Problems in adolescence

adolescence

Teenage years may be very challenging, both for the parents or carer and the teens themselves. Let’s explore some of the aspects that tend to be problematic for adolescents today, referred to as Generation Z. Mental health Complete the text with the words related to the ones given in brackets and check your answers in […]

Homelessness

Homelessness: background

What stereotypes do people have about the homeless? Why do people lose their homes? Why do people stay homeless for years? Do we have a homelessness problem in Poland? What kind of help do homeless people get in Poland? The USA is in the midst of a homelessness crisis caused by the economic recession. People […]

Zero waste philosophy

Zero waste refers to a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The module offers a wide range of materials with practical tips on how to lessen our carbon impact. Study them and use these resources to write an essay; the […]

Global warming

This module provides a collection of videos and exercises connected with the issue of global warming. Watch the National Geographic video which provides a good introduction to the subject. The next two videos show us how we can combat the climate change. The Kurzgesagt video presents us with down-to-earth solutions on how we can avert […]

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ

Materials that may show you different points of view about human rights in societies worldwide. Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Queer + –> (pansexual, intersex, asexual and others) https://youtu.be/wV1FrqwZyKw “There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are” She said, “‘Cause he made you perfect, babe” “So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far” “No […]

Family affairs

Fall family

The notion of a family may have different definitions and connotations, depending on the cultural influence and personal experience. Let’s have a look at various approaches to this very important aspect of our individual and social lives. Family of choice – a personal perspective What do you think of the ideas presented in the blog […]

Propaganda

Fake news headline on a newspaper

Propaganda is the more or less systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols (words, gestures, banners, monuments, music, clothing, insignia, hairstyles, designs on coins and postage stamps, and so forth). Deliberateness and a relatively heavy emphasis on manipulation distinguish propaganda from casual conversation or the free and easy exchange […]

Racism

racism

What causes some people feel better than others only because they look different? What is the psychological and physiological damage caused by racism? We are not born racist. What/Who is responsible for this biased attitude?  How can we combat it?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBWImda1Zig READING Task 1 Have you ever heard of Prince Philip? He’s the husband […]

Ageism

old aged pair of hands retired adult caucasian taking a green live plant cactus

As we know there are various types of discrimination and different groups people discriminate against. Legislators, educators, artists, activists, writers work hard to make us more sensitive to this issue and help us do away with any form of prejudicial treatment or thinking. What groups and individuals face on a daily basis can be categorised […]

Hunger

Conceptual image of poverty and hunger

  A growing number of Americans are going hungry Please discuss the questions with a partner and then read the article and look at the photographs. Is there anything wrong with going to bed hungry? Why / why not? Have you ever been starving? For how long? Have you ever been fasting? For how long? […]