Into the Woods (2014) is a movie based on a stage musical of the same name written by Stephen Sondheim. This is an amalgamation of classic fairy tales with the outcomes being much more like the original tales than the Disneyfied versions we may be more used to.
Whenever I watch this film with students I enjoy the surprise that they have to the end. We so rarely see the fairy tale end badly that when it does happen, it has a real impact. As you watch this film, identify as many fairy tales as you can. What happens to the characters in the movie compared to their stories as you know them.
Mr. C is wanting to visit Canada next summer. He wants you to come up with an itinerary for the trip. His only instruction to you is he wants to see the real Canada, not the one portrayed in movies like Strange Brew!!!'
You will need to come up with 6 places Mr C absolutely, positively, without a doubt must visit while there. Oh, and he wants it done by the end of class next Wednesday.
Write down each place with your explanation of why he should visit there.
Add some pictures of each place. Mr. C does require you to cite where you get the picture from and to make sure the picture you picked is copyrighted so that you can use it legally. Creative Commons has a search engine you might want to use https://search.creativecommons.org/
Hyperlink the address where the picture came from.
Let's first watch this video on the history of the building. If you pay attention you may be able to answer some of the tour guide's questions and look really smart!
Next is a video on the symbolic meanings of the Missouri state flag and the Missouri seal. In it you will learn about the colors of the flag and the reason we have grizzly bears all over the seal.
One of the most interesting parts of the capitol is the artwork that you find inside. We have two videos that talk about the artwork. While you are there you will tour the artwork with the guide and these videos will give you some insight into them.
After examining the role of the Seven Years War in the last lesson, today your job is to find out how other events continued to pave a path to independence. I have identified fifteen events that I want you to research. Tell me what happened and why it is important to the Revolution.
You will click on the link to the worksheet, put in your name, and start researching the events. All fifteen events need to be completed, you need to work with a purpose.
As a bonus, if we have time you will make a digital timeline of the events as well. Of course, you only get to do that after the worksheet has been completed. See me when you think you are ready to do it.
The story of the film Mary Poppins is really the story of how hard it can be to bring a novel to the screen. The differences between the Disney company and PL Travers are well documented and even, strangely enough, became a Disney film itself, Saving Mr. Banks.
There were over 30 songs written for the film, with most not making it into the soundtrack. That means only the best of the best made it in. So, for this film we will focus on the music. Identify the song you like best, the song you think moves the story forward the best, and the song you (or the film) could do without.
Does the drug make him crazy or just allow his crazy to 'show through?' That is the real question I am left after watching The Invisible Man (1933). How do you make the star of the movie invisible and continue to move the plot along while seeing nobody? The special effects in this movie at the time were state of the art.
Now that you get a feel for the 'flavor' of Canada, let's do a little learning about the country. You will be given two maps of Canada. The first map you will color the climate zones of Canada and create a key which will let me know what the colors represent.
Next you will color and label a landform map. Make sure you include all of the places I identify on the checklist.
Finally, you will be given a transparency sheet and a wet erase marker. You will place the transparency on top of the landform map and label the capitals, provinces and territories.
What are the major climate areas of Canada?
What are the major landforms of Canada?
What are the provinces, territories and capitals of Canada?
This version of The Mummy (1932) is another classic that probably has had fewer views than we would expect. I also happen to think out of the four Universal classic horror movies that this one is the best. Interestingly enough, there was never an actual sequel to this movie. There were a couple reboots, most notably the 2017 version starring Tom Cruise which doesn't resemble this movie in any noticeable way. It also isn't as good as the original.