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While watching the film
Note down the reason each person in the film gives for migrating
Note any new words
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What is the difference between a migrant and a refugee? Explain in a comment!
Decide whether or not you will leave your home country, based on the news below. Explain why!
1- There has been on-going fighting between two groups in the community. Although fighting remains localized, there have been increasing outbreaks of violence in recent weeks. People are afraid and are staying indoors as much as possible. Some people have temporarily moved to other parts of the country to stay with family or friends.
2- In recent weeks the unrest seems to be under control and gradually more people are venturing outside. The marketplace last weekend was busier than it’s been for months. Some people who moved away are gradually returning home. However others feel the situation remains unsafe. Last night there was a large explosion in the capital and the causes of this are still unclear.
3- Fighting is becoming increasingly widespread. The army has been sent on to the streets to keep order. The authorities have advised civilians against going to certain parts of the country. Some hospitals and schools have closed down due to staff shortages, as doctors and teachers are moving away to other parts of the country where it is safer.
4- People living in our small farming village are facing increasing poverty. Economic instability as well as crop failure year after year has hit the community hard. Other than farming, there are very few jobs. Many young people are moving away to find jobs elsewhere. Several of the people who have found work aboard are writing home that they are making more money than they would at home.
5- The economy of the country is undergoing a prolonged downturn and many fear the situation will not improve in the short term. Basic goods are becoming increasingly expensive. The future looks bleak as many young people and skilled professionals move away in search of better fortunes elsewhere, often leaving behind young children and the elderly. Some people from the village who have found work abroad are sending money back and this is providing vital support to their families.
6- After months of hardship, the first signs of economic recovery are on the horizon. Where shops a few months ago were all closed in the main square, new businesses are appearing. Some people who made money aboard and have now returned home. They have invested in a new college, the graduates of which it is hoped will bring new life to the village.
William Wells Brown decide to honour his roots so he keeps his first name William but he adds the family name of his Quaker friend Wells Brown.
He was around 20 or 30 years old when he escaped.
He is adventurous, determined, fearless and bold.
His Quaker friend was helpful so he doesn’t hate white people.
Instead of criticizing White people, he stands up against slavery.
He writes his autobiography so that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Reacting / vocab by NourEddine, Imane & Camille
Interpreting by Bilaly, Maël and Serge // Reacting by NourEddine, Imane & Camille
We think William Wells Brown has made the right decision to escape to Canada to be free. He understands he is free now but the situation is dangerous for him in America. So he tries to go to Canada because it is a country which supportS the abolition slavery . He doesn’t want to be caught so it ‘s dangerous. That’s why he hides at his Quaker friend . This is the first time he feels free but it seems strange for him because he still feels like he is a slave and he has to hide .
We can say that he changed his name because it is a slave’s name. Maybe he wants to change his past, or to protect himself from his slave-master. He needs a name to write his own story and enter History.
1- Black History Key Periods REMINDER app’!
Warm up : The Eye and the I
Final task: Based on a Facebook profile, write 3 paragraphs of an autobiography to be published in 2080.
Session 1 – document to download here: facebooks-timeline2
EYE : when we write autobiographies we collect memories, report events and record our life. We try to be realistic. Do we tell the truth ? About the way we see ourselves / the way we see writing?
I: we speak about facts and feelings / about our life / our loved ones / our inner self. Is an autobiography like a diary? Or is it written from a diary? About the past but written now > so an autobiography is about how we see ourselves now compared to who we were in the past.
KEY ISSUES: FACTS vs FICTION // TRUTH vs LIES // REALITY vs TRUTH
How do we give our autobiography a realistic and a universal dimension? Do we manipulate the facts ? rearrange events? Do we lie ?
What media did we study last week? newspapers / magazines / broadsheets
How are we influenced by it? Which element from the layout* mise en page were misleading*? Trompeurs
the choice of images and caption on the influence readers.
Headlines and the choice of words can get our attention and urge us to read.
Most newspapers are funded by ads but we don’t pay attention to them anymore.
Political cartoons are interesting because they share satirical visions of politics.
Step 1 – Anticipate! Look at the images & title!
a- What is the audio document about? US elections Party conventions / each candidate is elected by his / her party to start the race to the White House.
b- What words do you expect to hear?
ISIS – immigration – emails – build a border wall – unemployment – racial profiling – climate – terrorism
CO convention speeches – anticipate / bac exam TES ( script – TL)
What is manipulated here? What is the effect
Step 1 – Anticipate! Look at the images & title!
a- What is the audio document about?
b- What words do you expect to hear?
circus show music funny > mud wrestling instead of optimism
Complete punchlines & issues
Trump about emploment / jobs
‘ have a different vision for the employment ‘ stand up against countries who cheat
Clinton ” going to work with both parties for the first 100 days of her mandate to pass the biggest investment in good paying jobs since WW2 .
Issue – terrorism
Trump “C’s legacy is death / terrorism / destruction / weakness”
Clinton – he says he knows more abt ISIS than the generals, but in fact he doesn’t.
Trump ” stop the gangs / drugs / violence illegal immigrants / great border wall /
Clinton ” self-defeating / inhumane to kick hard-working immigrants out ”
React / discuss.
Julian / Tom / Romain / Morgane
We disagree with Trump saying / when he claims Clinton’s legacy is ‘death…’ because he criticizes her but he doesn’t mention any solution. We agree with Clinton saying she wants to welcome / embrace immigrants.
Etienne & Alexandre
It reminds us of the Berlin Wall and the wall between Bangladesh and Burma.
Sofiane / Lois / Daniel
We disagree with Trump about the building the wall as it would increase racial / ethnic tensions.
Sarah / NIcolas / Laura
We disagree about this whole debate, it feels absurd and ridiculous.
Sylvain & Jerry We disagree with what T say about building a wall between the USA and Mexico.
I agree with Clinton saying it would be inhumane to kick immigrants out”.
Campaign committees – find out more about each candidate’s agenda.
TES analyse the cartoon – what can you see / what’s the issue? / situation? / what is your candidate’s opinion?
Complete table / ask other groups / take notes
Ccl – how can media inform us? Which media can be trusted? Why?
What about political cartoons? Why are they interesting for us? For voters?
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Clinton ” I’m offering good paying jobs. It’s the biggest investment since WW2.”
Trump “I have a different vision for our workers! I’m giving you a new fair-trade system to protect jobs. ”
Trump ” Clinton’s legacy is death, terrorism, destruction and weakness.”
Clinton ” Donald thinks that he knows more about ISIS than our genearals! No, Donald, you don’t.”
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