Life Orientation resources for South African teachers
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From career guidance to substance abuse...bits and pieces to brighten up your LO classes courtesy of St Alban's College library
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Norway's Muslim immigrants attend classes on western attitudes to women I The Guardian

Published on Aug 1, 2016
Every immigrant in Norway must attend classes on female rights and respect for women. The lessons were made compulsory after a string of sex attacks by immigrants in the western city of Stavanger. With exclusive access to a class in action in the town of Moi, 65 miles south-east of Stavanger, Jenny Kleeman meets the students and asks whether western values can really be taught in a classroom.

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Iraq: Defying Disability I UNHRC

Published on Jun 1, 2016
Abdullah, also known as Belind, made the strenuous journey to Gawilan with his family in 2013 after fleeing their hometown, Qamishli. Despite being born without legs he braved the long road and steep hills to cross to relative safety. So that Belind can gain access to the treatment he needs, UNHCR is working on helping him gain resettlement.

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What It’s Like To Struggle With Anorexia I Buzzfeed

Published on Jun 16, 2016
“… surviving has made me a stronger person.”

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The Football Captain: Elisabeth I UNHCR

Published on Jul 26, 2016
“Refugee children, like children everywhere, have the right to education. It is fundamental that children who have been uprooted by war and violence are not left behind even further,” said Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for UNHCR.

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Fighting animals for a profit I SABC

Published on Jul 4, 2016
Dog fighting is rampant in South Africa and it happens in every aspect of the community from the lower income to the affluent areas. Another growing concern is the number of reported cases of rooster fighting in South Africa. Rooster fighting takes place for the same reason as the dog fighting, it’s a blood sport people with low levels of empathy enjoy watching. There is gambling involved and a lot of money can be made in a top level rooster fight. Nina Oosthuizen reports. WARNING GRAPHIC VISUALS.

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The Science (and Dangers) of Booze in Humans I SciShow

Published on Jul 21, 2016
Many of us choose to enjoy the effects of alcohol, and we know that drinking too much is a bad thing, but what kinds of things can actually happen when you drink too much for too long?

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Look Beyond Borders - 4 minutes experiment

Published on May 17, 2016
When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who – just like us - have families, loved ones, friends; their own stories, dreams, goals... Only when you sit down opposite a specific person and look into their eyes, you no longer see an anonymous refugee, one of the migrants, and notice the human before you, just like yourself – loving, suffering, dreaming...
20 years ago, psychologist Arthur Aron discovered that 4 minutes of looking into each other's eyes can bring people closer.

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Men Reveal Insecurities In Their Masculinity I BuzzFeed

Published on Feb 20, 2016
Aren’t we all just trying to be our dads?

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Reality Check: Religion isn’t on the way out - UpFront

Published on Jul 16, 2016
‘Religion is dying’ - that’s what some throughout the world say. But, a look at the statistics shows that globally, many of the world’s largest religions, are actually on the rise.

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Myths About Teenagers and Risk-Taking

Myths About Teenagers and Risk-Taking | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

Teenage risk-taking heats up in the summer. Studies show that during the summer months adolescents are most likely to experiment with first-time use of alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes. These are alarming...but a quick spin around the research gives parents reason to feel hopeful, not helpless. The emerging science on adolescent boundary-pushing debunks some old saws and shows us useful directions to point our energy. Here are some common misconceptions and illuminating findings.

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12 Simple Steps to Change a Tire! I HowToAdult

Published on Jul 8, 2016
In which we discuss how to change a flat tire!

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Xenophobia is just one of the many problems faced by refugees in SA - The Daily Vox

Xenophobia is just one of the many problems faced by refugees in SA - The Daily Vox | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

20 June 2016

Since a refugee is defined as someone who has evaded their home country because of war, persecution or natural disasters, they have not left home by choice. On World Refugee Day, The Daily Vox spoke to ASTA BIZIMANA, who fled Burundi, about the challenges she faces as a refugee in South Africa.

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3 ways to be happier right now

Published on Apr 8, 2016
"The Happiness Equation" author and 1,000 Awesome Things creator Neil Pasricha has 3 great tips anyone can do in 20 minutes to change how they feel right now.

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How Is Your Phone Changing You? I ASAP Science

Published on Jun 2, 2016
Should you be worried about your cellphone?

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How to Use Your Social Media to Get a Job! I How To Adult

Published on Jun 10, 2016
A job search can be tough! But what if rather than finding jobs hiring, the jobs (and careers) found you? Find out how to use social media to land a job (maybe your dream job) in this video!

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Are You Happy? | New Age Creators

Published on Jul 27, 2016
With all the sad news and difficult things going on in the world, it's always good to take a moment and appreciate all that you do have. I used to stay positive and happy by writing at least one thing everyday in my Happiness Journal. But now, I'm turning this into a video journal! Join me in documenting all the little things that make you happy by making your own Happiness Journal :)

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Drug abuse in Eersterust remain a big problem with no solution I SABC

Published on Jul 5, 2016
Drug abuse by young people in Eersterust, east of Pretoria remain a big problem with no solution in sight. This, according to local anti-drug activists. Recently, various government officials, including President Zuma, have visited the township but little seems to have changed.

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Can Tiny Homes Solve Homelessness In The U.S.? I Seeker Stories

Published on Jul 21, 2016
Sawhorse Revolution is a youth-oriented construction program currently focusing on building an eco-village at Nickelsville, a homeless encampment in Seattle, Washington. Sarah Smith and a team of high schoolers approach the residents of Nickelsville as their clients to deliver customized, hand-built homes to help ease the transition from homelessness to the next stage of the resident's life.

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The police are breaking records in Rio I Amnesty International

Published on Jul 22, 2016
The Olympic organisers are getting ready for this year’s Games in Rio. But the Games’ security plans risk plunging thousands of Rio’s most vulnerable into a summer of violence and fear.

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Job Fair for Future Women | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS

Published on Feb 23, 2016
The economy's on the way back, which means there's more opportunities than ever for women to put up with sex crimes at work!

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6.8 million people living with HIV in South Africa I Al Jazeera

Published on Jul 17, 2016
Nearly seven million people in South Africa are living with HIV, the largest number of any nation in the world. The country, which has been criticised for not doing enough to curb the epidemic, is hosting the International AIDS conference.

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Success at School vs Success in Life I School of Life

Published on Jul 18, 2016
Many people who do brilliantly at school turn out not to do so well at life. Why?

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The Importance of Staring Out Of The Window I The School Of Life

Published on Jul 13, 2016
We are so busy and so obsessed with our phones, we rarely take a break to do that vital and rather philosophical thing: stare out of the window. Looking to achieve a better state of calm?

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Don't Follow Your Passion I Mike Rowe

Published on Jun 6, 2016
Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love...or learn to love what you do? How can you identify which path to take? How about which paths to avoid? TV personality Mike Rowe, star of "Dirty Jobs" and "Somebody's Gotta Do It," shares the dirty truth in PragerU's 2016 commencement address.

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The people who live in Tokyo's net cafes: 'It's a home, by the hour' | How we live now

Published on Jun 13, 2016
In Tokyo, commutes are so long, and apartments so small, that some people sleep in internet cafes such as i Cafe Akibaplace – which provides showers, meals, clothes and everything else you might need for a substitute home.

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