First off, thank you to everyone who attended the extra activity on Saturday at the Wurth Museum and a special thanks to Carmen for her fantastic explanations! Remember, you may want to consider writing about your impressions of the art or your favorite or least favorite piece as a follow-up activity.
This week we talked about Martin Luther King, Jr., given that Monday was MLK Day, also known in some states as Civil Rights Day. First, you may want to read a bit about his biography (this easy exercise includes comprehension activities). For listening, you could check out a segment of his "I Have a Dream" speech (with transcript), listen about the Civil Rights movement (mp3 with transcript) or watch a documentary called Freedom Riders online (click CC for English subtitles).
This week for writing you could try begining a composition with MLK's famous words "I Have a Dream" or do some creative writing in which a character feels discriminated against.
Of course, talking about civil rights led us to many other topics like segregation, discrimination and cultural differerences. In the spirit of cultural understanding, one of our students recommended watching a documentary online called Life in a Day.
This Sunday January 22nd at 19:30 they are showing original version cinema at the Breton Theater. The film is called Melancholia, you can watch the trailer and read a review online.