4.eth.freedom

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Worksheet to work on the concepts of freedom using a scene form the film "Libertad", directed by Steven Spielberg.

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4.eth.freedom

  1. 1. FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITYFREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY Ethics and Civic Education: 4th Secondary EducationEthics and Civic Education: 4th Secondary Education http://dotsub.com/view/64ff65cc-a3ee-457e-8e3a-e11c436d6a1b Before watching the video 1. Have you ever seen the film Amistad by Steven Spielberg? 2. Do you know what the film is about? 3. Cinque, one of the major characters, was an African farmer of the Mende tribe, who is * kidnapped from his West African home and sold into slavery. After leading a revolt against the Spanish *crew of the slave ship Amistad, he soon finds himself on *trial for murder in a small courthouse in the state of Connecticut. In one of the most beautiful scenes of the film he says: “Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? *kidnapped – secuestrado *crew – tripulación *trial - juicio 4. Read the sypnosis of the film: Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on the notable *mutiny in 1839 by newly captured *Mende slaves who took control of the ship La Amistad off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture. *mutiny – motín, rebelión *Mende – ethnic group After watching the video LET’S TALK ABOUT…! After watching the scene, answer the following questions: ©Ángela M. Ruiz Montero – http://letsclil.blogspot.com What comes to your mind when you hear the word freedom? Do you have as much freedom as you want in your country? Do you have as much freedom as you want in your life? Is everyone in your country equally free? Where in the world do you think is the greatest freedom? Can freedom damage a country? How important is freedom for you? Is working 40 hours a week closer to freedom or slavery? Would you fight for your freedom? Where in the world do you think is the least freedom? Are you a slave to anything? Can you mention any kind of slavery?
  2. 2. FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITYFREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY Ethics and Civic Education: 4th Secondary EducationEthics and Civic Education: 4th Secondary Education ©Ángela M. Ruiz Montero – http://letsclil.blogspot.com

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