Undervisningsbeskrivelse

Stamoplysninger til brug ved prøver til gymnasiale uddannelser
Termin(er) 2017/18 - 2019/20
Institution Rungsted Gymnasium
Fag og niveau Engelsk A
Lærer(e) Maria Ahmed
Hold 2017 EN/a (1a ENA, 2a ENA, 3a ENA)
Oversigt over gennemførte undervisningsforløb
Titel 1 Social Media
Titel 2 Terrorism
Titel 3 Football Hooliganism
Titel 4 Creative Writing
Titel 5 The American Dream
Titel 6 Hemingway
Titel 7 Sport - To Win, To Participate, To Develop
Titel 8 The Great War - War poetry
Titel 9 South Africa
Titel 10 Men and Masculinity
Titel 11 Dystopia
Titel 12 Clash of Cultures

Beskrivelse af de enkelte undervisningsforløb (1 skema for hvert forløb)
Titel 1 Social Media

Social Media – theme.
• An introduction to non-fiction analysis through a theme on “Social Media”. We will look into different aspects of social media and study a variety of non-fiction genres, such as news item, article, documentary, speech and “YouTube”.
• A look into sub-genres, how they are used and for what, and how to analyse them.
• Different possibilities for work in class, pair work, work in groups and small projects.
• All material is selected to give a solid background to watch and discuss the documentary “Generation Like” on personal and cooperate [firma-] branding and ‘the currency [valuta – økonomisk værdi] of likes’.

The Material:
• The use of social media
Discussion, brainstorm and ‘social media glossary’.
Gary Turk, ”Look Up” (May 2014) video and text, http://garyturk.com/portfolio-item/lookup/
Spencer Owen and Alex Osipczak, “Look Down” (May 2014), video, http://www.allreadable.com/8085EOWa, text, http://www.allreadable.com/8085EOWa.
Spencer Owen and Alex Osipczak, Anti-Social Networks (Feb 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Xa3ZV8mTI
• The media and social media
Media, journalism, news.
Metro UK, “Man attacked by squirrel for taking a selfie” (Apr 2014), http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/30/man-attacked-by-squirrel-for-taking-a-selfie-4713598/
Richard Hartley-Parkinson, Police respond to Facebook taunts of Suspect who complains about his mugshot (Metro UK, Oct 2014), http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/19/police-respond-to-facebook-taunts-of-suspect-who-complains-about-his-mugshot-4911766/
• Social media and the market
Brands and social marketing.
Purely Branded, “From Like to Love – brand and social media” (? 2010-14), http://www.purelybranded.com/insights/from-like-to-love-brand-and-social-media/
Illustrations:
o Social Media Snakes and Ladders
o Where Brands are Social
o Hunger Games Fan Site (powerpoint on how a homepage is structured to catch followers and make them active in marketing the site).
• A historical perspective on ‘going viral’.
going viral, cyber-bullying.
Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out On Ending Online Abuse (Oct 2014), http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/10/20/full-transcript-monica-lewinsky-speaks-out-on-ending-online-abuse  (Monica Lewinsky was – practically – the first victim of ‘cyber-bullying’. The speech gives an impression of a development that has developed as our students were planned, conceived and growing up).
• All of this in one big salad Bowl: a perspective on your own generation.
Perspectives on ‘Likes’.
Frank Koughan, Douglas Rushkoff (producers), Generation Like (Frontline, Feb 2014), http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/generation-like/
Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/media/generation-like/transcript-57/

Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 15 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 2 Terrorism

Course Objectives: 

This course explores the concept of terrorism, its history and evolution, the people behind terrorism and their motives, the attitude towards it, its religion (if any!), and its impact on society. This is done through analyses of different fiction and non-fiction texts, videos, documentaries, and the movie: American Sniper (2014).




Course Material:

American Sniper (2014)

Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 14 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 3 Football Hooliganism

Hooliganism has been a problem in modern football for many years. In the past few years, the hooligan culture has been in progress and has influenced the world's biggest sport in a very negative way. This course deals with football hooliganism and solely consists of project work. The students are divided into groups and have to teach the class for app. 40 minutes about a case (article, movie, poems, short stories etc.) of their own choosing.

