Deep South PPP
Created on May 3, 2022
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Getting to know
the Deep South
Let‘s start with some pictures ...
In the Deep South there is often extrem weather. In the picture you can see a tornado, but hurricanes are also very common and normal.
There also was a terrible hurricane in 2005... WHAT'S ITS NAME?
The Deep South is known for its swamp where lots of alligators live. If you want to see one, you can take a tour through the swamps. If you like, you can also eat an alligator burger. Yummy!
The Mississippi River is a very famous river. It starts in the north of the US and flows through the Deep South into the sea in New Orleans.
FIND A MAP ON THE INTERNET THAT SHOWS HOW THIS RIVER FLOWS
New Orleans is a big city in Louisiana which is in the western part of the Deep South.
New Orleans is known for its music - it has a very famous jazz scene - and for Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday). It's a big carnival with lots of parades.
Traditionally Mardi Gras is celebrated in February, so in 2022 it already happened.
WHEN WILL THERE BE THE NEXT MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS?
This is the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Follow this link and answer the following questions:
1. What's special about the French Quarter?
2. What sights and attractions can you find there?
French Quarter (New Orleans) - Wikipedia
Click on the pictures to learn more about the Deep South.
Answer the questions and do the tasks, when necessary!
Now a bit about history ...
Cotton is an important industry in the South.
In the past, landowners in the South brought slaves and forced them to work in the cotton fields.
The landowners who had slaves often lived in big mansions like this one whereas their slaves lived in small cottages.
WHAT DID A SLAVE COTTAGE LOOK LIKE? FIND A PICTURE ON THE INTERNET
Martin Luther King was a famous and important activist.
Click on the link and answer the questions:
1. What did he fight for?
2. What's his most famous sentence / speech (Rede)?
Persönlichkeiten: Martin Luther King
Watch the clip about SEGREGATION:
1. What does the word "segregation" mean?
2. In what places / Where were people segregated?
3. Who was Rosa Parks and what did she do?
Let's do a little trip through the Deep South!
1. What‘s your impression of the South?
Would you like to live there? Why (not)?
2. What information do you find most interesting?
3. What do you want to learn more about?
4. Pick one picture and describe it.
Now that you've learned new things about