Welcome to History in English – freedom struggles from around the world! We will travel through history from the United States of America to Europe and the Middle-East, and all the way to South-Africa, exploring topics such as slavery, civil rights movements, Nazi Germany, Apartheid and exploitation of indigenous people.
The focus will be on original texts and films with webquests to guide you on your way. Field trips will be arranged to learn more from local experts. By the end of this course, you will have learned about some of human kind’s most significant struggles for freedom and gained a new perspective on equality throughout history. You will have the ability to use sources critically and express your own opinions in English. Moreover, you will learn to truly appreciate you own freedom!
- 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About Founding America
- American Themes and Dreams to Think About + Lee Greenwood “God Bless the U.S.A” (1984) lyrics + music video
- The American Dream Worksheet
- The Myth of the American Dream Prezi
- Ishe Komborera Africa Prezi
- National Geographic Reservation Stories
- The History of Apartheid PowerPoint
- History in English Vocabulary on Quizlet
- The Civil Rights Movement: Prezi1, Prezi2, The New York Times, SlideShare and History Channel
- Primary Sources: The Declaration of Independence 1776, The Emancipation Proclamation 1863, The 13th Amendment 1865, The 14h Amendment 1868, The 15th Amendment 1870, The 19th Amendment 1920, Birmingham’s Racial Segregation Ordinances 1951, The 24th Amendment 1962, “I Have a Dream” Speech by Martin Luther King 1963, The Civil Rights Act 1964, The Voting Rights Act 1965, The Fair Housing Act 1968
- Songs: “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holliday 1939, “Oh Freedom”, “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” by Bob Dylan 1963, “We Shall Overcome”
- answering study questions based on lectures, movies and field trips
- active participation in class discussions
- course feedback and self-evaluation