eLessons

  • Spain

    Published in October 2006

    The subject of this lesson is Spain, which celebrates its national day on 12th October.

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  • The gunpowder plot

    Published in June 2006

    The subject of this week’s lesson is the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in which a group of thirteen conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London and kill the English king. They didn’t succeed, but they did leave an inadvertent legacy in the form of ‘Guy Fawkes Night’, which is still celebrated every year on the night of November 5th

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.1mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.11mb pdf
  • Charles Darwin

    Published in September 2006

    This lesson focuses on Charles Darwin (1809-82), one of the greatest scientists in history. His pioneering work still forms the basis of our understanding of evolution as an explanation for the development of life on Earth. His revolutionary study On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published on 24th November 1859.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.07mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Thailand

    Published in November 2006

    This week’s lesson focuses on the country of Thailand, which celebrates its national day on 5th December

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    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
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    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Human rights

    Published in November 2006

    This week’s lesson focuses on the subject of human rights, and in particular a document that is widely considered one of the most significant international political achievements of the twentieth century: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The United Nations adopted the UDHR on 10th December 1948, and every year it marks the anniversary of the event by promoting a worldwide ‘Human Rights Day’.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Beethoven

    Published in December 2006

    This week’s lesson focuses on Ludwig van Beethoven, an eccentric musical genius regarded as one of the greatest composers in history. He was baptized on 17th December 1770 (his exact date of birth is unknown).

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Haggis

    Published in January 2007

    This lesson focuses on haggis, the distinctive dish traditionally consumed as part of the Burns Night celebrations held in Scotland on or around 25th January. This is the anniversary of the birthday of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.05mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Gandhi

    Published in January 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), the foremost political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement during the last years of British colonial rule in India. He is perhaps best known for advocating ‘non-violent resistance’. He was assassinated on 30th January 1948, not long after India had finally achieved independence.  

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Valentine's Day

    Published in July 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is Valentine’s Day, an annual cause of intense emotions and huge expenditure. It is, of course, celebrated on 14th February.

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    • Student's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.04mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.03mb pdf
  • Kurt Cobain

    Published in February 2007

    The subject of this week’s lesson is Kurt Cobain, who rose to international fame in the early 1990s as the lead singer of American pop group Nirvana. He was born on 20th February 1967.

    • British Versions
    • Student's Worksheets 0.03mb pdf
    • Student's Worksheets 0.06mb word
    • Teacher's Worksheets 0.02mb pdf
    • Glossary 0.02mb pdf

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