This summer marks 800 years since the sealing of a document that would become a cornerstone of the British constitution: the Magna Carta.
The charter, sealed by King John at Runnymede on the banks of the River Thames, forms the basis of many freedoms we have today. To mark the anniversary, the Magna Carta Trust will send every UK state primary school a souvenir copy of this historic document later this month.
The Guardian Teacher Network is also celebrating this legacy with our own collection of ideas and resources to enthuse students.
Immerse primary pupils in the medieval context of the document using a short animation by the British Library. Narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, it takes you back to medieval England and gives a potted history of the charter. As students watch, ask them to take notes about why Magna Carta was created and what it said, noting any words they do not understand such as “parchment”, “clause” or “exile”.
Next up, explore the life of King John himself with this British Library lesson plan that looks at events leading up to Magna Carta. Place King John in a royal family tree and get students to write a song, rap or poem about him. This key stage 2 lesson plan from the Magna Carta Project also gives pupils a particularly good feel for what a cruel and unpopular monarch he was. Based on what a medieval king was supposed to do, ask students to write an assessment of King John in the style of a school report card.
The Magna Carta Trust is also giving primary schools a timeline wallchart and newspaper chronicle charting 800 years in the fight for freedom and rights. Use these resources to help students create a Magna Carta of their own. Tear around the edges of a piece of paper, soak it in cold coffee or tea and then hang it up to dry. Students can write either a clause from the original Magna Carta or a rule they feel is important for their classroom or school on this “parchment”. Students could even create a great seal in the style of King John’s to attach to their documents, which would make a fabulous wall display if arranged together.
You’ll find lots more ideas in this teaching pack for key stage 2 by the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee. It includes eight lesson ideas across a range of curriculum areas including history, art, computing and English, that teachers can dip into or use in full.
For secondary students, the Parliament Education Service has created a Magna Carta video drama , which explores the origins of people’s rights, that can be used for citizenship lessons or for history lessons as part of the key stage 3 Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament curriculum. There’s also a Magna Carta assembly plan which includes useful notes on adapting the content for younger and older students.
There are great learning and teaching ideas for key stage 3 here by the Magna Carter Project, including a mock trial activity where students in groups assume the role of rebel barons to sit in judgement on King John.
Magna Carta has inspired everyone from Nelson Mandela, Thomas Jefferson and Mahatma Gandhi to Winston Churchill. Get students to identify how it is reflected in the lives and work of these famous individuals. Alternatively, ask students to research how groups, such as the chartists or suffragettes, or documents such as the US Bill of Rights or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, were influenced by the charter. As a debate or essay topic, can upper secondary students explain why Magna Carta has been described as the most valuable export of Great Britain to the rest of the world?
And what about its contemporaries? This activity from the British Library explores the significance of Magna Carta to the lives of people in the 13th century. Even though Magna Carta was annulled by the pope after just three months, why do pupils think it was retained, reissued and referred to in no less than 59 legal cases and several chronicles in the 13th century? Students can present their ideas in a cartoon strip or short video.
One of the original clauses of Magna Carta that remains part of English Law today is the right to justice. But many other values that can be traced back to Magna Carta – such as freedom of expression, equal opportunities and respect for diversity – are under threat. Working in groups, ask students to identify the rights and freedoms they would include in a Magna Carta for 2015. Students aged seven to 14 have until Monday 1 June to contribute a clause to the British Library’s Magna Carta for the digital age. Teachers who take part in the project will receive one free ticket to the Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy exhibition which runs until Tuesday 1 September.
Finally, the British Council has developed a range of Magna Carta lesson plans to engage students of English as a second or foreign language that cover a variety of topics from the history of the 1200s to human rights, and the foundations of modern democracy.
• This article was amended on 29 April 2015 because the Magna Carta was sealed, not signed as an earlier version said.
