America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 1: People by Kirk Schriefer

By Kirk Schriefer

The United States From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 booklet sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy interpreting and dialogue texts. each one unit examines a component of the yankee event that may really curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the USA but in addition rookies out of the country who need to know extra in regards to the humans, heritage, geography and tradition of this nice country. even if the passages are constrained to an user-friendly point of language trouble, their type continues to be vibrant and genuine. Readers may be encouraged via the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed through the great thing about the Grand Canyon, serious about the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned via the occasions surrounding Watergate. publication ONE: humans A: Muhammad Ali B: Clara Barton C: George Washington Carver D: Emily Dickinson E: Amelia Earhart F: Jose FelicianO: Geronimo H: Ernest Hemingway I: Ishmael J: Jesse James ok: Helen Keller L: Bruce Lee M: Christa McAuliffe N: Ralph Nader O: Annie Oakley P: Rosa Parks Q: Anthony Quinn R: Betsy Ross S: Sacajawea T: Harriet Tubman U: Uncle Sam V: Sarah Vaughan W: Mae West X: Malcolm X Y: Cy younger Z: Babe Zaharias

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D) extremely patriotic. INTERPRETATION 1) What do you think keeps a musician like Jose Feliciano active for a whole lifetime, from age nine? 2) Apart from Jose Feliciano, what other Latin American musicians do you know? How would you describe their music? 3) What do you think is the value of music for individual people? For a society? WORD POWER Circle the letter of the word that means the same as the word on the left. 1) income a) earnings b) activity c) fame 2) scout a) look for b) check c) sign 3) concentrating a) focusing b) counting c) working 4) renditions a) recordings b) versions c) inventions 5) anthem a) people b) identity c) song 6) dwindle a) lessen b) stay the same c) grow F4 CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS: 2) Jose Feliciano _____________________ left RCA and his popularity did dwindle.

7) Radio contact from Amelia _____________________ stopped 200 miles east of New Guinea. 8) She was the first person to make a _____________________ solo flight from Mexico to New Jersey. 10) Amelia went against tradition by continuing her career under her _____________________ name. 11) Earlier on in life, Amelia had made failed attempts at several _____________________ careers. 14) She lived her life pursuing dangerous goals with an _____________________ display of intensity. 15) Amelia Earhart was an _____________________ for women’s rights.

11) His Latin background became widely _____________________ by hard rock fans. 12) Jose Feliciano’s musical _____________________ began at age nine. F5 ANSWER KEY THE MAIN IDEA c) The career of a popular musician. UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ 1) Jose Feliciano was born in Lares, Puerto Rico. 2) In 1963 a record executive from RCA saw Feliciano perform at Gerde’s Folk City in the Village. The executive was immediately impressed with Jose’s poise, talent and popularity with the audience. He signed Feliciano to a record contract even though he was there to scout another artist.

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