Funny, non-partisan (they don’t side with a candidate), as the previous one.



Bonjour à tous

Certains d’entre vous connaissent déjà Moodle via d’autres cours ou d’autres professeurs. J’ai pensé que cela pourrait être plus pratique pour vous (un seul site à consulter) si je transférais le blog sur Moodle donc. Vous trouverez la page vous concernant sur http://stsig.tad-group.fr/moodle/course/index.php, “Anglais (Germain)”.

C’est un essai, sachant que nous ne pouvons y déposer vidéos, images… N’hésitez pas à me dire lequel est plus pratique pour vous.

Here is the text we are going to study to talk about American presidential elections: text-us

Obama’s speech on the night of the Iowa caucus: http://www.barackobama.com/2008/01/03/remarks_of_senator_barack_obam_39.php

Civil Rights chronology: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html

Mike Huckabee: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/h/mike_huckabee/index.html?inline=nyt-per

Barack Obama: http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php

Red and Blue states: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states

8th Amendment, “cruel and unusual punishment”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Cruel_and_unusual_punishments

Abortion (Roe v. Wade): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

Ford commercial for its Hybrid car: http://motls.blogspot.com/2007/11/ford-escape-hybrid-suv-commercial.html

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (just for you to see how “tacky” this is! Although it used to be SO popular 5 years ago…): http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=XmKhPcFMTgo

Watch more videos of celebrities getting involved to encourage people to vote on November the 4th. 

 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)



I tried to find similar videos supporting John McCain but I did not find any so far.


Here you can find the script of the video (many thanks to M. Jolive for having found the script!) with the names of the all the celebrities.


  1. What does Amnesty international protest against?
  2. How any members does it have worldwide?


  1. When was Amnesty International created? Who created it?
  2. What did it defend at the beginning?
  3. When is Human Rights Day? What do members of Amnesty International do to celebrate that day?
  4. In 1965, what were Amnesty International’s reports about? (2 elements)
  5. In 1972, what was the campaign about?
  6. What was awarded to Amnesty International in 1977?


  1. List 5 issues surrounding human rights.


  1. How can you help Amnesty International?

Greenpeace (1°STG)



  1. When was Greenpeace created? Who created Greenpeace? Where was Greenpeace created?
  2. What kind of world did these people want when creating Greenpeace? What was their first fight against?


  1. Is Greenpeace a Canadian or worldwide organisation? (What word is used?)
  2. What does Greenpeace stand up to? (3 elements)


  1. Give three examples of Greenpeace campaigns. Give a few details for each campaign (why? how?)


  1. List three ways to help Greenpeace. Give details (ex: how do you make your life a little greener?)