W.BLAKE 2 Lamb & Tyger

SESSION 2:  Here’s the poem The Lamb from Songs of Innocence

Here’s Tyger Tyger from The Songs of Experience

Very impressive is also the musical version by The BARDS

In the next video by the British Library Michael Phillips demonstrates William Blake’s printing process, explaining how it relates to his work as a poet and artist. Filmed at Morley College, London.

TRIVIA & EXPANSION: You now Know – after Dylan’s Nobel Prize ceremony when she sang his A hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, who Patty Smith is. I went to her concert in Bologna when I was your age and she was in Italy performing last year. Here she reads ‘The Tyger’ during a benefit concert for the museum Wadsworth Atheneum on October 20, 2011.

If you’re a fan of the crime series The Mentalist Blake was even quoted in one of its episodes 🙂

TASK: COMMENT ( as ORAL TESTING) Which of the two poems The Lamb & The Tyger did you like best and why? 

NB: do not repeat what  already said by your schoolmates. READ the previous comments. Rather than repeating, COMMENT by agreeing or disagreeing and ADDING something new. Thanks!

A girl fighting against Climate Change

GRETA THUNBERG 16 years old

If you look at this photo you’ll see a 16 year ld Swedish girl like many others. It could be you right? Instead she is a Swedish political activist working to stop global warming. What do you know about it?

Today it’s the International Women’s day and I’d like to focus on something positive that can give us hope and inspiration.

In August 2018 she became a prominent figure for starting the first school strike.

In November 2018 she spoke at TedEx Stockholm. Her speech is just stunning.

In December 2018, as you can see in the video below, she addressed the U.N. Climate Change  Conference, to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

This is the Paris Agreement in a nutshell 🙂

The American President Donald Trump instead withdrew from it in June 2017.

On March 15th there’ll be a general strike. If you want to know more check ‘School strike 4 climate’ or ‘Fridays for Future’, ‘Youth for climate’ o ‘Youth strike 4 climate.

Here’s the MAP of the WORLD with all the events of FridaysFor Future. Can you spot your town there? https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/events/map

Poster by my students for tomorrow 🙂