Presentation on theme: "A VIEW OF AMERICA THROUGH MOVIES ACCESS 11 TH GRADERS,DECEMBER 18 TH AMAL AND AMERICAN EMBASSY."— Presentation transcript:
A VIEW OF AMERICA THROUGH MOVIES ACCESS 11 TH GRADERS,DECEMBER 18 TH AMAL AND AMERICAN EMBASSY
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY The students read the background on the topic, then answered reading and comprehension questions. The students watched the movies, then answered general questions on what they watched. The teachers conducted a discussion which allowed the students to express themselves on the issue presented. HERE ARE THE PRODUCTS OF THE DISCUSSION PER GROUP
BLACK AMERICANS What do you think can be done to improve Black Americans' conditions? How can we change people's way of thinking?
GROUP 2: RAHAT ELRAZI & SEGEV SHALOM We can improve Black Americans conditions: by giving them work and integrating them into American society by giving them rights by giving them freedom and justice by treating them as equals
GROUP 3 : TEL SHEVA A & SEGEV SHALOM 2 American people have to accept Black people in their society We believe movies and newspapers can change the way people refer to Blacks
THE CONQUEST OF THE WEST Do you think the Americans were right in fighting for staying in the West? Did they have any other choice?
GROUP 4: APPLEMAN 1 + TEL SHEVA ELBYAN Americans were right in fighting because there were many outlaws and not enough sheriffs or people to enforce the law It was not easy to expel the Indians because they lived there for a long time On the other hand, the Americans should have respected the Indians territory
GROUP 5: APPLEMAN 2 & KSEYFE ABU RABYA We think the Americans didnt have the right to fight the Indians because the West was their land. They could have made a deal with the Indians and live in peace together Outlaws caused a big problem in the West and the settlers found it hard to defend themselves
THE AMERICAN DREAM What image (positive and negative) is shown of America? What were people forced to do in order to succeed and to show they were somebody?
GROUP 2 :SEGEV SHALOM 1 & RAHAT ELRAZI Everyone can make his dream come true because our future is in our hands but first we should improve ourselves and be responsible It may be easier for poor people to live in America because its the land of chances
GROUP 3: SEGEV SHALOM 2 & TEL SHEVA A Not everybody succeeds in the U.S.A Success in life depends on many things: luck, but also hard work. Anyone can study what he wants, where he wants. The Declaration of Independence states that all men are equal and can succeed
ECOLOGY Do you think that the environment in which you live is satisfactory? Give examples. What could you do to improve the situation?
GROUP 1: LAKYA There are lots of bad habits that make us feel sick; for example, many kinds of food are unhealthy and more and more people eat them Many devices may harm the people who use them ; for example, cellphones may cause cancer and pollution from cars or factories harm environment
GROUP 6 : HURA AHED & HURA RABIN The environment I live in is not satisfactory: Its dirty, water is polluted, so is the air There are many chemicals People are responsible for the deterioration of the environment The government is responsible for cleaning and enforcing the laws We can raise awareness using newspapers, movies and Facebook
Students personal testimony: I live close to Dimona Nuclear Plant. I am worried about the risks of explosions and cancer caused by radiation from the plant. I think its a very serious issue that the government should deal with
WOMEN LEADERSHIP Do you believe women can play a significant role in changing the world they live in?
GROUP 1 : LAKYA Women can make a change: If a woman can raise a child and give him everything to improve, she can lead a community Women trust themselves and they continue fighting despite the difficulties they face Women should get the opportunity to prove that they can change the world
GROUP 4: TEL SHEVA ELBYAN & APPLEMAN 1 Women demonstrated and fought for their rights The role of women in society has changed: They have positions in governments, industry, sports and in the media Women have more opportunities to face challenges
GROUP 5 :APPLEMAN 2 & KSEYFE ABURABYA Women are better than men because they are stronger in order to overcome difficulties in life Women should get their rights without fighting Women worked hard to get out of home Nowadays, many women have mens jobs
GROUP 6: HURA AHED & HURA RABIN Women can not play a significant role in changing the world because they face many problems and wont be able to find solutions, but we believe they have to be free and able to express their opinions
THANKS We would like to thank all the people who have made that day successful : The people from The American Embassy especially Risa Levi Dr Rachel Tal, Amal English Director Ahuva Dotan, Amal English Counselor 11 th Graders ACCESS Teachers – Yasmeen Hadj Amer, Lubna Abu Bader, Sara Mellul, Anat Edri, Majdi Asley, Jallal Asley, Mickey Kazin, Hassan Asly, Mohammed Marane and Abdallah Abu Tahoun And all the 11 th Graders from the South