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The House of Commons plays Monopoly

This article is designed to help students understand how the House of Commons works, through a fictional rendition of Members of Parliament playing Monopoly. Based on the following dialogue on the ownership of stations, students may be asked to identify set phrases, rules and practices at work in the British lower house, or to write and act out their own parliamentary debate. 1,351 more words

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Media analysis - One NHS story, seven articles

This activity is taken from my PhD dissertation, which focuses on the welfare state in the UK between 2008 and 2015. In particular, this activity deals with the representation of the National Health Service in British newspapers. 2,341 more words

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Politics - David Cameron's five-year legacy

This activity is based on a feature article by The Guardian (edited for pedagogical purposes) summarizing David Cameron’s legacy as Prime Minister from a critical perspective. 1,210 more words

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Dress codes (5) - A sociological take on dress codes and race

This is the fifth and last activity of a thematic unit on dress codes. The basis for this activity is an article describing a sociological experiment aiming at identifying the racist biases of bouncers when enforcing dress codes at the entrance of nightclubs. 1,080 more words

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Dress codes (4) - Footnotes on the Power of the Hoodie

This is the fourth activity of a thematic unit on dress codes. The aim of the activity is to encourage students to do some research on the cultural references contained in an article discussing a topic they are already familiar with. 1,991 more words

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Dress codes (3) - The history of the hoodie

This is the third activity of a thematic unit on dress codes. It consists in a TED video about the hoodie. The speaker offers a personal account of the garment’s history, using a broad definition of what a hoodie is (any piece of clothes with a hood attached). 323 more words

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Dress codes (2) - Work dress code

This is the second activity of a thematic unit on dress codes. This document focuses on dress codes in the work place. Thinking about notions such as respectability and corporate image will encourage them to consider more broadly the norms about clothing. 273 more words

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