8: Focus - Black America

boy card Competence aims in focus:

The aims of the studies are to enable students to:

  • elaborate on and discuss how key historical events and processes have affected the development of American society
  • elaborate on and discuss current debates in the USA
  • analyse linguistic tools in texts in dissimilar genres and assess their impact
  • summarize, comment on and discuss differing viewpoints on social issues
  • produce texts in a variety of genres with clear content, appropriate style, good structure, and usage that is precise and accurate
  • present a major in-depth project with a topic from Social Studies English and assess the process

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How parents talk to their African-American sons about the police

As communities around the nation grapple with questions of race and police brutality, a New York Times short documentary asks parents of African-American boys what they say to their sons about how to respond if stopped by police.