Global Topics Discussion - Level 5 - Session 2
Topic 11: Philosophical Poetry
The first video is a TED Talk done by a Professor of English at Harvard University about why people need poetry. The second is a video clip from the popular film "Dead Poet's Society" in which the teacher shows his students that poetry cannot be quantified through a mathematical equation. Watch these videos and consider whether you agree with these ideas as you prepare to discuss the poems in this lesson.
Topic 12: Supersized Nation
This is a video is a 7-minute highlight reel of the movie Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock. Watch this video to get some ideas for the discussion questions.
Topic 13: Exploration and Isolation
The video coincides with the discussion material on page 41. This is the entire episode, but to see the portion we will discuss, fast forward to 6:17 and watch it through to 16:51.
Topic 14: Artistic Expression
This is the controversial music video by M.I.A., which was banned from MTV because of the percussion sound used. Preview this video and consider your opinion about the questions in the book.
Topic 15: World Heritage Sites
Although we will use a National Geographic video for discussion in class, this video shows beautiful images of Machu Picchu and the traditional hiking trail that is used by determined explorers. Watch this video to get ideas about the discussion questions.
Topic 16: Gender and Society
This is a video done by National Geographic which we will discuss in class. Preview the video and consider the discussion questions.
Topic 17: Working Class Robots
This is a D-News video, which we will use for discussion in class. Preview the video and consider the discussion questions.
Topic 18: Nuclear Free Energy
This is a D-News video, which goes into more depth about why we haven't tried sending nuclear waste to the sun. This topic will be used for our warm up discussion. Preview the video and consider the discussion questions.
Topic 19: Public Service Announcements
This is an example of a PSA made by the British National Health Services. Watch this video to get ideas for the brainstorming activity at the end of the lesson.
Topic 20: Legacy of Ancient Civilizations
This video gives interesting information about scientific research studies that were done about the afterlife. Preview this video to get ideas for the in-class discussion.