Background information America 1960's

1960s America
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In deze les zitten 20 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 3 videos.

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1960s America

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

- To kill a Mockingbird  written in 1960 takes places in 1935
- The Help written in 2009 takes place in 1962

Both works focus on and deal with themes and issues (ex. racism and poverty) that were striking for these periods in American history.

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

We will focus on the 1960s but what do you know about the American 1930s?

Slide 3 - Open vraag

The Great Depression
- 5 million people lost their jobs
- After the crash of wallstreet
- Dust Bowl

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

The Dust Bowl

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

1960s America

Slide 6 - Woordweb


Slide 7 - Video

Which of these novels takes place in Mississippi?
To kill a Mockingbird
The Help

Slide 8 - Quizvraag

Why did Kennedy have to support the Civil Rights Movement?

Slide 9 - Open vraag

"never go to war with a noun". What is this referring to?

Slide 10 - Open vraag


Slide 11 - Video

Explain what segregation is in your own words.

Slide 12 - Open vraag

What is the NAACP?
National Anthropologists Against Civil Protest
Natural Aggressors of Anti Coloured Personnel
National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People
Neutral Anthropology Accepted by Certain Persons

Slide 13 - Quizvraag

Is this document pro or con the segregation of schools?

Slide 14 - Quizvraag

What is the main point this video wants to make clear?

Slide 15 - Open vraag

I Have a Dream
- Important historical moment
- Background information
- Listening exercise
- Will help you understand and read difficult and older texts.

- Read along with the speech

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

1. Figurative language (From Prentice Hall Literature: Bronze, 1991): “writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. The many types of figurative language are known as figures of speech, which include (among others) metaphor, personification, simile and symbol.”
a. Metaphor: Something in a literary work described as though it were something else. “The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.”
b. Personification: When a non-human subject is given human characteristics. The wind ate through the boy’s flesh.
c. Simile: A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unlike subjects using either like or as. She sings as a lark sings but stings like a wasp.
d. Symbol: Anything in literature that stands for or represents something else. The sun symbolizing hope; night symbolizing fear; the tides symbolizing change.

2. Oratory (From Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, 1995): “the rationale and practice of persuasive public speaking.” Some oratorical devices include:
a. Refrain: A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song
b. Dramatic pause: An intentional pause in delivery in order to build suspense or magnify the importance of a point.
c. Hyperbole: exaggeration used for emphasis or dramatic effect. We will not breathe again until the injustice has stopped.

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Slide 18 - Video

What is the main message of this speech? Take a few minutes

Slide 19 - Open vraag

With a partner
- Read the bit about literary devices
- Answer the questions 

Done? --> Read your literature! 

Slide 20 - Tekstslide