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...Informational Seminar Ludaisha Washington SHB 5109 Scope of Addictive Behaviors and Eating Disturbances Table of Content Page 3--------- Audience selection Page 4 -------- Drug Classification Page 5 -------- Terms Page 6 -------- Cont. terms Page 7 -------- Signs and Symptoms Page 8 -------- Ethnic and Cultural Page 9 -------- Cont. Ethnic and Cultural Page 10 ------ Cont. Ethnic and Cultural Page 11 ------ Societal Attitudes and Stigma Page 12 ------ Cont. Societal Attitude and Stigma Page 13 ------ References Audience Teenagers abuse a variety of drugs, both legal and illegal. Legally available drugs include alcohol, prescribed medications, inhalants (fumes from glues, aerosols, and solvents) and over-the-counter cough, cold, sleep, and diet medications. The most commonly used illegal drugs are marijuana (pot), stimulants (cocaine, crack, and speed), LSD, PCP, opiates, heroin, and designer drugs (Ecstasy). The use of illegal drugs is increasing, especially among young teens. The average age of first marijuana use is 14, and alcohol use can start before age 12. The use of marijuana and alcohol in high school has become common. The audience for this informational seminar would be aimed to Middle school teachers and administrators prior towards the students entering high school. These are people who educate...
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...Sample Seminar Template I. Introduction A. Lead B. Thesis Statement (Includes Life of Pi and poem that you close read) C. Three Supporting Arguments (Your Blueprint) II. Body 1st Idea A. Topic sentence: Your topic sentence will consist of your Thesis and supporting argument. You must write out the entire topic sentence as it would appear in your actual essay. 1. POINT PROOF: Specific example, cite an example COMMENT: Explain how example is relevant to your argument 2. POINT PROOF: Specific example, cite an example COMMENT: Explain how example is relevant to your argument 3. Concluding Statement (try and link points made in paragraph back to thesis) 2nd Idea B. Topic sentence: Your topic sentence will consist of your Thesis and supporting argument. You must write out the entire topic sentence as it would appear in your actual essay. 1. POINT PROOF: Specific example, cite an example COMMENT: Explain how example is relevant to your argument 2. POINT PROOF: Specific example, cite an example COMMENT: Explain how example is relevant to your argument 3. Concluding Statement (try and link points made in paragraph back to thesis) 3rd Idea C. Topic sentence: Your topic sentence will consist of your Thesis and supporting argument. You must write out the entire topic sentence as it would appear in your actual essay. 1. POINT PROOF: Specific example, cite an example COMMENT: Explain how example is relevant to your argument 2. POINT PROOF: Specific...
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...HW205: Vitamins, Herbs and Nutritional Supplements Seminar Option 2 1.) Define the differences between the following terms: a) Natural Medicine vs. Biomedicine Natural Medicine is considered alternative medicine, which is any medical therapy that is not a synthetic drug or surgery. Natural medicine is the science and art of preventing, curing, or alleviating ill health by using treatment modalities in harmony with the laws of nature. Natural medicine cares for and treats individuals not disease entities. Biomedicine refers to conventional medicine. Biomedicine is based on the biological understanding of the organism. There is emphasis on disease and high technology rather than on health and individualized care. b) Plant vs. Drugs Plant is something that is grown in nature that is natural. A drug is something that is chemically processed in order to create the substance that is wanted. c) Vitamins vs. Minerals Vitamins are organic compounds that release energy from food, develop red blood cells, help in blood clotting and help in maintaining healthy skin, eye, and hair. All vitamins are required by the human body for healthy nutrition. Minerals have a denfinite chemical composition, minerals are inorganic compounds, and they help in bone and tooth formation, blood coagulation and muscle contraction. Only some minerals are required by the human body for nutrition. d) Plant Constituents vs. Accessory Nutrients Accessory nutrients are......
