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Stamoplysninger til brug ved prøver til gymnasiale uddannelser
Termin(er) 2019/20 - 2020/21
Institution Viborg Gymnasium og HF
Fag og niveau Engelsk B
Lærer(e) Pernille Plætner Seibæk
Hold 2019 En/y (1y En, 2y En)

Oversigt over gennemførte forløb
Titel A The American Dream
Titel B Fantasy (EXAM)
Titel C Whodunnit & True Crime (EXAM)
Titel D The American Presidential Election (EXAM)
Titel E The Empire and India (EXAM)
Titel F Unreliable Narrators (EXAM)

Beskrivelse af de enkelte forløb (1 skema for hvert forløb)
Titel A The American Dream

I forløbet om har eleverne arbejdet med det tidlige USA, immigration, den amerikanske drøm og til sidst kastede vi et blik på USA i dag. Gennem sange, taler, skønlitteratur, sagprosa, valgkampagner, film, dokumentar og billeder har vi arbejdet med uafhængighedserklæringen, The Frontier, immigration, nationale symboler, ulighed, drømme, bristede drømme og virkelighed.
En del af forløbet bestod af et miniprojekt om Native Americans, hvor eleverne arbejdede med selvvalgte emner.

Materiale:
Brooks & Dunn (2001): Only in America
Panic! At the Disco (2018): High Hopes
Childish Gambino (2018): This Is America
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Edward N. Kearny (1984): The Frontier Heritage, i Finderup & Fog (2010): Worlds of English.
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935): Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 1)
Ellis Island and immigration, i: Kelli Nørgaard (2013 ): The American Dream. Gyldendal.
National symbols
Barack Obama (2012): Election night speech, source:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/06/us/politics/06-obama-election-night-speech.html?_r=0
Campaign videos – Clinton and Trump
Paul Auster (2011): Sunset Park, p. 3 - 11
Billedmateriale: Billedserie fra Politiken
Film: The Pursuit of HappYness (2006)
Dokumentar: Alex Gibney (2012): Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream.
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 22 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel B Fantasy (EXAM)

In this topic course, the students have been presented to the literary genre of fantasy. We have initially placed it within a literary historical context to see what it started out as, and what it has developed into, as well as its major impact on popular culture.
We have focused our understanding on the specific tratis of the genre, and especially the distinguishment between high and low fantasy.
As part of the course, the students have also produced their own fantady stories, where they developed their own world (either high or low) with the relevant objects and creatures for such stories.

Theoretically, we have also looked into the relationship between setting and premise, Jung's 9 arch typical characters, the five typical fantasy traits, magical creatures and inventory. We have also briefly applied the Hero's Journey Model to Narnia.
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Kernetekster:
-"What is the fantasy genre" (2019) Masterclass.com
- Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - "Bridge of Khazäd Dum" (1954), J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - ch. 1 "Lucy Looks into the Wardrobe" (1950), C. S. Lewis
- A Game of Thrones - prolog (1996), George R. R. Martin
- Game of Trones (2011) sæson 1, afsnit 1
- Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (movie), Andrew Adamson
- Excerpt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) ch. 1 "The Boy Who Lived" and 5 "Diagon Alley", by J. K. Rowling.


Supplerende tekster:
-Teoretisk læreroplæg om genremarkører, Jung's arketyper  og "Hero's Journey" modellen
- Online Grammatikbogen "Engram"
- Ordbogen.com
- Oxford Learner's Dictionary: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

ca. 40 normalsider
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 20,00 moduler
Dækker over: 16 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel C Whodunnit & True Crime (EXAM)

In this topic course, the students will study crime in fiction and reality. How is it presented and portrayed in literature and podcasts?
First, the students will study the "whodunnit" genre and peeping inside the mind of Sherlock Holmes, for themselves to become great investigators. From there on, we jump to the contemporary genre of true crime. The students will investigate what makes it so popular, and what genre traits that truly mark the genre.

They will be acquainted with the models of analysing podcasts and documentaries.

Kernetekster:
- Sherlock Holmes, excerpts from "A Study in Scarlet" ch. 1-2 (1887): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Sherlock Holmes (Netflix series) e.1s.1 "A Study in Pink" (2010)
"Why are we obsessed with true crime?" (2019), The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/a-confession/why-do-we-love-true-crime/
- Teaser for "The Officer's Wife" (2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCNln3sPlaE
- The podcast series "The Officer's Wife" (6 episodes) (spotify) (VÆRKLÆSNING)
- Enola Holmes (2020). Netflix.

Supplerende materiale:
- Intro til dokumentar- og podcastanalyse
- Test Your Awareness: Whodunnit (2008). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubNF9QNEQLA
- See like Sherlock Holmes (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6B8eeVTUQM
- Online Grammatikbogen "Engram"
- Ordbogen.com
- Oxford Learner's Dictionary: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 15,00 moduler
Dækker over: 12 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel D The American Presidential Election (EXAM)


diskursanalyse (Faircloughs kritiske diskursanalyse)

This topic study will focus on the process of becoming a presidential candidate, and the two party system of America. We have focused on the current president Donald J. Trump and his contestant Joe Biden, and the rhetorics they both employ, as well as what segment of voters they adress. We have also focused on the media coverage of the candidates and especially the rhetoric of the campaign ads.
To further enhance the understanding, the students have produced their own campaign ads directed at either a democratic or a republican audience, and they have battled it out for the presidency through a 3 hour long board game called "Battle for Presidency".
Aside from this, the students have also been introduced to the critical discourse analysis, as presented by Norman Fairclough. He works with a three dimensional framework that the students have applied to various discourses.

