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Can We Be Political in the Classroom?

Last Saturday I gave a talk at the  APAC ELT Convention 2019 in Barcelona  Thank you everybody for coming! :=) I made a point that we are all political either by action or by inaction, and I promised I would share some resources to deal with current issues in the class and encourage students to participate.  In the link (attention! it is case-sensitive and it is cc underline ) you will find three folders:  General  Name pairs - to be cut - Give a name or surname to each student at random so that they work with different partner each time - customize as you wish. [Idea taken from Mario Rinvolucri] Pres. Card-  sample of a card to fill in on the first day - swap with a partner and ask questions International Days  Worksheets - resources to be used   November - Buy Nothing Day - [date changes every year] Relate to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Blue Monday December 10 -   International Human Rights Day - Declaration in plain language  Janu