Undervisningsbeskrivelse

Stamoplysninger til brug ved prøver til gymnasiale uddannelser
Termin(er) 2018/19 - 2019/20
Institution Øregård Gymnasium
Fag og niveau Engelsk B
Lærer(e) Helle Birk
Hold 2018 En/z (1z En, 2z En)
Oversigt over gennemførte undervisningsforløb
Titel 1 Culture Meetings
Titel 2 Crime and Punishment
Titel 3 Looking for America
Titel 4 Rap and Hip Hop
Titel 5 On Drugs
Titel 6 Reading a novel: Disgrace
Titel 7 Organized Crime
Titel 8 The Edwardian Period
Titel 9 Debating topical issues

Beskrivelse af de enkelte undervisningsforløb (1 skema for hvert forløb)
Titel 1 Culture Meetings

CULTURE MEETINGS
Emigrants from Nigeria, Ukraine and Asia in search of a better in America

1.Immigration, non-fiction, 2008  p. 54
by Helle Birk
2.US Immigration , non-fiction, 2007  p.56
by Jul 10th 2007, From Economist.com
3. The Thing Around Your Neck, short story, 2006  p. 57
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4. The Red Coat……, short story, 2006  p. 68
by Caitlin Macy
5. Fresh off the boat in Queens, article, 2004  p. 82
by Suki Kim

(Source: Helle Birk: American Issues. Systime. 2008)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 15,00 moduler
Dækker over: 13 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
  • Faglige
  • Lytte
  • Læse
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
  • Individuelt arbejde
  • Lærerstyret undervisning
Titel 2 Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment in America
- the history of capital punishment and the death penalty in today's society
Curriculum:
1. The Massachusetts Body of Liberties
2. Frances Hill: A Delusion of Satan. The full Story of the Salem Witch Trials. Chapter One: Sowing the Dragon's Teeth
3. Joe Miceli: Taking Leave (2001)
(from: True Tales of American Life. Edited by Paul Auster. 2001)
4.Lacy M. Johnson: "Dead Man Walking revisited" - a Prophetic Argument against Capital Punishment (2018) (source: https://www.newyorker.com/books/second-read/dead-man-walking-revisited-a-prophetic-argument-against-capital-punishment-helen-prejean)

Texts 1-2: Helle Birk: LINKS - Literature Past and Present. Forlaget Columbus 2015
Text 3: Helle Birk: American Millennial Literature. Systime 2003.

Extras:
Tim Robbins (director): Dead Man Walking (1995)
The Crucible DVD
Dead Man Walking - inspiration til gruppearbejde (Source: 57 Varieties of English. Dorte M. Mulvad og Claus Zedlitz (red.). System 2001)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 30,00 moduler
Dækker over: 28 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
  • Faglige
  • Søge information
  • Skrive
  • Diskutere
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
  • Gruppearbejde
Titel 3 Looking for America

Looking for America -
the values and politics and difference of opinion af a diverse population

1. Stephen King: Dreamcatcher (2001)
a) 1998: Henry Treats a couch Man
b) 2001: Jonesy's Student-Teacher Conference
(Source: Helle Birk: American Millennial Literature. System. 2003)
2.Paul Auster:  NYC= USA (2003)
3. Helle Birk: Pro-Life or Pro-choice
4. Alice Walker: The Abortion (1994)
(Source: Helle Birk: American Issues. System. 2008)

Extras:
Paul Weitz: Grandma (2015) DVD
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 15,00 moduler
Dækker over: 17 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
  • Faglige
  • Læse
  • Skrive
  • Diskutere
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
  • Individuelt arbejde
  • Lærerstyret undervisning
Titel 4 Rap and Hip Hop

Rap and Hip-Hop culture and lingo -
a study of the genre with a focus on the class and race aspect in the wake of the L.A Riots and on the Me-too movement

1. Public enemy:
Fight the power (1990)

2. Tupac
a) Brenda’s Got a Baby (1991)
b) Changes (1993)

3.                                                                                                                               
Eminem:
Lose Yourself (2003)

4. Kendrick Lamar:
a) The Blacker the Berry (2015)
b) How Much a Dollar Cost (2015)

5.Cardi B:
Bodak Yellow (2017)


Extras:
Michael Moore: How to conduct the Rodney King commemorative riot
(Source: Michael Moore: Downsize This! 1997)
Curtis Hanson: 8 Mile (2003) DVD
Definition from collinsdictionary.com:
hip-hop in British
noun
a US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing
hip-hop in American
US
noun
1.
a form of popular music that originated among inner-city African-American youths in the 1980s, drawing on rap, funk, street sounds, and fragments of melody and rhythm borrowed from previously recorded sources
2.
the culture or a fashion, dance, etc. associated with this music
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 26 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 5 On Drugs

On Drugs -
Substance abuse in the Anglo-Saxon world including the Opioid Epidemic in America

