Undervisningsbeskrivelse

Stamoplysninger til brug ved prøver til gymnasiale uddannelser
Termin(er) 2018/19 - 2019/20
Institution Rungsted Gymnasium
Fag og niveau Engelsk B
Lærer(e) Jytte Schnell Skærup, Maya Haarup Gregersen
Hold 2018 En/m (1m EnB, 2m EnB)
Oversigt over gennemførte undervisningsforløb
Titel 1 The USA from British Colony to Superpower
Titel 2 Ernest Hemingway
Titel 3 Brexit
Titel 4 India
Titel 5 'The Hate U Give': African-American Identity
Titel 6 Postcolonial Perspectives
Titel 7 Belonging in Brexit Britain
Titel 8 Fake News and Animal Farm

Beskrivelse af de enkelte undervisningsforløb (1 skema for hvert forløb)
Titel 1 The USA from British Colony to Superpower

We start with the theme: The USA - from British Colony to Superpower. The learning goals are to (1) gain an insight into the history, development, culture, and diversity of American society, (2) analyse poems, non-fiction, and short stories, and (3) expand vocabulary related to the theme and improve oral proficiency.
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Skriftligt arbejde:
Titel Afleveringsdato
Test 08-11-2018
Assignment 1 16-12-2018
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 10 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 4 India

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Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 18 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 5 'The Hate U Give': African-American Identity

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course consists of texts all trying to define what it means to be African-American.

We are going to analyse a variety of genres which aim to express African-American identity (a novel, a short story, poetry and a speech), but rap and hip hop texts will have a particular focus in this topic. We are going to approach these texts as poetry and use knowledge of poetic devices such as rhyme scheme and figurative language to analyse the texts' themes. How does e.g. a metaphor help express a poem's message on African-American identity?

It is essential that you are able to relate all the texts' themes to their wider context such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the issue of structural racism.

We are also going to include a historical perspective on African-American identity in the shape of Langston Hughes' poem 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' (1920) which will be read in the context of the Harlem Renaissance from the 1920s.

Fra læreplanen for STX engelsk B: Du skal kunne...

- Analysere og fortolke tekster med anvendelse af faglig terminologi og metode
- Perspektivere tekster kulturelt, samfundsmæssigt og historisk

CENTRAL TERMS:

Characteristics of rap, Black Lives Matter, structural racism, to reverse, identity, signifying vs. storytelling, free verse, police violence, criminal justice, bias, prejudice, stereotypes

TEXTS:

- Mathilde Thomsen and Biana Erlich-Møller, 'Introduction' in Black Voices (2016), pp.140 - 144

- Jay Caspian Kang, 'Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us' (The New York Times Magazine, May 4, 2015)

- Excerpt from Barack Obama's speech at interfaith memorial service (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icGmm2uET3I)

- Jakob Bækgaard, 'Characteristics of Rap' in Jakob Bækgaard, Kristine Lund Anders, Stinna Staagaard Pedersen, Eva Pors, Open Wide 2. edition (2017), pp. 186 - 188

- Kanye West - 'Black Skinhead' (2013) (http://genius.com/Kanye-west-black-skinhead-lyrics) and music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q604eed4ad0

- Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, 'Formation' (2016) (http://genius.com/Beyonce-formation-lyrics) and music video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZJPJV__bQ)

- Angie Thomas, 'The Hate U Give' (2017), pp.163 - 170

- Nafissa Thompson-Spires, 'The Body's Defenses Against itself' from 'The Heads of Colored People' (2018), pp.51 - 64

- Ava DuVernay, ep.1 of 'When They See Us' (2019) on Netflix

- Langston Hughes - 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' (1920) (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/44428)

EXTRA MATERIAL:

Video on the Harlem Renaissance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir0URpI9nKQ

This American Life: "Cops see it differently" https://www.thisamericanlife.org/547/cops-see-it-differently-part-one (from 20 min. - 27 min)






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Kernestof:

Skriftligt arbejde:
Titel Afleveringsdato
Written assignment 1 09-10-2019
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 15 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 6 Postcolonial Perspectives

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The topic deals with postcolonial literature and how identity is shaped through the stories we tell. Most texts deal with Western Africa (Ghana and Nigeria), but the topic also includes a text focusing on India.

