Playing with stereotypes

13 03 2022

Your final task: Create a vlog on the power of art.

1. Show that the poster uses both cliches and contrast to create humour and raise expectations.  

2. Pick out some of the arguments and language used in the trailer to ‘sell’ the movie. 

3. Click on the pic to find out more on the ‘Hays Code.” And HERE to read even more. 

4. Censorship in movies: what role did the church play? 




Witch hunts

3 01 2022

Final project: 

Write an article to present the work of a political artist who used her or his art to denounce a witch hunt. Explain the artwork and the message behind it.

 

1. Click on the pick to learn more about the ‘We the People’ campaign.

 

2. What is street art for? Learn more about Shepard Fairey

3. What is the link between the posters by Fairey and this video? Read more HERE.

4. Learn more about the “second red scare” and then take the QUIZ

5. Do you know how to spot a witch? Build up your vocabulary HERE.

6. Here’s another street artist’s contribution against scapegoating. Read more HERE.

7. Click below to practise your grammar skills




Powerful vibes

12 09 2021

Final ProjectChoose a cause and design a poster/ make a piece of art/ write a poem or a song to defend it.

Alternatively, you can choose one of the two options suggested HERE.

1. Labour or Labor Day? Take the QUIZ.

2. What role did Margaret Thatcher play in Billy Bragg’s career (up to 2:35)? Listen on to fill in the missing words in the song’s LYRICS

3. Who was Joe Hill, the original song writer? Take a few notes and write a short profile.

4. How did The Beatles change the world? Give 5 examples. Do a reading comprehension exercise HERE.

 




Fighting sexism through art

15 01 2021

1. Your task: “Make a presentation honoring a female artist (collective) who has fought for women’s rights.”

2. What makes the novel’s heroine so central in Victorian literature? Read more HERE.

3. Why is Jane Eyre not a conventional Victorian heroine?