Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rapa Nui - Easter Island's Moais: Easter Island - Mystery

This movie is not so good, but  it shows a lot of interesting facts and behavior of the people who once inhabited the Easter Island.

The 887 giant statues on Easter Island have turned one of the most isolated islands in the world into one of the most well known—and most mysterious.

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 Where is Easter Island located?

a - Indian Ocean
b – Atlantic Ocean
c – Pacific Ocean
d – Caribbean Sea

What is the meaning of "Moai", the famous rock statues on Easter Island?
A -  Stone Tatues
B – Living Faces
C – Rock Heads
D – No smile

What is the original name of Easter Island, their people and their language?
A – Rapa Nui
B – Repa Hoa
C – Rapa Iti
D – Raparenga

How do you say "Hello" in Native Easter Island language?

A – Mahalo
B – Aloha
C – Iorana
D – Maururu

In terms of weight, what is the name of the largest completed statue on Rapa Nui?

A – Pukao
B – El Gigante
C – Paro
D – Rano Raraku

After the statue was fully erected and in place, a pukao was placed on top of the statue. What was a pukao?
A – A Garment
B – A Religious Symbol
C – A  Topknot
D – A Ring

Answers - Pacific Ocean, Living Faces, Rapa Nui, Iorana, Paro, Topknot

II. Watch the movie segment and discuss the questions:

1. Describe Easter Island.

2. How are they moving the statues?

3. Do you think that is the real way they moved them? Why (not)?

4. What are the workers expectations? And their leader's?

5. What is the leader's decision?

6. Do you think that is the real reason why there are so many rock faces on Easter Island?

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bucket List: Bucket List

This is a touching, emotional movie. I truly recommend it. This scene is simply a must! Jack Nicholson at his best!

Bucket List - Definition:

A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term "kicked the bucket".
I need to remember to add skydiving to my bucket list.

I. Take turns asking each other the following questions:

  • What if you were to die tomorrow? What would you wish you could do before you die?
  • What would you do if you had unlimited time, money and resources?
  • What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet?
  • Which countries, places or locations do you still want to visit?
  • What are your biggest goals and dreams?
  • Who do you want to see in person?
  • What experiences do you want to have / feel?
  • Are there any special moments you want to witness?
  • What would you like to say/do together with other people? People you love? Family? Friends?
  • What do you need to do to lead a life of the greatest meaning?
II. Individual work. Make a bucket list of 10 things you would like to do (or people you would like to meet, projects you would like to develop, etc) before you die. Let's suppose you have unlimited resources for your dreams, but very little living time.

III. Group up in trios. Share your lists and come up with a new list with 10 items selected from your lists. You all must agree on the items. Then share them with the class.

IV. Watch the movie segment and discuss the questions:

1. Describe the scene.

2. Why did the character decide to make a bucket list?

3. What's on the list?

4. How do you explain the choices?

5. Would you select the same things? Why (not)?

6. How do they feel while skydiving? Isn't it too dangerous for people at their ages?

7. What would the top priority of your bucket list be? Justify it.