Saturday, February 4, 2017

McFarland, USA - Movies for Learning

McFarland, USA was a great movie to discuss our attitude toward life despite poverty or circumstances. This movie was a great way to look at what makes home and a feeling of belonging. We also were able to talk about labour laws and how we look at work. Though I wouldn't say this was a favourite of the students, we still had a rich discussion. 

Here are the questions for McFarland, USA.

The Emperor's Club - Ethics - Movies for Learning

Our next session in Movies for Learning was The Emperor's Club. There were many ethical dilemmas in this movie and our students took hold and struggled with their own ethical judgement! Following the lives of Mr. Hundert and his students brought ethics to the forefront of how to live life. It was a great discussion time! 

Here are the questions for The Emperor's Club.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Roman Holiday - Ethics - Social Justice - Movies for Learning

Our next few movies will be about ethics - starting with Roman Holiday. This movie was a favourite of many of our students. There were enough ethical struggles in it to make it an interesting discussion and the overall characters and plot made this a winner!

Here are the questions for Roman Holiday.

The Good Lie - Social Justice - Movies for Learning

Our next movie this year based on our theme of Social Justice was The Good Lie. This was a great movie and really was timely based on issues of refugees and immigration. The students had their eyes opened in this movie! 

Zoom is working very well for us this year! It is a great way to meet together! 

Here are the questions for The Good Lie.