1.Patrick Radden Keefe: The Family that Built an Empire of Pain
(Source: The New Yorker, October 23, 2017)
2. Jerome Groopman: What's Missing from the National Discussion about the Opioid Epidemic
(Source: The New Yorker, November 7, 2017)
3. Sirin Kale: The White Stuff: Why Britain can’t get enough Cocaine
(Source: The Guardian, 30rd of January 2019)
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/30/the-white-stuff-why-britain-cant-get-enough-cocaine
4. A Selection of President Donald Trump and FLOTUS’ tweets
To put into perspective:
5. Tara Westover: Educated pp. 80-89
(Source: Windmill books. 2018)


Extras:
Clint Eastwood (director): The Mule (2018)
Peter Hedges (director): Ben is Back (2018)


Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 23 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 6 Reading a novel: Disgrace

Analysis and interpretation of J.M. Coetzee's novel Disgrace from the perspective of female oppression with references to British Romantic poetry from the late 18th century to approximately 1850 and to South African history

Material:
J.M. Coetzee: Disgrace (1999)
Steve Jacobs (director): Disgrace (2008)

Extras:
An Introduction to the Romantic Period
(Source:https://www.thoughtco.com/the-romantic-period-739049)
Robert Burns: My Love is like a Red, Red Rose (1794)
(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqbFcFX3Vk4)
Lord Byron's Letter to Teresa
https://englishhistory.net/byron/selected-letters/countess-teresa-guiccioli/
South African History online: https://www.sahistory.org.za/
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 21 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 7 Organized Crime

Organised crime during Prohibition:the Vollstead Act, bootleggers flappers and jazz

1. F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby IV
2.Richard A. Whiting (music), Raymond B.Egand and Gus Kahn (lyrics): Ain't We Got Fun (1921)
(Source: Helle Birk: LINKS - Literature Past and Present. Columbus. 2015)
3. Chap 5 (extract): Bootleggers, Smugglers, and Gangsters
Chapter 6: The Growth of Organized Crime
(Source:  Suzanne Lieurance: The Prohibition Era in American History. Enslow Publishers 2003. Chapter 5 (extract) and Chapter 6)
4. Franz Robert Wild: Free (The Ballad of John Dillinger) (2015)
(Source: https://www.shazam.com/amp/gb/track/223148793/free-the-ballad-of-john-dillinger)
5. Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: John Dillinger (2013))
(Source: https://genius.com/Jello-biafra-and-the-guantanamo-school-of-medicine-john-dillinger-lyrics


Extras:
Baz Luhrmann: The Great Gatsby (2013)
Brian de Palma: The Untouchables (1987) (DVD)
The Volstead Act
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 12 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 8 The Edwardian Period

The Edwardian Period –
A time of change in the class society of England, of labour rights, of the suffragettes’ fight for the vote, and of Empire.

Link-ups to class and gender issues in today’s England and the question of culture clashes between Eastern and Western civilizations.

Curriculum:
1.John Hawkesworth: Upstairs, Downstairs. Or the Secrets of an Edwardian Household* (1972) Chapter Two, pp. 14-18
(Sphere Books Ltd. 1972)
2. Emmeline Pankhurst: Freedom or Death** (1913) – et uddrag
(http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Freedom_or_death)
3. E.M. Forster: Hassan in England**** (1908)
(E.M. Forster: Artic Summer and Other Fiction. Edward Arnold. 1980)



Teksterne 1.-3. er fra: Helle Birk: LINKS - Literature Past and Present.Columbus. 2015

To put the era into perspective:
Rudyard Kipling: The Ballad of East and West*** (1889)
(http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_East_and_West)

Extras:
Upstairs, downstairs (1972): A Special Mischief, season 2, episode 10
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 13 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 9 Debating topical issues

Debating topical issues and the way they are presented in the media


Texts:
1. Texting Makes U Stupid by Niall Ferguson
(Source: Newsweek, September 19, 2011)
https://wcfia.harvard.edu/publications/texting-makes-u-stupid
2.
Your Life in 500 Words or Less by Andrew Ferguson
(Source: Newsweek, November 28, 2011)

3. George Orwell: Ninety-Eightyfour (1949) - an excerpt of Chap. 5
(Source: https://genius.com/George-orwell-nineteen-eighty-four-book-1-chapter-5-annotated)



4.Micah Hauser:  In Memoriam: The Handshake. In the era of the coronavirus, pressing the flesh has become verboten. The peace sign, the hand-on-heart, and the elbow bump are ready to fill in.
(Source: The New Yorker, 27. April, 2020)


5. April 15, 2020: A Coronavirus Chronicle.Twenty-four hoursat the epicenter of the pandemic.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/04/twenty-four-hours-at-the-epicenter-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Extras:
Primary Colours - an excerpt about the handshake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEdMlCswcjM
Helle Birk: Almendannelse 2.0:Du bliver altså ikke dannet af at sende SMS’er og skrive banaliteter på Facebook (Berlingske, 6. sept. 2017)


Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 8 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer