Prepare a 3-4 minute presentation on any topic of US history. You can use any topic from the textbook or from the handouts. You can use the same topic as for your New York presentation if you want (but it must be 3-4 minutes long).
Use PowerPoint rather than the overhead camera, for clarity
repeat the key points several times during your presentation.
Remember the lessons you learned from watching the video today.
use simple English.
use words that you know (if you don’t know them, your listeners probably won’t know them either).
use short sentences.
speak key words
point to the picture, map, illustration, etc.
speak with life and passion.
Presentations by 3 students.
We watched an episode from a famous TV drama and made notes about how to communicate key points, how to be convincing and persuasive, and how to write (and speak) in English with few mistakes.
Using your notes from today’s presentations on “V for Vendetta” and “Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring”, write a short paragraph (4~6 sentences) for each presentation . You may need to do a little research before you write.
Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here: AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
Challenge – 15 books this semester!
Presentation “V for Vendetta” and “Lord of the Rings part 1”.
Makiyama – Star Wars and its influence on the US movie industry
Nakagawa – A short history of baseball (related movies – The Natural (a young baseball prodigy goes to Chicago to try out for a professional team, but something happens to him when he gets there), A League of their own (the first women’s baseball team), The Babe (about Babe Ruth), Mr. Baseball (an aging American baseball player comes to Japan and is not happy about it), The Rookie, (a chemistry teacher who always dreamed of being a baseball player has a chance to make his dream come true).