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Loading up on Anglo-Saxon cultural baggage

Fridays give me a headache, because it is the day I work out what to do for Monday evening's "English" lesson for my 2 young teenagers and a Polish-American boy.

As the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings disaster fell earlier this week I'm wondering about doing the story of the battle itself and its impact on the English mentality - elitist snobbery, class hatred and libertarianism.

And it would tie in nicely with Guy Fawkes ...

Re: Loading up on Anglo-Saxon cultural baggage

On second thoughts, my son has just told me they are going to do Romeo and Juliet at school (in Polish), so I'm going to do that for a few lessons.
Loads of useful internet materials too.

Oh the trials and tribulations of maintaining English culture in a foreign land. Time for some poetry ...

IF I should die, think only this of me;
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, 5
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.