martes, 2 de junio de 2020

"TAKING THE KNEE" AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION



Who started this protest campaign? When? 

Read this article and find out. 






The American football player Colin Kaepernick ignited controversy in 2016 while playing as quarterback for his team the San Francisco 49ers. He refused to stand for the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and social issues. Instead he knelt down on one knee. This started a trend of other players "taking the knee" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kaepernick's actions caused heated debate. In September 2017, President Donald Trump tweeted that NFL players should be either fired or suspended if they failed to stand up for the national anthem. Nike will use a close-up image of Kaepernick's face with the caption: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." Nike supplies the uniforms for all the NFL's 32 teams and is a corporate sponsor of the NFL. The company knows it will receive a backlash for using Mr Kaepernick in itsads. However, it said: "We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward." Yahoo Sports said: It's an interesting decision for Nike. No other athlete produces the same emotional response as Kaepernick." Many on social media applauded Nike for its decision. One person tweeted: "Time to throw away all my Nike crap."



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jueves, 21 de mayo de 2020

NORBA STUDENTS DON'T FORGET THEIR GRANDPARENTS

Congratulations to 2nd Bachillerato students and their teacher Esther Forte Fernández for this emotional video in which they pay tribute to grandparents.

Click HERE to enjoy their work.

lunes, 4 de mayo de 2020

SPLIT LESSON: A TRICK TO IMPROVE OUR PRONUNCIATION

In this video you will find a trick to improve the pronunciation of vowel sounds. Although there are exceptions, there are two guidelines. On your notebook, write down the guidelines and the examples. Then practise saying the words aloud.


miércoles, 29 de abril de 2020

ART AT NORBA IN QUARANTINE

Our Art teacher Raquel López García has created this beautiful activity with her 4TH YEAR students. Don't miss the video.
POLIEDROS EN CUARENTENA

lunes, 20 de abril de 2020

"THE DRAGON", A SHORT STORY TO COMMEMORATE SAINT GEORGE

Read "The Dragon" in the version provided by "El pico de la Cigüeña" (Diputación de Cáceres and Universidad de Extremadura) in English and Spanish.

Don't miss the wonderful illustrations by Fermín Solís.
Many thanks to the editors José Soto, Hanna Martens, Enrique Barcia and Ramón Pérez for the permission.  

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viernes, 17 de abril de 2020

BANKSY BATHROOM LOCKDOWN ART


Banksy has published a series of pictures showing rats causing mayhem in a bathroom during the coronavirus lockdown.
The elusive artist, whose identity has never been publicly revealed, published five pictures on his Instagram account on Wednesday.
They show rats wreaking havoc in what is assumed to be his home.
The caption on the pictures reads: "My wife hates it when I work from home."
Who is the mysterious Banksy?

"TAKING THE KNEE" AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Who started this protest campaign? When?  Read this article and find out.  The American football player Colin Kaepernick i...