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...Seminar Report Security Issues in MANETs Abhishek Seth 04329001 November12 ,2004 Abstract Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) has become an exciting and important technology in recent years because of the rapid proliferation of wireless devices. A mobile adhoc network consists of mobile nodes that can move freely in an open environment. Communicating nodes in a Mobile Adhoc Network usually seek the help of other intermediate nodes to establish communication channels. In such an environment, malicious intermediate nodes can be a threat to the security of conversation between mobile nodes. The security experience from the Wired Network world is of little use in Wireless Mobile Ad hoc networks, due to some basic diﬀerences between the two Networks. Therefore, some novel solutions are required to make Mobile Adhoc Network secure. problems of secuirity in MANETs. Further sections deals with some of the solutions to these problems. Finally Section 10 concludes this article. 2 2.1 Mobile Adhoc Networks Introduction 1 Introduction Mobile Adhoc Network (MANET) is a collection of independent mobile nodes that can communicate to each other via radio waves. The mobile nodes that are in radio range of each other can directly communicate, whereas others needs the aid of intermediate nodes to route their packets. These networks are fully distributed, and can work at any place without the help of any infrastructure. This property makes these networks highly ﬂexible and......
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...Darrellynn Tapp HS210-MOM Unit 9 Seminar option 2 K. Drennen Kaplan University What are some effective ways to improve employee morale? When improving employee morale it first starts with the employee. Recognizing the value of your employee is very important. You must know that they are just as important as you are. They can be replaced but then you are dealing with the cost of advertising and pulling in someone new. Letting the employee know that they are appreciated. Just a simple few words such as thanks or a job well done will help increase the morale among employees. Giving out perks, sponser social events, have special lunches as well as cash bonuses, even pinics for the employees and their families. Having a great work environment can improve employee morale. A dull office setting lacking light and color can cause depression and the lack of motivation. Putting some spark into the office can lighten up employees spirit. Make sure the values and ethics of the company are of those employees can take pride in. Most employees in the work force want to work for a company they can trust and believe in. Be loyal to your employees. If business starts to decline, find ways to keep employees without cut backs or lay offs. Be sure to offer promotions and pay raises to those who deserve it. What are five (5) examples of community involvement that may help a medical practice grow? Explain each. * Doctors volunteering at the......
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...What is a reaction paper? Reaction or response papers are designed so that you'll consider carefully what you think or feel about something you've read or seen. Instructions Read or view whatever you've been asked to respond to read or view. While reading or viewing think about the following questions: • How do you feel about what you are reading (seeing)? • With what do you agree or disagree? • Can you identify with the situation? • What would be the best way to evaluate what you read or see? Pre-writing for Your Reaction Paper Keeping your responses to these questions in mind, complete as many statements as possible about what you read or saw. 1. I think that ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. I see that ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. I feel that ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. It seems that ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. In my opinion ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Because _______________...
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...and our colleagues is major requirement to survive in the field. Teachers must have companion and must not be alone in fighting. Together, they can attain what really are for them. Lastly, the status of the Philippine educational system is highlighted as well. Teachers should realize where they enter into. Obviously, expectation hurts so they should better prepare themselves. Awareness in the policies that our government prepared for teachers is as important as knowing the above mentioned things, because it will serve as our guidelines in our careers; what we should do and what our benefits are. Generally, as a teacher, teachers should know their rights and limitations and properly exercise it to live life to the fullest Reaction Paper Violations of the rights of teachers have increased enormously. No teacher should have to tolerate the violations of their rights. This equally applies to a student or a parent. There is something radically wrong with a school and educational system when such offences are allowed to perpetuate. It cannot be left in the hands of an individual teacher or students or parent to vindicate their rights. Such a policy has left many teachers feeling isolated in classrooms, stressed students without advocates within the school and concerned parents helpless. It can also mean that teachers under pressure can resort to abusive methods of control or throw in the towel and let chaos reign. This is not to say that individual......
