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3 Activity One: A Brief History of Mother’s Day A Brief History of Mother’s Day Activity Two: V 1 ing…, S + V 2 ….

4 A Brief History of Mother’s Day

5 M - O - T - H - E - R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she’ll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. - Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

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7 Instruction 1/2 You are going to read a short biography (9 pages) of the history of Mother’s Day. While showing the slides, your teacher won’t do any explaining for you. Each page will stay for 10~20 seconds only, depending on how fast you can read.

8 Instruction 2/2 You have to work on the worksheet while reading the slides in order to answer the questions based on the slides. In the end, we’ll check the answers together and then we can go through the slides and the teacher will explain things you don’t understand.

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10 1.The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.

11 2.During the 1600’s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday”. Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter*), “Mothering Sunday” honored the mothers of England.

12 3.During this time many of the England’s poor worked as servants for the wealthy. As most jobs were located far from their homes, the servants would live at the houses of their employers. On Mothering Sunday the servants would have the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers.

13 4.As Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration changed to honor the “Mother Church.” Over time, the church festival blended with the Mothering Sunday celebration. People began honoring their mothers as well as the church.

14 5.In the United States, Mother’s Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe as a day dedicated to peace. Photo:

15 6.In 1907, Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church to celebrate Mother’s Day on the anniversary of her mother’s death, the 2nd Sunday of May. Photo: ana_jarvis.gif

16 7.Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother’s Day. It was successful. By 1911 Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state.

17 8.President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

18 9.While many countries of the world celebrate their own Mother’s Day at different times throughout the year, there are some countries such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Belgium, and as you know, Taiwan, which also celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May.

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20 Answers 1.Rhea, the Mother of the Gods 2.the mothers of England 3.the servants 4.Christianity 5.Julia Ward Howe 6.Ana Jarvis; second 7.success 8.President Woodrow Wilson

21 Back to the Main Menu THE END

22 V 1 ing…, S + V 2 ….

23 用連接詞來合併簡單句 I was working in my room. I didn’t know what happened to Mom in the kitchen. 相信大家都熟悉用連接詞合併成句子 : As I was working in my room, I didn’t know what happened to Mom in the kitchen. V1V1 V2V2

24 接著將副詞子句改為分詞構句 As I was working in my room, I didn’t know what happened to Mom in the kitchen. Working in my room, I didn’t know what happened to Mom in the kitchen.

25 練習將兩個句子 直接合併成分詞構句 I was annoyed. I said something rude to my mother. V1V1 V2V2 Being annoyed, I said something rude to my mother.

26 再來一個練習題 Mother didn’t know how to respond. She just smiled at me. Not knowing how to respond, Mother just smiled at me.

27 Now, are you ready to take the challenges?

28 Exercise 1/9 I drank too much at the party last Friday night. I went home pretty late. Drinking too much at the party last Friday night, I went home pretty late.

29 Exercise 2 /9 I had a quarrel with Mother. I felt guilty for being rude to her. Having a quarrel with Mother, I felt guilty for being rude to her.

30 Exercise 3 /9 Mother didn’t care about what happened. She still loved me in her own way. Not caring about what happened, Mother still loved me in her own way.

31 Exercise 4 /9 I didn’t know what to do. I spent a lot of time thinking of ways to apologize to her. Not knowing what to do, I spent a lot of time thinking of ways to apologize to her.

32 Exercise 5 /10 I decided to share the burden. I helped Mother dust the car. Deciding to share the burden, I helped Mother dust the car.

33 Exercise 6/9 I wanted to help more. I also cleaned the dog house and the garden the next day. Wanting to help more, I also cleaned the dog house and the garden the next day.

34 Exercise 7/9 I decided to buy Mom a gift. I drove my Toyota to the market. Deciding to buy Mom a gift, I drove my Toyota to the market.

35 Exercise 8/9 Mother saw the big apple I bought for her. She was very happy. Seeing the big apple I bought for her, Mother was very happy.

36 Exercise 9/9 I have learned my lesson. I would show my love and respect for my mother forever. Having learned my lesson, I would show my love and respect for my mother forever.

37 Back to the Main Menu THE END


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