Everyone has told a fib, right? But what can dishonesty teach us?
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This clip is really good for getting students to work on their language skills, particularly their use of connectors. You could use it for speaking and listening skills, in presenting information, debating or undertaking a role play of judge and jury around a specific issue. In terms of curriculum coverage, the scope is rich in History, Religious Education, Personal, Social and Health Education, as well as English language.
- Take screenshots of the video and look at the visual concepts contained within each shot and the vocabulary used in the written parts of the animation. This provides an intro to the concepts without the more tricky element of the audio that goes with the visuals.
- Create a visual journey of decision-making on something serious or lighthearted, in their own lives or in current affairs. The visual journey should show the consequences of each “version of the truth”.
- Apply the same process of visual decision-making to existing texts, for example “Romeo and Juliet”, “Stone Cold” and “Of Mice and Men”.
- Use the same animation/visualisation process to reveal the structure of a story like Little Red Riding Hood.
- Give different screen shots to different groups and ask them to come up with their own visualised outcome of those decisions, a “what happens next” on the original animation.
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