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) Tine Huus
Hold 2018 En/b (1b EnB, 2b EnB)
Oversigt over gennemførte undervisningsforløb
Titel 1 1: The USA - from British Colony to Superpower
Titel 2 2: The UK - From Island to Empire and Back
Titel 3 3: Sport - To Win, To Participate, To Develop
Titel 4 4: A Global World
Titel 5 5: The White Tiger
Titel 6 6: Humans vs. Robots
Titel 7 7: Revision

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

We start off 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.

Materials to be used:
US History Quiz
Eyder Peralta: It's Not Your Imagination: Americans Are More Polarized, Says Pew (non-fiction)
David Nye: American history (non-fiction)
Emma Lazarus: The New Colossus (1883) (poem)
Edward Kearny: The Frontier Heritage (1984) (non-fiction)
Barack Obama: The American Promise (2008) (non-fiction)
Langston Hughes: Tales of Simple – Temptation (1965) (short story)
Tom McAfee: This is My Living Room (1966) (short story)
Z. Z. Packer: Gideon (2007) (short story).

We use US newspapers online. We may also include episodes from Modern Family, the American television mockumentary.

In terms of writing and written work, we will look at what characterizes written English as opposed to oral English, how to write a summary, and how to use linkers. Grammar focus areas include basic grammar: Ordklasser og sætningsanalyse.
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 16,00 moduler
Dækker over: 18 moduler
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Titel 2 2: The UK - From Island to Empire and Back

We embark on a new theme: The UK - From Island to Empire and Back. The learning goals are to (1) gain an insight into the history, development, culture, and self-perception of the UK in terms of colonisation, class society, and multiculturalism, (2) build analytical skills and critical thinking through reading poems, short stories, and non-fiction, and (3) expand vocabulary related to the theme and improve oral proficiency. We also watch episodes from "The Crown" and "Little Britain".

Materials to be used include:
UK History Quiz
Great Britain's national anthem
Rudyard Kipling: The White Man's Burden
Jilly Cooper: Class
The Crown, Netflix, season 1, episode 5
Penelope Lively: The Happiest Days of Your Life
Ruperake Petaia: Kidnapped
Addley and McCarthy: The man who fell to earth
Matt Lucas and David Walliams: Little Britain, series 1, episode 1
Status of Brexit, articles and documentaries.

In terms of writing and written work, we will learn how to write an analytical essay for both fiction and non-fiction texts. We broaden our analytical skills by diving into the analysis frameworks for both fiction and non-fiction. Grammar focus areas include basic grammar: ordstilling og kongruens.
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Skriftligt arbejde:
Titel Afleveringsdato
130 timerspulje - The Shining 29-01-2019
Analytical essay 04-02-2019
SRP1 08-03-2019
Omfang Estimeret: 15,00 moduler
Dækker over: 18 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 3 3: 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)
- The Blind Side (2009) (film)
- Alan Sillitoe: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959) (long short story).

In terms of writing and written work, we will continue with the analytical essay writing. Grammar focus areas include: kongruens, genitiv, tegnsætning.
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Titel Afleveringsdato
Summary/Analytical Essay 05-05-2019
Omfang Estimeret: 15,00 moduler
Dækker over: 14 moduler
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Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 4 4: A Global World

The next theme is "A Global World". We will look at how the English language and culture come to dominate the world through colonisation, migration, and globalisation. The learning goals are to (1) gain an insight into globalisation and English as a lingua franca, i.e. a shared language of communication used between people whose main languages are different, (2) build analytical and critical thinking competencies through discussing poems, short stories,¨non-fiction, and film, and (3) expand vocabulary related to the theme and improve listening and speaking skills.

Materials to be used include:
- Business and the global economy, an excerpt from the Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies Coursebook
- Gentlemen of the Jungle (Kenya)
- Karma (India)
- This Land (Australia)
- The Rabbit Proof Fence (Australia)
- Minotaur (half and half)
- Help, I'm suffering from reverse culture chock (a global world)
- The Go-Between (globalization).
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Titel Afleveringsdato
Non-fiction assignment 1 08-09-2019
Fiction assignment 1 28-10-2019
Omfang Estimeret: 20,00 moduler
Dækker over: 20 moduler
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Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 5 5: The White Tiger

In connection with your study trip to India, we are going to read the novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. The White Tiger is journey from darkness to light, around many locations, demonstrating the many contrasts in India at the beginning of the 21st century,

We start off by investigating Aravind Adiga, the author of the novel. Applying fiction analysis framework, we analyse and interpret narration, point of view, setting, characters, composition, language and style, and themes and message. Finally we put the work into perspective in relation to the following areas: 1) setting: time and place, 2) political, historical events at the turn of the century, and 3) the genre of letter writing. In the process, we learn about and use the historical approach to literature to improve our understanding of the novel.

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Titel Afleveringsdato
Non-fiction assignment 2 15-12-2019
Omfang Estimeret: 20,00 moduler
Dækker over: 24 moduler
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Titel 6 6: Humans vs. Robots

This course focuses on our deep-set and century-old fascination with robots and artificial human beings.

The texts enable the students to consider and discuss various topics and dilemmas regarding robots and the human beings who have created them or are forced to interact with them. Fiction and non-fiction are both represented, as are TED talks:

- Isaac Asimov: Introduction "The Robot Chronicles" (extract, 1990), non-fiction
- Brian Aldiss: "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" (1968), short story
- Alan Dean Foster: "Seasoning" (2014), short story
- Fei-Fei Li: "How We’re Teaching Computers to Understand Pictures" (2015), TED Talk
- Mary Shelley: "Frankenstein" (1818), excerpt from chapter III of the novel
- David Cage: Kara (2012), short film.
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Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: 10,00 moduler
Dækker over: 11 moduler
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Titel 7 7: Revision

For the rest of this semester, we focus on revision and getting fully ready for the written and oral exam, respectively.

The four themes for the oral exam are:
The USA – from British Colony to Superpower
A Global World – Africa, India, Australia and Globalisation
The White Tiger
Humans vs. Robots - Artificial Intelligence.
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Titel Afleveringsdato
Fiction assignment 3 03-05-2020
Omfang Estimeret: 7,00 moduler
Dækker over: 8 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer