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Undocumented worker or illegal immigrant - The language of immigration (with bodies of work)21 October 2019

In the spring and summer of 2018, the Trump administration in the United States faced an enormous public outcry after reports emerged about their family separation policy at the U.S. – Mexico border.... more

8 writing tips 18 October 2019

This lesson focuses on eight ways to invigorate your writing style. These tips will come in handy for all written activities that you do, from essay writing to creative writing. They help you meet the... more

8 writing tipsfree18 October 2019

This lesson focuses on eight ways to invigorate your writing style. These tips will come in handy for all written activities that you do, from essay writing to creative writing. They help you meet the... more

Solar: Getting things wrong and the power of storiesfree17 October 2019

This page has two focuses: (i) The power and importance of stories in human social life and (ii) the observation that we get things wrong. The lesson involves, straightforwardly, reading and discussing,... more

Skills 15 October 2019

Paper 1 requires certain skills. Not only must you understand the text(s), but also you have to express your ideas in a well-structured guided textual analysis. Like any skill, writing a guided textual... more

Part 3 - Post-Truth, Alternative Facts, and Fake News10 October 2019

"Alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods," said Chuck Todd, the host of Meet the Press on NBC in response to a statement by Kellyanne Conway. And so began a new media firestorm about truth,... more

Part 3 - Post-Truth, Alternative Facts, and Fake News10 October 2019

"Alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods," said Chuck Todd, the host of Meet the Press on NBC in response to a statement by Kellyanne Conway. And so began a new media firestorm about truth,... more

Paper 1free10 October 2019

Paper 1 includes two unseen non-literary texts or text extracts. SL students write a guided textual analysis about one of the texts. HL students write a guided textual analysis about both of the texts.... more

Post-Truth, Alternative Facts, and Fake News - Part 310 October 2019

This is the last post of a three part series helping students investigate our current media landscape. The first set of materials dealt with the term post-truth and the larger idea of objective truth.... more

Post-Truth, Alternative Facts, and Fake News - Part 110 October 2019

How do IB Language and Literature teachers respond to fake news, alternative facts, and a supposedly post-truth landscape? We continue to do what we have always done: help students navigate the world... more