I’ll add, here, the audio file for our review of the questions to the section on Social Cognition. If it’s helpful review, then it’s here for you!
Also, you all completed the review questions separately for the section that looked at the examples of the conscious and unconscious brain working related to what we encounter in media and our surroundings. I asked you to, then, add your answers into our Socrative program. Here’s the pdf that combined all the answers from the class and I’ve added check marks to highlight some of the well-developed answers. You can use this when you are reviewing for your exam next Tuesday.
Coming up to your Eye Witness account of an event assignment, you’ll be learning to “show, not tell” some of the details in your narrative. This young girl does a really good job of explaining with examples to help you understand the difference between “tell” and “show”.
Several of you are heading away and missing school on Friday and Monday for an awesome ski adventure in Fernie, BC. Unfortunately, it’s not without a little homework!
The easiest homework I can assign, though, is to watch an interesting film. The first option is called The Cove about the cruel treatment/slaughter of dolphins to feed the marine entertainment industry. The second documentary, Blackfish, is about exposing the habitat and dangers of marine life in entertaining aquariums like Sea World. If you have another documentary in mind ask me about it and you might be able to use it.
Note: I’ve added another alternative documentary, for more choice. It is called The Disappearing Male and is about the falling testosterone levels around the world that are thought to be the harmful result of the chemicals in all the products around us. There are fewer males being born in the world; what might this lead to? (See embedded video below)
Purpose to consider before viewing:
You will later be creating a multimedia personal response to the documentary of your choice. For now, your homework is to have watched a documentary that’s suitable for the assignment. You should also take note of some specific parts or points of the film that stand out and cause a reaction from you.
You could use an outline like the one below. Be sure to have copied out a minimum of 5 points and 5 reactions.
Event / Comment from film: My initial reaction:
The Cove documentary
Blackfish – this documentary is available on Netflix if you have access to that.
Welcome back from the break, 11s! I hope you had a great time with your family and friends the last two weeks!
In our ELA 20, we’ve been recently studying literature that focused on “The Influence of Others on Children”; the short stories “The Rink”, “Penny in the Dust”, “The Broken Globe” and the essay “Remember Mum When I Mocked You” all followed this theme of literature. The following movie will continue with that.
As a class, see if you can come up with the common qualities each of these literature pieces have. What messages, characteristics, character types, relationships etc do they all have in common? Make as comprehensive a list as you can – you can write it out on the whiteboard in the classroom.
Once you’ve developed this Similarities List, you can start watching the video. As you watch, though, you each have to individually on a sheet of paper or your tablets keep adding to your own list of qualities from the movie that are Similar to your other list and qualities that are Different. For this you’d want to use a T-Chart.
Similar to other Texts Different from other Texts
The movie will take several classes, so keep track of the time when you left off.
Welcome back from the Winter Break! I hope everyone had a great time away with their family and friends. It’s always a bit rough trying to jump back into school, so for today’s double class we have a movie to watch. It is part of the Quest category of stories, but before watching you need to clarify what that means.