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Unit 3 Social Problems. Content Par I: preparation: on social problems (E1; E2; E3)preparation: on social problems Part II: Reading ICR: Latchkey ChildrenICR:

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1 Unit 3 Social Problems

2 Content Par I: preparation: on social problems (E1; E2; E3)preparation: on social problems Part II: Reading ICR: Latchkey ChildrenICR: ACR: I: It’s a Mugger’s Game in ManhattanACR II: Thief Part III: E1E1 Part IV: Translation & writingTranslation & writing A minute for you to think Find anything inspirational to write your own essays and develop your thinking by expanding your ideas and searching on internet.

3 Part I: Preparation on social problems Why does it matter?

4 Pre-preparatory task: part I: E1&E3---talk and get inspired in groups and come back with answers that make sense (group leaders should be responsible to make sure this happens) social-problems.htmhttp://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-some- social-problems.htm

5 E1 Brainstorming “social problems” The post-group discussion workshop More about social issues In US: In developing countries: In developing countries What is happening to us? What is happening to us?

6 Try your own critical thinking E 2—“mugging” E3—“stop littering”: more like a cet writing topic Part III-E3 E4: a little discussion

7 Why social problem issues matter It would be easy to assume that a social problem only affects the people whom it directly touches, but this is not the case. Easy spread of disease for instance may tamper with the society at large, and it’s easy to see how this has operated in certain areas of Africa. (more cases?) It’s also important to understand that social problems within a society affect its interaction with other societies, which may lead to global problems or issues. People could be killed by their own shortsightedness (which is actually a disease in medical terms).

8 In US: War-related problems, terrorism threats; environmental threats (pollution), spreading of AIDs, unemployment, Domestic violence —(related concepts: family law, custody of children, …) Adolescents problems (drugs, violence, unplanned pregnancy…), social injustice (growing divide between rich and poor, racism, sexism),

9 In developing countries: Other issues that may be considered social problems aren't that common in the US and other industrialized countries, but they are huge problems in developing ones. The issues of massive poverty, food shortages, lack of basic hygiene, spread of incurable diseases, ethnic cleansing, and lack of education inhibits the development of society. Moreover, these problems are related to each other and it can seem hard to address one without addressing all of them.

10 What is happening to us? Rising housing price Taxation issues Domestic issues (violence, discarding) Sexism Medical problems (patients-doctor relations, expensive medicines,…) Education (family education, school education) Poor commodities qualities Social injustice (judicial system, growing divide of poor and rich, access to opportunities…) …

11 In-Class Reading Latchkey Children—Knock, Knock, Is anybody Home?

12 Pre-preparatory task: pre-reading question on P102 read the two essays on my website if possible; note down the key information (group leaders need to help your teammates)

13 “Keep the questions and different voices for this in your minds and go on with the issue as following”

14 A clip presentation A clip presentation (video): --- on “Domestic Revolution”Domestic Revolution and “how family life has changed in one generation ”how family life has changed in one generation ” to focus on the role of family structureto focus on the role of family structure: family structure; mother’s role; children growing

15 “Latchkey Children”

16 Preface: Family has undergone changes in many ways, one of which is that more mothers are taking professional jobs instead of remaining as homemakers. Children are left alone after school, giving rises to problems and changes in their growing: safety, mental health, relationships, study guidance, etc.

17 Reading in depth: Text on P Based on instructor’s guidance / questions To understand the title: latchkey children knock, knock, is anybody home --- kidnapping --- custody The change of the role of mothers: para 1 from ________ to _________ (taking _____ jobs) for (1) __________ for (2) __________ line 52-54

18 the impact on family of this change in mother’s role: para 2 (1)obvious consequences, like _______ (2)subtle ones, especially the _____ impact ---mother’s inner struggle: on one hand: ___________ on the other hand: __________

19 the impact on children of this change in mother’s role: para 3, 4 they commonly feel _____ and ______ because ______________ Being alone at home after school: For some youngsters, ___________ For others, ____________ Parents’ strategy for safety concerns: __________, leading to the children’ being ________

20 latchkey children’s diverse reactions to this change: para 5,6 Group one: (key words)_______________ Group two: (key words)_______________

21 Conclusion: a discussion on solutions: ---Para 7 (whatever the reason,) the real question now is: “how can an optimum plan be worked out to deal effectively with the situation.” ---Para 8 What could possibly be included in the “optimum plan”? ---what else can be done? (a question for you)

22 To end the discussion E1 of post reading comprehension

23 Language enhancement Go over the new words list Go over the phrases and expression list Exercise: Vocabulary: E1&2—in class E3—after class Translation: Translation----after class

24 After-Class Reading Passage I It’s a Mugger’s Game in Manhattan Passage II Thief

25 retell the two stories Students’ questions: 国贸 会计 国贸 会计 More discussion Passage one On it’s dramatic presentation and irony Recommendation: CastleCastle Passage two To criticize the man in the story (Who made the thief?) New words & reading: after class Exercises: P E2, 3—In class; P 132 E2---After class

26 Part III further developments on language E1 Enrich your word power P Step one: polysemy --there are always more than two meanings of one word P137 Step three: --you always have to learn the exact meaning of a word in context / decide on the exact word the context requires

27 Part IV Translation and writing  1 比较结构的学习 : 原级、比较级、最高级 比较结构的翻译:视语境而定  2 translation practice: go to find the keys on the websitego to find the keys on the website  3 writing: an intense suggestion

28 A minute for you to think  I’ve learned how to say or spell quite a few social problems (e.g. crime, mugging, thief, women’s role changing, domestic issues, terrorism, drug, incurable diseases…etc.)  I’ve learned to brainstorm as many measures as I can to solve or weaken a social problem like littering or piracy.  I’ve learned to realize the dilemma of mother’s role.  I’ve learned how to decipher a “mystery” short story, especially those with surprising endings (e.g. O’ Henry) and ironic air.  I’ve learned many new words and old words (graffiti, littering, mugging, suppress, candidly, resentful, deceitful… )  I’ve known the differences of success and successfully, advise and advisable, etc, and how to use them in different contexts. [word speech]  I’ve learned many more meanings of one same word (perfect, engage, significant…etc.) [polysemy]


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