18 February, 2012


  Today’s session at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk was dedicated to the 205th anniversary of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The information was illustrated with several You Tube videos:
Special attention was given to a world known poem by Longfellow – the Hiawatha. We have introduced the translation of the poem by a famous Ukrainian translatorOlexander Oles'. The Club members had the opportunity to compare the original text with the translation and give tribute to the challenging job of the poetry translators.
Have a look at Disney's Little Hiawatha
To summarize the outcome of the session we have taken a quiz about the poet’s life and work. The score was quite satisfactory – 15 correct answers out of 20 questions.
The topic of Native Americans was further continued by the proposition of an out-of-class activity: the club members were invited to attend a movie theater and watch a new film “The one who passed through the fire flames”. The movie is about a Ukrainian man who became an Indian tribe chief after the WWII.
Once the official part of the session was over the Club members used the last opportunity to have an informal conversation with each other.
The number of participants – 19 persons.
Have a look at more pictures, please 

1 comment:

  1. Special Thanks who generates these ideas about Literature Discussion.