What Did I Miss?
See blog below for what we did each day in class
This assignment is meant to be broken down into 2 days (both LA/SS time periods) 100 minutes total.
I have also uploaded an example of an InfoGraphic (on Teams)a student made in my film class if you would like a visual reference.
For this assignment, you are submitting TWO items to Teams:
Class Code: wibfoza
Welcome to the fourth week of At Home Learning! We have structured this week to combine LA and SS tasks into 50 minutes a day. This week, we are wrapping up Night and doing a combined WWII Film Analysis. Students will choose a WWII movie to watch and analyze (preferably a film, in order to allow you to analyze the filmmaker’s techniques and strategies, instead of a documentary—but it’s up to you).
Students, it is your responsibility to discuss the viewing of a Rated R movie with your parents/guardians if you are interested in choosing one. There are many amazing choices that are not rated R. We trust you will make the decision as a family.
*indicates Rated R
Even if you take the full period on Friday to complete the film analysis worksheet, you should have over two hours of watch time in the middle of the week. That said, some films are longer than others so consider that as you choose.
Based on feedback, the vast majority of our students have access to a streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu, etc. so we hope that you have options. There are options available on YouTube as well. If you find a WWII film that is not on our list, that’s fine! Let us know if you need help connecting with a good choice.
We strongly recommend reviewing the Film Analysis Worksheet prior to viewing, and taking notes as you go to ensure you are thinking critically as you watch, instead of trying to remember details once you are done. This grade will go in both the LA and SS gradebooks so make sure your answers are thorough and thoughtful.
Consider watching the same movie as a classmate to compare ideas! (Of course, all of your Film Analysis Worksheet must be completed individually and plagiarism or sharing of answers is a violation of the Academic Integrity policy.) This is not required of course but we are trying to help you find ways to stay socially connected throughout distance learning. :)
The following is your work for Thursday and Friday; however, you may decide how you split up your time.
Thursday - Friday: Pick one of the following options to do. When you are done please write a reflection paragraph (6-8 sentences) about the legacy of WWII and upload to Teams.
Option A: Read a NYT Article (may have to create a free account)
How Dresden Looked After a World War II Firestorm 75 years later
For Russians, 75 years Later, Stalingrad is a Battle to Remember
Option B: Listen to a variety of Podcasts. I have posted the link to a large collection of WWII podcasts – listen to a few of them, most are under 10 minutes.
BBC WWII Collection
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