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Holstee Manifesto

The Holstee Manifesto was put together in summer 2009 by Mike, Fabian and Dave, the founders of fashion company Holstee, to embody what they wanted from life, and what they believed their designs should incorporate.

Holstee Manifesto

The original poster was also accompanied by this video:

There is already an excellent lesson plan at film-english, but I thought I might throw it out there and see what you guys can do with it too 🙂

What would you do with this manifesto in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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BBC Close Up videos

The BBC have produced a series of short videos, each of less than 5 minutes, showcasing unsual aspects of cultures from around the world. They are called Close Up and are described like this:

This BBC News series focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there can be surprising to those who do not.

Some of the topics covered so far include:

What would you do with these videos in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Paris

Just a word this week:

Paris

That’s it.
What would you do with this word in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

What would you do with this verse in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All of the formatting is copied from the original text.

The Wikipedia page about the rhyme is here.

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Humpty DumptyThis image of Humpty Dumpty was taken from the geograph project (another prompt on this blog), via Wikimedia Commons.

PS I was inspired to add this as a prompt because I was reading Jasper Fforde‘s very funny The Big Over Easy.