January 7

ELA A10 Viewing Homework for Skiiers

Hey 10s,
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:
1.                                                                                                       1.
2.                                                                                                      2.
3.                                                                                                      3.
4.                                                                                                      4.
5.                                                                                                      5.

The Cove documentary

Blackfish – this documentary is available on Netflix if you have access to that.


Posted January 7, 2016 by Waldner in category ELA 10, ELA A10

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