ELA B10 A3 Speaking Out for Others (resources)
In our Unit on Equality, we accept that people need to offer assistance to others in the world. When and how can we do that? Who Speaks Out For Those in Need in the World?
- Critical Thinking Activity: Can you “trust” this website?
You’re about 30 – 40 minutes to assess the contents of a website to determine whether you can “trust” the website. Then you have some reflecting to do about how easily a message can be constructed online, but how important it is to use critical thinking techniques and personal judgement in evaluating information online.
- This leads to our next task, viewing the German movie Die Welle. Before watching the film, I’d like you to watch the YouTube trailer. It has subtitles and will give you a clear overview of what this movie will be about. While watching the preview, consider the following questions:
What is the danger in becoming apathetic about global events? Could people be manipulated into following another dictator like many Germans were during the Holocaust?
- You’ll be directed to return to this blog post after viewing the film to develop a personal response to it. How might your ideas have changed or been confirmed after watching it?