The Verb Recognize a verb when you see one. Verbs are a necessary component of all sentences. Verbs have two important functions: Some verbs put stalled subjects into motion while other verbs help to clarify the subjects in meaningful ways.
Objectives Students will reflect on a video that juxtaposes their way of life with the way of life of kids who have nothing compared to them. Keywords teenage affluenza, giving thanks, compare, contrast, material goods, critical thinking Materials Needed Teenage Affluenza video: You will need a projection device attached to your computer to share the video with students.
Lesson Plan This activity might be a good one for Thanksgiving time, or any time.
Start the activity by posing one or more of these questions to your students: After a short and frank discussion of one or more of those questions, share this video with students without any further introduction.
This video was produced for Hour Faminea program in which Australian youth go without something in order to raise money to help children who are suffering the effects of the Global Food Crisis in Nepal, Kenya, and other countries.
You can find the video on YouTube. After viewing the video, ask students for their first reactions to it. Write on a board or chart paper some of the students comments. It should be clear from their comments that they "get" the video's message.
The video pokes fun at typical teens by juxtaposing the "problems" they face with the extreme conditions that young people in many poor countries must endure. Next, ask students What were some of the things the Australian kids in the video complained about?
If students do not immediately recall some of the comparisons, you might let them re-watch the video and record comparisons as they view. Students might work in small groups to create simple compare vs. Child in Australia Child in Some Other Parts of the World complains about her undersized bed don't complain that their entire family lives in a bamboo hut the size of a queen-sized bed eats dry, tasteless cereal for breakfast forages the land for food is forced to ride in the back seat of a Toyota Corolla walks for miles, rides a bike over dirt roads, uses primitive transportation has to carry groceries from the car to the kitchen begs for food in the market "endures" small talk with her mother walks her blind mother home in the dark of night plays video games on an outdated console plays with his one toy: If the meaning behind the title is not clear, help students understand that influenza is another word for the flu, a sickness that many throughout the world are forced to endure.
The term affluence refers to having a plentiful supply of goods or money.
In the case of this video, its creator used the title and the film clips to paint a picture of affluent teenagers who never feel they have enough and don't truly appreciate what they have. In this case, the made-up term affluenza is the disease from which these typical teenagers "suffer.ESC Region DMAC (Data Management for Assessment and Curriculum) is a component of the Region 7 Education Service Center that exists to supply Texas educators with the tools and services necessary to develop and improve the quality of education provided to students.
Two types of writing required for assembling a portfolio include descriptive and analytical. Descriptive writing is logical, well-ordered, with sufficient detail so the assessor comprehends the lesson plans, the students, and explanations supporting decisions about instruction..
Analytical writing consists of explanations and interpretations based on evidence. A powerful video helps students in grades 3 and up reflect on their lives of affluence when compared to children in other parts of the world. ESC Region DMAC (Data Management for Assessment and Curriculum) is a component of the Region 7 Education Service Center that exists to supply Texas educators with the tools and services necessary to develop and improve the quality of education provided to students.
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