BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

par Miss CONRARD  -  3 Octobre 2021, 12:02  -  #NIVEAU TERMINALE, #DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

AXE 7: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION                                             

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

Key question: How does an age-old community face 21st century challenges?

 

MISSION 1: Introduce the following document and describe it. Use the help box to make your sentences.

 

INTRODUCTION: An Age-Old Thriving* Community

The USA is filled with endless diversity, people of all colours, religions, ethnicities and cultures come together in one giant landmass. And the centre of this diversity is the Amish, a group of people who follow a traditional Christian Church derived from Swiss Germany.

To thrive* = prospérer, être florisssant

After returning from Sunday church an Amish family walks with bare feet over a country road in the heart of rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 24 June, 2018.

After returning from Sunday church an Amish family walks with bare feet over a country road in the heart of rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 24 June, 2018.

MISSION 2: Listen to this video (without watching), Who are the Amish? Take notes and recap the information you got to your class in French.

MISSION 3: AT HOME: Now watch the video on the blog, have a look at this questionnaire and try to find the correct answers

HOMEWORK: READING COMPREHENSION

20 Facts about the Amish

READ and FIND the following information. What do you learn about... ?:

- The Amish community in general

- Family life

- Food

- Education

- Jobs

- Languages

- Technology

- Physical appearance

- Clothes

- Rumspringa

 

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

HOMEWORK: EXTRA READING

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

REVISIONS

How to enhance your written expression?

Just use more linking words:

CREATED EQUAL BUT DIFFERENT

CREATED EQUAL BUT DIFFERENT

Living or Leaving the Amish Life

Key question: How far do the Amish have to adapt to the modern world to preserve their lifestyle and traditions?

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

BREAKING AMISH

Background to the videos: It comes from the four-season American reality television series “Breaking Amish” that started on 9 September, 2012. In this series, five young Amish adults move to New York City in order to experience a different life in the Big Apple and decide whether to return to their communities or leave for good and face shunning by their friends and family.

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Watch Bates’ video on the blog.

  • Focus on Bates’ living conditions, feelings and how he ended up living like this. Sum up Bate’s story and say what he wants to do.
  • Do you understand Bate’s reactions ? Why (not) ?

 

 

 

Meet Bates

Meet Bates

HOMEWORK:

Listen to the video "Young Amish woman leaves home" and try to understand what's going on... Pick as many key words as possible...

FACING 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES                                                                         

Winds of Change

MISSION 1: WARM-UP

Compare and contrast these two photos taken in the Amish community.

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY
BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

READING 1: A deeply rooted community

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

READING 2: An evolving community

BEING AMISH IN THE 21st CENTURY

READING COMPREHENSION:

The future is calling

THE FUTURE IS CALLING

THE FUTURE IS CALLING

SPICE UP YOUR VOCABULARY

Download the following worksheet

EXTRA READING

EXTRA LISTENING

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