I am SO happy that you voted YES to read my abridged story of Josiah Henson, drawn from his autobiography. This week we examined outdated and preferred language for talking about slavery and those who held other people as property.
We thought about the invasion of Iraq. What language is used when the U.S. government describes this event? Liberated. Spread democracy. What language do many Iraqis use? Invaded. Destroyed a civilization.
We must consider whose perspective we are reading. How are attitudes embedded in language?
Here are some links you can use in the lab on Friday or from home.
Redeeming Uncle Tom is a movie we will watch together, but Nahlah asked to have it early.
Go to my website for other ESL teachers and check out the links there under African Canadian History.
For those wanting to practice common daily English phrases, check these links out! Don't forget that you can adjust the speed and turn on closed captioning (CC).