Day #40, Thursday Revolution Day

*Report card marks are due on MONDAY morning at 9:00am.
Photography Genre Study will be on there whether you have it in or not. 🙂  

Period 4: WORK PERIOD on your TKAM projects.
To Kill a Mockingbird Projects

This covers so many learning targets in 3 subject areas we will discuss Friday.

What are we watching? (Read together.)
“I set out to make a film to save sharks, and I’m in way over my head. Because it’s not about sharks, it’s about us. I found out we have a decision to make, and we don’t have much time.”
Director Rob Stewart

Revolution is a feature documentary about opening your eyes, changing the world and fighting for something. A true life adventure following director Rob Stewart in the follow up to his hit Sharkwater, Revolution is an epic adventure into the evolution of life on earth and the revolution to save us.

Discovering that there’s more in jeopardy than sharks, Stewart uncovers a grave secret threatening our own survival as a species, and embarks on a life-threatening adventure through 4 years and 15 countries into the greatest battle ever waged.

Bringing you some of the most incredible wildlife spectacles ever recorded, audiences are brought face to face with sharks and cuddly lemurs, into the microscopic world of the pygmy seahorse, and on the hunt with the deadly flamboyant cuttlefish. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea to the rainforests in Madagascar, Stewart reveals that our fate is tied to even the smallest of creatures.

Through it all, Stewart’s journey reveals a massive opportunity, as activists and individuals all over the world are winning the battle to save the ecosystems we depend on for survival.

Presenting the most important information on human survival and inspiring people all over the world to fight for life, Revolution is essential viewing for everyone. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution inspires audiences across the globe to join the biggest movement in history that’s rising to the challenge of saving our world.

Revolution premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has already gone on to win ten awards, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival, Most Popular Environmental Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Victoria Film Festival and the Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

**Open up a Google Doc; title it Revolution, get ready to respond to the following questions on the Google Doc.


  1. AS A CLASS: What do you think are the greatest challenges facing the world right now? Together come up with a LONG list. Type them on your Google Doc.
    Once you feel you have exhausted all ideas. BOLD what you think are the top 3 most urgent. Vote and discuss as a class as to what you think are the most urgent.
    Write this in your Google Doc.
  2. ON YOUR OWN: Take a look at the Revolution poster below. Screen shot it and put it in your Google Doc.Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 4.37.59 PM.png
    Copy, paste and ANSWER each of the questions in your Google Doc.
    *You will get 5-10 minutes to do this.

    1. How does the imagery make you feel? Look at the details in the picture.
      What do you imagine the film is about?
    2. What do you notice about the title?
      (The first letter is a different colour from the rest? Why?)
    3. Why do you think that choice was made on the title?
      (Explore the relationship between “evolution” and “revolution”)VIDEO TRAILER:
      *Watch together.

Respond in your Google Doc to the following questions:
1. Was there a standout moment or image for you in the video? What were your thoughts/ feelings about it? Did anything surprise you?

LAST TIDBIT before we watch the full Revolution documentary.
It is called; SAVE THE HUMANS. Click HERE to watch the Save the Humans video.

Answer the following questions ON YOUR OWN while you watch the SAVE THE HUMANS VIDEO.
You will have 10-20 minutes to respond to this?
-Do you feel that the future is doomed? Do you think you should be if you aren’t?
-What have we consumed?
-How many people live on the planet?
-Are we “tied together”? Agree or disagree?
-What is agriculture? Define the word. Define how volatile this industry is and how dependent it is on mother nature?
-Do all aspects of life have rights? Agree or disagree?
-Are we overpopulated or not?

Enjoy watching REVOLUTION.
As you watch consider the following questions.

  1. Choose one word to describe your reaction to the film. (Determine the most common responses and discuss.)
  2. What image will stay with you? Why?
  3. What do you think is the main message of the film in regards to PEOPLE and POPULATION? What techniques did the filmmaker use to convey the message?
  4. Were you surprised by anything in the film in reference to the decisions PEOPLE make? Were there any points you disagreed with?
  5. What did you learn about PEOPLE/POPULATION that you did not know before? What would you like to know more about?
  6. What do you see as the biggest problem to overcome to make positive change in terms of PEOPLE and POPULATION?
  7. What advantages or disadvantages do you think your generation has over previous ones to tackle global problems?Students you will have time to work on this or other projects until 3:30.
    I hope you had a productive day.
    Happy Birthday to Leah!
    I miss you all and will be with you tomorrow.


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