Positive Piece of News Project
art one year after the eathquake
Listening comprehension: an orphanage in Haiti.
What is an orphanage?
an orphanage is a place for children who need to be taken care of when parents or families
cannot (can’t) care for them or will NOT (won’t ) take care of them .
I-Underline the correct answers:
A-The young woman who is working in the orphanage is called:
1- Martha- 2- Melinda 3- Melissa
What ‘s her nationality?
Welsh – Irish- Scottish -Canadian – French – American – British
B- The orphanage is located :
1 – at the very bottom of Port au Prince 2- in the mountains above Port of Prince (the capital city of Haiti)
3- by the seaside
4- in a beautiful place with a breathtaking or an amazing viewpoint
C- The name of the orphanage is :
Little Angels God’s Littlest Angels God’s Little Angels
II-We are given a tour of the orphanage
How many children (babies and toddlers) are living in the orphanage?
What is the name of the baby who has a scar but who is doing well?
Jude – Jade – John
What is the name of the place for babies who are in need of special care :
Special Care Unit Intensive Care Intensive Care Unit
III- Do you agree or do you disagree with the following statements?
Some babies will be reunited with their families later on in the future when they have a proper house to live in .
Some will be given for adoption .
Some babies are staying in the orphanage because their parents cannot take care of them as their house collapsed during the earthquake .
One baby is here because her mother can’t (cannot) take care of her as she has a defect in her legs .
IV- What about Ti’dada?
He is the son of one of the nannies .
He is lots of fun or on the contrary he is no fun.
It is a nickname .
He hasn’t got an older brother.
He will go back to his home once his house is rebuilt .
He is staying there until they can get their home rebuilt.
He has been abandonned by his family.
V- What about the lady who is talking to us? true or false?
She is enthusiastic and says she is happy to work there because it is the best place to be .
She tells us that volunteers come and help them on the balcony of the nursery.
She likes the balcony at the top of the house and she feels she is blessed to be there .
Her final words are: “What else can you ask for!” ” What can I say?”
VI -Express yourself :
In my opinion this video-clip is a relevant , interesting and genuine(authentique)– or uninteresting and boring – document about the work done .
Would you like to work in an orphanage? Where? Why ? Why not?
It is a very interesting report and I like the baby Ti’ Dada!
It was the very first island to get its independance during the
slave trade ( commerce des esclaves)
It became the very first republic made for and by Black people.
Toussaint -Louverture had a lot of arguments with Napoleon
and both men (tous les deux) had the same personality:
they were determined and strong -minded. The “white ” emperor was facing the “black” emperor.
Haiti is the poorest or one of the poorest island in the world.
Haiti was the victim of one of the biggest earthquake.
Toussaint -Louverture was imprisoned in the Château de Joux!
He eventually died here! (il a fini par mourir ici) eventually= finalement
choose links further down for more efficiency
read from the National Geographic archives for historical and cultural
and geographical facts
some writers who are involved among others not mentioned here
contemporary writers who are a great help to understand the culture and the network of facts, past and present
Aimé Césaire Retour au pays natal
Edouard Glissant Patrick Chamoiseau L’intraitable beauté du monde
Jean Metellus Anacaona
the word “looting ” is derogatory and has very strong racist overtones…
Why does the media mention it when they should accept the word “survival”?
points de vue échangés sur la liste de e-teach
– simple mention informelle en cours (cas où les élèves sont ( directement) concernés
de manière à ne pas “alourdir” un vécu difficile) et à alléger l’hyper-médiatisation de
la souffrance et de la tragédie
– projet avec suivi sur le pays, l’histoire, le racisme, les problèmes de territoire etc…
… plus tard…selon progression d’ensemble
( lycée: cela peut faire partie du programme ‘rapport avec le monde”
collège: étude d’un évènement dans les médias sur un projet transversal avec d’autres matières)
-projet avec intervention effective d’une association+participation concrète des élèves
article de Christian Puren sur le site de l’APLV
Why and how?