Power bac file . pdf
Lycée Municipal pour Adultes
Liste de documents pour les épreuves orales d’anglais / Pistes d’études
Session 2013 – 2014
Notion : L’Idée de Progrès
Is scientific progress always in favour of humanity?
How far can we trust science?
Where and how can we draw the line?
1- Nature: Trailer of science fiction film.
Author: Andrew Niccol.
2- Nature: Extract from fiction novel
Title: My Sister’s Keeper
Author: Jodi Picoult
3- Nature: Newspaper article from the Telegraph.
Title: ‘Saviour sibling’ cures sick older brother.
Author: Nick Britten
Did we go to far?
Man vs nature: what are the consequences of unlimited progress?
4- Nature: Awareness campaign frame to frame animation.
Title: Global Warming for Kids.
Author: World Wildlife Fund, Brazil.
5- Nature: Trailer of documentary film
Title: An Inconvenient Truth
Author: Al Gore
Issue: Social media
Are social media / new technologies working towards progress?
Are new technologies a tool to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor?
6- Nature: News report on New technologies in Kenya
Title: Twitter in Kenya
Author: France 24
7- Nature: News report on New technologies in Kenya
8- Nature: Blogpost
Title: Twitter revolution: How the Arab Spring was helped by social media.
Author: Saleem Kassim
9- Nature: Video Animation
Title: The world is obsessed with Facebook.
Author: Alex Trimpe
Notion – Lieux et Formes de Pouvoir
Issue: Coercive forms of power / Human rights controversies
What are the most powerful means of protest?
Passive resistance and the power os speech: is the pen mightier than the sword?
Civil Rights Movements / Marting Luther King / Malcolm X
Gun debate / Gun lobbies / Stand your Ground Law / Trayvon Martin
(Documents studied with previous teacher)
How does gun violence in the US show the power of individual liberty?
1 – A brief history of the US by Michael Moore. Cartoon from Bowling for Columbine.
The Death Penalty
What is at stake when authorities go to far?
Is the Death Penalty a powerful deterrent to crime?
– Jeremy Irons talks about the Death Penalty. Youtube video.
2 – Elllo.org Mixer #7 Death Penalty – Six people discuss if people should be killed for their crimes.
3 – Extract from the lawyer’s speech scene from Dead Man Walking directed by Tim Robbins, 1995.
The Guantanamo Controversy
Can governments be given unlimited power in times of war?
How did the ‘war on terror’ show the dark side of power in the US?
4 - Force-fed Hunger Striker in Guantanamo, from The Guardian online.
5- THE TIPTON THREE- Revealed: The True Story Of Guantanamo Britons by David Rose, The Observer, March 2004.
6- Essential Killing film directed by Jerzy Skolimowsky, 2010.
7- The Road to Guantanamo, by M. Winterbottom, 2005.
Power to the people
How can ‘we, the people’ fight back?
What alternatives do social networks and user generated content websites offer to culture?
Are social networks a weapon for democracy or a new form of propaganda?
8- Flash looting, CNN August, 17th, 2011.
9- Hallelujah! Flash mobs can be a good thing, too, CourierPostOnline.com, 2011.
10- We are the 99% – the reality behind the stats – The Guardian Video
11- M. Moore on the Wall Street Protests – Interview
- THE POWER OF LANGUAGE
My Fair Lady, 1956 broadway production is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.
My Fair Lady, 1964 directed by George Cukor, starring Audrey Hepburn.
The Great Debaters directed by and starring Denzel Washington, 2007.
Martin Luther King, I have a Dream Speech. 1963
The Prohibition Era
Pussy Riots / The Suffragettes
Women’s Lib – the Feminine Mystique
Ezra Pound / Sylvia Plath
Irish Hunger Strikers
the IRA / Bloody Sunday
Film: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The King’s Speech
Notion: Spaces and Exchanges
Us Immigration: Gateways to the American Dream?
Mexican Immigrants and US civil militia
Ellis and Angel Islands
1- Scene from The Godfather Part 2
2- Island of hope – Island of Tears – Documentary by C. Guggenheim
3- Stories of immigrants: Li Kong’s story.
1- A hard path to hope
2- Embracing illegals
3- American border militia
Myths and Heroes
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Romeo and Juliet, the Balcony scene Act 2 Scene 2
West Side Story, Tonight song.
The Godfather trilogy, F F Coppola