 on February 9, 2011 Permalink
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    World Monuments of the world in danger 

    Pompeii’s ancient streets are on the danger list (Picture courtesy of WMF)

    War and the collapse of the rouble have been identified as the most serious threats to Europe’s historic monuments.

    Elsewhere in the world, according to a report on the world’s 100 most endangered sites, the threats include (More …)

  • ELC School 10:41 on February 9, 2011 Permalink
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    Monuments in Danger 

    Monuments in danger

    Climate change poses a serious threat to world heritage sites

    Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute say the greenhouse effect is damaging monuments around the world, including the Parthenon.

    Governments must realize that the greenhouse effect is damaging world heritage monuments such as the Parthenon, climatology experts said at the (More …)

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