Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Far From the Madding Crowd


Besides being a wonderful character study of unique complex characters, Far From the Madding Crowd allowed us a chance to talk about women's rights, child labour, mental illness and abuse. Our students enjoyed the contrast of the men in Bathsheba's life and it helped to draw out other issues.
This I would say, was one of my favourite discussions, only because I wasn't sure how this movie would be received. 

Here are the questions for Far From the Madding Crowd.


Anna and the King


Our next Movies for Learning session Anna and the King was a great one to explore Dictatorship vs. Monarchy and where the line was drawn between those two political philosophies. There were many struggles in this movie and many scenes to draw out other themes such as honour, love, freedom and humility. The students really enjoyed it!

Here are the questions for Anna and the King.