Course material:
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 7 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 4 Creative Writing

This course on creative writing aims to introduce the students to the concept of creative writing and to develop specific skills in a certain order during the class. During the course the students will work on their reading skills so that students can present their writings in the best manner. All the assignments are presented orally by the students before they turn them in. The purpose of the course is to get the students to be creative in their writing and to develop their listening and discussion skills.

Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 11 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 5 The American Dream

This module explores central American myths and values across a wide selection of cultural expressions.Through political speeches, excerpts from history books, fiction and film; central American concepts like the American Dream, the frontier, immigration, democracy, family and freedom will be investigated and discussed.
The core issue of this module is to trace the development of these myths from their conception until today – from the Declaration of Independence through the Gettysburg Address and Kennedy’s new frontier to the dreams and promises of King and Obama. While the main emphasis will be given to rhetorical analysis of political speeches and non-fiction writing, film and fiction will be brought in to place these in a wider historical and cultural context. The last part of this module turns to the portrayal of the breakdown of traditional values in Sam Mendes’ film American Beauty (1999).



Kernestof/Core Materials:
- 
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
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Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (Speech, 1863)
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 John F. Kennedy, The New Frontier (Speech (excerpt) 1960)

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Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (Speech, (1963), 

- Barack Obama, Victory Speech (2012)

- Sam Mendes, American Beauty (Film, 1999)
- Documentary: Park Avenue: money, power and the American dream - Why Poverty?


Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 23 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 6 Hemingway

This course presents the author Ernest Hemingway and his ouevre. It will explore a variety of selected short stories by Hemingway and focus on the analysis of his short stories and Hemingway’s special writing technique.   

Short Stories:
Indian Camp (1921)
The Killers
The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber (1936) fra The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and other Stories (Penguin, 1963/1964)

Assignment:
The students choose their own short story by Hemingway, which they write an essay on.

Supplemantary Literature:
- Article on minimalism



Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 15 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 7 Sport - To Win, To Participate, To Develop

Our next theme is "Sport - To Win, To Participate, To Develop". The learning goals are to (1) gain an insight into how sport plays a prominent role in American as well British society today, (2) analyse TV-commercials, non-fiction, film, and a novel, and (3) expand vocabulary related to the theme plus improve oral proficiency.

The materials to be used include:
- Super Bowl adds over time (YouTube commercials)
- Clifton B. Parker: Do Super Bowl Ads Really Work? (2015) (non-fiction)
- Beau Dure: Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s the Only Thing, Right? (2015) (non-fiction)
- Elizabeth Kolbert: Have Sports Teams Brought Down America’s Schools? (2013) (non-fiction)
- Blue Mountain State, season 3, ep. 12-13
- Alan Sillitoe: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959) (long short story).

In terms of writing and written work, we will look at essay writing (Opgave B of the written exam) and fiction analysis tools (CAIP text analysis framework, vocabulary to describe characters, linkers, the five-paragraph essay, approaches to writing an introduction). Grammar focus areas are: verbs and adjectives
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 16,00 moduler
Dækker over: 17 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 8 The Great War - War poetry

The course explores World War 1 through the analysis of war poetry. We will analyse poems by among others Wilfred Owen, and Siegfried Sassoon. The course will focus on training the students in the analysis of poetry and explore the medium of poetry. During the course we will also delve into different perspectives on the Great War and different types of propaganda.
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 11 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 9 South Africa

Course Objectives:
The students will be introduced to South Africa historically, culturally, and politically. We will read different genres, where the focus will mainly lie on Apartheid, Mandela’s role/importance for the country, and the reaction to his death in 2013. Throughout the course we will work with documentary, non-fiction, as well as fiction about historical and current topics regarding South Africa.


Content:  
South Africa’s history
Apartheid
Mandela's role/importance
Rethorical analysis, Toulmin’s model of argumentation, Poetry analysis, literary analysis.   