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...Seminar is a play by Theresa Rebeck that premiered on Broadway in 2011. It follows four aspiring writers who pay for a supposed great writer – Leonard – to come and critique their writing weekly. Each writer is their own personality. There is the rich, uppity, nerd-type (Kate), the quieter, reserved, and talented one (Martin), the ditzy, manipulative, and sexy one (Izzy), and the extravagant, smart, and connected one (Douglas). Leonard is depicted as brash, rude, cruel, and unpardonable. The story goes on to where Martin and Leonard connect and see their similarities and work together to better themselves. A theme that immediately jumps at you is conflict. Throughout the play, there is conflict every other conversation. High tension exists between most characters, especially between those of different sexes. Examples are Kate and Leonard throughout most of the play and Martin and Douglas (though one-sided) in scene one, two, and so on. Another theme that is prevalent is the idea that sex sells and that sex will get you everywhere you want to be. This is shown when Izzy writes a story that Leonard deems sexy, and they proceed to pursue a sexual relationship. It could also be interpreted that sexism could be a theme when sex is not available. When Kate submits a story, being defined as a “prude,” Leonard is bored before ending the first sentence, and is bored with her immediately every time following. That is, until she submits something under the guise of a transvestite...
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...Laboratory Exercise Two Reaction Enthalpies for Acid – Base Neutralization Reactions Goals 1. To measure the amount of heat released in acid-base neutralization reactions. 2. To determine the molar enthalpy change for each acid-base neutralization reaction. 3. To validate Hess’s Law using the experimental results. Background Information Acids and bases react together to produce a salt and water as shown in the following reaction. HCl(aq) + NaOH(aq) NaCl(aq) + H2O(l) This type of reaction is called a neutralization reaction. When a neutralization reaction occurs, heat (q) is released to the surroundings, and the temperature of the surroundings rises. In aqueous acid-base neutralization reactions the surroundings are the solution itself, which is mainly composed of water. The amount of heat released by the reaction can be determined by measuring the temperature change of the solution during the reaction. At constant pressure, the heat released by a reaction is the reaction enthalpy (∆Hr). The units for reaction enthalpies are kJ mol-1; in reactions that don’t have a 1-to-1 ratio of all reactants and products, we need to specify per mol of which species. In this experiment, the heat released by each reaction will be used to determine the reaction enthalpy for each chemical reaction per mole of acid reacted. (Note that this may or may not be the same thing as “per mole of acid added;” you will need to think about limiting reagents.) During the experiments the temperature......
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... CDGI’S CHAMELI DEVI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (CDSE), INDORE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING 2015 – 2016 CERTIFICATE Certified that this is the bonafide record of the seminar report on ULTRABOOK Carried out by MAYANK YADUWANSHI(0832CS141084) of 3rd semester (Department of computer science Engineering) during the academic year 2014 – 15. He / She has satisfactorily completed the seminar report and presentation as prescribed by the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, in partial fulfillment towards the award of B. Tech. Degree in computer science Engineering. Signature of Guide Signature of Seminar coordinator (Mr. DHARMENDRA GUPTA) (MUDIT CHATURVEDI) _________________________ ______________________ Signature of HOD (SURENDRA SHUKLA) DATE: _____________________________ Title of Topic The Students are required to prepare a 1 page synopsis containing relevant information about the Seminar topic and it should include the following: 1. Importance of the topic. 2. Brief description about the topic. 3. Results, discussions and conclusions. 4. Details regarding the source of topic for further studies. Key Words: Key words......
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...English Seminar Outline * There are a total of 11 letters in the novel that Oskar writes and receives * They are all written to celebrities and scientists (connect to Oskar being atheist) * At the beginning of the novel Oskar is reading Stephen Hawking’s book “A brief history in time” * He is reading a section how life is irrelevant and that gives Oskar heavy boots (pg 86) * Oskar’s father always made him feel special, in every way he could (Sahara Desert) (pg 86) * After Oskar’s father passed away he needed a new role model, he needed someone to look up to, he needed someone to answer his questions * The point of Oskar writing these letters is so that he can find meaning un his life and by writing these letters he believes he can find meaning to his life * He is trying to find a new father, he wants to fill a gap in his life * There is a book called “man’s search for meaning” and it is written by Viktor Frankl, the summary of this book is that the meaning of life can be discovered in 3 ways * 1) you can perform a deed * 2) one can experience or encounter someone * 3) one can demonstrate a certain attitude toward suffering * Relates back to Oskar because he has to find meaning in his life, he is at a point where he is very lost and confused. Also that he has to find the meaning to the key, how it connects back to his father * Viktor Frankl discovered this thing called logotherapy, what this means is you have to find......
