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  • 1. Wednesday 14/09/2011
    Starter
    Write down the titles of the last 5 films you have seen
    Get into pairs
    Combine your lists and split the films into categories.........
    BUT you cannot use traditional genre categories – you have to make some of your own
    Present your ideas to the class in 60 seconds or less!!
  • 2. Racial prejudice
    Che Guevara
    Mother daughter relationships/bonds
    Charles Darwin
    Football
    MC battles
    Society’s gender expectations
    Notorious BIG
    Friendship between men
    Friendship between women
    John Lennon
    Coal mining strikes
    Queen Victoria
    Parenting
    Margaret Thatcher
    Falling in love
    Nelson Mandela
    The troubles in Ireland
    Corrupt police
    Corrupt government
    Inter-racial relationships
    Johnny Cash
    Racism within the community
    Diana
    Religious prejudice
    Bob Dylan
    Growing up
    Saving lives
    Kidnap
    Loss of life
    World War I
    World War II
    Vietnam war
    Death
    Elvis
    Black slavery
    Forbidden love
    Apartheid in South Africa
    Marriage
    Rugby
    Marilyn Monroe
    The Holocaust
    The Guildford 4
    Auschwitz
    Tina Turner
    Men falling in love with men
    Women falling in love with women
    Richard Nixon
    Scotland’s fight for independence
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Cheerleading
    Charlie Chaplin
    Italian mafia
    Robin Hood
    British gangsters
    Gandhi
    American gangs
    Father son relationships/bonds
    Sexual equality
    President George W. Bush
    King George XI
    Gambling
    Malcolm X
    Martin Luther King
    Deceit
    Revenge
    Emotional neglect
    Child abuse
    Sexual abuse
    Rape
    Domestic abuse
    Teenage pregnancy
    Social networking
    Class snobbery
    9/11
    Pearl Harbour
    Murder
    Abortion
    Learning difficulties
    Mental health
    What do the things on these lists have in common?
    What does this suggest/tell us about films?
  • 3. Why do films matter?
    You have 20 minutes to read through the quotes on your sheets.
    Using pen highlight any words, sentences, whole quotes you do not fully understand.
    Now highlight any points which you think are interesting/significant/important/just get you thinking.
  • 4. Why do films matter?
    AO – Write a persuasive speech that answers the question above.
    PASS – Outlinebasic reasons why films matter.
    MERIT – Describewhy films matterwith some detail and with reference to appropriate illustrative examples.
    DISTINCTION – Argue and explain why films matter with reference to precise and detailed illustrative examples.
    Literacy Focus – To use language effectively for a persuasive argument.
  • 5. Literacy FocusTo use language effectively for a persuasive argument
    Obviously, Miss Cerrone is the best teacher at
    North Birmingham Academy
    Why is this sentence persuasive?
    What should persuasive language achieve?
    Write your own persuasive sentence about Media Studies in Year 12
  • 6. Persuasive WritingSentence Starters...
    General
    It is often thought that...
    Many people believe that...
    Some people think that...
    One point of view is that...
    It has been claimed that...
    Current opinion suggests that...
    Specific
    • According to x...
    • 7. To quote from x...
    • 8. X makes the point that...
    • 9. X draws our attention to the fact that...
    • 10. X suggests that...
    Personal
    • In my view,...
    • 11. In my opinion,...
    • 12. To my mind,...
    • 13. I personally think (that)...
    • 14. I personally believe (that)...
    • 15. It seems to me that...
    Evaluation
    • Clearly,...
    • 16. Obviously,...
    • 17. Without a doubt,...
    • 18. It is easy to see why...
  • Vocab Bank