Material:  
- Excerpts from: Long Walk to Freedom   
- Maya Angelou: His Day is Done
- Article from The New Yorker: A Letter to Madiba (André Brink)  
- Article from The Guardian: Follow Mandela’s example, and roar with laughter at all this rightwing fawning (Marina Hyde)
- Nelson Mandela’s speech 1963
- Documentary/Film on Mandela  
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 12 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 10 Men and Masculinity

We will work with masculine identity as it is expressed in three major literary periods: the renaissance, early modernism, postmodernism.

While working with Shakespeare we will focus on the genre of drama, Elizabethan language, and the renaissance as a historical periode as well as a world picture. We will take a look at Macbeth as the tragic hero and how his actions transform cosmos into chaos.  

Hereafter we will study Hemingway and his unique minimalistic way of writing and examine what it means, according to Hemingway, to be a man.  This topic draws parallels to previously read texts by Hemingway.

Then we will explore what it means to be a man today, through the analysis of the movie Fight Club by David Fincher based on the novel of the same title by Chuck Palahniuk We will look at the new role of men and the feminasation of society and the postmodern individual.

Lastly, we will watch and discuss modern day commercials in which toxic masculinity is shown, finishing off with a speech my former President Barack Obama on toxic masculinity: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/barack-obama-steph-curry-toxic-masculinity_n_5c6cafe6e4b0f40774c9df5c?section=politics&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=gn_fb&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000023&fbclid=IwAR2vK1RJOPLeNoQi0NobiUifghDYLPEx8xVvUnd1_iWD4Wiq8SQj7z7No2U


Keywords:
Cosmos versus chaos, The Great Chain of Being, Elizabethan world picture, hierarchy, tragedy, monologue, soliloquy, greed, ambition, duty, the tragic hero, the tragic flaw, emasculation, gender roles, masculine identity, violence, power, minimalism, postmodernism, the contemporary male, toxic masculinity.

Material:
Macbeth:
Fields of Vision: om Shakespeare, The historical and social context of Shakespeare, Elizabethan world view + the Shakespearean theater, The tragic hero, the tragic flaw, context and introduction to the play.
Along Literary Lines: act, drama, the renaissance, soliloquy, tragedy.
William Shakespeare: Macbeth
Act I, scene 1, scene 2, Act II, scene 1 (only Macbeth's soliloquy: "Is this a dagger which I see before me"), Act V, scene 1.
Film: BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales Macbeth part 1-3.  

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber:
Ernest Hemingway: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Fight Club:
Material on postmodernism.
Film: Fight Club based on the novel by Chuck Palahnuiks of the same name.  
Article: Ron Hogan 'We are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world:
Fight Club and the Post-Modern Dilemma of Manhood'
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 22 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 11 Dystopia

In this course we will take a close look at the concept of dystopia or a dystopian society,  which describes an imaginary place, state, or society in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror. It is the opposite of a utopia. During the course we will read excerpts from novels, which concern dystopian societies. The purpose of the course is to train the students in textual analysis, genre consciousness, and the analysis of movies.  


Course Material:

Collins, Suzanne, The Hunger Games, 2008 (Excerpts from chp. 1)
Roth, Veronica, Divergent, 2011 (Chp. 1)  
Orwell, George, Animal Farm, 1945
Movie: V for Vendetta, Director: James McTeigue, 2005



Keywords:
Dystopia, utopia, totalitarian regime...



Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 17 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 12 Clash of Cultures

I dette forløb om sammenstødet mellem forskellige kulturer og religioner, vil der være fokus på personkarakteristik, tekstopbygning og fortællersynsvinkel.
Noveller og film anvendes til at illustrere moderne samfundsformer og
værdinormer - i den globale verden (Engelsksprogede), herunder storbyliv versus liv
på landet, naturbeskyttelse, fremmedgjorthed og manglende kommunikation.

Course materials:
An excerpt from Edward Said: Orientalism (1978)
Rudyard Kipling: White Man’s Burden (1899)
Rudyard Kipling: We and They (1919-1923)
Charlie Higson: The Red Line (1993)
Silko: Tony's Story (1974)
Movie: Crash (2004)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 8 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer