Listen till you learn the music, too.
Here are the poems I have on the Talking People Podcast. Learn as many as you like and share in class!
Which one would you like to learn for our first Feminist Cultural Week at the School? ❤ Mina Loy, Connie Fife, Joy Harjo, Marilyn Monroe, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, Dian Million, Ani Difranco, Portia Nelson, Mary Oliver, Audre Lorde
Here is Ted Chiang‘s short story. The movie Arrival is based on it.
Chiang_Story of Your Life (33 pdf pages)
Listen to the beginning of the story read by MF (2018)
You can borrow a copy of the story in class, because I bought a copy of the collection of short stories he’s written.
Warm-up: listen and then read aloud in class
Worksheet and video support…
A poem by Margaret Atwood and an interview
Check out Atwood’s website
My handouts with exercises:
More on Hidden Figures:
My scripts for dialogues on the movie Hidden Figures (we recorded them at our English Department!) Enjoy!
In the women’s toilet:
Vivian Mitchell: Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y’all.
Dorothy Vaughan: I know, I know you probably believe that.
Movie still: Dorothy Vaughn in sisterhood (played by Octavia Spencer)!
Activity allowing advanced lifelong learners to work on language, literature, and learning methodology
Warm-up activity: listen to this 5 min interview
In class. Worksheet video support:
Follow-up work… listen to two of her poems
Strange Fruit at the Talking People Podcast, with some words to help you with poetry if you are afraid of it
The Creation Story, with text and audio + music (she’s a composer and musician, too)
Check out her website to learn about her music and books, and more!
Joy Harjo’s Website