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In real life or in fiction, what makes healthcare workers our new heroes?

Unit overview

1. We are the NHS

8. NHS hero but my purse says zero

2. TE We are the NHS

3. Glamour, Blood and Romance

4. Propostions relatives

5. Facts or fiction?

6. The new superheroes

7. The new superheroes answers

9. Video

10. Podcast prep!

11. TF criteria

Scottish actress, Lois Chimimba

NHS ?

WE ARE THE NHS

side by side

This video is a recruitment campaign for the British

National Health Service, which gives free care to patients
and is funded by taxes and the government. It is a touching video with very moving music and inspiring scenes.
It shows the best moments of a nursing career and
encourages people to like the NHS and become nurses.
It has common points with the mural that we can see in
the photograph, because the S in NHS stands for Superman. The campaign and the mural show nurses as superheroines and superheroes.

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rule the grammar

Glamour, blood and romance

Is the image of hospital staff in TV shows faithful to the reality?

SPEED CHALLENGE : In one minute, write down on your copybook all the TV shows you know about doctors

Why do you think there are so many TV series about doctors, nurses, hospitals?

Les propositions relatives

Elles apportent des informations sur un nom et sont introduites par un pronom relatif.

Quand les pronoms relatifs sujet renvoient à des humains, on utilise WHO.

The nurses who are working in the emergency room have stressful work conditions.

Quand ils renvoient à des non-humains ou des animaux, on utilise THAT ou WHICH.
The hospital that is mentionned in a famous American TV show, is now closed
The careers which interest methe most are all in the medical field.

The Good Doctor (2017 - )

House M.D (2004 -2012)

abbreviation for Doctor of Medicine: a degree that someone must have to work as a doctor, or a person who has this degree.

Look at the pictures !
How are the characters represented?

Do you think these representations are similar to what happens in real life ? Yes/No and why?

Facts or fiction ?

Guess what is fiction and what is a fact in real life

Take two pens: one for your answers before reading and one for the answers after reading the text !

FACT

FICTION

Facts or fiction ?

Guess what is fiction and what is a fact in real life

a. Surgeons spend time with patients and look after them (prendre soin de)personally

FACT

FICTION

Facts or fiction ?

Guess what is fiction and what is a fact in real life

b. While operating on patients, doctors talk about their daily lives and hobbies.

FACT

FICTION

Facts or fiction ?

Guess what is fiction and what is a fact in real life

c. Medical residents are in competition with each other to become the best doctors.

FACT

FICTION

Facts or fiction ?

Guess what is fiction and what is a fact in real life

d. Nurses have a secondary role in patient care and are not allowed to do much.

FACT

FICTION

Facts or fiction ?

Let's read the text!

Facts or fiction ?

1. Source?

2. What is going on?

Facts or fiction ?

Let's go back to the previous statements! let's highlight the correct answers

Facts or fiction ?

a. Fiction because...

b. Fact because...
c. Fiction because...
d. Fiction because...

Homework : Write a paragraph on "Would you say that your vision of the healthcare world is influenced by TV shows?"

The first document is an artwork by Steve Breen, an American Pulitzer Prize winner cartoonist. This document shows two illustrations side by side. On the left, we see Superman’s chest, we recognise him thanks to his attributes (the S emblem, the red cape and his blue costume). On the right, there is another person - while the body of this person is significantly smaller, it is in the same position as Superman. A doctor is represented wearing similar colours as Superman (a yellow shirt, a blue jumper, and a red stethoscope) . We can observe that the way in which the stethoscope is laid on the doctor’s chest is in the form of an S, which reminds us of the S emblem of Superman.



The way in which the two illustrations are framed is the same : the two are completing each other. In art, it reminds us of the concept of the diptych : it is “an artwork consisting of two pieces or panels, that together create a singular art piece these can be attached together or presented adjoining each other” (Wikipedia English) These pieces are created to offer multiple perspectives on a subject and usually the pieces are literally looking each other and completing each other - just like it is the case here.



We can think that the message behind this illustration was to show that doctors during the pandemic (and nurses by extension) were actual superheroes - they were there to save the day and save lives just like any superhero (like Superman represented here) would.

