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After Class     

 

NOVEMBER, 2005

 

06/12/06

 

     

 

 NOVEMBER

 2005

 

Hey what about Thanksgiving?

 

European Geography Web Games - from beginner to Einstein!

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Check out this satellite view of the earth - it's awesome!!!

Who is Holly Ashcraft and what has happened?

 

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This site was created as a tool to be available for my efl students After Class. I hope it proves to be of value to you and you visit often.  Enjoy!

 

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MILITARY  MATTERS

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Military English: E. L. Easton,      British Council

Quotes, Jokes: Military Quotes, Jokes, Mottos

Military Pen Pals:  USA Forces British Forces

 

 

250th Anniversary  

NOVEMBER 1

1755  LISBON

 EARTHQUAKE

"All hell broke loose on All Saint's Day"

On All Saints' Day, 1 Nov 1755, at approximately 9.30 am, Western Europe was shaken by a mighty earthquake. In just 10 minutes dust obscured the Sun. Some saw it as a sign of the coming of Christ - one of the great earthquakes of the Apocalypse. The catastrophe was given special religious significance – and inspired countless sermons on Providence and the wrath of God – because it struck on a Catholic holiday and destroyed almost every important church in Lisbon. It was served up to congregations as a warning. It also inspired thinkers of the European Enlightenment, including Voltaire.

In 1605 a group of men tried to blow up the houses of Parliament and overthrow the king.  But why? click here to find out what all the fuss was about. . .  

Gunpowder Plot

November 5 marks the 400th anniversary 

Guy Fawkes & Bonfire Night

 

The events of 1605 are also remembered in a nursery rhyme."Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
"
check out this site for more sayings and  chants

 

4th Annual

International Chocolate Festival

November 8 - 13

don't miss this!!!!

From Nov 8-13, chocolate lovers will delight in the International Chocolate Festival in Óbidos, featuring tastings, chocolate sculptures and a chocolate fashion show.

Find out more about the medieval city hosting this festival here . . .

 

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