AS2, week 1, September 25, 2015

Homework

  • Txtbk
    • p2 Timeline,
    • p5 Reading 1,
    • p6 Colonial America + comprehension questions.
  • Go to library and find easy reading  book about US history and US movies.
  • Borrow one book and one movie. Read the book, watch the movie.

Today’s class

  1. What do you know about early (pre-1776) American history?
    1. Make a list of
      1. people, and
      2. places, things, events
  2. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
    1. Translate into Japanese.
  3. Listen to my mini-lecture, take notes, and list the two reasons why I think studying history is important and interesting.
  4. Listen to my mini-lecture, take notes, and list the two reasons why I think it is a good idea to use movies to study about US history.
  5. Movies are a vital part of American culture. Certain scenes from movies have permeated the national consciousness.
  6. E.g., from “The Wizard of Oz”, we have the image of the yellow brick road (which was the title of a pop-song by British singer-songwriter Elton John), and the lines “We’re not in Kansas any more” and the image of the “man behind the curtain”.
  7. List some American movies you have seen. Check if they are related to US history.

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