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Film Project "The Green Mile"

Skapad 2020-11-20 10:11 i Mälarhöjdens skola Stockholm Grundskolor
Grundskola F
By working with moving picture develop skills in English, in different perspectives: understanding, writing, speaking and listen.

Innehåll

Goals:
- develop listening comprehension
- develop speaking/discussing skills
- develop writing
- develop reading skills by researching/improve own essay


Time plan

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Introduction/themes
start watch film (take notes)
follow up – discuss/take notes

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Continue to watch film (take notes)
follow up – discuss/take notes

Continue to watch film (take notes)
follow up – discuss/take notes

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Finish film (take notes)
Follow upp – discuss/take notes

Discuss questions /notes
Make/prepare a mind-map

w.50

Writing- use mind map
DigiExam

Group/Pair work
- choose a topic connected to film
- research for an oral presentation

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Group/pair work

group/pair work

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Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday

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Group/pair work

w.4

Group/pair work

Group/pair work

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presentations

presentations

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Re-write/improve essay

Re-write/improve essay
- turn in


Themes in the film
- death/death penalty
- morality/justice
- love/compassion
- supernatural
- racism
- atonement/forgiveness




 

Important characters

Paul Edgecomb – supervisor of E-block (main character)
Percy Wetmore – cruel guard, nephew of the governor’s wife
Brutus “Brutal” Howell – guard
Hal Moores – warden at the prison
Melinda Moores – the warden’s wife

John Coffey – inmate; convicted of rape and murder
William Wharton “Billy The Kid” - inmate; young inmate
Eduard “Del” Delacroix – inmate; convicted of rape and murder
Arlen “The Chief” BItterbuck – inmate; convicted of drunkenly murder a man
Beverly “Matuomi” McCall – inmate; convicted of killing her abusive husband

Mr Jingle (Steamboat Willy”) – the mouse on the block


Assessment will be done accordingly
- lesson activity
- writing
- presentations
- re-written text

Structure of assignments – different steps
1. Watch and discuss; take notes about the different themes in the film
2. Discuss, write, and share after each session
3. Discuss the content of the film

4. Make a mind-map, using your notes about the film/theme of your choice
5. Write an essay with the support of your mind-map (DigiExam)

6. Group/pair work: issues/topics from the film you’d like to learn more about/widen your perspective.
7. Presentations

8. Re-write and develop your own writing

 While watching and in discussions, gather information/examples of how you see this in the film.

themes

 

death/
death penalty

 

 

 

morality/
justice

 

 


love/
compassion

 

 

 

 

themes

 

supernatural

 

 

 

 

racism

 

 



atonement/
forgiveness

 




 

 Subjects for group/pair work:

- racism
- death penalty
- Black Lives Matter
- the depression
- supernatural 
- healing
- Native Americans /Washita Reservation – Cherokee Council
- prisons in the US
- Justice/ legal system (trial to conviction)
- Saint Christopher

Own suggestion also possible

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