1eres: Lesson 3
Life in black and white
NOTE: You need to bring your book for this entire lesson!
Cultural focus: Segregation in the USA / Civil Rights
Method: How to present a picture / text and give your
Grammar: simple present and preterit tense.
Final Task: An exhibition is organized! You will have to SPEAK for a minute about a
photograph from this period (presentation of the document, of the context and of
your opinion)
Write 3 words in your copy-book (pencil) -> Brainstorming.
Elliott Erwit, North Carolina, 1950.
The historical context
Means of communication: We will focus on photography
• Etre capable de décrire la photographie selon
la méthodologie vue en classe
• Apprendre le vocabulaire de la photographie
+ Toolbox book p 88.
3 different documents / 6 teams
Group 1 Merry go round
Group 2 Basquiat’s painting
Group 3 Brown vs. Board of Education
Merry-Go-Round by Langston Hughes
Where is the Jim Crow section
On this merry-go-round,
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South where I come from
White and colored
Can't sit side by side.
Down South on the train
There's a Jim Crow car.
On the bus we're put in the back—
But there ain't no back
To a merry-go-round!
Where's the horse
For a kid that's black?
Jim Crow Section- Section for African Americans after the Jim Crow laws were passed
(started in 1890) so blacks would remain separate but equal.
Brown vs. Board of Education :
segregation outlawed !
Consigne : fill in the blanks with the following words : who
/because / as / that / that is to say / although.
The two people in the photo are a mother and her
daughter …… are sitting outside the Supreme Court in
Washington, D.C. in 1954. They are sitting outside the
Supreme Court ……………….. it symbolizes their victory over
racism. ………. the sign the woman is holding suggests, they
are celebrating the decision ……………. the Supreme Court
made, ……. … … …….. the Supreme Cout ruled out “separate
but equal” schools. ……………., “separate but equal” schools
were legal in some segregationist States, the Browns tried
their luck hoping the Supreme Court would declare the law
unconstitutional, which was done.
Homework: Etre capable de présenter un des
trois documents (cf : leçon) en donnant son
CO videos test
• 1 leader’s biography (rosa parks avc worksheet
or / and mlk, type bac)
Group work: 6 different docs
• Voir fiches et livre
• Fichier L5
• Travail de groupe en anglais évalué et
• Expression orale en anglais évaluée
Leaders and groups in action
CE Group work
CO : Watching the news
• Video 1 TV Civil rights Act
• Video 2 Ferguson Events
• Worksheet « The end of the Fight ? »
• HW : Etre capable d’établir un parallèle entre
les deux vidéos.
• Complete your Timeline
CO song: Yes, we can.
• Describe, find a title and caption
An online exhibition on Segregation.
• The 6 documents you studied with your
groups are going to be presented online.
Record the audio-guide or write a summary on
your computer.

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