August 2010

Read the excerpt from Uncle Tom`s Cabin (THE SENATOR AND HIS WIFE) once again and try to contrast Mr and Mrs Bird`s attitude towards slavery and the Fugitive Slave Act in particular.

Mrs. Bird

  • she wants to help them
  • she think the law isn’t right, cruel and unchristian
  • slaves are poor,homeless creatures and have been abused  all their lives

Mr. Bird

  • the law is necessary to quiet the excitement of the “reckless Abolitionists” in Kentucky
  • he thinks of the public interests
  • he suspends his private feelings

As a second step, examine the effect reading this passage might have had on readers from both the South and the North. Don`t forget that the book was banned very quickly in the South.

They realize that they don’t really have the chance to help because of the judgement. And that they have to keep together.


The “Sunshine State”

generally warm climate

the fourth most populous state in the U.S.

Tallassee is the capital, Jacksonville is the largest city.

major industries are tourism, agriculture (oranges, grapefruit, tomatos)and electronics.

state Motto: “In God we trust.”

On a white field decorated with a red X and the state seal, Florida’s flag represents the land of sunshine, flowers, palm trees, rivers and lakes. The seal features a brilliant sun, a cabbage palmetto tree, a steamboat sailing and a Native American Seminole woman scattering flowers.


Florida is famous  for :

  1. Sunshine
  2. orange groves
  3. theme parks
  4. Spaceflight
  5. Beaches
  6. Spring break
  7. The Everglades
  8. Walt Disney World
  9. Tourism
  10. Hurricanes
  11. Alligators and other critters
  12. The legendary fountain of youth
  13. Scuba diving and coral reefs
  14. friendly people

The everglades :

Sun,29th August

Departure at 6.30 am.

arrival at the Britannia International at 7 p.m.

use of the swimming pool

Mon,30th August


Get travel cards go to St. Paul`s and do the walk along the Thames planned

go to Oxford street

Jack the Ripper Walk

Tue,31th August

Emirates stadium or Camden Town

Go out for a dinner in China Town/Soho

visit Hide Park

Wed,1st September

Trip to Oxford and Guided tour around town and different colleges


Thu,2nd September

Go to Greenwhich

Visit the V&A museum

Party at Cleopatra’s Needle

Subway plan:

Subway station Hotel : south quay or Canary Whalf

Travlgar Square: Embankment