It's always challenging attracting the interest of adolescents when teaching English at high school. They find coursebooks a bit boring and we teachers often find ourselves wondering what topic to choose to spark their interest. Especially in my country students of high school are preparing for the University entrance exams and focus only on stem subjects. One of the topics that they found interesting and thought provoking is the following topic combining history and English.
Here is a worksheet based on the Dirty War in Argentina and the children of the disappeared.(the children of the abducted citizens who were considered subversives by the regime).
Also, here is a webquest based on the Dirty war and the mothers of Plaza de Mayo who struggle to find their missing children and grandchildren.
MICHELLEHENRY POLITICS RESOURCES
BBC POLITICS QUIZ
THE GREAT DICTATOR ESLVIDEO
ANALYSIS OF THE GREAT DICTATOR
LESSON PLAN ON THE GREAT DICTATOR
SONG BY U2 ON THE TOPIC
A TOUCHING VIDEO ABOUT TRYING TO FIND YOUR ROOTS