The focus of the course is aimed at how postcolonial nations and postcolonial literature in general seek ”to describe the interactions between European nations and the peoples they colonized” and how postcolonial literature in various ways deals with how ”colonialism has influenced the lives and mindsets of the colonizers as well as the colonized ” (quotes from "Africa Unfold").

Keywords for the course:

• Discourses: you create, shape and control by means of e.g. words or stories
• The danger of a single story: representations used to dispossess and to malign <> used to empower and humanize
• Hegemony (being superior <> being inferior)
• Stereotypes
• The dichotomy of ”Us <> Them”
• Resisting colonialist views and stereotypes
• Re-writing, reshaping, redefining, recreating, reclaiming – who you are  
• ”Writing Back”
• People and Identities: Hybridity, Multiple identities, Cultural diversity, Dialogue (rather than a hegemonic monologue)


TEXTS:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'The Danger of a Single Story' (TED-talk, 2009) https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story#t-31418)

"Postcolonial Perspectives" in Hess Thaysen, A., Debel Christensen, L., "Africa Unfold", København: Lindhardt og Ringhof 2015

Alexandra Fuller, excerpt from 'The View from This End' in Granta (2004), pp.372 - 377

Binyavanga Wainaina, 'How to write about Africa' in Granta (2005), pp.391 - 395

Trine Østergaard, 'English as a Lingua Franca' from 'The English Handbook' (2017), pp.171-176

Joshua Idehen, 'Naija Brit' (Gyldendals Engelskportal)

Jhumpa Lahiri, 'Interpreter of Maladies' from the short story collection 'Interpreter of Maladies' (1999), pp.43 - 69
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 13 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 7 Belonging in Brexit Britain

Formål:

Forløbet handler om Brexit, britisk identitet og hvordan en national selvforståelse kan komme til udtryk i litteratur og taler. Der tages udgangspunkt i Benedict Andersons teori om "imagined communities", som beskriver, hvordan vi former vores nationalitet gennem den måde, vi taler og skriver om vores land. Forløbet har derfor til formål at undersøge, hvordan britiske tekster skildrer britisk selvforståelse i kølvandet på Brexit. Er "United Kingdom" virkelig en samlet nation eller opdelt på tværs af klasse, uddannelse og geografi?

Der undersøges to modsatrettede tendenser. Den ene er en fortælling om Storbritannien som et imperium og udtrykker en længsel efter tidligere tiders storhed og står i kontrast til moderne velfærdsproblemer. Den anden tendens skildrer Storbritannien ud fra et pessimistisk synspunkt som et opdelt og splittet samfund.


TEXTS:

Alexander Betts, 'Why Brexit happened and what to do next' (TED-talk, 2016)https://www.ted.com/talks/alexander_betts_why_brexit_happened_and_what_to_do_next

Lorenza Antonucci, Laszlo Horvath, and André Krouwel, 'Brexit was not the voice of the working class nor of the uneducated – it was of the squeezed middle' (LSE blog, 2017)

Zadie Smith, 'Fences - A Brexit Diary' (The New York Review of Books, 2016)   

Katrine Brøndsted, 'Imagined Communities' in Narrating India (2016), pp.312 - 313

Boris Johnson, 'My address to the nation' (2020) https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1223365339494453248

James Thomson, 'Rule Britannia' (1740)

Joe Wright, 'The Darkest Hour' (2018)

Excerpt from Winston Churchill, 'We shall fight on the beaches' (1940)

Ben Okri, 'Grenfell Tower, June 2017' (The Financial Times, 2017)

Zadie Smith, 'The Lazy River' (The New Yorker, 2017)  
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Kernestof:

Skriftligt arbejde:
Titel Afleveringsdato
Written assignment 4 05-02-2020
2m EnB skr. prøve 05-03-2020
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 15 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 8 Fake News and Animal Farm

FORLØBETS FORMÅL:

Hovedformålet med forløbet er at forbedre dine sproglige kompetencer, da du skal læse og arbejde med en større tekstmængde på engelsk. Læsningen af Animal Farm har særligt fokus på, hvordan virkeligheden kan fordrejes for at tjene en politisk dagsorden. Du skal være i stand til at sætte dette tema i perspektiv med den aktuelle problematik omkring "fake news."   


Fra læreplanen: Du skal kunne…

- Orientere dig i et engelsksproget stof, herunder et skrevet værk
- Analysere og fortolke med anvendelse af faglig terminologi
- Perspektivere det givne materiale samfundsmæssigt
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 15 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer