What's in a Word? Amanda Gorman etc.

Our central theme for Period 3
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In deze les zitten 47 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 11 videos.

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Our central theme for Period 3

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Which word is the most powerful in the English language?

Slide 2 - Open vraag

In what ways can you use words?
Examples, please!
E.g. song

Slide 3 - Woordweb

Which [famous] people made important speeches?

Slide 4 - Open vraag

Dr. Martin Luther King made an important speech.
What was the title of his speech?
I have a vision.
I know a story.
I have an idea.
I have a dream.

Slide 5 - Quizvraag

Dr. King on August 28, 1963

"I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
De rede wordt als een retorisch meesterwerk beschouwd. King paste allusies toe als citaten uit de Bijbel, de Amerikaanse Onafhankelijkheidsverklaring, de Grondwet van de Verenigde Staten, en de Emancipatieproclamatie en de Gettysburg Address, beide van president Abraham Lincoln. Het gebruik van anaforen en de wijze van voordracht is typerend voor de preekwijze in het methodisme.
Een voorbeeld van een anafoor is het moment waarin King de mensen aanspoort het moment aan te grijpen, met "Now is the time...", en dat vier maal in zes paragrafen te herhalen. De anafoor I have a dream wordt zelfs acht maal herhaald.

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

What was his speech
about, do you think?
Key words.

Slide 7 - Woordweb

The USA now has a new president. What did the former [ex-] president talk about the most?
money and the economy
fake news
respect for old people

Slide 8 - Quizvraag

On 20 January 2021,
Inauguration Day
Which words did
President Biden use in
his first speech?

Slide 9 - Woordweb

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

One of the guests spoke about unity.
Please use a photo from your personal library that expresses "unity" to you.

Slide 11 - Open vraag

This lady was (one of) the guests.
What was her role at the ceremony?

Slide 12 - Open vraag

Let's listen to the poem bit by bit
Get ready to write down some words... 
select those you think you should know.

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Slide 14 - Video

The Hill We Climb - Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.
We've braved the belly of the beast,
We've learned that quiet isn't always peace, 
and the norms and notions
of what just is
isn't always just-ice.

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Which two things does she
compare here?
water and fire
clear and unclear
day and night
truth and lies

Slide 16 - Quizvraag

Slide 17 - Video

And yet the dawn is ours 
before we knew it.
Somehow we do it.
Somehow we've weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn't broken,
but simply unfinished.
We the successors of a country and a time
where a skinny Black girl
descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one.

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

What does "descended and raised" mean?
before and after
come down, come up
broken and healed
died and born

Slide 19 - Quizvraag

Slide 20 - Video

And yes we are far from polished
Far from pristine.
But that doesn't mean we are
striving to form a union that is perfect.
We are striving to forge a union with purpose,
to compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us,
but what stands before us.

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

"cultures, colors, characters and conditions" is an example of ...

Slide 22 - Quizvraag

"we are far from polished and pristine"
what does this mean?

Slide 23 - Quizvraag

Slide 24 - Video

We close the divide because we know, 
to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside.
We lay down our arms 
so we can reach out our arms to one another.
We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true,
that even as we grieved, we grew,
that even as we hurt, we hoped,
that even as we tired, we tried,
that we'll forever be tied together, victorious.

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

"We seek harm to none and harmony for all".
Which words go together?

__________     __________
__________     __________
__________     __________

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

Slide 27 - Video

Not because we will never again know defeat,
But because we will never again sow division. 
Scripture tells us to envision
that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
and no one shall make them afraid.
If we're to live up to our own time,
then victory won't lie in the blade.
But in all the bridges we've made,
that is the promise to glade,
the hill we climb. 
If only we dare.

Slide 28 - Tekstslide

Which words rhyme?

Slide 29 - Open vraag

"then victory won't lie in the blade"
meaning ?
we won't win using words
we won't win using our eyes
we won't win using leaves
we won't win using force

Slide 30 - Quizvraag

Slide 31 - Video

It's because being American is more than a pride we inherit, it's the past we step into and how we repair it.
We've seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it.
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.
And this effort very nearly succeeded.
But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
it can never be permanently defeated.
In this truth, in this faith we trust.
For while we have our eyes on the future,
history has its eyes on us.

Slide 32 - Tekstslide

Slide 33 - Video

This is the era of just redemption
we feared at its inception.
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs
of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter.
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves.
So while once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?
Now we assert,
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?

Slide 34 - Tekstslide

Slide 35 - Video

We will not march back to what was,
but move to what shall be.
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free.
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation,
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation.
Our blunders become their burdens.
But one thing is certain,

Slide 36 - Tekstslide

Slide 37 - Video

If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy,
and change our children's birthright.
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with.
Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one.
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west.
We will rise from the windswept northeast,

Slide 38 - Tekstslide

Slide 39 - Video

where our forefathers first realized revolution.
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the 
midwestern states.
We will rise from the sunbaked south.
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover.
And every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful.

Slide 40 - Tekstslide

Slide 41 - Video

When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid,
the new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it.
If only we're brave enough to be it.

Slide 42 - Tekstslide

"If only we're brave enough to be it."
Be what?

Slide 43 - Quizvraag

What did you think of the poem:
"The Hill We Climb"?

Slide 44 - Open vraag

Would you like to see more poetry on our programme?

Slide 45 - Poll

Do you have tips for us, materials to use in class for lessons such as this one?

Slide 46 - Open vraag

Slide 47 - Tekstslide