Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Selma

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_(film)

Our last movie of the 2015/16 year was Selma. There was so much to discuss in the film, not only about civil rights but about Martin Luther King as he was portrayed in this movie. 



There is so much power in a film like this for our students. They see how one person can make a difference in the world and change things for the better. I hope that your students will also enjoy Selma.

Here are the questions for Selma.

We have lots more great films lined up for next year as we look at Social Justice issues around the world. I think it is going to be an awesome year for discussion and challenges as our students graduate and move into adulthood. Stay tuned in the fall! Blessings! Natalie

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shadowlands - C.S. Lewis

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Shadowlands is such a wonderful movie to learn more about C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy. Such a powerful story of love, caring, grief, transformation and faithfulness. Most of our students hadn't seen this movie before but most have them had read some of C.S. Lewis' books. This I think made the students want to engage more.




 I hope that you will enjoy this movie and explore it through the questions below!

Here are the questions for Shadowlands

Inherit the Wind

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Our next great movie that brought about lots of discussion was Inherit the Wind based losely on the Scopes trial. What a great movie for discussion! 



It was wonderful how our students saw this movie and how they could try and understand the complex characters in it. I hope that you will be able to enjoy this movie with your students!

Here are the questions for Inherit the Wind.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Imitation Game

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Our next movie was The Imitation Game. This was a challenging movie to look at the concept of heroes and how people are treated despite their contributions to society. Set in WW#2 it was a powerful movie to study for our move through modern history.


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It was certainly thought provoking, and well worth watching! The discussion was rich and overall it was a great session.

Here are the Questions to The Imitation Game.

Friday, May 27, 2016

12 Angry Men


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Our next movie, a real classic was set in the early 1950's with a jury getting ready to give a verdict. 
It was really a thinking movie with lots to discuss! 

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We discussed all kinds of topics from capital punishment to reasonable doubt. We discussed our justice system and group decision making in all kinds of areas. This was a rich discussion that was challenging for all. 

Here are the questions for 12 Angry Men.

Chariots of Fire

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Our next movie, Chariots of Fire was set in the 1920's. It was an excellent study on so many levels. Learning about how our choices honor God, ourselves or men. 


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Eric Liddell's testimony through this film is truly inspiring!! 

Here are the questions to Chariots of Fire.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken



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As we move through modern history, Wild Heart Can't be Broken is set in the Depression Era and includes lots of elements of grit and determination against all odds. 

Entertainment in travelling fairground shows were experiencing hard times which is the setting of this movie. 


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Our protagonist, and determined young woman really showed us about choices made and really making the best out of tough situations. 

Here are the questions to Wild Hearts Can't be Broken.