Dead Poets Society
What does it take to be an
individual?
As we watch the film, “Dead
Poets Society,” we will be
focusing on the concept of being
an individual in the face of
confo...
What are some themes we
will see in the film?
 Struggling

for identity
 Fighting conformity
 Finding a personal “voice...
First, some vocabulary…
Individuality
Conformity
Undaunted

Realist

Charisma
Romantic

Identity Individualism
Zeal

Attributes
Unorthodox
Definitions
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Attributes: a quality or characteristic of someone
Undaunted: not discouraged or giving i...
Answer the following questions
while watching the movie…
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What are the attributes of Mr. Keating?
Which ch...
The completed questions –
full sentences – will be due
after we finish the movie.
In your answers, you must show that you
know the meaning of the vocabulary
words.

There will also be a quiz on the film
In your answers, you must show that you
know the meaning of the vocabulary
words.

There will also be a quiz on the film
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  1. 1. Dead Poets Society What does it take to be an individual?
  2. 2. As we watch the film, “Dead Poets Society,” we will be focusing on the concept of being an individual in the face of conformity..
  3. 3. What are some themes we will see in the film?  Struggling for identity  Fighting conformity  Finding a personal “voice”
  4. 4. First, some vocabulary… Individuality
  5. 5. Conformity Undaunted Realist Charisma Romantic Identity Individualism Zeal Attributes Unorthodox
  6. 6. Definitions         Attributes: a quality or characteristic of someone Undaunted: not discouraged or giving in to fear Zeal: Enthusiastic, devoted to a cause Conformity: Action or behavior along socially accepted standards Romantic: someone influenced richly imaginative ideals or ideas Realist: someone whose ideas are based on facts, not ideals or illusions Charisma: the power to inspire devotion and enthusiasm Unorthodox: different from traditional methods
  7. 7. Answer the following questions while watching the movie…         What are the attributes of Mr. Keating? Which character is the most undaunted by the school? Which character has the most charisma? How is Mr. Keating’s teaching style unorthodox? Describe one character’s zeal for something? Explain how the students conform and don’t conform to the standards at the school. Which characters would you consider romantics? Which characters would you consider realists?
  8. 8. The completed questions – full sentences – will be due after we finish the movie.
  9. 9. In your answers, you must show that you know the meaning of the vocabulary words. There will also be a quiz on the film
  10. 10. In your answers, you must show that you know the meaning of the vocabulary words. There will also be a quiz on the film

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