I usually show the brief opening scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush to introduce it – seeing the line of climbers is always impressive. I also show the famous cabin dinner scene – not because it teaches much about the Gold Rush, but because it’s fun, it’s a great language-learning opportunity to have students talk and write about what happens in it, and, finally, because it’s a good opportunity to introduce Chaplin to students if they don’t already know about him.
The movie “Arrival” will hit theaters in early November, and its first trailer came out today.
I’m thinking the trailer itself could be useful for Theory of Knowledge classes when we study language – it appears that the focus of the movie is on a linguist who is supposed to save the world by deciphering the aliens’ language.
I’m thinking asking students to write a one-sentence response to the question “What Is Your Hope?” and have them use it to create a poster and share could have potential as a first or second day of school activity.