Anglais Terminale
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1. Identities and Exchanges
Ch. 1
The Canadian Tale
Ch. 2
Go Greek!
2. Private and Public Spheres
Ch. 3
Is It a Man’s World?
Ch. 4
The Roaring Twenties
3. Art and Power
Ch. 5
A Camera of Her Own
Ch. 6
A Never-Ending (Hi)story?
Ch. A
Conscious Art
4. Citizenship and Virtual Worlds
Ch. 7
To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
Ch. B
Digital Passports at Risk...
Ch. C
May I Borrow This?
5. Fiction and Realities
Ch. 8
Chivalry Isn’t Dead!
Ch. 9
It’s GoT to Be Shakespeare!
6. Scientific Innovations and Responsibility
Ch. 10
Breaking the Code
Ch. 11
Green Waves
Ch. D
To Infinity and Beyond!
7. Diversity and Inclusion
Ch. 12
Multicultural New Zealand
Ch. 13
Black Lives Matter
8. Territory and Memory
Ch. 14
Lighting Up Africa
Ch. 15
American Vibes
Fiches Méthode
Précis culturel
Précis de communication
Précis phonologique
Précis grammatical
Verbes irréguliers
CECR et programme
Rabats & annexes
Unit 6
Activity 2 - Group

The powers of food

Group 1

Each group is in charge of one document. Study it and

Text document

In cobra country a mongoose was born one day who didn't want to fight cobras or anything else. The word spread from mongoose to mongoose that there was a mongoose who didn't want to fight cobras. If he didn't want to fight anything else, it was his own business, but it was the duty of every mongoose to kill cobras or be killed by cobras.

“Why?” asked the peacelike mongoose, and the word went around that the strange new mongoose was not only pro-cobra and anti-mongoose but intellectually curious and against the ideals and traditions of mongoosism.

“He is crazy,” cried the young mongoose's father. “He is sick,” said his mother. “He is a coward,” shouted his brothers. “He is a mongoosexual,” whispered his sisters.

Strangers who never laid eyes on the peacelike mongoose remembered that they had seen him crawling on his stomach, or trying on cobra hoods, or plotting the violent overthrow of Mongoosia.

“I am trying to use reason and intelligence,” said the strange new mongoose. “Reason is six-sevenths of treason,” said one of his neighbors. “Intelligence is what the enemy uses,” said another.

Finally, the rumor spread that the mongoose had venom in his sting, like a cobra, and was tried, convicted by a show of paws, and condemned to banishment.

Moral: Ashes to ashes, and clay to clay, if the enemy doesn't get you your own folks may.
James Thurber
“The Peacelike Mongoose”, Further Fables for Our Time, 1956.

Copyright © 1956 by Rosemary A. Thurber.
Reprinted by arrangement with Rosemary A. Thurber and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc. All rights reserved.
To read more about James Thurber, go to and

Group 2

Each group is in charge of one document. Study it and


“It's okay – We're hunting Communists”
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Crédits : A 1947 Herblock Cartoon, © The Herb Block Foundation
“It's okay – We're hunting Communists”, Herblock, 1947.

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Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life

8:58 to 10:55
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You are in charge of one document.

a. Present your document. What form of art is it?

b. Go online to learn more about its author. How is he related to witch hunts?

Which witch hunt does it relate to? How?

Useful vocabulary
This document is a…, entitled… It was published in… It deals with...
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What is similar or different between the two documents?

What are the tools used by each artist to denounce the abuse of power?

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Wikipedia article

Let's use what you have learnt in and / or !

Write an encyclopedia entry entitled “McCarthyism in art”. You must use one of the witch hunts you have covered in class so far to illustrate it.

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