This blog contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation. You may use the activities for a full two-hour class or they can be used separately to brainstorm or wrap up the topic, focusing on conversation, vocabulary and listening comprehension.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tomorrowland: The Future
I read great reviews of this movie, but I thought it was boring. However, there are great scenes that you can use in the classroom. This is one of them.
I. Work in groups. Watch the segment and make a list of all the things that you managed to see that the director believes are going to be common place in the future.
Ex; There will be flying cars.
II. Work now with different students. Show each other your lists. Then decide which features you believe will come true in the future, why (not), and if they will be better or worse for the population.
III. Work with a different partner.Design the ideal world for the future. Imagine that there are no limits to what you can do, Then share your "new world" with the class.Be creative!