The second document is an artwork by Steve Benson, an American and multiple Pulitzer Prize winner cartoonist. There are healthcare workers running up on a hill with medical instruments (a stretcher, infusion bags, first-aid kits) They are also all wearing lab coats and facial masks. It looks like they are running out of trenches which is reminiscent of World War I. They are wearing different colours which suggest that they are maybe from different hospital fields but we can see that they fight as one unit. They are running towards danger fearlessly leading a literal war against COVID-19.

The cartoonist chose to represent the courage of medical staff and their commitment to help injured people and save lives in response to the threat of the pandemic.

This final document is a cartoon by anonymous UK-based street artist Banksy. They are internationally known for their sharp social commentary. In this artwork, there is a child who is playing with a doll in a superheroine costume with a cape and the red cross symbol on her chest. It is important to notice that the only colour on this illustration is the red cross on top of her uniform which attracts the viewer’s attention immediately and unmistakably identifies the doll as a nurse

We can also observe that the usual superheroes like Batman and Spiderman are left aside in a basket.

Furthermore, another parallel can be drawn between the superheroes aside and the nurse doll : they are all wearing a mask, but if Batman and Spiderman are wearing a mask it is to protect their identity while the nurse wears a mask to protect her life while she is fighting on the frontline.

Finally, it is significant that Banksy decided to depict a child playing with the nurse doll, because traditionally children love superheroes. They often look up to superheroes and superheroines for values, bravery and courage. Superheroes are sources of inspiration for children. Now they can also look up to nurses as heroes because they exhibit the same values.

The message behind this artwork could be that children admire nurses as superheroines and superheroes because of their commitment, or it could also be that ordinary people are more admirable here than fictional superheroes.

We already know the name of this artwork, which is called ‘Game Changer’. This illustration was given by Banksy to the Southampton Hospital, an NHS hospital in the South of England. This is a very generous gift because it is known that the artworks of this specific artist are worth millions. This gesture allowed the artist to pay tribute to healthcare workers and their sacrifice during the pandemic.

The New Superheroes

Go on https://www.wooclap.com/SUPERHEROES

The New Superheroes

We already know the name for the last artwork (by Banksy) 'Game Changer' what other title could we give to it?

The New Superheroes

How do these artworks influence your view of the carer’s work during the pandemic?


The New Superheroes

How do these artworks influence your view of the carer’s work during the pandemic?
During the pandemic, a lot of artists wanted to pay tribute to healthcare workers and their sacrifice.
A lot of the time they inspired regular people to see medical staff as heroes and heroines even if doctors and nurses are also ordinary people doing their job. These artworks help us to recognise the risks they faced, the courage they demonstrated, and their selflessness (altruisme) during the COVID-19 pandemic. These artworks are meant for us to show gratitude and celebrate


The New Superheroes

Are carers our new superheroes? Yes? No?


The New Superheroes

Are carers our new superheroes?

Yes, this dossier helps us show that carers are our new superheroes. A superhero is defined by their unique abilities, such as flight, strength, speed or invincibility (to name a few). Here we know that healthcare workers do not possess these supernatural attributes but their superpower is compassion, courage, devotion and commitment.
In the midst of a global pandemic, these qualities are far more important than any fictional superpower.



Hospital staff's real feelings

Listen to the interview of these two nurses and complete your worksheet

Hospital staff's real feelings

Hospital staff's real feelings

Based on the picture and the video, are nurses treated as heroes by their employer?

Hospital staff's real feelings

THE END !

Tâche finale

Délai maximum pour le déposer sur le Pearltrees 28 mai

Aucun podcast ne sera accepté après cette date!


Tâche finale

Pour moins de problèmes d'organisation c'est à faire seul.

Bien sûr, vous pouvez vous entraidez en classe aujourd'hui!

Programme d'aujourd'hui

  • Lecture des critères et explications si nécessaire!
  • Dernier mot pour les dossiers d'ETLV

Your mission : You are a healthcare worker and you are invited on BBC Radio 1 to talk about your experience as a nurse during COVID.

You have 2 minutes to talk about the notion of heroism and how you dealt with being called a hero during the pandemic. You can also mention the recent news from the government’s refusal to not give nurses a pay rise or artists that inspired you during the period of COVID.

Lundi 23 mai :
Nous nous voyons en cours d'ETLV de 9h à 10h
Tout le monde doit ramener son dossier avec son article et ses deux docs iconographiques.
Ce sera le dernier moment avant les passages à l'oral le lendemain.