Anglais Cycle 4
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Thème 1 : Back to school!
Ch. 1
My school, my rules!
Ch. 2
Your choice, your voice!
Ch. 3
Act and react!
Thème 2 : Around the world!
Ch. 4
A visit to Emerald Isle!
Ch. 5
Highlands Fair Play!
Ch. 6
Let's hit the road!
Ch. 7
The Food Truck Project
Ch. 8
Piki mai, kake mai!
Ch. 9
Dream job: now casting!
Thème 3 : Through time!
Ch. 10
Bucket list
Ch. 11
Pardon my French!
Ch. 12
Be the change!
Ch. 13
Let's swing!
Ch. 14
Ancient wisdom
Ch. 15
I want to break free!
Thème 4 : About stories!
Ch. 16
Arthur, Lady G. & Co.!
Ch. 17
Once upon a time in Bollywood!
Ch. 18
Love to Death!
Ch. 19
Usual suspects!
Ch. 20
Indigenous myths!
Ch. 21
Star-crossed lovers!
Thème 5 : Speak up!
Ch. 22
Think before you post!
Ch. 23
We stand as one
Ch. 24
The World in One City!
Cultural spots
Chapter 5
Mission 2

Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance!

Parler en continu : je prends la parole pour donner mon opinion.

Workbook p. 75 à 77

Did you know?

In England, in the 1920s, people talked about “hot dance music” and not jazz. Jazz was so widespread that it also became popular in New Zealand at the same period! Do you know about Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance?

That was Harlem!

carte montrant où se trouve New York aux Etats-Unis et où se trouve Harlem dans New York.
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Photographie en noir et blanc de The Cotton Club
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Crédits : Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library/Alamy

The Cotton Club, Harlem, New York, 1930s.

A flourishing time

Couverture du livre Home to Harlem
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Crédits : Avon Publishing Company, Inc./DR

Claude McKay, Home to Harlem (book cover), 1928.

1.  of what you might hear in the document.
2. Listen. What was Harlem like at that time?
In the 1920s, Harlem was considered as...
3. Pick out art styles and artists' names.
4. According to the expert, what was the purpose of those artists?
Bonus question
A form of art is missing. Which one?

The Weary Blues

Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
I heard a Negro play.
Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light
He did a lazy sway ....
He did a lazy sway ....
To the tune o' those Weary Blues.
With his ebony hands on each ivory key
He made that poor piano moan with melody.
O Blues!
Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool
He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool.
Sweet Blues!
Coming from a black man's soul.
Langston Hughes
“The Weary Blues”, 1925.

Illustration sur fond rouge d'une personne noir en train de jouer du piano. The weary Blues by Langston Hughes
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Crédits : Langston Hughes/Miguel Covarrubias/Penguin Random House LLC.

1. Read carefully. What type of document is it? What makes you think so?
2. Pick out words you know and them.
Group work
Pick out words associated with blues music. Then, define it.
4. Listen to the poem. Can you feel the music in the text? Explain.
5. Describe the relationship between the artist and his instrument. Use causative structures.


Recite verses

Droning a drowsy syncopated tune / Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon

With his ebony hands on each ivory key / He made that poor piano moan with melody / O Blues!


Causative structures

Observe: He made that poor piano moan with melody. My mother had me learn many poems.

Think: Spot the two verbs in each sentence. Who does the action for verb 1? And for verb 2?

Practise: You're the boss. Force people to obey. Then, report: I made… / I had...

Defend an artist

Use . New York City wants to pay tribute to an artist from the Harlem Renaissance. Choose one and defend him/her.

How far can you go?

I can give my opinion about someone.
I can also justify my views because I have arguments.
Vers B1
I can use my cultural knowledge of the period to find a compromise.

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