Tag Archive: FormesdePouvoir


BAC REVISIONS

+ 2ème tour : cliquez sur l’onglet expression orale (ci-dessus)

N’oubliez pas de consulter l’onglet « BAC (conseils) »

France TV education vous propose des vidéos de conseils pour présenter les notions à l’oral :

http://education.francetv.fr/langues/terminale/dossier/revisions-bac-anglais

Here’s the trailer:

Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent : studying thought control in a democratic society

« Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship »

 by Banksy :

 

The corporation

the_corporation_filmThe Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

* Spin = Public Relation

(Click on the photos to zoom in)

How the tobacco industry raised its sales by getting women to smoke in public (1929) ‘thanks to’ Edward Bernays, the father of propaganda.

An interesting film to  watch :

Le cinéaste Robert Kane Pappas utilise les concepts Orwelliens de « double langage » et de « guerre sans fin » pour décrypter la situation actuelle. VO sous-titrée.  Documentaire de Robert Kane Pappas, 2004.
1h 45mn

+ check this up : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification  (RFID CHIP)

1984 by George Orwell,  a visionary book written in 1948:

The books are available here in English & inFrench

Here’s the trailer :

Extra information :

In London there is a « blue plaque » on the buildings where famous people used to live. On BBC learning English you can do a comprehension exercise about George Orwell with also some audio:  George Orwell

George Orwell

here is a quizz about G. Orwell

+ une petite sélection de liens

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Books & films inspired by 1984

Terry Gilliam’s visionary film :

brazilposter

« It’s only a state of mind… »

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V for Vendetta :

V for Vendettavendetta

which was adapted from a graphic novel (roman graphique = longue B.D.) by Alan Moore :

V for vendetta

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday

Strange Fruit is still a song for today (article from the Guardian)

article-Strange Fruit in PDF:

"Strange Fruit is still a song for today : Made famous by Billie Holiday, Abel Meeropol's lyrics offer a powerful plea for racial tolerance that is no less relevant today..."

autres liens :Strange Fruit

Billie sur Wikipedia

Here is a good slide show that I have found to complete our presentation of Billie Holiday:

N.B. re « Strange Fruit » : Abel Meeropol a.k.a. Lewis Allan (i.e. it’s the same person)

(remarque:   !attention faux ami : to sanction = to approve (diapo. n° 2) + le « Civil Rights Act » mettant fin à la ségrégation a été signé en 1964  

 il y a aussi quelques erreurs de langue dans le texte: ex.  (diapo. n°20) : voc. s’enorgueillir de : to pride oneself on doing something et non « preceded »)

and here is another good slide show and  analysis of the song plus a translation (in French) :

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 CLICK HERE   to get  the documents for this sequence.

++ CLICK ON THE 1960s TAG to get the documents about The Vietnam War and Woodstock

(rappel  : TAG = Mot Clef)

You can also listen to some Native American music in the Audio Box (open the Ethnic Music File)

If you want to know more about peyote have a look at this Wikipedia article about the Native American Church.

Listen to the programme again (click on the picture : full version):

Their fight for the vote

Check out these links and learn a bit more about Victorian women’s rights (game)  (VOC. « launch the game » = lancez le jeu) or check out women’s history with the BBC timeline (chronologie) (with photos)  from 1900 to now :  CLICK HERE ! 

 BBC CROSSWORD about women

+ OTHER LINKS

Have a look at these documents concerning this sequence :

DOCS.

 * food for thought = de quoi réfléchir

fahrenheit 451

« You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. » Ray Bradbury

(« Il n’est pas nécessaire de brûler les livres pour détruire une culture. Il suffit d’amener les gens à ne plus les lire. »

And just to stay in a futuristic and apocalyptic mood :

KEEP SMILING ! …  some time in the future…

civil rights pins

(LE CONTENU CORRESPONDANT AU DIAPORAMA VU EN CLASSE EST ACCESSIBLE  ICI)

Here are the documents corresponding to this long sequence :

iDiOmS : comment exprimer le souhait (song/video)

African Americans  : The Civil Rights

BILLIE HOLIDAY :  STRANGE FRUIT

You can also view Martin Luther King’s famous speech I HAVE A DREAM video (with French subtitles) at the bottom of this page: just click on the picture

and here are the links related to African Americans

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pin-widely-worn-by-members-of-freedom-mvt-organizations This was the slogan of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s.

( you can watch a video of the events. The song is by Nina Simone, a committed singer.)

*committed : engagé

To play the video : click here

Here is a timeline (chronologie) you can view to revise The Civil Rights Movement :

This video will remind you of the lesson too :

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consumer society

To find out what is connected to our new theme click on the following tag :

CONSUMER SOCIETY

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+ RELATED EXPRESSION

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 OHIO a protest song by Neil Young (listen to the clip)

Here is a mini slideshow to complement what we are doing  in class:

Vietnam War(version PDF)

How to turn marines into killing machines :

aucun doublage ne vaut l’original … « You got a war face? Let me see your war face. You don’t scare me. Work on it! » war face?

[HERE ARE THE LINKS ABOUT INDIA : the caste system & the dowry system]

1) FOOD FOR THOUGHT : here are a few famous quotations(citations) by the Mahatma:

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2) TO COMPLEMENT WHAT WE’VE DONE IN CLASS, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SLIDE SHOW ABOUT GANDHI’S LIFE :

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And here is the trailer of the film:

Books & films inspired by 1984

Terry Gillian’s visionary film :

brazilposter

« It’s only a state of mind… »

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V for Vendetta :

V for Vendetta

which was adapted from a graphic novel (roman graphique = longue B.D.) by Alan Moore :

V for vendetta

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Martin Luther King’s speech with French subtitles

Martin Luther King in front of portrait of Gandhi

Listen to Martin Luther King’s famous speech, which he delivered in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington,  in front of a huge crowd*.             ( * = une foule immense)

Note that he reads his prepared speech at first and then when he launches into « I have a dream », he follows his inspiration. So one of the most famous speeches ever was largely improvised! Amazing, isn’t it?

I HAVE A DREAM : traduction des principaux passages

read & listen to I HAVE A DREAM

(cliquez sur grand écran pour ne pas voir les pubs…)

I hope you’ll enjoy it as it’s quite an experience…

(N.B. c’est le même document que celui dans la marge à gauche)

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QUIZZ POUR VERIFIER VOS CONNAISSANCES SUR MARTIN LUTHER KING

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