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We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us … Continue reading

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#Literature: Video SparkNotes: Orwell’s 1984 Summary

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#Literature: Living Iambic Pentameter

A short, humorous introduction to iambic pentameter using sound and motion. Appropriate for grades 3 and up. From Folger Shakespeare Library, the world’s largest collection of Shakespearean materials and a national leader in how Shakespeare is taught.

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#Literature: Akala – Hip-Hop & Shakespeare???

Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it’s power. MOBO award-winning hip hop artist ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses rap/rock/electro-punk with fierce lyrical storytelling … Continue reading

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#Literature: Animal Farm (Animated Movie)

According to Wikipedia: “Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a … Continue reading

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#Literature: 1984 by George Orwell (Movie in Public Domain))

BBC Television’s live production of George Orwell’s “1984”. Produced in 1954. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic dystopian novel by English author George Orwell. Published in 1949, it is set in the eponymous year and focuses … Continue reading

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