The insolvency administrator for the Praktiker holdingcompany, Udo Groener, admitted prospects for shareholders andcreditors had dimmed, but said there were positives, such asmaking it easier to terminate unfavourable contracts.
“SOCO has not been advised by the FCO that this position has changed.” While a wave of relief swept the White House at the prospect of an end to a 16-day government shutdown and the avoidance of a debt default, there was still a degree of uncertainty as to what would happen to the Senate legislation in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where a faction of conservatives has been in no mood to compromise.
Part of or 7th grade English curriculum is to read “Monsters are Due on Maple Street”, which is one of the highest rated Twilight Zone episodes. After much analysis of the teleplay, students watch the original [black and white] version and write a compare/contrast of the written text to the video. They were spellbound when watching the video and it really helped my lower readers to better understand the content.
As a parent, I would address it to the AP or Principal. The parents at my school go to the board oftentimes skipping over me and the administration. On the contrary, I think your sister may be right, but because this could also cause a problem not only to your child but other children in the class, I would go ahead and CC the principal. My county has an approved movie list and I can almost guarantee that if your district has one, Glory is NOT on there. Also, if other students spoke up as your daughter did, other parents could be complaining just as you are.
Day four of the crisis in Kenya and confusion still reigns in Nairobi at the Westgate shopping complex siege, after Somali al-Shabaab terrorists denied the government’s claims it had taken control of the complex, tweeting that their gunmen were still holding their ground, and were still holding hostages.
I am a high school history/geography teacher who is very offended by the idea that showing films promotes laziness by us. There are few ways to make a student understand something that happened historically than by showing them a great film that depicts that event. It allows them to get an actual feel for the event, the same is true in teaching geography. Showing a film from China about life in China is more effective than most methods I know of getting that information to our students. I do many other things, like have guest speakers from the time or place we are learning about, field trips to museums or historical sites, but I have found if you really want a student to understand a time, place, event the worst thing I can do is stand up and lecture about it as there are few things more boring to our students. So, I use film, I use it a lot. I usually use more documentary style but films with stories are the most effective. But I can tell you about Greece or show you a film that shows it to you. I’m tired of films getting a bad name in education when every year the discussion we have as a result of watching “Hotel Rwanda” and reading some of the accounts of the people who lived through the violence is one of the most remembered and powerful lessons I teach. You can teach the students about the Holocaust all you want but until they see the footage of the survivors, and the camps it doesn’t seem real to them. So, back off!!! This is a great discussion about how to engage students in learning somethings you film is great at. Sorry for the rant:
A few I use (all PG-13 or less though depending on your school I would preview that because some of lots of language or violence) that I missed seeing (sorry if I am reposting):
Apollo 13 (HBO did a great series called From the Earth to Moon that my students love too!)
Empire of the Sun
The Blind Side
The Color of Paradise
A League of Their Own
Life of Pi
Turtles Can Fly
Joyeux Noel (It is rated PG-13 but there is a vivid sex scene that you can easily skip)
Flight 93 (United 93)
Iron Jawed Angels
Trend Tablet is a huge fan of Little Dandelion we asked Jacqui Fink, the hands behind Little Dandelion to tell us her story. Here you are!
"I’m a mother (41) of three children and I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in Australia with my Husband Eric, two cats and a menagerie of wildlife who visit for a daily feed. I have a law degree but am otherwise untrained in fine arts, design and textiles.
I launched Little Dandelion in 2012 after a long and intensive search for a creative outlet. I had been searching in earnest for something to call my own and I knew it needed to be creative: the need to work with my hands was powerful.
To cut a long story short, in November 2009 my Mother received a life saving double lung transplant. In the weeks that followed, I found myself in a heightened creative state culminating in a dream that was as terrifying as it was profound. In the dream, a very loud booming voice told me that I needed to knit blankets and that the knitting needed to be “big”. Okay then! The very next day I started the process of bringing Little Dandelion to fruition.
I suspect the fact that the answer to my search for a creative outlet was so intimately connected to my Mother was no accident. My Mum taught me to knit when I was quite young. Mum was and is a profuse knitter and I noticed that it was a beautiful respite for her. As a child though I was too impatient to commit to the language of knitting to be able to follow a pattern. But, I did work really hard to perfect my tension and the consistency of my stitches. I also enjoyed the respite.
Fast forward five years, some intense experimentation and the making of many mistakes, I now produce by hand oversized scale blankets, throws and installation works using naturally coloured high quality unspun merino wool and other natural fibres from Australia and New Zealand and a set of massive knitting needles made from PVC pipe.
A complementary non-profit company was then founded, in 2007, by Philippa, in order to provide the community with access to education, guarantying it for 360 children annually through School Fees Bursary Fund, Motivational Training and Early Childhood Development; health through Mobile Wellness clinic, Peer Education and access to holistic homeopathic care; community development through clean water, food and shelters; and women’s empowerment, through teaching artisans how to read and write, save and invest money and learning about their basic human rights.
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Students write a prediction each day for the film clip. Then we watch a portion of the film. Next, we use Thinking Maps to reflect on the day’s viewing. Students sequence what we watched on a sequencing map. Then, they add traits to their classifying map which show how the characters in the film exhibited the focus trait. After we have watched the entire film, students have two days to complete a movie response package which includes a movie poster that they design which advertises the film, a sequencing map for the entire film, a classifying map for the film, a third map which we create specific to each film, and an essay of not less than 300 words which illustrates how the film connects to the theme for the trimester.
Not a complete list… but we show:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the older one with Gene Wilder) (5th -- Good things happen to good people, mistakes can be learned from)
Akeelah and the Bee (5th -- desire and discipline)
Roots (5th -- during history class)
Radio (5th -- tolerance, differences)
Remember the Titans (6th -- teamwork, coming together to work towards a goal)
The Great Debaters (6th -- same as above)
My Side of the Mountain (6th -- self-reliance, independence, before 10 days of camping)
Rocky (7th -- desire, going the distance, defeating personal giants; before trip to Philadelphia and running the Rocky Steps)
Philadelphia (7th -- humanity, integrity, tolerance; requires parental buy in and lots of prep but has always been extremely powerful)
The Outsiders (after reading) (7th)
The Alamo (7th -- Texas History at our school)
Lord of the Flies (after reading) (8th)
To Kill a Mockingbird (8th -- integrity, doing the right thing because it is right)
Miracle (8th -- hard work and determination, defying the odds)
Pursuit of Happyness (8th -- self-determination, taking control of your future)
Dead Poet’s Society (8th -- self-reliance, standing for what you believe in, freedom of thought)