The following notions have been central to the topic course: 3 requirements for the presidential candidate (the delegate), primaries and caucuses, national conventions, the general election, the electoral college, 538 electoral votes, 270 to win, inauguration day, two party system, red states/blue states, swing states, types of campaign ads.

Kernetekster:
- Highlights from the first presidential debate (2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Gw--6t3s4&t=96s
- "The Best is Yet To Come" (speech at the Republican National Convention) (2020) Kimberly Guilfoyle.
- This is a Generic Presidential Candidate Ad (2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rouDIzhgVcY
- "How to make a campaign video" (unknown): https://biteable.com/promo/campaign/
- "American Comeback" (Donald Trump Campaign Ad 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws66liLKGzA
- "Win at Any Cost" (Donald Trump Campaign ad (2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXiPAI-_gyE
- "Laughed At" (Joe Biden Campaign Ad) (2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUSdf-_xmJg
- "Tough" (Joe Biden Campaign Ad) (2020). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHBH5hWqJdI
- "US Elections: Trump's statement in Full - BBC News" (2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNZV7qezMM
- "Donald Trump 2020 Election Night Speech Transcript" (2020): https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-2020-election-night-speech-transcript

Supplerende materialer:
- "How to become president of the USA" (2021): https://www.usa.gov/election
- "First Debate Cold Open" (2020) SNL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsije1KetVw&t=2s
- Joe Biden and Donald Trump's official candidate websites
- Online Grammatikbogen "Engram"
- Ordbogen.com
- Oxford Learner's Dictionary: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 12,00 moduler
Dækker over: 17 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel E The Empire and India (EXAM)

In this topic course, the students have studied the British Empire and focused on "The Brightest Jewel In the Crown" India. Theoretically, the students have investigated the notions of 'The three c's of colonialism' and 'the White Man's Burden' as ways of understanding colonialism and imperialism even better, Moreover, we have worked with the literary theory of "post colonialism" in order to understand how the indigenous people respond to life post colonism.
The students have also studied a more modern take on India, where they have produced class presentations and assignments for the other students. The topics are: India's Independence and the Partition, Language and Identity (how the English language shapes the identity of Indians today), Food culture and religion, Gender roles, love and arranged marriages vs. free love, Bollywood and fairness, being young in india (navigating tradition and modernization).
As a last theoretical notion, the students have worked wit "orientalism" which is the way the West perceives the East and thus we have briefly studied the Western representation of India and Indians in western media culture.


Kernetekster:
- White Man's Burden (1899), Rudyard Kipling.
- Brown Man's Burden (1899) Henry Labouchere.
- 6 pictures of colonialist advertisements
- Rule Britannia (1740) James Thomson (lyrics) and Thomas Arne (melody)
- God Save the Queen (1745), Henry Carey.
- Shooting an Elephant (1936), George Orwell.
- Lispeth (1886), Rudyard Kipling
- Why are Western Media So Biased Towards India? (2017), Nirmalya Dutta: https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-why-is-western-media-so-biased-against-india-2160264
-The Dutiful Daughter (1948). Saadat Hasan Manto
- Khol Do (Open Up) (1948) Saadat Hasan Manto
- Wages (1950) by Saadat Hasan Manto

Supplerende tekster:
- læreroplæg om "the 3 c's of colonialism" og "white man's burden"
- "Post Colonial Analysis" fra antologien Narrating India
- "Orientalism" fra antologien Narrating India
- Online Grammatikbogen "Engram"
- Ordbogen.com
- Oxford Learner's Dictionary: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 20,00 moduler
Dækker over: 18 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel F Unreliable Narrators (EXAM)

In this topic course, the students will be presented with unreliable narrators in litterature and movies. In general, we have focused on how stories build a narrative, fx by using an omniscient or limited, diegetic or non-diegetic narrator, a 1st or 3rd person narrator, and what role point of view plays in all of this.
We have drawn on the theory of Wayne C. Booth to characterise and understand the unreliable narrator, and how (s)he presents herself; either in the beginning of the story or in a twist ending.The students have worked with being able to distinguish between deliberately- and undeliberately unreliable narrators from the author's subtle clues, and have used William Riggan's following five categories of narrators for that purpose:

- the Picaro
- the Naive
- the Liar
- the Madman
- the Clown

As well as Martin and Phelans six subtypes, where the narrator can either; misreport, misinterpret, misevaluate or underreport, underinterpret or underevaluate, based on whether or not we believe the story as readers.

Kernetekster:
- Fight Club (exceprt of novel, ch. 1-3) (1996). Chuck Palahniuk
- Fight Club (movie) (1996). Christopher Nolan
- The Cask of Amontillado (1846). Edgar Allan Poe.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (excerpt of novel, ch. 3, 29, 37, 43, 151) (2006). Mark Haddon.
- Trash Truck s1, e1 (netflix series, 2020). Netflix.
- Calvin and Hobbes comic strips. Bill Watterson (1995) : https://ianrowe.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/calvin-and-hobbes/

Supplerende materialer:
- powerpoint omkring Wayne C. Booths teori om upålidelige fortællere (læreroplæg) + Riggans fem typer og Martin og Phelans seks undertyper af upålidelige fortællere.
- "Why would I want to use the unreliable Narrator?" (debatindlæg). https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/ask-writer/why-would-i-want-to-use-an-unreliable-narrator-when-writing-in-first-person
- Online Grammatikbogen "Engram"
- Ordbogen.com
- Oxford Learner's Dictionary: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 15,00 moduler
Dækker over: 6 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer