TEACHING FILM IN THE CLASSROOM
You are to create a lesson plan that will utilize among other activities a film of your choice that will assist your explication of the lesson.
What is the Big Idea Lesson you are trying to teach? How would you set it up? What other things (books, materials, ideas, projects) would be part of the lesson.
Finally, what film do you choose? Why? What do you want the students to get from the film? How does the film fit into your bigger lesson? What questions/assignments would you give the students in relation to the film? What would be the challenges to showing this particular film? What would you hope would be the biggest benefit from your selection?
Please be detailed and thorough in your response. Afterwards, please comment on SOMEONE ELSE'S lesson. Critique it. What would you suggest they could do in addition and INCLUDE a film of YOUR CHOICE which you think would also be appropriate for the lesson. Justify your response and say WHY you would include that additional film
If you were interested, Josh's film site is http://www.blurty.com/users/filmwatcher
and his philosophy site is http://www.blurty.com/users/bigquestions
which also utilizes a great number of films that address philosophical issues but are used suplementary.
Thanks so much all of you for participating in the class! It was a great deal of fun and a thoughtful experience!