Homework due 1/16/15 Period 3, 1/20/15 Period 4 Objective



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Homework due 1/16/15 Period 3, 1/20/15 Period 4
Objective: What do (familiar) short, written texts reveal about attitudes toward America?
Marking Period Essential Question: Is “liberty and justice attainable for all? Provide proof.
Marking Period Essential Question: Is “liberty and justice attainable for all? Provide proof.
Goals:

  1. To practice rhetorical analysis (see CCS above).

  2. Compare texts

  3. Understand what the texts say about our nation’s view of America and “liberty and justice,” the essential question about which students will be writing on 1/21/15 for the departmental assessment.

Your Job: Read and annotate the texts under the heading “Sources.” For each piece, answer the following questions and be prepared to discuss each in class.

  • What words signal what it is to be an American?

  • Compare to other countries’ words and statements of loyalty and beliefs about citizenship—esp. to India’s.

  • Can we infer what that says about us?

  • What is the tone?

  • Does the date of acceptance of the pledge matter? (Time and place-MP 1 essential question)

  • [Music-How does this add to the tone (attitude toward America)?] We’ll do this in class.

Continue to SOURCES!

SOURCES
The Pledge of Allegiance (1954 version)
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, on Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Star-Spangled Banner

(Officially used by Navy-1889, Woodrow Wilson 1916, Congress 1931)

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

--Francis Scott Key (An attorney who wrote a poem about the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. )


God Bless America (1918 Reintroduced 1938)

--Irving Berlin

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:

God bless America, land that I love,


Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.

This Land is Your Land (1944)

Woody Guthrie (Name after Woodrow Wilson)
This land is your land, this land is my land

From California to the New York Island

From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters

This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway

I saw above me that endless skyway

I saw below me that golden valley

This land was made for you and me.

I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

While all around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling

And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

A voice was chanting, As the fog was lifting,

This land was made for you and me.

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California to the New York Island

From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters

This land was made for you and me.

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me; (Not recorded initially)

Sign was painted, it said private property;

But on the back side it didn't say nothing;

This land was made for you and me.

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; (Not recorded initially)

By the relief office, I'd seen my people.

As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,

Is this land made for you and me?

Supermarket in California

--Ginsberg 1955


What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for

I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache

self-conscious looking at the full moon.

In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went

into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!

What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families

shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the

avocados, babies in the tomatoes!--and you, Garcia Lorca, what

were you doing down by the watermelons?
I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber,

poking among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery

boys.

I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the



pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?

I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans

following you, and followed in my imagination by the store

detective.

We strode down the open corridors together in our

solitary fancy tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen

delicacy, and never passing the cashier.
Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in

an hour. Which way does your beard point tonight?

(I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the

supermarket and feel absurd.)

Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The

trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be

lonely.
Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love

past blue automobiles in driveways, home to our silent cottage?

Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher,

what America did you have when Charon quit poling his ferry and

you got out on a smoking bank and stood watching the boat

disappear on the black waters of Lethe?


"We Didn't Start the Fire" (1989)

--Billy Joel

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom


Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn't start the fire


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev


Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn't start the fire


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac


Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide...

Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia


Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn't start the fire


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land


Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician Sex


J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn't start the fire


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again


Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola wars, I can't take it anymore

We didn't start the fire


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on...

We didn't start the fire


It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Born in the U.S.A. (early 1980s)

--Bruce Springsteen

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up
Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Got in a little hometown jam so they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the yellow man
Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son don't you understand now"
Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there he's all gone
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now
Down in the shadow of penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go
Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I'm a long gone daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I'm a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

APPENDIX OF OTHER NATIONAL PLEDGES AND ANTHEMS

(Just for the fun of it)

Pledge of Allegiance: India

India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.

I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.

I shall always strive to be worthy of it.

I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and all elders and treat everyone with courtesy.

To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.
O Canada (English version)

O Canada!


Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,


The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,


O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!


O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Nigerian National Anthem

Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria's call obey
To serve our fathers'land
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and
unity.
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice
shall reign.

National Anthem of North Korea

Let morning shine on the silver and gold of this land, 
Three thousand leagues packed with natural wealth. 
My beautiful fatherland. 
The glory of a wise people 
Brought up in a culture brilliant 
With a history five millennia long. 
Let us devote our bodies and minds 
To supporting this Korea forever. 
The firm will, bonded with truth, 
Nest for the spirit of labour, 
Embracing the atmosphere of Mount Paektu, 
Will go forth to all the world. 
The country established by the will of the people, 
Breasting the raging waves with soaring strength. 
Let us glorify forever this Korea, Limitlessly rich and strong. 
Costa Rican National Anthem


      Noble homeland, your beautiful flag

 Expression of your life it gives us

Under the limpid blue of your skies,
Peace reigns, white and pure.
 In the tenacious battle of fruitful toil,
 That brings a glow to men's faces,
 Your sons, simple farm hands,
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honour,
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honour.
Hail, gentle country!
Hail, loving mother!
 If anyone should attempt to besmirch your glory,
You will see your people, valiant and virile,
Exchange their rustic tools for weapons.
Hail, O homeland! Your prodigal soil
 Gives us sweet sustenance and shelter.
 Under the limpid blue of your sky,
May peaceful labour ever continue!

Song of Germany (German National Anthem)

Germany, Germany over all


Over everything in the world!
When it comes to protecting and defending,
Our unity unites us.1
From the Maas2to the Memel3
From the Etsch4to the Belt,5
Germany, Germany over all
Over everything in the world!

German wives and fidelity,


German wine and melody
Shall all persevere in the world.
Their fair and ancient tone,
Resounds6in us our noble goal7
Throughout our entire lives.
German women, German trueness
German beer,8and German chorus!

Unity, justice, and liberty9


For the Fatherland! 10
Let us all strive for that
In brotherhood with heart and hand! 11
Unity, justice, and liberty
Are the foundation for happiness; 12
Bloom in the radiance of this happiness,
Flourish, 'O Fatherland!

Russian National Anthem



O Russia, for ever your strong sacred country !
O Russia, for ever the land that we love !
The fame that is great and the will that is mighty
So be they thy treasure in ages to come.
Praised be the Fatherland, cherishing home of ours
Centries-old union of peoples in free,
Popular wisdom given us by ancestors.
Praised be our country! And were proud of thee!
From seas in the South and up to polar border
Our woods and our meadows have stretched far away.
Alone in the whole world, you stand one and only!
By God saved as ever our dear native land.
Praised be the Fatherland, cherishing home of ours
Centries-old union of peoples in free,
Popular wisdom given us by ancestors.
Praised be our country! And were proud of thee!
For generous dreaming, for life and for longing
The years approaching give us ample scope.
With faith in our Homeland we are getting stronger.
It was so, it is so and it will be so!
Praised be the Fatherland, cherishing home of ours
Centries-old union of peoples in free,
Popular wisdom given us by ancestors.
People’s Republic of China’s National Anthem

((March of the Volunteers))

Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves;
With our very flesh and blood Let us build our new Great Wall!

The Peoples of China are in the most critical time

Everybody must roar his defiance.

Arise! Arise! Arise!

Millions of hearts with one mind,

Brave the enemy's gunfire, march on!

Brave the enemy's gunfire, march on!

March on! March on! March on, on!


Taiwanese National Anthem: The Rights of the People

Our aim shall be to found a free land.


World peace be our stand.
Lead on, comrades, vanguards ye are.
Hold fast your aim, by sun and star.
Be earnest and brave, your country to save.
One heart, one soul, one mind, one goal !

 


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