Published on April 7, 2008
Slide1: Lesson 3-Message of the Land Part One ENTER Slide2: Lesson 3-Message of the Land Warm-up I. Questions II. A guess III. Land idioms IV. Film clips V. A poem Slide3: Lesson 3-Message of the Land Questions To be continued on the next page. 1. What does “land” mean to you? What are the differences among “land”, “soil” and “earth”? 2. What does the word “motherland” or “homeland” associate your mind with? 3. Do you think land is carry secret message? What are they? Slide4: Lesson 3-Message of the Land Questions The end of Questions. 4. As a traditionally agriculture-centered country, China has long established its respect to land. Can you quote some sayings or idioms or folktales to illustrate this? 5. “When people lose their ties to the land they grow corrupt. Inevitably, they grow corrupt.” Do you think so? How to understand this quote? Slide5: Lesson 3-Message of the Land A guess The end of A guess. Land of the Rising Sun Land of the Rose Land of the Shamrock Land of Cakes Land of Golden Fleece Land of Thistle Land of the Stars and Stripes Scotland Japan U.S.A Ireland England Australia Do you know what these nicknames refer to? Do the match work. Slide6: Lesson 3-Message of the Land III. Land idioms To be continued on the next page. 1. land fit for heroes (to live in) —a country, nation that can reward those who have fought in its defence with good conditions of life and work as civilians [origin] This idiom comes from the words given by Loyd George (1863-1945), the English Prime Minister during the WWI: “What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.” 功臣们可安居乐业之地 Slide7: Lesson 3-Message of the Land III. Land idioms To be continued on the next page. 2. land flowing with milk and honey/land of milk and honey —a place in which life would be pleasant, with plenty of food and chances of success and happiness [origin] Bible 3:8, Exodus, O.T. “… bring them up… to a land flowing with milk and honey…” Note: this English idiom is equivalent to Chinese “鱼米之乡” in meaning, but different in cultural connotations. 流奶与蜜的地方（喻：丰饶之国；富饶之地） Slide8: Lesson 3-Message of the Land III. Land idioms To be continued on the next page. 3. land/house of Bondage 埃及；艰苦之境地 —Egypt: also any place or condition of great hardship or oppression [origin] Bible 4. land of dreams —region outside the laws of nature, as experienced in sleep or in the imagination 梦乡；梦境；梦幻世界 Slide9: Lesson 3-Message of the Land III. Land idioms To be continued on the next page. 5. land of Nod —infml sleep [origin] Bible 4:16, Genesis, O.T. 睡乡 7. land of promise/promised land/land of covenant —any state of future happiness [origin] Bible 15:18-21, Genesis, O.T. 未来的幸福境界；乐土；福地；希望之乡 Slide10: Lesson 3-Message of the Land III. Land idioms To be continued on the next page. 8. Land of Shades —the underworld; place where the spirits of the dead go 阴间；地狱；冥府 9. land of the living —the place of living men; this present existence [origin] Bible 53:8, Isaiah, O.T. “For he was cut off out the land of the living…” 人世；现世 Slide11: Lesson 3-Message of the Land III. Land idioms The end of Land idioms. 10. land of/o’ the leal —the abode of the blessed after death; heaven [origin] This idiom comes from Lady Nairn’ song: “I’m wearin’ awa’ to the land of the leal.” (我逐渐衰弱，直至进天国。) 天堂；天国 Slide12: Lesson 3-Message of the Land To be continued on the next page. IV. Film clips Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for it's the only thing in this world that lasts. It's the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for. —Gone With The Wind Slide13: Lesson 3-Message of the Land To be continued on the next page. IV. Film clips Supply the missing words: Ashley: Yes, there is __________. Something you love better than ________, though you may not know it— __________. Scarlett: Yes. I still __________ this. You needn't go. I won't have you all __________ simply 'cause I threw myself at your __________. It won't happen again. something me have Tara head starved Slide14: Lesson 3-Message of the Land IV. Film clips Questions: 1. What did Ashley put in Scarlett’s hand after she claimed there’s nothing to keep her there? 2. What did the red earth of Tara mean to Scarlet? 3. What’s the message hidden in that handful soil? The end of Film clips. Slide15: Lesson 3-Message of the Land V. A poem To be continued on the next page. Kentucky Is My Land By Jesse Stuart Kentucky is my land. It is a place beneath the wind and sun In the very heart of America. It is bounded on the east, north, and west by rivers And on the south by mountains. Only one boundary line is not a natural one, It is a portion of southern boundary That runs westward from the mountains Slide16: Lesson 3-Message of the Land V. A poem To be continued on the next page. E Across the delta lowlands to the Mississippi. Within these natural boundaries is Kentucky, Shaped like the mouldboard on a hillside turning-plow. Kentucky is neither southern, northern, eastern or western, It is the core of America. If these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart. …… Slide17: Lesson 3-Message of the Land V. A poem To be continued on the next page. These things are my Kentucky. They went into the brain, body, flesh and blood of me. These things, Kentucky-flavored, grown in her dirt, Helped build my body strong and shape my brain. They laid foundations for my future thoughts. They made me a part of Kentucky. They made Kentucky a part of me. These are the inescapable things, Slide18: Lesson 3-Message of the Land V. A poem To be continued on the next page. Childhood to boyhood to manhood. Even the drab hills of winter were filled with music. The lonesome streams in the narrow-gauged valleys, Sang poetic songs without words. And the leafless trees etched on gray winter skies Were strong and substantial lines of poetry. …… Slide19: Lesson 3-Message of the Land V. A poem To be continued on the next page. ... The heart of America A land of even tempo, And a land of mild traditions, A land that has kept it traditions of horse racing, Ballad, song, story and folk music. It has held steadfast to its pioneer tradition Of fighting men, fighting for America And for the soil of Kentucky, That is filled with bluegrass beauty That is not akin to poetry Slide20: Lesson 3-Message of the Land V. A poem The end of A poem. But is poetry... And when I go beyond the border, I take with me growth and beauty of the seasons, The music of wind in pine and cedar tops, The wordless songs of snow-melted water When it pours over the rocks to wake the spring. I take with me Kentucky embedded in my brain and heart, In my flesh and bone and blood Since I am of Kentucky And Kentucky is part of me. Slide21: Lesson 3-Message of the Land Part One This is the end of Part One. Please click HOME to visit other parts.