Monday, March 30, 2015

Humanities: To Kill a Mockingbird Continues

Monday we continued watching To Kill a Mockingbird as we uncover another way of looking a culture -- this time through the lens of filmmaking.

To Kill a Mockingbird is an interesting example because it is widely considered one of the best films ever made, it portrays the Depression era south of the 1930s BUT was made in the Civil Rights Era 1960s.  It is a film that could have been made in color, but was made in black and white.  It is a film that could have focused on several of the subplots of the original novel, but focuses on only a few.

Last week we examined the opening credits and made predictions about the symbolic meaning within.

Friday we examined a single frame and the meaning conveyed in that single frame.

On Tuesday, we will be finishing the film.  We will likely start by revisiting our predictions about the credits  and seeing how those surfaced in what we've watched of the film thus far.

Where's all of this going?  We'll be doing a final project around the eight components of culture as they relate to our individual cultural identities.  And we'll be practicing that knowledge by identifying how the components of culture surface in Of Mice & Men and To Kill a Mockingbird.


Blog.  No Req'd Blog Posts This Week.  Complete Missing Req'd Posts.  Remember, best collection of evidence

Revise. Theme Song Essays & Complete Revision Submission Form.

Complete.  Romeo & Juliet Projects.

Complete.  To Kill a Mockingbird trailer foreshadowing Graphic Organizer.   Of Mice & Men foreshadowing Graphic Organizer.

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