AP THEME: Personal & Public Identities
CONTEXT: Personal Interests, Self-Image/Self-Esteem
This past fall in my AP® Spanish Language and Culture class I decided to include the short film Alike through the CI strategy known as Movie Talk. Click here for the Alike Google Slides. It tells a beautiful story about a young boy who's creativity is squashed by societal norms and parental expectations. This was the perfect addition to our Personal & Public Identities unit this past fall in the beginning of the school year.
Although I loved including this directly in my unit it could also be very easily scaffolded for lower levels (like almost all short films!). They are gold minds for providing context and real communication with your students. Here are some examples of personal questions you could use with your students in various levels:
Not only did this movie talk allow me to get to know my students, but I was also able to talk about societal issues of conforming and the constant pressure there is to fit in and do what everyone else is doing. Furthermore, it was the first time that I had truly intentionally taken a CI strategy and implemented it into my AP® Spanish Language and Culture class. The outcome was a success. Students loved learning the story and making personal connections all while covering AP themes. What authentic resources would you use to accompany this Movie Talk?
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