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French Grammar Salut toi!: Articles New

Taking turns, each student is posed a question by a member of the French public. They then have to state if the article in the sentence is definite, indefinite or partitive. Correct answers result in points, while incorrect answers result in a pie in the face! Teacher notes: You could split your class into teams and get each to come ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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French Grammar Duels de cartons: Adverbs New

In a game of Duels de cartons, four British students are tested on their knowledge of French adverbs. Taking turns, each student is presented with three boxes, each one with an adverb on it. They are then presented with a series of sentences on cue cards, all with their adverbs missing. The students then have to select the box with ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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French Grammar Finissez de boire: Conjunctions New

Nestled in a cosy Parisian café, four British students take part in a game of Finissez de boire, all with the aim of improving their knowledge of French conjunctions. For this grammatical challenge, each student is presented with three cups, each one with a conjunction on it. They will then be posed a sentence with the conjunction missing. To complete ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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French Grammar Fais ceci, fais cela: Prepositions New

In a game called Fais ceci, fais cela the students pair up into two teams, with one team member giving the other instructions using sentences that contain prepositions which they must interpret correctly to find a destination. The team that gets the most points wins the tickets. Teacher notes: You could split your class up into pairs and set up ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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French Grammar Bon appétit: Nouns New

Bon Appétit sees four British students go trolley-to-trolley in a Parisian supermarket, all with the aim of improving their knowledge of French nouns. Split into two teams, this film sees the students racing against the clock, with each team having only a few minutes to buy as much food as possible. Simple enough, but with one small challenge. One team may ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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French Grammar Tomber à l'eau: Pronouns New

In a game called Tomber à l'eau, the students split into pairs and test the waters on their knowledge of French pronouns. A member from each team is blindfolded several steps away from the pool. There they must successfully use the pronouns given to them by their teammate in a sentence. Any incorrect answers result in the student taking a ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Cracking the Code Programming a robot crocodile New

A class build a Lego crocodile and use Raspberry Pi computers and the Scratch programming language to make it snap its jaws! Science presenter Minna Kane explains how you can plug your keyboard and monitor into a tiny Raspberry Pi computer and use open source coding software to program it. We see a primary school class build model crocodiles out ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Cracking the Code What are bitmap graphics? New

A primary school class use black and white squares to represent the pixels that make up images as bitmaps. In an exercise to show how computer graphics are made, two teams are given pictures to make out of just black and white squares. The instructions are in binary code; a 0 means a white square and a 1 a black ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Gandhi New

Andrew Marr describes how Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence during British led rule through a campaign of civil disobedience. He explores the background to the campaign, the key events and negations, and Gandhi’s legacy through the 20th century. Warning: There are some scenes of violence. Teacher notes: Gandhi's concept of non-violent resistance and the role of civil disobedience were ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Alexander the Great New

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great. He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire. Warning: There are some violent scenes. Teacher notes: Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life. Students could compare Alexander to today's leaders – what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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