- define ‘hero’ > focus on everyday heroes / compare and contrast / react
- video study method
- interaction and reading comprehension
- hero vocabulary.
Notions & Questions
IDEA OF PROGRESS PLACES & FORMS OF POWER
MYTHS & HEROES SPACES & EXCHANGES
- WHAT : black man saved a sick man who fell on the train tracks
- WHERE : New York Subway
- WHO : a black man (‘Wesley Autrey) , his daughters, a sick man, witnesses
- WHEN : recently 2007 but broadcast on youtube in 2012.
- WHY : he felt he had to do it, natural/human instinct=brave, courageous
|Super Granny||Saved the shop from 6 robbers||in the UK street in front of rolex shop||Recently2011||The journalists Sold lady and 6 robbers M||Robberyshe is brave
to save the shop/ good cause/humanity
|Miracle on the Hudson||Plane landed in emergency||Hudson RiverNY||The day2009||saved the passengers||The plane would have crashed|
Top 3 – Most heroic ?
- Top 3 most heroic person between Supergran / Wesley and Captain Sully / Explain why.
Capt Sully vs Wesley :
it’s a pilot’s job to take care of his passengers but Wesley didn’t have to do it (il était pas obligé de) but he did it anyway. The train was arriving so it was extremely dangerous.
Wesley wasn’t in danger himself whereas Capt Sully was in danger himself /
If he didn’t save the plane he would have died. Wesley could have died next to / in front of his daughters.
Supergran is different from normal grandmothers, she is fearless, she risked her life for the common good / she did the police job. She could have died.
We disagree on Wesley or Capt Sully.
Wesley didn’t have to do it / he risked his life / he could have been killed in front of his daughters whereas Capt Sully would have died in the crash anyway / Ann didn’t save anyone
He risked his life to save someone he didn’t know. / a stranger
Capt Sully had to be an expert in landing / landing in the Hudson has never been done before > miracle / spectacular / he could have crashed into buildings / killed more people
BUT Wesley had the choice > sacrificed himself for someone else
great example of self-sacrifice & bravery despite (malgré)/ in the face of (en regard de) racial issues/tensions in the US.
Ann Timson and Captain Sully are very humble and refused interviews whereas Wesley Autrey appeared on TV.
Define ‘ hero’!
An everyday hero is an average joe / ordinary person who saves someone’s life / helps people / works for the common good. We could all be everyday heroes.
Submitted on 2015/09/18 at 9:34 am
In my opinion, in every life, a hero is someone who does the right thing everytime.
17 Sep (8 days ago)
Malala video study
This document is a documentary / news report from CNN about a young Pakistani girl called Malala.
She was interviewed by CNN in 2011.
In 2009 she became famous thanks to her blog / speeches for girls’ education.
On October 9th, 2012 her life changed forever because she was shot in the head by Talibans as she was on her school bus.
She was saved by doctors from around the world.
She is still fighting / struggling today for girls’ education.
Talibans attacked the school bus. Her school bus was attacked by Talibans.
She represents a threat for the Talibans. For them girls are not supposed to speak, or think.
Girls in the Middle East are oppressed by radical movements like Talibans.
Malala is from Pakistan, Swat valley
Doctors come from the USA, Germany, UAE (United Arab Emirates)
She was operated in Birmingham, now she goes to school in the UK.
She has become a symbol of hope for women in the Middle East.
She is still fighting even if she was shot. She takes a political stand. She doesn’t give up.
She shows that everyone can be a hero but only if we are strong-minded and brave.
Real life Super Heroes
Nature of doc: News Report on CNN, interviews and witness reactions + live recording of altercation with drug dealer on surveillance camera.
WHO? Ordinary guys / they dress up like super heres/ probably comics fans /
🙂 because they want people to see them on the Internet > they are living their dream / They want to be famous. / to draw people’s attention / just eccentrics / crazy / inspired by the movie Kick Ass.
🙂 They want to encourage people to do the same , they set an exemple / they fight apathy / indifference / they want to make the world a better place
They create their own super hero costume with cheap make up.
They protect their identity / they wear masks and bullet proof vests / they carry tazers but no fire weapons / they question the police authority / they can get arrested / they take justice into their own hands.
Their S.H names are Life, Phantom Zero and the Dark Guardian > they sound ridiculous and funny.
typed by Florent edited by E. L.
HW Be ready for Real Life Superhero debate: Do you think RLSH are a good idea? Use vocab from lesson.