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10 décembre 2012 1 10 /12 /décembre /2012 20:21

The right to carry firearms in each U.S. state

Illinois and Wisconsin are "no-issue" states : concealed carry is generally forbidden.

http://www.justfacts.com/images/guncontrol/guncontrol_ad.jpgIn 10 "may-issue" states,  applicants must often present a reason for carrying a firearm to an issuing authority, who then decides (based on his/her discretion) if the applicant receives a permit. These are : Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Jersey and New York.

The 38 remaining states are "shall-issue" states : there, concealed carry permits are issued to all  qualified applicants.


A 2005 Gallup  poll throughout the U.S.A. (1,012 adults) found the following levels of firearm   ownership :


 Percentage Owning  a Firearm

Households  42%
Individuals  30%
Male  47%
Female  13%
White  33%
Nonwhite  18%
Republican  41%
Independent  27%
Democrat  23%


In the same poll, gun owners   stated they own firearms for the following reasons :

Protection Against Crime  67%
Target Shooting  66%
Hunting  41%
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26 novembre 2012 1 26 /11 /novembre /2012 18:00

Terminales / B1-B2


Here is the text you studied in class last week :



It is taken from the 'PopHistoryDig' website. Click on the PDF logo to read the article.

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12 novembre 2012 1 12 /11 /novembre /2012 19:54

'Rosie the Riveter' slide show

The slide show below was created by Maria Perez on Prezi. It explains how women were driven to be part both of the war effort and of the workforce of the U.S.A. during WWII.

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1 octobre 2012 1 01 /10 /octobre /2012 07:33

"American Land"

Here is the song you worked on this morning,during your first training Comprehension Assignment,. Indeed, it's more lively than the written text... and I hope you'll like it. It may not be your favourite music style, but...  it is definitely energetic ! :o)



The video above shows Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band singing the song during 2009 Hyde Park concert in London.

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5 mars 2012 1 05 /03 /mars /2012 13:40

 B1-B2 / Tales

South Africa

 You've just started working on the South African Republic and Apartheid. To begin with, you'll get further information on these pages -click on the South African flag...


... to get a short introduction and a few elements about the country's economy and its people.


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5 octobre 2011 3 05 /10 /octobre /2011 08:39
This 03'15" cartoon is taken from "Bowling for Columbine",
Michael Moore's film about gun violence in the U.S.A. & its roots.
This animated film was created by the authors of "South Park" (Trey Parker & Matt Stone). It caricatures the reasons why the Americans have often been scared throughout their history. The animation was an effective and funny means of explaining how deep gun violence is rooted in the history of the USA : that's why Michael Moore inserted it into his film.
Click on the PDF logo   to get a worksheet that will help you
decode this brief US history by Michael Moore :


Thanks indeed to Sophie Osmont,
the colleague who created the worksheet.

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14 septembre 2011 3 14 /09 /septembre /2011 14:49

Tale - B1/2

You've just started studying "Gun violence in the US" in 'XL Terminale' textbook...



The passage was adapted from an article by Stuart Jeffries, (from 'The Guardian' - May 17, 2002)

and I thought you might feel like reading it :

 "Gunning for the land of the free - TV documentary about the US love of firearms makes history"

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18 mars 2011 5 18 /03 /mars /2011 19:52

Some of you asked for sheets they can't find...

Here they are :

"Bowling for Columbine" poster :

after studying the illustration, a gap fill to recap what you've found out :




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19 janvier 2011 3 19 /01 /janvier /2011 20:49

This vocabulary sheet recaps words & phrases

related to apartheid / segregation / racism

Click on the map below




to get the vocabulary sheet.

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17 octobre 2010 7 17 /10 /octobre /2010 23:05

This amazingly beautiful video clip

not only shows stunning pictures, but it also

conveys the only message worth getting about firearms :

fight guns !


Thanks so much to Mr R. RIOLON, the colleague who reminded me of this clip :o)

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