- Za učenike prvih, drugih i trećih razreda (35 sati godišnje)
Nastava će se izvoditi online (predavanja američkih predavača na zoomu u kojima učenici aktivno sudjeluju, te rad kod kuće: istraživanje i pisanje osvrta)
Cilj fakultativne nastave je :
- pomoći učenicima zainteresiranim za engleski jezik i američku kulturu da prodube svoja znanja
- potaknuti naviku čitanja stranih novina i praćenja vijesti na stranom jeziku
- ohrabriti ih u čitanju knjiga na stranom jeziku
- poticati učenike da aktivno koriste svoje znanje jezika stečenog u školi u interakciji s izvornim govornicima što potiče samopouzdanje i samouvjerenost učenika
- pomoći učenicima koji žele studirati engleski jezik da se što bolje pripreme za upis na željeni fakultet
- proširiti znanje koje učenici usvajaju na ostalim predmetima koji se uče u školi: povijest, geografija, sociologija, politika i gospodarstvo, fizika, biologija, hrvatski jezik, drugi strani jezik, likovna i glazbena umjetnost te im na taj način omogućiti razvoj kompletne ličnosti s naglaskom na kritičko razmišljanje
Nositeljica aktivnosti je Snježana Liović, prof.
“BITI JOHN MALCOVICH”
U ponedjeljak, 6.2.2017. 20-ak naših učenika koji pohađaju fakultativnu nastavu American Studies bili su gosti na prikazivanju filma ”Biti John Malcovich” u organizaciji Američkog kutka Zagreb u Gradskoj knjižnici pod pokroviteljstvom američke veleposlanice Julieta Noyes koja je održala i uvodnu riječ.
Film je zamišljen kao uvod u izložbu ”Malcovich, Malcovich, Malcovich” američkog fotografa Sandra Millera: Hommage fotografskim majstorima.
Izložba se otvara u srijedu 9.2.2017. u Hrvatskom društvu likovnih umjetnika na Trgu žrtava fašizma 16 u 19.30, ulaz je slobodan.
Možda vas činjenica da je John Malcovich porijeklom iz Ozlja i učenički komentari o filmu zaintrigiraju da dođete na izložbu.
“My first impression of the movie was bad because the subject was developing really slow so I thought that I wouldn’t like the movie. When the plot twist happened I was really into the movie and I thought it was very interesting so I was focusing more to try and understand what was going on. The ending was unexpected and I was very suprised the way that the movie ended because I thought that it would be a perfect love story but it was something entirely different. Since I like those kind of movies where you don’t know what will happen untill the very end I was really pleased that I was there and watched it.”
“The first thought that i had was ”Is this a movie with puppets?” I had mixed feelings at the beginning because I didn`t know what to expect but I was surprised once I figured out what was going on. It was completely different from what I`d seen before. It was, at least, weird. The plot twists were unexpected and I didn`t like the main character, I didn`t like him, especially towards the end. But I would recommend it because it was so different and unique and I would understand if someone didn`t like it.”
“At first the movie was boring because I didn`t understand the meaning and the theme. On the other hand, I also liked it for its weirdness. The movie is different and I think the audience liked it because of that. I would characterize it as a psychological drama. I have never seen such a strange movie before and because of that I like it a bit. “
DIA WILSON JAGATIC TALKED ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES IN AMERICAN SCHOOL
AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM: SAVED BY THE BELL
MAY 30TH CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OT THE AMERICAN CORNER
WORKSHOP STORYTELLING AT OUR SCHOOL WITH DIGITALIZED WORKSHOP
STORY: WITCHES OF SALEM
GROUP WORK: ENACTING COURT HEARING, DEBATING
MAKING A VIDEO ON IPADS PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN EMBASSY
Our students with their English teachers particiapted in a storytelling workshop with Srebrenka Peregrin, a professional storyteller, to learn about the Salem Witch Trials. The students were encouraged to take photos with iPads during the storytelling to be able to continue their learning and understanding of the Salem Witch Trials using digital storytelling apps for their small projects, such as a trailer, an interview with the witch, a discussion for or against the trials, a scene from a movie or a performance about Tituba.
PROJECT ON AMERICAN PRESIDENTS, MAKING MOVIES IN PUPPET PALS APP AND AWARDING THE BEST MOVIES
26TH STEP AFRIKA PERFORMANCE IN ZKM
“I was speechless last night. It was extraordinary. The artists radiated with energy and power which you could feel. I liked the atmosphere between performers and audience. People on the stage were absolutely wonderful. I would like to watch them again. I could watch them all day and night.”
“The performance was quite good absolutely impressive. I was very much surprised how they could have the audience to clap and dance with them. Their stepping showed us how people can succeed in their life if they work hard. I hope they`ll have another performance in Zagreb. I haven`t heard of them, but now I`m interested in their activities.”
“It was awesome. I really liked it. The show was great, the dancers were amazing, the location is perfect and black people are fabulous. After the show I talked to some of the performers and it was fun. I can`t wait to see the showagain in the futrure. I also really liked the activist part of the show (♯blacklivesmatter)
The performance was impressive. I think the artists have a real talent. It was nice to watch them because in this part of the world step is different. They expressed their feelings through dance and they make it special, I`ve been watching them for 3 years and they are unique every time.
CELEBRATING WOMEN`S HISTORY MONTH
Stephanie Olson, American professor, delivered a lecture on “Women’s Work in the U.S. – World War to Cold War”
PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK CHASING A CROATIAN GIRL BY CODY MCCLAIN BROWN
DISCUSSION ABOUT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CROATIA AND AMERICA
Lecture at the American Corner Zagreb: US ELECTIONS 2016 by Mr Eric Williams from the Embassy`s Political Department
If you want to learn about the system of the US elections which is pretty complicated, have a look at Mr Williams` presentation and follow the current events on the news.