AMERICAN VOLUNTEER VISITORS 2012
Once again we had the visit of a group of volunteers, who kindly help our students improved their speaking abilities and enjoy their visit.
The interresting Narrative of the Life of Olauda Equiano. 1745/1797. This hand-made book depicted his painful journey. Equiano´s writing demonstrates the important influence slave narratives have in documenting historic events.
|Ernesto Ortíz, presenter in the Open House.|
As the nation´s boundaries pushed west in the 19th century, writers were pioneering new styles of poetry. Emily Dickinson combined striking languages and a highly imaginative view of the world. She helped set the stage for a new American Poetry. Her poem "Because I could not stop for Death".
Characters from an excert of The Scarlett Letter, from Nathaniel Hawthorne.
President Abraham Lincoln fought to reunite the nation torn apart by war. During his greatest speech "The Gettysburg Address" delivered November 19, 1863 .
Living in a changing world. Kate Chopin (1850-1904), became one of the most powerful writers of her time. She captured the local color of Louisiana and the role of women in society, the nature of marriage, racial prejudice and women´s desire for social, economic and political equaility. .."Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble....but at the end...doctors came and said that she had died of heart disease -of joy that kills......
The 1920s was a frenzied decade that began on January 1, 1920 and ended on December 31, 1929. It is sometimes referred to as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age. Flappers wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. During this time women were able to vote in the United States. Radio arrived and movies became big business. Fads abounded, racoon coats, flagpole sitting and a dance called the Charleston.
This was a great experience for our future ESL teachers because students make connections between our time and times past and help them learn how not to repeat the mistakes of our predecessors and respect other cultures. It broaden the perspective of history and make the learning experience richer, helps solidify information and makes them think more about what they are reading.
|The entrance to the Ghost tour of American Literature|
|Poetry from Puritan Anne Bradstreet.|
|Group of students after rehearsal. Dory, Gina,|
Jennifer portrays Emily Dickinson and her poem "Because I could not stop for death". Extraordinary!!!!
|Martha and Ricardo portrayed Reverend Dimsdale and Hester Pryme.|
|Sin, lust and passion in the Scarlet Letter.|
|Music and spooky effects done by Byron. Good job!!|
|Edgar Alan Poe and his lovely and eternal Anabelle.|
|Interesting Narrative of sufferings of Olaudah Equiano.|
|An unexpected and spooky zombies ending dance.!!!|
|My Fifth course students after the dramatizations. Excellent ideas and scenes. My deepest congratulations!! actors and future teachers.|
|Visitors formed a long line and waited patiently to learn about american writers and poets who highlighted the literature during the 1750s.|
|THANKS TO VISITORS AND TEACHERS.|
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