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...Reaction Paper The whole seminar is the longest yet the best seminar that I have attended. I had a chance to gain knowledge from the two intelligent and beautiful speakers. The first speaker talked about “Self-esteem”. She told us that each of us should build up our self-esteem. I agree to her when she said that high self-esteem is very important for us to achieve our dreams. Through high self-esteem, I will be able to face all the problems, whether they are simple or a worst one. I should trust myself that I can do my goal. Because If I do not believe in myself then who will? There is one thing about the first lady speaker said that really confused me. She said that, “Your self is your best friend.” In my opinion, a best friend is a friend that motivates us, a friend who is always there for us, who believes in our capabilities, and a friend that understands us. God is one of my best friends. My family, classmates, friends, and other people that are very special to me are also my best friends. Somehow, what she have said is somewhat true. I should be a best friend for myself. I should believe, understand, love, and take care of myself like a best friend does. In that way, other people would also do the same. I believe to her that “What you think of yourself is what others think of you too.” What you do and how you treat you self is what others will do to you. The second speaker spoke about “How you present yourself with other people in corporate world.” She is......
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...Unit 3: Seminar Assignment MT480-01: Corporate Finance Alicia Turner Kaplan University Professor: S. Lacewell January 21, 2012 Seminar Assignment Unit 3 1.) What effects do changing interest rates have on bonds? The effects of changing interest rates on bonds would be the bond prices. If the interest rates tend to increase then the bond value will go lower and if the interest decreases then the bond value would be higher. In a case of purchasing a bond, the bond starts off with a fixed rate until it starts to mature. For example, if i were to purchase a bond at $5,000 with a 5% rate for 10 years, if the interest goes up to 6% then the value of the bond that I purchased would decrease and it would be beneficial for me to sell that bond at a discounted price. 2.) How are stocks prices related to expected dividends? Stock prices are related to expected dividends due the return that a person would receive on their stock. If the stock prices increase then your return would also increase. If the stock decreases then the expected dividend would remain the same as when the stock was purchased. 3.) How does the P/E ratio relate to the value of a stock? The P/E ratio is related to the value of stock due to the fact that it lets an investor/buyer know how much they are willing to pay per dollar of earnings. For instance, if a P/E ratio is 40 it would tell us that an investor is willing to pay $40 for every $1 of earnings that is generated by that......
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...REACTION PAPER The seminar held by group entitled “Lock and Load: Military Nursing” was appealing because it creates awareness unto us regarding this field in nursing. I like the way the group organized the said seminar. The members of the group have their individual task to do as the seminar goes on. The prayer that was led by one of its member made the start of the seminar in good atmosphere. Even the singing of our national anthem was nice. The creativity of the group was shown with the way they arrange and decorated the rooms were the seminar was held. It was simple but very attractive to the eye of the audience. The only thing that I noticed that was quite not good was the seminar wasn’t smooth flowing. There are unwanted interruptions that cause the audience to wait. I commend the speakers for they did their best in leading the said seminar but I noticed that there were quite some time that they’ve forgotten the next thing to do that causes another delay to the continuity of the seminar. But if I will be asked if it was successful or not, for me it is definitely a successful one. The speaker has a good poise and I noticed that the audience really listened well unto what the speaker is saying. I also salute the group for having such a admirable speaker with her experience in the said field, she was able to discuss in a good way the experiences she had and the things we must consider before we decide to enter a certain field of nursing. I was amazed with how......
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