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The idea of progress

Les 4 notions au BAC – définitions et idées pour les illustrer

1.Myths and Heroes What is a myth? A myth is a well-known story which was made up in the past to explain natural events or to justify religious beliefs or social customs. There may not be records or other proof that they happened, but at least some parts of myths may be true. All cultures have myths. What is a hero? A hero is someone who is admired […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all! I wish you success in all your projects and for those sitting their BAC this year I hope you pass with flying colours!! To start the year off let’s look at a topic that is very much in the news at the moment: climate change, particularly […]

America’s Gun Problem

Here is an excellent article about gun violence in the USA – a topic which is very much in the news at that the moment and that can be used to illustrate the notion « Places and forms of power ». The article includes a video of Obama’s speech after the Umpqau Community College […]

Is progress always positive?

Thank you « chbo78 » for suggesting these videos! They really help illustrate the negative aspects of the idea of progress: what negative impacts can progress have on our society and on our planet? « Can we auto-correct humanity? » « Dear future generations: sorry »  « Why I think this world should end » This is what I want […]

The Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is currently in the news and even more so now that several cases have been detected in the USA. What exactly is Ebola? Is there a cure to this deadly disease? How can countries work together to reduce the risk of the disease spreading? Ebola – or […]