New Standpoints N°48
PANORAMA Procreation & Politics in the USA Jennifer Merchant explains how women ame to achieve reproductive and privacy rights in a context of ethical and social contradictions. For further reading on what could happen if Roe v Wade were overturned, see also: What If Roe Fell? and What If Roe v Wade were Reversed?
YESTERDAY A page of HERstory: Images of & by Suffragettes
TO THE POINT Population Politics in the U.S.A.: The 2010 Census
GOING PLACES A Scrapbook from Four Corners
BACK TO LITERATURE Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia
WORDWISE Of Actresses & Queens
SAFE & SOUND Transparent but Opaque Words
SCHOOL TRIP En voiture
YOUNG LEARNERS "Cat Trap", projet théâtral: Des souris et des élèves
INTERACTION Option Histoire des Arts
LATEST IN LEARNING Option Théâtre... Langue et théâtre, l'empathie comme compétence interculturelle
Where Humans Come From: A Chumash Indian Legend (Lower Intermediate/A2) By reading and studying this tale, pupils will learn about Chumash mythology and the art of story-telling, accompanied by short, playfil activities. NS Live ▶ Tracks 67-70
Lactose Intolerance (Upper Intermediate/CLIL/A2-B2) A cross-cultural project which teaches pupils about diets, genetic mutations and Native Americans, enabling them to integrate this information into role play. A second, more scientific set of activities is available here.
Apache Culture (Lower Intermediate/A2) By listening to an interview and studying an Apache website, pupils will understand how Apaches are preserving their traditional culture. Pupils will enjoy finding out how similar today's young Apaches' lives are to pupils' own. NS Live ▶ Tracks 71
The Buddha of Suburbia (Terminale L/B2-C1) Hanif Kureishi's novel provides the basis for a TV talk show presented by pupils, where are given the oportunity to discuss the successes and failures of integration in Britain.NEW THIS YEAR: INTERACTIVE WORKSHEET
An Indian Headband (Lower Intermediate/SEGPA/A2)
Emmeline Pankhurst (Lower Intermediate-Intermediate/A2-B1)
Women, Bridging the Gap (Intermediate/A2) Women today still vie for recognition and gender equality. Pupils are presented with the tools for lively discussion, and a greater comprehension of the evolution of women's role in society.
Florence Nightingale (Intermediate-Upper Intermediate/A2-B1) Pupils will learn about the great contributions this strong-willed woman made to hospital hygiene and to society in general, and how she became the most popular British woman of her time after Queen Victoria. NS Live ▶ Track 72
- Tony Hillerman, the Map-Reader (1925-2008) Hillerman's fondness for maps is visible in his novels. "I have always felt that making the reader aware of the vast emptiness of our high desert is important to making the story work," he says. You can read about his work in the magazine, or listen to and/or read extracts from some of his books on harpercollins.com (just search "Tony Hillerman").
- Georgia O'Keeffe A retrospective of the American artist's work will be touring Europe (Rome, Munich and Helsinki, from October 2011 to Spetember 2012).You can also see much of her work at the O'Keeffe Museum's website.
- Made in Dagenham If you missed this moving film (title for the French release: We Want Sex Equality) based on a true story about British women factory workers demanding equal pay for equal work at the cinema, try to catch it in DVD. For once, feminists are portrayed as reasonable, ordinary women asking for nothing more than their due.