ARE AMERICANS SAFE?

par Miss CONRARD  -  22 Septembre 2019, 12:37  -  #NIVEAU PREMIERE

AXE 5: Fictions et réalités
MISSION 1: GROUP WORK: COMMENT ON A POLITICAL CARTOON by OLLE, a Swedish cartoonist, 2011

 

1. Make a full description of what you can see.

2. Comment on the speech bubble.

3. What does this American woman embody?

4. What is the cartoonist's goal?

 

ARE AMERICANS SAFE?

ANALYSER UN DOCUMENT ICONOGRAPHIQUE

MISSION 2: Look at documents 1 and 2 below and be ready to describe each of them.

 

  1. Collect visual elements and try to explain what they symbolize
  2. Now focus on the writing on each poster and explain what it refers to.
  3. What strikes you most in the composition of these documents? What do they have in common? What is their goal?
Doc 1: God saves and Satan invests, Shepard Fairey, 2013

Doc 1: God saves and Satan invests, Shepard Fairey, 2013

Doc 2: Act, Koy Suntichotinum, 2018

Doc 2: Act, Koy Suntichotinum, 2018

MISSION 3: Read and comment on the article: "God saves and Satan invests".

  1. What do you know about Sheperd Fairey? Make research (on the blog)
  2. Read and summarize Shepard Fairey’s point.
  3. Explain what the no-fly list means.
  4. Say whether Sheperd’s opinion is convincing?

MISSION 4: Watch the video below

Summarize what you have understood in English
Do you find it convincing?

 

Doc 3: Evan, Sandy Hook promise

FEED 1: GUNS IN HISTORY AND US LAW
Look at the 3 following documents and recap what you have understood about the American constitution and the NRA.
Document 1: The 2nde Amendment of the US Constitution.

Document 1: The 2nde Amendment of the US Constitution.

Document 2: What is the 2nd Amendment?

Document 3: Learn about the NRA

THE PARKLAND SHOOTING

 

Background information

Following a shootout at a school in Parkland, Florida (February 14, 2018), youth organized a movement and protests for increased gun control in the United States on March 24, 2018. These Parades were called March For Our Lives and brought together more than a million people. The most important took place in Washington DC and one of the spokespersons was Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland killings.

 

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FEED 2: Ice-T Time
Is owning a gun a non-negotiable right?
Ice-T in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, 2014

Ice-T in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, 2014

Ice-T during a concert in the 1990's

Ice-T during a concert in the 1990's

  1. Who’s the man in both pictures? What do you know about him?
  2. Watch the video “Carrying arms to fight against tyranny” and take notes.
  3. Focus on Ice-T’s body language. What mood is he in? (sad, determined, hesitant…)
  4. Do you think the guest is FOR or AGAINST the right to carry arms?
  5. Which of these words does he use to justify his point of view?

UNCONSTITUTIONAL  /  PROTECT YOURSELF / ANTI-GUNS /  LEGAL

 

TRAINING TASK (150 words)

You work as a journalist for an American newspaper and you followed Ice-T’s interview on Guru-Murthy’s show. Write an article to report and summarize the star’s opinion about guns.

 

HOW TO..

Report someone else’s words :

  • The journalist asked him if…            =          Le journaliste lui a demandé si…
  • He answered that…                         =          Il a répondu que…
  • He argued that …                            =          Il a soutenu que …
  • He said that …                                 =          Il a dit que …
  • He explained that …                       =          Il a expliqué que …
  • The journalist told the interviewee that… =    Le journaliste a dit à l’invité que…

 

 

Background information

The shooting of Aurora (a suburban Denver town, hence the name of Denver Shooting) took place in a movie theater on the night of July 19 to 20, 2012. The gunman killed 12 people and wounded 70. The journalist mentions this event earlier in the interview.

THE DENVER SHOOTING

THE DENVER SHOOTING

FEED 3: GUN ART
Does Art play a role in public debate?
Gun Country, Michael Murphy, 2014
Gun Country, Michael Murphy, 2014
Gun Country, Michael Murphy, 2014

Gun Country, Michael Murphy, 2014

Mission 1: Do research on Michael Murphy

Mission 2:
Read the following article and collect information about Michael Murphy’s piece of art.                   
What is the artist’s goal?
EXTRA READING

Mission 3: Read about Andy Warhol’s painting entitled Gun and find out why Andy Warhol decided to paint this Gun?

Gun, Andy Warhol, 1981

Gun, Andy Warhol, 1981

On your OWN: Watch the following video
HOMEWORK: Learn more about Valerie Solanas and recap what you have understood.

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FROM ILLUSION TO DELUSION              
 
VIDEO: GUNS WITH HISTORY
ARE AMERICANS SAFE?

Listen to the GUN CULTURE vocabulary and practice your pronunciation

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